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How to simplify charitable holiday giving

The holidays put many of us in the spirit of giving, but it can be hard to sort through all the various options and means to help the charities and causes we care most about.

By Dec. 7, 2011


Ubuntu now has 'cloud computing inside'

Ubuntu 9.10 will be code-named Karmic Koala. For data centers, what is most interesting is the degree to which this Koala is reaching for the clouds.

By Feb. 20, 2009


Final Fantasy XIII's UK launch date official

In an unusual spot of good fortune, November's Friday the 13th brought some epic news for British gamers: Final Fantasy XIII's official release date for Xbox and PS3 in the UK

By Nov. 15, 2009


Laptop thief backs up victim's data, mails it to him

A Swedish professor has his laptop stolen. The thief, clearly an altruist at heart, copies the data onto a USB stick and mails it to the professor.

By Oct. 18, 2010


Fetchmob resembles a crowdsourced Kozmo

Another as-long-as-you're-out service is about to launch, but this one has a more karmic motive than competitors.

By Jul. 11, 2011


Ubuntu gets Web-based file sync and sharing

Beta-testing is under way for the Ubuntu One synchronization service for those running the Jaunty Jackalope version of the Linux software, aka Ubuntu 9.04.

By May. 16, 2009


Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope released into the wild

Version 9.04 of the Linux distribution, which includes improvements to the Gnome interface, the Linux kernel, and the X.Org server, is now available for download.

By Apr. 24, 2009


'Jaunty Jackalope' Ubuntu springs into beta

Next version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution includes a new notifications system, changes to the start-up process, and the distribution's first foray into cloud computing.

By Mar. 27, 2009


Ubuntu's next wave: Open server, closed cloud

Canonical's new strategy is to make Ubuntu an open bridge to closed clouds such as Amazon.com's EC2 service. Depending on an open but weak cloud service would be futile.

By Feb. 23, 2009


Yes, we have no payola

Yes, we have no payola

By Jul. 4, 2006