What’s new in consumer electronics
Sony was among the companies previewing new products at the IFA Connsumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin. With the help of Miss IFA herself, Sony unveiled two new tablets, a single-screen and a dual-screen.
China tops piracy list
V.I. Labs, which helps design and engineering software vendors track use of pirated copies of their software, named China the No. 1 country for violations, with half of the $1.2 billion in pirated software use annually stemming from the country.
Financial Times trades App Store for Web app
After Apple punted the publication from its App Store over external links to purchase subscriptions, the Financial Times developed an iPad-optimized HTML5 Web page for readers instead.
Was this the e-mail that spear-phished RSA?
Researchers at F-Secure believe this simple e-mail, sporting a booby-trapped Excel spreadsheet attachment, opened the door to a complex attack on security firm RSA in early March.
AMD poaches Lenovo exec
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices appointed Rory Read as the company’s new CEO, taking him from his position as president and chief operating officer at computer-maker Lenovo.
Apple suppliers accused of environmental damage
In the Chinese city of Kunshan, residents begged for help to stop accessory manufacturer Kaedar Electronics and PC board maker Umicrom from allegedly discharging waste water and gas from their plants.
Cisco and NEC team up for 4G
Cisco Systems and NEC announced they will jointly sell LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks to carriers, building them from Cisco’s ASR 5000 core packet and NEC’s base stations.