Apple has scooped up Time Warner's HBO to feed television shows to its online iTunes store, reeling in one of the last holdouts among major channels and agreeing to a rare pricing concession to land hit shows such as The Sopranos, Sex and the City and The Wire.
Federal cybersecurity officials are trying to develop an early-warning system that alerts authorities to incoming computer attacks targeting critical United States infrastructure, says Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. His keynote speech on Tuesday at the RSA security conference, however, was light on details.
From iPods to navigation systems, some of today's hottest gadgets are landing on store shelves with some unwanted extras from the factory -- pre-installed viruses that steal passwords, open doors for hackers and make computers spew spam. In most cases, Chinese factories are the source.
Sun Microsystems will begin building servers with one-time foe Microsoft's Windows operating system installed directly on them, instead of forcing customers to install the ubiquitous software on their own or defect to a competitor for one-stop shopping.
A fundamental change in the design of microprocessors is presenting software developers with a challenge -- and a huge financial opportunity. Chip makers are no longer racing to have the fastest microprocessor and have shifted their focus away from building chips with a single, super-fast calculating core.
Your work computer just suffered a major meltdown. Maybe the operating system failed, or a virus crashed the hard drive. Either way, your employer can now tunnel into your crippled machine remotely by communicating directly with the chips inside it, allowing authorised managers to power up and repair turned-off PCs at virtually any time.
Federal prosecutors in California scored their first victory in the investigation of Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated boardroom spying probe on Friday, when a low-level private investigator pleaded guilty to identity theft and conspiracy charges. Bryan Wagner (29), of Littleton, Colorado, pleaded guilty to the two felony counts.