Tuesday, July 29, 2008

HP, Intel and Yahoo study ways to make Web a utility

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three tech giants -- Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo -- said on Tuesday they are teaming up on a research project to help turn Web services into reliable, everyday utilities.

The companies are joining forces with academic researchers in Asia, Europe and the United States to create an experimental network that lets researchers test "cloud-computing" projects -- Web-wide services that can reach billions of users at once.


Dell's Studio Hybrid PC Is Out

This may come as somewhat of a surprise for all of you Dell fans out there, but it looks like the Round Rock, Texas-based computer systems vendor will finally roll out one of its highly anticipated products. What we’re dealing with here is a new desktop computer system that has been in the news for quite some time now. In case you haven't already figured it out, we’re talking about Dell's Studio Hybrid PC, which will finally make its debut later on today.

Even more, from the looks of it, we’re not in for yet another small-size, Atom-powered desktop computer. In fact, Dell's new desktop computer system is based on some of the latest in computer technology, which means you can probably also use it to play some of your favorite games (but not all of them, since it doesn't come with discrete graphics). However, the real purpose of the Studio Hybrid PC is to provide users with the computing power of the latest PCs in a smaller, lighter and more power-efficient form factor.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Google's StreetView Protects the Identity of the French

Earlier this week, the French StreetView edition was launched; it is part of Google maps and it allows an Internet user to browse through the maps at street level. The French edition though has a long way to go
as only the route for the Tour de France has been covered by Google. Out of privacy reasons, the faces of all the people caught on camera by the Google StreetView team will be blurred, just as the license plates on cars.

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