DivX-HD extends 1080i/p with new encoding features

DivX has released a new beta package of its software that supports the full 1080 standard as a 1080HD superset.

Google Earth 4.2 reaches for the sky

Google today released a major update for its Earth application, introducing a spectacular view on the sky, allowing users to zoom into distant galaxies and stars – and learn about phenomenons such as red giants, supernovae and how stars are born.>> In Pictures: Google Sky  

Update: Skype service restored

It took 50 hours of repairs: Skype this morning informed its users that the instant messenger and VoIP communication software is back online.

IBM releases Lotus Notes and Domino 8

After two years of development and testing, IBM has decided its collaboration software is ready to go. August 17th marks the date Lotus Notes 8 and Domino 8 officially hit the market. With an eye on the Internet and collaboration, this "more than email" application is seen by IBM as the next "killer app".

Update: Skype outage continues into Friday

In a rather rare event, some Skype users have been unable to log on to the VoIP service since this morning.

StarOffice available free of charge through Google Pack

Santa Clara (CA) – Sun has begun distributing StarOffice, the commercial version of the open source productivity suite OpenOffice.org, through Google.The StarOffice version offered through Google Pack is virtually identical with StarOffice 8 that is currently offered as $70 download from Sun's website as well as a free office package for students, researchers and teachers.

Linus Torvalds runs a tight ship

This past Sunday, as release candidate three (rc3) prepared for launch with the stable 2.6.23 Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds came out of relative seclusion to give a little smack-down and keep the project on track.

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored: Installing VMware

This article is a supplement to the three-part article entitled "TG Daily Special:  Virtualization".  In this article we'll go through the entire process of setting up a virtual machine.  You'll learn what software is required,  what hardware should be used and, as a companion to the three-part article, why it is desirable to do so.  

Apple Boot Camp runs to version 1.4

Right on the heels of the debut of its new iMac line, Apple has updated the software that lets users run Windows on their Mac machines.

Linspire launches Freespire 2.0 Linux

Open-source operating system developer Linspire today announced the availability of Freespire 2.0, a Linux OS based on Ubuntu distribution.

Update 2: Latest version of iLife debuts

Apple has just unveiled iLife '08, the company's catch-all software suite for entertainment applications.

First Vista Service Pack beta reportedly in circulation

Numerous PC testers claim they have received an early build of Microsoft's first Service Pack addition to Windows Vista.

Version 7 of Firefox Alpha 3 hits the scene

After a slightly sluggish delay, the latest preview build of Mozilla's next-gen browser is open to the public.

GP GPUs unleashed: Nvidia releases CUDA 1.0

Programmers can now unlock the general processing power of their Nvidia graphics cards with a new SDK.

Dresden unveils 3D map for Google Earth

Following Berlin, Dresden is the second German city to release a complex map of the city for Google Earth. The map is available free of charge and shows imagery of more than 150,000 buildings, city representatives said.>> In pictures: Dresden in 3D  

New video features hit Skype 3.5 Beta

A new Beta version of Skype is available, with a strong emphasis on new features that revolve around sending and sharing videos.

Microsoft apologizes for slow additions to Windows Vista Ultimate

A rare Microsoft apology was issued this week, in response to complaints that Windows Vista Ultimate wasn't living up to update expectations outlined by the software giant.

Firefox 3 moves into Alpha 6

Less than a month after Alpha 5 went into developers' hands, the next version of the Firefox preview build is now available.

Google Desktop swings onto Linux

Google Desktop was made available for Mac computers earlier this year, and now the computer search tool is available for Linux users.

Youtube coming to iPhone, AppleTV

Apple today said that iPhone buyers will be able to access Youtube videos via EDGE or Wi-Fi networks.