Archive for November, 2010

Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

If you like some open source sauce to go with your computing experience you may be familiar with the Linutop line of computers. The Linutop 2 ran and AMD Geode processor and is a crazy tiny little machine. The company has announced the latest version of the Linutop PC dubbed the Linutop 3. This time around the machine gets a bit larger, but gets Intel Atom power.

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Microsoft takes i4i case to Supreme Court

Microsoft takes i4i case to Supreme Court

You might remember that a small and relatively unknown company called i4i was successful in suing software giant Microsoft in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler division back in the summer of 2009. The suit centered on i4i's allegation that Microsoft had willingly infringed on i4i patents that cover Extensible Markup Language or XML as covered by patent 5,787,449.

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Buy.com blows up on Cyber Monday

Buy.com blows up on Cyber Monday

I have never ventured into stores on Black Friday with one exception. A couple years back I got a hankering for a new video game on Black Friday and hit Best Buy not thinking about what day it was. I will never make that mistake again. I am more a Cyber Monday guy even though generally I am loathe to order stuff online mostly because I don’t like to wait for things to show up in the mail.

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SiliconPower unveils speedy E20 SSD

SiliconPower unveils speedy E20 SSD

SiliconPower has all manner of storage devices in its lineup of offerings. The company has added a new and fast new SSD to its offerings today called the E20. The SSD has some cool features like DDR2 DRAM cache memory implementation that claims to eliminate lag and help enhance read and write performance.

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Comcast accused of internet abuse in latest net neutrality spat

Comcast accused of internet abuse in latest net neutrality spat

The net neutrality debate has flared up once again, with arguments between cable operator Comcast and broadband backbone provider Level 3 over new fees for data transport. Level 3 has accused Comcast of charging extra for content delivered to Comcast subscribers from Level 3's customers, "effectively putting up a toll booth at the borders of its broadband Internet access network, enabling it to unilaterally decide how much to charge for content which competes with its own cable TV and Xfinity delivered content." However, Comcast argues that this isn't an open access issue, and is in fact Level 3 offering CDN (Content Delivery Network) services to its clients but refusing the pay the going rate for such data transport to Comcast.

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