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2009-02-26 04:45:00

HACKING CONTEST OFFERS SECURITY RESEARCHERS CASH AND PRIZES FOR THIRD YEAR VANCOUVER, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ - For the third consecutive year, the popular hacking contest PWN2OWN will take place at Canada's premier security conference, CanSecWest. This year, the competitors are being challenged to set their targets on the comparative security of computer web browsers and smart-phones and a chance at winning $10,000 and $5,000 cash prizes, as well as a Sony VAIO P fresh from Japan and...

2009-01-06 12:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today unveiled the new 17-inch MacBook(R) Pro featuring a durable and beautiful precision aluminum unibody enclosure, and a revolutionary new built-in battery that delivers up to eight hours of use and up to 1,000 recharges for more than three times the lifespan of conventional notebook batteries. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro has a high resolution LED-backlit display and the same large glass Multi-Touch(TM) trackpad introduced with...

2008-11-12 15:00:12

Growth in the PC notebook, storage, peripherals, and industrial market sectors continues to propel the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) standard to another strong year of growth. New notebook PCs from global leaders such as Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Sony and others incorporate FireWire -- and the 800 Megabit/second version (S800) is now a virtual standard in storage systems from leading manufacturers. The number of 1394-equipped notebook PCs has increased by approximately 20...

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2008-10-15 08:15:00

Apple Inc. slashed prices on its entry level notebook computer with a slight nod to the economic turmoil that might push consumers to spend less this holiday shopping season. But shares of Apple, which grew to 20 percent since the company revealed its new notebooks last week, fell 3 percent in heavy trade on the Nasdaq. "Bad for the stock today, good for the stock over the next couple of months," said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who said that the new machines looked good even if the...

2008-10-10 18:00:15

California's Apple Inc. Friday posted notice it would extend free repairs to MacBook Pro owners with NVIDIA graphics processors. The company admitted in July that its 15-inch and 17-inch laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphic processors were experiencing "a higher than normal failure rate ... due to a packaging defect," the company said. Consumers found the graphics either "distorted or scrambled," Apple said. Others had no video displayed on the screen or external displays even...

2008-10-07 12:25:00

When they're not hand-wringing over the recent drop in Apple's share price, Mac enthusiasts have been transfixed lately by the mystery product, code-named "brick," that's due for release later this month. Some bloggers and pundits have suggested it might be a new iteration of Apple TV or an updated Mac Mini. But according to a report on 9to5Mac.com, "brick" refers not to what it is, but how it's made. The Web site, which cites an anonymous source, says the code name has to do with a...

2008-10-01 03:00:12

Dell Inc. is switching to mercury-free light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, to illuminate laptop screens starting in mid-December. The move aims to make the computers softer on the environment and easier to recycle. Dell said the LED displays consume less energy - 43 percent less for 15-inch screens - than ones lit with cold cathode fluorescent lamps, its current standard in notebooks. LED-backlit displays will be standard in at least 80 percent of the laptops it sells by the end of 2009 and in...

2008-09-14 15:00:09

By KAREN HERZOG DECORATING Express yourself at home Start the school year with some inspiring words at home. Uppercase Living offers personalized and motivating messages that can be transferred onto a bedroom wall -- phrases such as, "The best things in life aren't things." The company, whose catalog is available through www.uppercaseliving.com, has more than 30 colors, 40 fonts and a variety of expression sizes from which to choose. FOOD Gooey, light and good to the last dip...

2008-09-11 15:00:17

By OFER ZEMACH If you love the MacBook, but won't be switching from Windows anytime soon, the new EliteBook 6930p from HP may be for you. This lightweight notebook is an excellent choice for professionals on the go and has all of the standard things anyone would want in a laptop, including a DVD drive. The new laptop comes with a brushed aluminum case which protects it from dirt, humidity, intense vibrations and extreme temperatures. It also comes with a selection of features that...

2008-09-04 09:00:20

Apple is expected to present new iPod music players, and possibly price cuts, at a media event next Tuesday but may not offer a long- awaited update to MacBook laptops until later. Apple, which is based in Cupertino, California, e-mailed reporters an invitation to the event, "Let's Rock," that has an image of a man jumping in the air while listening to an iPod with the words "playing soon." No further details were available from the company, which often sends provocative invitations to...


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  • To talk saucily.
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