Stolen backup tape has more than 200,000 Ohio taxpayer records

A stolen backup tape probably contains the taxpayer records of more than 200,000 Ohio state residents and employees.

Nvidia unveils Tesla, moves into supercomputing

Nvidia today announced Tesla, a third product line next to the GeForce and Quadro graphics products. The company aims to use Tesla cards and the massive floating point horsepower of its graphics processors to take over a portion of the lucrative supercomputing market.

Computer glitch halts United flights

AT&T offering $10 DSL service

AT&T has begun offering a $10/month DSL Internet service, which, according to a report posted by the Seattle Post Intelligencer (SPI), is part of the concessions made by the company to the Federal Communications Commission in order to get its acquisition of BellSouth approved.

Youtube coming to iPhone, AppleTV

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

iPhone domain name prices go into the stratosphere on eBay

Sellers of iPhone and iPhone-like domain names want big bucks on eBay.

University to spy on online test takers

Troy University is planning on using specialized web cams to prevent test cheating by online students.

MySpace launches instant messaging app

The world’s most popular social networking site MySpace has officially launched a beta instant messaging application.

Seagate introduces power-saving Cheetah NS enterprise drives

Seagate has spun down its 15k-RPM Cheetah drives and transformed them into bigger and cooler Cheetah NS hard drives.

Microsoft to allow third-party desktop search in Vista

Microsoft has agreed to change how Vista does its desktop search in response to a complaint by Google.

Toshiba notebooks with writable HD DVD drives on the way

Toshiba is planning on releasing several mainstream laptops with HD DVD and writable HD DVD drives this fall.

Alienware offers barebones kit

Adobe ushers in paper-free reading – again

Gateway recalls 14,000 notebook batteries

Gateway today issued a recall of 14,000 notebook batteries, which can overheat and create a potential fire hazard.

Samsung intros 20x DVD burner

Samsung announces 1 TB hard drive

Following Hitachi GST, Samsung is the second company to offer a 3.5” hard drive with a capacity of 1 TB. However, Samsung offers 67% more storage density per disk.

IDC: Mass market appeal of iPhone uncertain

Another market research firm is weighing in on the potential market impact of the iPhone: While stating that the iPhone already is a success, IDC said that the device has shortcomings that may prevent the mass market from adopting it.

AMD: Barcelona still on track for a Q3 announcement

Following rumors that the firm’s quad-core Opteron processor, code-named Barcelona, is facing delays, AMD today said that it has “not changed the guidance” on the CPU’s launch.

AT&T launches cell-to-cell live video

Porsche announces $1600 mobile phone

If the $599 iPhone isn’t expensive enough for you then Porshe’s new mobile phone should do the trick.  Porsche Design Group announced the P’9521 phone in France last week and it will cost you a cool $1600.