Technology News Gallery, September 19, 2011

  • Script Kiddies hack NBC

    A group of Anonymous supporters calling themselves Script Kiddies took over NBC’s Twitter account, sending out a series of hoax messages about attacks on the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

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  • Windows 8 previewed at BUILD

    Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky and Michael Angiulo demonstrated Windows 8 at the company’s BUILD developer conference, showing it working on a variety of computing environments from tablets to desktops.

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  • Tuning Android for Intel

    Google and Intel announced a partnership that will see the companies work together to tune kernel of future versions of the Android mobile OS for Intel chips. The smart phone and tablet markets are currently the domain of ARM microprocessors.

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  • Chambers stays on

    After a restructuring that saw 12,900 jobs eliminated and 23,000 employees moved, rumours were rife that Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers would step down at the company’s financial analyst conference. He didn’t. Cisco’s board has asked him to stay on for another three years.

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  • NTT DoCoMo won’t give up the Galaxy

    NTT DoCoMo’s Ryuji Yamada told reporters in Tokyo the company won’t let a series of lawsuits by Apple stop the company from launching Samsung’s Galaxy Tab on its network.

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  • Softbank backs cleaner energy

    Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announce the creation of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, which aims to steer the country away from nuclear power and fossil fuels.

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