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Hewlett-Packard to buy Palm for $1.2 billion

The last two years have not been easy for anyone who is associated with Palm, once considered a leader in handheld devices, thanks to Apple’s iPhone which currently holds the lion’s share of the handheld devices market and Research in Motion’s Blackberry.
To make matters worse, despite the well-reviewed webOS released last year, Google Inc.’s Android [...]

Google, IBM & Apple – Top 3 brands for 2010

According to a report by Milward Brown Optimor, which ascertains the top 100 brands annually, Google, IBM and Apple took the gold, silver and bronze in that order amongst non-tech players like Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Marlboro. Incidentally, Microsoft was placed fourth right behind Apple.
Also known as the ‘BrandZ Top 100 Report’, its fifth release for [...]

Digital content is growing

Wikipedia describe digital content as a large field that includes 3D graphics, audio editing, compositing and authoring in animation, audio, graphics, images and video. In a nutshell it is the software used in connection with output produced by users as well as industry providers. Content is anything that you can publish. Hence, [...]

Linux, the open-source operating system

Dozens of volunteers contribute every day to improve the Linux open-source operating system. Therefore, no one company owns it. Few companies like VA Linux tried to fool the investors to think that they own the operating system when they went public. Only few, such as Red Hat, benefitted from the open-source operating [...]

A kill switch for your PC

As you know malware outbreaks are spreading quickly in the internet arena. A recent finding of such a virus in Google resulted in Google quickly switching a little known kill switch. In this case it killed more than 250,000 infected codes in its Android smartphones instantaneously.
Kill switches comes as standard for most tablets, [...]

What Your Data Center Needs Are

By Rack Alley
Are you in the market for a Los Angeles data center? If so, are you finding the whole prospect of locating the right one a bit intimidating? Plenty of people have been in your exact same shoes. It would be stressful enough just shopping for yourself, but when you have a whole company [...]

Is bigger screen is the trend for iPhone?

It appears so. Apple is the latest player to enter into the arena. With sales of iPads are declining due to market saturation in the U.S. and Europe, news coming from Cupertino, California increasingly hinting that next generation of iPhones will have a bigger screen than any other iPhone before. Many expect [...]

Dissecting a domain name

Have you ever looked at a domain name to see the content of it? A domain name consists of one or more parts or labels.
Do you know that the hierarchy of a domain name goes from right to left? The end part of the domain name such as com, org, tv, and many [...]

What is colocation?

Written by Rack Alley
LA colocation has a great many advantages to your business. In addition to Los Angeles web hosting, colocation will allow you to store data outside of your business for storage purposes. This means that you’ll have a safe place to store your data to protect it against human error, or other events [...]

SanDisk to rescue trapped iPhone and iPad users

If you are a parent with kids, you know how difficult it is to keep them entertained while travelling. This becomes more important for Apple users since the iPhone and iPad don’t come with a slot for adding a thumbnail drive. Here come SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive to the rescue.
The $59.99, 32 GB SanDisk [...]

JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign

By Jim Finkle and Nadia Damouni BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email “phishing” campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus that steals passwords from other institutions. The campaign, dubbed “Smash … Original post: JPMorgan customers targeted... [Read more]

Brazil extends tax breaks on computer, smartphone sales

Brazil extended tax breaks on computer and smartphone sales until the end of 2018, foregoing about 7.9 billion reais ($3.5 billion)in tax revenues next year, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday. The policy of keeping the so-called PIS/Cofins payroll tax at zero for computers, smartphones, tablets, modems and routers was scheduled to finish at the… Go here to see the original:  Brazil extends... [Read more]

Microsoft to use Opera browser on low, mid-market phones

By Joachim Dagenborg OSLO (Reuters) – Microsoft has agreed to install Opera Software’s Internet browser on low and mid-market mobile phones it inherited from Nokia, potentially putting Opera Mini on another 100 million phones year. The deal comes after Microsoft completed its $7.5 billion takeover of Nokia’s handset business in April and announced it would cut 18,000 jobs as part... [Read more]

Jackie Chan takes ‘bow of apology’ after son busted for drugs

Kungfu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a “deep bow of apology” after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use. Jackie Chan, 60, served as a goodwill spokesman for the China National Anti-Drug Committee in 2009, promoting anti-drug education. Jaycee, 32, was arrested on Monday after police found 100 grams of marijuana in his apartment,... [Read more]

Former Tennessee Titans player Tim Shaw says he has ALS

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) – Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in a video that shows him dumping a bucket full of ice water over his head as part of an ALS fundraiser. “I’m here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease,” he said in the video posted on Tuesday, before dousing... [Read more]