Week in review: Dark tech days ahead?
Intel's chief executive issues a pessimistic outlook, as Gmail dials up voice calls. Also: HP versus Dell.
Intel's chief executive predicts hard times ahead for the tech industry if things do not change.
Paul Otellini's remarks at the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum amounted to a warning to Obama administration officials and Capitol Hill aides in the audience. Unless government policies are altered, he predicted, ". Jobs will not be created here."
The U.S. legal environment has become so hostile to business, Otellini said, that there is likely to be an "inevitable erosion and shift of wealth, much like we're seeing today in Europe--this is the bitter truth."
The comments from Intel's chief executive echoed statements made a day earlier by Carly Fiorina, the former HP CEO turned Republican senatorial candidate. America's skilled-worker visa system is so badly broken and anti-immigration that "
Gmail users can now make phone calls from within their accounts for free to the U.S. and Canada--and for pretty cheap to several other countries.
Searching for updates on breaking news or trending topics on Twitter? Google has a new dedicated page for those queries.
Trying to restore a semblance of order to the tab profusion that afflicts some people's Web browsers, Mozilla introduces Panorama. Also in new beta: Firefox Sync.
The software maker says that it is looking into an issue that may leave many Windows programs subject to an attack mechanism known as DLL preloading, or binary planting.
Breach in 2008 was wake-up call for Defense Department to create a new cybersecurity strategy, says U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III.
Patent application covers a series of security measures for dealing with and identifying unauthorized users and activities, including the practice of jailbreaking.
Yet again, 3Par has agreed to be acquired by the PC maker, which has been engaged in a bidding war for the storage company with Hewlett-Packard.
Although the company has been tight-lipped about how its next browser will look and act, Microsoft's Russian subsidiary appears to have spilled the beans.
The move to Bing-powered search is done, at least for algorithmic search in the U.S. and Canada. The two companies still need to iron out paid search and international markets.
CNET's Martin LaMonica takes a road trip to get a front-row view of the wholesale grid in action and to see how the grid will change in the future.
A $5 million Department of Energy project will measure whether high-tech tools, such as electricity monitors and smart appliances, coupled with solar panels can cut home energy use by 70 percent.
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