Green Plug has developed digital technology enabling real-time collaboration
between electronic devices and their power sources. The company's green power
components allow manufacturers to standardize on one universal power
connector and eliminate environmental waste.
Green Plug and Innergie recently announced the Greentalk-enabled Innergie
mCube90G. Pricing for the Innergie mCube90G has not been set.
The Green Plug/Innergie will showcase their technology on a digital media
enthusiast's toolkit, centered on an eco-friendly Fabrik SimpleTech [re]drive
storage system, Ricoh R10 and GX200 digital cameras, and NEC Personal
Products LaVie laptop. Greentalk technology will also power an HP TouchSmart
PC, Panasonic cordless phone, Canon photo printer and camcorder, Linksys
wireless router, Westinghouse digital picture frame, portable Dynex DVD
player, cordless power drill,... (more)
A security flaw reported by a French investigative team earlier in the week
was first described as “serious” in wide-ranging reports, but is
being downplayed by Redmond.
The flaw was reported by the French Security Incident Response Team, and
affects systems with Visual Studio 2002 and certain Office XP installations.
A Microsoft advisory issued subsequent to the flaw’s revelation
stressed that users with Visual Studio 2003 are not susceptible to the flaw.
Microsoft also said that only specific systems that contain the Microsoft DDS
Library Shape Control file a... (more)
The aniticipated $200 PC with the non-Microsoft OS was not part of Google
co-founder Larry Page's announcement during his keynote at the Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Instead, the company announced Google Pack, a suite of free downloads that
"give users a way to painlessly install all the essential software they need
- pre-configured in a sensible way - in a matter of minutes," according to
Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience at Google.
Mayer's official statement said that the company has "heard from countless
new computer owners that it can tak... (more)
Google has signed "a definitive agreement" to acquire Postini, which
specializes in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions,
serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide. Postini's
services -- which include message security, archiving, encryption, and policy
enforcement -- can be used to protect a company's email, instant messaging,
and other web-based communications.
Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire Postini for $625
million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and
Postini will become a wholly-own... (more)
"Our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced this morning, and to
site owners whose pages were incorrectly labelled," wrote Google Search VP
Marissa Mayer yesterday, in a blogged explanation of the unfortunate fact
than most Google searches conducted between 6:30AM-7:25AM PST on Saturday
morning returned a message "This site may harm your computer" beside each and
every search result. "This was clearly an error," Mayer added, "and we are
very sorry for the inconvenience caused to our users."
Google works with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to come up with
criteria ... (more)