T-Mobile IDs new Sidekick phone

Bellevue (WA) - T-Mobile today released details about the Sidekick ID, the latest phone in T-Mobile's swivel-screen, Qwerty keyboard arsenal. A staple of the Sidekick series, the ID has a swiveling screen that reveals a full Qwerty keyboard and one-button access to instant messaging, e-mail, and text messaging.

US Military to shoot router into space

Cisco and Intelsat General will be placing a router of sorts into space.

Two Trojans responsible for 80% of malware

According to computer security vendor PandaLabs, the Sdbot and Gaobot family of Trojan bots were responsible for 80% of malware detections during the first quarter of 2007.

Federal agencies get poor grades in computer security

According to a new report commissioned by the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, 24 federal agencies received poor grades in computer security.

Microsoft responds to Vista OEM hacks

Hackers have found a way to replicate an XP hack on Vista that exploit original equipment manufacturer (OEM) activation through the basic input output system (BIOS) process.

Lite-On IT eyeing production of 16x DVD+R DL burners by end of year

The DVD+RW Alliance early this month announced that it had released the specifications for 12x and 16x DVD+R DL (single-sided double-layer) burning speeds (termed v1.2), and in response, Taiwan-based Lite-On IT has geared up R&D producing burners featuring the 16x recording standard and may begin volume production by the end of this year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Over 20% of handsets will have near field communication by 2012, says ABI Research

ABI Research forecasts that by 2012, some 292 million handsets – just over 20% of the global mobile handset market – will ship with built-in near field communication (NFC) capabilities.

OQO receives FCC approval for WWAN card

Chicago (IL) – OQO is ready to jump on the wireless broadband train. The company today received approval for a WWAN card that is expected to be available as an option for the model 02 ultra mobile PC (UMPC) soon.  

Art Lebedev publishes animation of LED keys

If you are following the development of Art Lebedev’s OLED keyboard, then here is a new piece of information. The company published a brief animation that shows four OLED keys from different viewing angles.

US heads hall of spam shame

The US relayed considerably more spam than other nations, with just under a fifth (19.8%) of the world's spam originating from US-based computers over the first quarter of 2007, according to a new report.

Palm grabs Linux in strategic smartphone play

Palm, maker of the Treo smartphone, announced Tuesday it is developing a Linux-based operating system Forge ahead and stay on budget with simple to install HP server technology. for its line of handheld devices.

Intel phases out three Xeon processors

Intel has notified system vendors that it will be phasing out three Netburst architecture-based Xeon processors.

Iomega adds rackmount Terabyte RAID NAS

Iomega today announced a new rack-mount addition to its NAS product line. The new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r series is based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 running on a Dual-Core Intel Xeon hardware platform packaged in a 1U rackmount format.

Intel plans to push Santa Rosa as MoDT platform

Intel's plan to push its Santa Rosa platform, scheduled for launch at the beginning of May under the notebook-platform brands Centrino Pro and Centrino Duo, as a Viiv branded desktop platform as well.

Micron adds anti-shake function to camera SoC

Micron Technology has developed an anti-shake feature which it will incorporate into a 3-megapixel system-on-chip (SoC) camera suitable for handsets, webcams and PDAs.

Fujitsu spurns small hard drives, goes solid state

Fujitsu is betting everything on solid-state drives and is stopping development of small 1.8-inch magnetic drives.

HP announces 50 ppm color printer

Hewlett-Packard (HP) this morning announced two enterprise multi function printers (MFP) that are capable of cranking out up to 50 pages per minute (ppm) in color – or 60 ppm in black and white.

Samsung rolls out 160 GB 2.5" single-disk drive

Samsung has announced a 2.5-inch form-factor drive with 160 GB of capacity.

Sun CEO shows first pictures of new 16-core Sparc processor

Jonathan Schwartz, chief executive officer of Sun, published the first pictures of Sun’s upcoming Ultra Sparc processor, code-named “Rock”. The new processor apparently is taking its first steps in initial tests and Schwartz claims that prototype chips “are running billions of instructions already.”

Carnegie Mellon speeds up P2P transfer

Enhanced file searches could help speed peer to peer file transfers according to new research done by the Carnegie Mellon University and Intel.