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Microsoft, PC industry hanging hopes on Windows 8 – Star

Since the company released its Windows operating system in 1985, most of the sequels have been variations on the same theme. Not that it mattered much. Regardless of the software’s quality, Microsoft managed to remain at the center of the personal computing universe. The stakes are much different as Microsoft Corp. puts the finishing touches […]

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Elpida Falls as Lack of Smartphone Strategy Spurs Bankruptcy

February 28, 2012, 10:54 AM EST By Naoko Fujimura and Jun Yang (Updates with comment from supplier in eighth paragraph.) Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) — Elpida Memory Inc. tumbled the most in more than seven years in Tokyo trading after a failure to embrace the global consumer shift from computers to smartphones and tablets pushed the […]

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HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451nw review

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451 series includes three workgroup printers. The M451nw comes with both wireless (802.11b/g/n) and wired Fast Ethernet 10/100 capabilities. The model we physically reviewed wasn’t the M451nw, but the more expensive (around £380) M451dw, which is in essence identical to the M451nw except that it comes with auto-duplexing – […]

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Social-network use leads firms to boost security

“He laid out what was coming through a Facebook connection and how it could very quickly spread a virus that we weren’t prepared to block,” recalls Kortering, vice president of global information services for the Holland, Mich., company. Kortering began reviewing new security systems designed to closely monitor or restrict, as needed, employee use of […]

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Computer basics taught at Terra – News

FREMONT — Connect Ohio has announced Terra State Community College is a partner in the statewide Every Citizen Online broadband training project and is providing free basic computer training to any interested adult. The free computer and Internet basics course is helping area adults connect and communicate online in ways many people take for granted. […]

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Weak Dell outlook raises concerns about PC rebound

Dell Inc. forecast fiscal first-quarter revenue below Wall Street’s expectations, stoking fears the PC industry has not fully emerged from its downturn and sending the company’s shares more than 4 percent lower. The world’s No. 3 PC maker projected sales would be down 7 percent this quarter from the previous quarter, when it posted revenue […]

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Kyocera Mita FS-C5250DN review

The Kyocera Mita FS-C5250DN is a slightly faster version of the Kyocera Mita FS-C5150DN workgroup printer we reviewed last year. In terms of appearance, the FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN are very similar. The FS-C5250DN is a truly meaty workgroup printer, with a very large footprint. With a weight of 30kg, this’ll need a fair amount of […]

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Google Exec Hints of Android 5.0 Release This Fall

Google is not letting on much about the next version of Android, even though it is rumored to be coming to a smartphone by early summer. More likely, it will be rolled out in the fall, based on comments made by Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering for mobile at Google. He spoke with Computerworld […]

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Apple Expected to Introduce iPad 3 at March 7 Event

Start lining up at the Apple store now.  Apple Releases New Version of Final Cut Pro XBeatles Ringtones Debut on iTunesFBI File On Steve Jobs Reveals $1 Million Bomb Threat The computer maker is widely expected to introduce an updated iPad 3 at a media event scheduled for March 7. PHOTOS: Apple Products in TV […]

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Government to sell 5 pc ONGC stake on March 1

New Delhi: Running against time to meet the Rs 40,000-crore disinvestment target, the Centre on Tuesday decided to offload 5 per cent stake in ONGC through auction route on March 1 at a likely floor price of Rs 290 a share that could fetch the Exchequer about Rs 12,000-13,000 crore. “The ONGC stake sale through […]

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