Hacker attacks reported to happen every 39 seconds

A new study by the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland reveals that cyber hackers now strike once every 39 seconds and that "1234" is the top guess as a password, which hacker scripts use to gain access to someone's files.

P.A. Semi challenges AMD, IBM and Intel in power efficiency

P.A. semi, a fabless chip design company today said that its debut processor has entered the sampling phase and is shipping in small numbers to customers. The company claims that the 2 GHz dual-core processor is four to five times more power efficient than any other processor in its class.

Seagate sails past 15-million milestone in PMR shipments

Seagate claims to be the first hard drive manufacturer to have shipped more than 15 million hard drives that are using perpendicular magnetic recording technology (PMR).

The ultimate Vista gadget: A keyboard?

We can think of a million and one ways how to pamper your new Vista PC, but a keyboard would not have been on the top of our list. Microsoft's wireless Desktop 7000 is a visual stunner that goes along well with the Vista design theme. Here's a first look at what is easily one of the most attractive keyboard/mouse combinations on the market today.

Mobile content expected to reach $150 billion by 2011

Mobile music, video, and online content services, currently still kind of a niche market, will reach a revenue of $150 billion per year by 2011, according to a new report by research firm Informa Telecoms & Media.

New Motorizr to make US debut in Academy Awards gift basket

Motorola's newest mobile handset, the Motorizr Z3, will first find its way to the US to 25 actors and directors nominated for the top designations in the Academy Awards, as part of the nominee gift basket that usually includes tens of thousands of dollars worth of items and gift certificates.

A Vista upgrade nightmare

By now, if you are somewhat interested in your PC, you have heard all about Vista. And considering all the goodies the software brings, you can't tell me that you aren't planning to ditch that rusty XP in favor of all those Vista features.By now, if you are somewhat interested in your PC, you have heard all about Vista. And considering all the goodies the software brings, you can't tell me that you aren't planning to ditch that rusty XP in favor of all those Vista features.

Microsoft: Claims of Vista breaking games "grossly overstated"

Microsoft has reacted to accusations of casual game publisher that claimed that Windows Vista is breaking at least 90% of games in the market, mainly due to the operating system's new security architecture.

Prove who you are with Symantec's "Identity Client"

There are plenty of tools to verify the legitimacy of online businesses, but there aren't many for verifying customer identities. Now, Symantec has unveiled their "Norton Identity Client" which proves a customer's identity to businesses.

25 minutes to boot - Geek Squad warns of Vista first bootup times

Some early Vista users and even experienced technical support personnel are experiencing installation problems with Microsoft's newest operating system. Geek Squad employees at local Best Buy stores are handing store customers a paper "Public Service Announcement", warning of long waits during the first boot-up times.

Seagate to ship 10 GB wireless hard drive for cellphones in Q2

Seagate today confirmed that it will be jumping into the wireless storage market by introducing an external hard drive in the second quarter of this year.

iPod Shuffle gets a refresh

If you have been following the announcements of iPods in recent years, then the new Shuffle's are no surprise to you. Apple is now offering its smallest MP3 player in multiple colors.

Alienware announces Vista overhaul

Alienware, a specialty maker of top-end gaming PCs, has thrown its hat into the big Vista ring, now offering the new operating system on its compatible PCs as part of the large-scale Vista launch.

Dell starts selling Vista-equipped computers

Dell has wasted no time selling Microsoft's newest operating system and has been including Vista on most computer orders since Saturday.

Electric Rain announces high-end presentation tool for Office 2007

Highlighting a big Microsoft launch while trying to set itself apart from another, Electric Rain has announced Standout, a presentation slideshow application for Vista that aims to be a better offering than the new Powerpoint available in Office 2007, which also launched today.

FranklinCovey becomes one of the first to offer commercial Vista gadget

One of the big changes to the interface in Windows Vista is the addition of Mac OS-like gadgets, which offer increased functionality for the dekstop screen.

New Vista Gateway notebooks launch alongside new OS

Coinciding with today's release of Microsoft's new operating system, Gateway has launched a pair of new notebook computers preinstalled with Windows Vista, which are available today from Gateway.

Velocity Micro releases Blu-ray Media Center PC box

Enthusiast PC maker chimed in the general Vista launch activities with one of the more interesting hardware products. The company released, according to our knowledge, the first Vista-based set-top media center PCs with an optional Blu-ray writer.

Phishing attacks begin to avoid anti-phishing tech in browsers - report

The number of phishing attacks has exceeded the number of virus threats for the first time in January, according to a report released today.

2006 cell phone tally tops one billion

Cell phone sales went through the roof last year, as total shipments of handsets topped one billion for the first time ever, according to a recent report by IDC.