It should be easier for the IT industry to transition from 32-bit to 64-bit processing than it was to switch from 16-bit to 32-bit -- a "messy" time in the computer sector's history, according to Bill Gates.
The next version of Windows will include a new document format, code-named "Metro," to print and share documents, Microsoft said Monday. Metro appears to rival Adobe Systems's PostScript and PDF (portable document format) technologies.
Adobe Systems's agreement last week to acquire Macromedia for approximately US$3.4 billion will give the company a formidable collection of Web publishing and document management software -- and will place it squarely in the path of tools rival Micro...
Samsung Electronics plans to show a prototype hard-disk drive that includes flash memory, promising lower power usage and less hard disk drive trouble for laptop users.
Fujitsu has followed up Intel's launch of its first WiMax chip -- the Pro/Wireless 5116, aka Rosedale -- with an IEEE 802.16-2004 compliant chip of its own.
A faulty update to anti-virus software released over the weekend by Trend Micro caused PCs to slow down or stop working around the world, the company said Monday.
The newest and next versions of Windows -- XP Professional x64 Edition and Longhorn -- will share center stage this week at WinHEC, Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference.
Forgent Networks has added Microsoft to the list of companies it has sued alleging infringement of a patent for a data compression technique it claims is used in the JPEG digital image standard.
Anti-spyware maker, PC Tools, has released a free download to combat a new browser hijacker making its way across the Internet.
Twenty U.S. and foreign citizens were arrested this week on charges of illegally shipping controlled substances, including narcotics and anabolic steroids, to people around the world, according to a statement by the the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administ...
Computers that can read and respond to human emotions can be more effective and reliable than computers that do not, according to Rosalind Picard, professor and founder of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Techn...
The number of Trojans targeting smart phones with the Symbian platform is double the number previously discovered, mobile antivirus vendor SimWorks has warned.
Hynix Semiconductor, a South Korean maker of DRAM (dynamic RAM), has agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$185 million fine for conspiring to fix prices in the multibillion-dollar DRAM market, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday.
The two leading backers of rival next-generation HD (high-definition) optical disc standards, Sony and Toshiba, are actively discussing the possibility of a single format, an industry source said Thursday.
Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday introduced the fist six models of its Opteron microprocessor to feature two processing engines, or cores, on a single chip.
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