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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)

Latest IE Flaw is Serious...or Not

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)

Google Pack Is No Computer. Does It Threaten Microsoft?

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 Acquires Security/Compliance Company Postini

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)

Human Error Causes One Hour's Google Search Chaos

"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)