27th > August > 2007 Archive


Crisis? What crisis?

Analysis Unless you live in a bunker, you will have noticed the sub-prime credit crisis that has sucker-punched the US, pushing interest rates down, weakening the dollar and battering stocks and shares worldwide.
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Hit the Pano button - desktops go virtual

Marry the renewed thin client/blade PC rage with the uproar around virtualization software, and you get Pano Logic.

The Revenge of the BlackBerry killers?

Review To say that I find BlackBerry-type phones unappealing is an understatement. So the prospect of using two of these phones was about as attractive as cleaning the wax out of my left ear by sticking a knitting needle through my right ear.

Fastscale puts VMware on a diet

Just a few months after de-stealthing, software maker Fastscale has updated the user interface of its flagship product and, more importantly, added a new package for managing VMware virtual servers.

Sharp touts ultra-slim LCD TV

Sharp has lowered the bar for the thickness of an LCD TV. It has developed a prototype 52in telly that's as little as 2cm thick.

Samsung two-way slider spied on web

The mobile phone rumour mill has been grinding to the tune of reports that Samsung has created a stylish slider handset. And now the pictures to prove it have popped up on the web.

Acer to grab Gateway for $710m

Acer plans to buy Gateway in a deal worth $710m, which will make Taiwan's computer giant the third-largest computer supplier in the world.
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Yahoo! Unveils! New! Mail! Service!

You can now use Yahoo! Mail to swap text messages with mobile phones. If you're living in the right country.
Cade Metz, 27 2007

User seeks $1.4m from IBM for shoddy server packing

Say what you will about cooling issues, disgruntled admins and memory failures. There are times when it's the guys in shipping that cause the most harm to a data center.
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Gonzo a goner, but NSA surveillance here to stay

Is it all over yet?

Windows Genuine Advantage cries wolf (again)

Over the weekend, thousands of Microsoft customers who tried to download patches or updates for Windows were falsely accused of running a pirated version of Windows.
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World of Warcraft exploit PKs servers

Players in the World of Warcraft discovered an exploit that crashes the game's servers late Sunday, causing massive outages throughout the night.