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Thursday, 3 Jun 2010

HP Didn't Buy Palm for Smartphones

HP Didn't Buy Palm for Smartphones

During the Bank of America Merrill Lynch technology summit on Wednesday, HP CEO Mark Hurd said "we didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business." So what did HP pay US$1.2 billion to acquire Palm for?

Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010

The Company Behind Annoying Copy & Paste Add-Ons

The Company Behind Annoying Copy & Paste Add-Ons

John Gruber of Daring Fireball has discovered the company behind those annoying copy and paste URL add-ons.

Pushing Links to Android 2.2 Froyo Device

Pushing Links to Android 2.2 Froyo Device

Pushing a website or YouTube URL to an Android 2.2 device might seem boring, but this cloud to device messaging API could mean more useful implementations in the near future.

Monday, 31 May 2010

HDMI On A Wii?

HDMI On A Wii?

Depending on a Wii's analog outputs is a thing of the past now with Neoya's latest HDMI adaptor known as the Wii2HDMI. The new fangled converter supports 480i, 480p and 576i display modes.

Steve Ballmer and the (Gloomy) Future of Microsoft

Steve Ballmer and the (Gloomy) Future of Microsoft

Jean-Louis Gassee is killing it with an analysis of the recent Microsoft management shake-up and the (gloomy) prospects ahead for Microsoft.

JooJoo Creator Slams the Apple App Store

JooJoo Creator Slams the Apple App Store

JooJoo tablet creator and Fusion Garage CEO Chandra Rathakrishna slammed the Apple iPad and the Apple App Store recently while highlighting the JooJoo's Flash-playing abilities:

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Facebook Demos Simplified Privacy Controls

Facebook Demos Simplified Privacy Controls

Following the recent blow-up over changes to its privacy policies, Facebook is set to roll out simplified privacy controls over the next few weeks for its users.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Intel Kills Larrabee GPU, for Real

Intel Kills Larrabee GPU, for Real

And it's the final nail in the coffin for Intel's discrete graphics solution Larrabee, which gets canceled officially after being converted into a software platform last year.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Champion of the Microsoft Courier Tablet to Leave?

Champion of the Microsoft Courier Tablet to Leave?

Speculation comes from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley that the champion of the Courier, J Allard, Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft, may be leaving Microsoft because his project was killed off.

Mark Zuckerberg Answers Facebook Privacy Concerns, The Atlantic says He Didn't

Mark Zuckerberg Answers Facebook Privacy Concerns, The Atlantic says He Didn't

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, wrote a column in the Washington Post yesterday, answering Facebook's recent privacy concerns. He admits that they "missed the mark" on Facebook's privacy controls which are "too complex" and promises changes to come in the next few weeks. The Atlantic, however, refutes points in his post.

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