"Microsoft hopes new tablet will cure falling PC sales: PC maker seems to be pinning its hopes on the Surface, which will run Windows 8, as its fortunes are battered by the booming iPad"
The Guardian 7:15 PM
"Microsoft and Bill Gates Journey, Product Features and Future"
The News Tribe 8:02 AM
"Tools boast easy cracking of Microsoft crypto for businesses: ChapCrack and CloudCracker reveal sensitive corporate communications: including passwords: protected by the popular PPTP encryption protocol, which is based on an algorithm from Microsoft, a researcher says at Defcon."
CNET News 4:53 PM
"Sell Apple and Buy Google and Microsoft"
NBC News 9:35 AM
"Around the World, Agilent Measures Up: Since its spinoff from Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies has become a leader in the growing market for test and measurement products. Why Wall Street owes it a measure of respect."
Barron's 7:59 AM
"German Court Issues Ban on Motorola Products Using Microsoft's Patented File Storage Format"
"Motorola Android devices banned in Germany in Microsoft FAT spat"
"Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola phones in Germany: Motorola phones violate Microsoft patents related to FAT filesystem."
Ars Technica 7/27
"Skype denies police surveillance policy change: Microsoft's online message, phone and video chat service Skype has denied making changes to its system 'in order to provide law officers greater access' to its members' conversations."
"Skype Denies Making It Easier For Police To Snoop On Calls"
"AMD's Server Market To Rebound After A Dismal Q2"
"Senate Could Vote on Cyber-Security Legislation" [Video Report]
"What Congress' cybersecurity bills mean for you: One piece of legislation, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, is expected to be brought up for debate on the Senate floor in a matter of days"
"Europe's supply of IPv4 addresses nearing depletion: RIPE NCC to run out of IPv4 addresses any day, putting pressure on network operators to deploy IPv6"
Network World 7/27
"Wireless giving boost to semiconductor industry: report"
"Fighting Hackers without Sinking to Their Level: At this year's Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, attention turns from defense to offense."
Technology Review 7/27
"Hackers in the limelight: Scenes from Black Hat 2012/The annual security fest featured thrills and chills as the pros did their best to make everyone feel afraid" [Slideshow]
"Berners-Lee, Web take bow at Olympics: Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee takes a star turn during the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics in London."
CNET News 9:14 PM
"Amazon Sales Tax -- What it Means for You"
Mashable 6:47 PM
"On Reddit, Rapists Say They're Sorry"
Mashable 6:31 PM
"Testing NBC's Olympic live-stream: It works (I think)/An early encounter with the NBC Olympic live-stream suggests a slightly eerie experience, where there are no commentators, save for distant English voices."
CNET News 6:07 PM
"No Jelly Bean for 2011 Sony Xperia owners"
Gadgetell 4:16 PM
"Google Earth, Maps get new high-res aerial and satellite imagery"
Engadget 1:17 PM
"Pinwheel, still in beta, changes name to Findery after legal dispute with Pinweel"
Gadgetell 11:35 AM
"Google in trouble over Streetview information"
BBC 10:41 AM
"The Persistence of the Facebook Smartphone Myth"
TechNewsWorld 9:16 AM
"Hacker delves into secret world of warranties"
CNET News 7/27
"Galaxy smartphones drive Samsung's record profit as rivals lag, outlook upbeat"
Associated Press 7/27
"Windows 8 is 'not awesome for Blizzard either' says studio exec"
Engadget 4:16 PM
"How to skip Windows 8 and continue using Windows 7"
"'We asked firms if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed'"
The Register 7/27
"Skype joins hands with authorities to assist in online surveillance"
Washington Post 7/27
"Researcher Wins $200,000 Prize From Microsoft for New Exploit Mitigation Technology"
IDG News Service 7/27
"Microsoft admits Surface risks the ire of its hardware partners"
Houston Chronicle 7/27
"No $0.99 Apps Allowed In The Windows 8 App Store -- But You Can Have $999.99 Apps!"
"JetBrains ReSharper 7 Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Metro Style App Dev"
"Microsoft Adds HIPAA Compliance in Windows Azure for Cloud Health Data"
"Microsoft Awards More Than $250,000 for Security Defense Innovations: Top BlueHat Prize winner takes home $200,000 for kBouncer, an exploit mitigation technology that helps defend against prominent cyberattack technique."
"Laws on Wi-Fi sniffing still up in the air, say specialists: Legal and tech specialists debate whether open Wi-Fi networks should be fair game for sniffing, but they agree that the law is currently unclear on the issue."
CNET News 4:20 PM
"Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter"
"In Sliding Internet Stocks, Some Hear Echo of 2000"
"Senators Force Weaker Safeguards Against Cyberattacks"
"Facebook Delivers an Earnings Letdown"
"Amazon Delivers on Revenue but Not on Profit"
"Apple to Acquire AuthenTec for $356 Million"
"Rise Is Seen in Cyberattacks Targeting U.S. Infrastructure"
"Telefónica Suspends 2012 Dividend and Cuts Compensation"
"Sprint Reports a Loss on Its Nextel Write-Down"
(Checked 9:30 PM; no changes since 8:00 AM CDT)
"Apple, Samsung take patent fight to crucial California trial"
"Analysis: Internet stock collapse dents Silicon Valley"
"Apple, Samsung take patent fight to crucial California trial"
"Google urges end to authors' digital book lawsuit"
"Kodak, Apple patent fight to remain in bankruptcy court"
"Google admits it did not delete Street View data"
"Facebook's value slides by $10 billion; outlook unclear"
"Bomb joke tweeter wins landmark ruling"
"Far from Silicon Valley, tech industry finds an oracle"
"Facebook revenue growth skids, shares plunge"
(Checked 9:30 PM; no changes since 4:50 PM CDT)
"Will Olympics Streaming Video Take Your Network Down?"
"Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync"
Copyright 2000-2012 by Technology News Network. All Rights Reserved.
TechNN News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling and
CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C.
Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S.
Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Photographer & Logician: C. Dodgson
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Ranters: D.Miller, R. Perot
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Whipping Boys: S. Ballmer, S. Jobs
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!