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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel's upgradable processor: good sense or utter catastrophe?   —  Intel is about to experiment with a new concept in mass-market processors with its forthcoming Pentium G6951 CPU: upgradability.  The chips will be upgradable by end users via a purchased code that is punched in to a special program.
Sep 22, 2010, 1:55 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Twitter worms spread quickly thanks to blatant security flaw   —  Anyone checking twitter.com this morning was probably greeted with a mess of JavaScript, mouseover effects, and spam retweets, after a flaw in the site's handling of hyperlinks allowed attackers to inject scripts into Twitter's pages.
Sep 21, 2010, 12:00 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Inside Internet Explorer 9: Redmond gets back in the game   —  Microsoft today released the first beta of Internet Explorer 9.  Coming after four developer-oriented preview releases, the new browser brings a streamlined user interface and a core that is more standards-compliant …
Sep 15, 2010, 3:40 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 secret sauce: developers, developers, developers   —  Windows Phone 7 is entering a tough market.  Apple's iOS and Google's Android have become well-entrenched, widely used platforms, and both have application stores boasting tens or hundreds of thousands of applications.
Aug 12, 2010, 6:55 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Cars hacked through wireless tire sensors   —  The tire pressure monitors built into modern cars have been shown to be insecure by researchers from Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina.  The wireless sensors, compulsory in new automobiles in the US since 2008 …
Aug 11, 2010, 8:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Ballmer (and Microsoft) still doesn't get the iPad   —  “The operating system is called Windows,” claimed Steve Ballmer when asked about Microsoft's plans for the tablet/slate/pad form factor at the company's annual Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.  He expressed dismay …
Aug 1, 2010, 8:50 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Microsoft should cut out the middlemen, build its own phones   —  Microsoft has a long and illustrious history of operating system sales.  The model has served the company well on the PC, but if it wants to make money in the phone market, it needs to start thinking like a consumer electronics company.
Jul 29, 2010, 10:45 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft argues for “neighborhood watch” approach to security   —  At the Black Hat security conference today, Microsoft championed a new approach to addressing security issues.  The new emphasis is on collaboration between software vendors and security researchers to ensure that customers are kept as safe as possible.
Jul 29, 2010, 5:30 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Apple the new world leader in software insecurity   —  Apple has displaced Oracle as the company with the most security vulnerabilities in its software, according to security company Secunia.  Over the first half of 2010, Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor.  Microsoft retains its third-place spot.
Jul 22, 2010, 10:35 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Nearly half of Windows 7 installations are 64-bit   —  The transition to 64-bit computing has accelerated with the release of Windows 7.  Figures published by Microsoft today claim that nearly half of Windows 7 installations—46 percent—are using 64-bit versions of the operating system.
Jul 9, 2010, 4:05 PMIn context

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