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Intel aims at enterprise, carrier networks with faster silicon

Intel has beefed up its networking silicon in a bid to capture a bigger share of enterprise, carrier and cloud-provider networks for its chip architecture. On Wednesday, the company announced a networking platform code-named Highland...Show More Summary

Lenovo looking at acquisitions to expand enterprise unit

Once heavily reliant on the Chinese market, Lenovo is now looking to make acquisitions as it tries to expand its growing enterprise business to other countries. Lenovo, widely known as a PC company, started selling bare-bones servers in 2008. Show More Summary

Bluetooth 4.1 prepares headsets and more to connect to the 'Net

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said Wednesday that it had published Bluetooth 4.1, which prepares Bluetooth peripherals for the “Internet of Things” by allowing them to serve as both hub and peripheral devices, and paving the way...Show More Summary

Europe clears Microsoft acquisition of Nokia devices business

The European Commission has cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of the devices and services division of Finland’s Nokia, it said Wednesday. The decision follows approval of the US$7 billion deal by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the weekend. Show More Summary

Is your browser ready for shopping season?

The holiday season is officially underway. Your good cheer could quickly turn sour, though, if you don’t secure your browser before shopping online. Research from Qualys found that almost 40 percent of all browsers have critical vulnerabilities...Show More Summary

Illegal online marketplace disappears, along with up to $100 million in Bitcoins

Anyone who goes to the movies knows what happens to those who steal from organized crime. It isn't pretty. (Okay, sometimes they live happily ever after, but that's only because it's a movie.) But now that familiar script could be happening for real in the dark recesses of the Internet. Show More Summary

Joyent polishes Node.js with commercial support package

Recognizing the growing popularity of Node.js for building distributed Web applications, cloud provider Joyent will soon offer a commercial support package for managing the platform, wherever it is run. Priced at US$990 a month, Node.js Core Support is aimed at heavy commercial users of Node.js. Show More Summary

Ruby on Rails security updates patch XSS, DoS vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails users are advised to upgrade to newly released versions of the Web development framework that contain important security fixes, according to the Rails development team. The 3.2.16 Rails version released Tuesday addresses...Show More Summary

From Android to automatons: Rubin's robots are Google's next moonshot

Imagine this future: your smartphone chimes, you walk to the door, and touch your Android phone to a small tracked robot that hands you a package. Off it trundles back to a Google self-driving car, and on to the next delivery. SoundShow More Summary

House of Cards reveals Feb. 14 premiere date for season 2 in cryptic teaser

We have a release date but no other details about the addictive political drama’s second season.

Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox has grown up since I first reviewed it a year and a half ago, adding some new features that (mostly) impressed me. It’s suffering from a few growing pains, but it remains one of the few email services that lives up to its promise...Show More Summary

Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

AMD lovers, we hear ya. After building a killer Intel-based Windows 8.1 PC for $1000, we’re starting with a cheaper, more powerful AMD CPU this time around. And we won’t just walk you through the different steps in building a PC with...Show More Summary

Windows tablet shipments to grow, but won't challenge Android, iOS

Windows tablets will gain market share in the coming years, but not fast enough to challenge the dominance of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, IDC said on Tuesday. IDC is projecting Windows tablets to occupy 10.2 percent of the market by 2017, growing from a projected market share of 3 percent this year. Show More Summary

Smartphone and e-reader combo YotaPhone goes on sale in Europe

If you are tired of carrying around an e-reader and a smartphone, the dual-screen YotaPhone, which went on sale in Europe on Wednesday, might be for you. The €499 ($480) YotaPhone is the first Android-based device with two screens—an...Show More Summary

JetBrains builds on Google Android collaboration for new IntelliJ IDEA

Building on a collaboration with Google, software vendor JetBrains has updated its IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE (integrated development environment) to offer more capabilities for creating applications to run on Android devices. IntelliJ IDEA...Show More Summary

Microsoft releases Lync for Windows 8.1; app still looks like Skype

On Tuesday, Microsoft updated its Lync collaboration software for Windows 8.1, a relatively minor update that still makes one wonder why Lync and Microsoft's Skype aren't a single product. Upgrading to Lync for Windows 8.1 is easy enough: on your Windows 8.1-powered PC, Lync will upgrade itself over the next 24 hours. Show More Summary

Researchers create malware that communicates via sound, no network needed

When security researcher Dragos Ruiu claimed malware dubbed “badBIOS” allowed infected machines to communicate using sound waves alone—no network connection needed—people said he was crazy. New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute...Show More Summary

Apple seeks to bar key Samsung executives from licensing negotiations

Apple is seeking to bar Samsung Electronics executives with knowledge of leaked confidential information from negotiating any mobile device licenses for the South Korean company for the next two years. The iPhone maker is also asking...Show More Summary

Wisconsin man sentenced for participating in Anonymous DDoS

A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company. Eric J. Rosol, 38, is said to have admitted that on Feb. 28, 2011, he took part in a...Show More Summary

Google Cloud Compute goes live

After running the service in preview mode for over a year, Google is making its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) Google Compute Engine (GCE) available as a full-fledged commercial service. The company has established a service level agreement (SLA) where it guarantees GCE to be available 99.95 percent of the time. Show More Summary

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