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The PC Guy Is Real, and He’s Ready to Rumble

Microsoft's moving on to a new phase of its Windows ad campaign, and Jerry Seinfeld won't be joining the adventure. A new series of ads premiering Thursday shifts to a more direct brand and product focus -- a sharp change from the eccentric, image-oriented spots Seinfeld had helped orchestrate ...

Who Wants to Buy an Android?

After years of development, Google's first Android-powered phone is finally here -- well, almost. T-Mobile is expected to unveil the HTC Dream at a closed media event Sept. 23, with the device rumored to hit store shelves by mid-October. ...

IMDb Adds Some Show to Its Tell

A site known for its information on entertainment is now offering up thousands of movies and TV shows for free streaming. The Internet Movie Database, or IMDb, launched a massive streaming service this week. The Amazon-owned operation has 6,000 full-length programs already available with plans for more titles in the future ...

VMware Sails Into Uncharted Waters With Datacenter OS

VMware is working to move past its internal shakeups with the revelation of a new operating system for virtual server and storage management. The Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS), announced Monday at the start of the company's VMworld annual conference in Las Vegas, will offer an all-around solution to bring multiple resources onto a single cloud and make resource sharing significantly easier for customers...

Microsoft’s Odd Couple: Bill Gates Does a Mean Robot

Bill and Jerry are back, and the dynamic duo's second Microsoft ad is already bringing as much divided opinion as its much-analyzed predecessor. The spot, which first appeared on YouTube Thursday night, shows Seinfeld and Gates staying with "average family" in an effort to reconnect with the common American. As far as connections to Microsoft, it inches a little closer to direct talk about the company -- but still stays eccentric enough to leave many scratching their heads...

Yahoo Lays Out Blueprint for Mobile Ubiquity

Yahoo is trying to carve out its niche in the mobile market with a newly expanded platform for mobile application developers. The company's Blueprint platform will now allow for the creation of standalone apps for any Java, Windows Mobile or Symbian device, executives revealed at a wireless industry conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. It will also provide tools for developers to build mobile-focused Web sites...

Google-Funded Satellites Promise Internet Access for All

Google is getting on board with a new push to bring high-speed Internet access to parts of world still unconnected. The company has joined Liberty Global and HSBC to fund a startup called "O3b Networks" -- short for the "other 3 billion" people who can't yet surf the Net. The group will install 16 low-cost satellites to bring affordable access to emerging markets across Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East...

Hawking Bets Against Collider Finding Elusive Higgs Particle

They've said it before, and they'll say it again: A powerful atom smasher set to fire up Wednesday will not destroy the universe. Scientists with knowledge of the machine -- dubbed the "Large Hadron Collider," or LHC -- are quickly growing weary of the hype ...

Real Offers Legal but Limited DVD-Ripping Software

DVD duplication is going mainstream with the introduction of RealNetworks' new RealDVD system. The software -- set to go on sale for about US$30 at Real.com and Amazon.com by the end of September -- lets you legally make digital copies of any disc, including all its artwork and extras. There are, however, strict limitations involved ...

What’s Up With the Ad About Nothing That Has Everyone Talking?

It's only fitting that Jerry Seinfeld's first Microsoft ad is -- well, about nothing ...

Heads Up: Chrome’s Omnibox May Record What You Type

Google's newly released Chrome browser is facing a backlash over its data collection and privacy practices. The company has already revised its end user license agreement following widespread concerns. Now, new worries are being raised about the browser's all-purpose Omnibox and how closely Google may be monitoring what is typed into it ...

IBM Hones New Blade Server to Repel DoS Attacks

IBM is increasing its arsenal against hackers with a new beefed-up blade server. The IBM BladeCenter PN41, announced this week, combines Deep Packet Inspection technology from CloudShield with IBM's other protection platforms to create a powerhouse against attacks ...

Google Burnishes Chrome for Browser Battle

Google is getting into the browser game with its first beta release of Chrome. The long-rumored open source project is scheduled to become available to users in 100 countries Tuesday, starting a new battle for loyalty within the Internet Explorer and Firefox user bases ...

Android Market Debuts – Now Let’s See Some Phones

Google is gearing up to launch its Android Market -- the open source phone software's answer to Apple's iPhone App Store. Staying true to the open model, the platform will allow more instant developer access compared to Apple's approval-based system and will also offer a set of tools for developers to track their business progress. ...

One Giant Leap for Malware

Call it proof that no one's above the common malware attack: NASA's own International Space Station laptops fell victim to an infection attempt, the space agency has revealed. The bug was caught and stopped before any damage was done, but the incident is raising awareness of just how easily harmful code can reach any computer -- and how important is really is to take preventative precautions before your own system is hit...

Dell Takes Aim at Emerging Markets With Simplified PCs

Dell is going after emerging markets with a new line of low-cost computers. The Vostro notebooks and desktops are the company's first models targeted specifically at China, India and a handful of other Asian, African and Latin American nations. The systems will sell for about the equivalent of US$440 to $475 ...

Internet Explorer 8’s Privacy Controls Worry Advertisers

Microsoft's upcoming Internet Explorer 8 will offer a new set of privacy features designed to give users more control over personal information, the company has revealed. The "InPrivate" feature will build in options for turning off history and cookie collection and will also allow users to see what external sites could access that data -- and then disable them from doing so...

Solar-Powered Plane Stays Airborne for Record 3 Days

A high-tech plane has reached new heights in the world of solar energy, flying a record-setting 82 hours and 37 minutes on the power of the sun. The QinetiQ Zephyr aircraft more than doubled the world record for an unmanned, solar-powered flight in its jaunt within the West Coast, the company announced over the weekend ...

Vote-Dropping Software Bug Could Gum Up Elections

One of the nation's largest electronic voting systems has a software flaw that can cause it to drop ballots, its manufacturer has revealed. Premier Election Solutions -- a subsidiary of Diebold -- says in a product advisory that its machines that operate in 34 states are affected by the glitch ...

Seinfeld Peddles Vista From Milan to Minsk

What's the deal with those new Windows ads? ...

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