Month: August 2010

Intel to Buy McAfee for $7.7 Billion In Cash

On Thursday, Intel entered an agreement to buy tthe security software giant McAfee for $7.7 billion in cash. With this deal, Intel hopes to expand the security department of the company. The deal states that Intel will pay $48 per share of McAfee, a 60 percent increase of $29.93, their closing stock price on Wednesday. “In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing requirements,” Paul Otellini, Intel’s CEO said in a statement. “Looking forward, security will join those as a third pillar of what people demand from all computing experiences.” With its purchase of McAfee, Intel is entering the tech security market, one that is expected to grow quickly. Based in Santa Clara, California, McAfee reported about $2 billion in profit last...

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Breaking: Yes, Virginia, there really is a Microsoft Tablet.

Who knew that, while we were kvetching about Microsoft abandoning the Courier and the HP tablet and drooling and ogling over the ipad,there were several Windows 7 Tablets being born (such as Australian Pioneer Computers and Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC). And out comes this video of the Hanvon (never heard of them) Windows 7 Tablet vs. the iPad. And, by the way, the Hanvon, as you can see, kills the ipad with many functions. it also has a camera, usb port, and SD card reader,a trackpad(even thought it has a touch screen) and…drumroll… Flash! Some of the only...

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Breaking: Google And Verizon Announce Joint Policy

Yesterday, after all the speculation had come to a head, Goole and Verizon, who had last month announced that they would be meeting in private to “discuss” Open Internet Policy, thus eschewing the FCC, came out with a rather startling, to many, announcement of their “Joint Policy for an Open Internet”. Here is a statement posted on the Washington Post. There is additional information from Google’s Public Policy Blog . And perhaps you might like to read another lengthy commentary on PC World which ends with a short statement from the FCC on this issue of Google and Verizon...

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Here at Last-The New Mac Pro Line

The Mac Pro Line was definitely long overdue for an upgrade from Apple. The new Mac Pro is here for you at last, if you can afford it. The new Mac Pro features Intel’s latest quad-core and 6-core Xeon processors, actually giving you up to 12 cores and offering 50 percent greater performance over the preceding Mac Pro. Clock speeds on the quad-core model are up to 2.8 GHz, while the 8-core model gets bumped to 2.4 GHz for each processor. The Mac Pro also features new ATI graphics delivered via ATI Radeon HD 5770 or HD 5870 graphics...

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