The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies, and Netflix's 4K streaming service. It will debut in July for $699, although customers who pre-order can save $200.
Some file types require proprietary software to open, even for review, while others are simply mysterious to first-time users. Open Freely is a free app that lets users check out many common files, including those associated with Microsoft Windows.
CNET goes hands on with the Japanese version of the PlayStation Vita. It's sleek, sexy, and boasts a gorgeous 5-inch OLED screen, but Sony's use of proprietary media is already holding it back.
Proprietary Wi-Fi dongles are generally a bad buy, since they're too expensive and there are alternatives, like power-line adapters.
Saying the platform is completely under Oracle's control, the Apache Software Foundation resigns from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
How big a deal is it if one brand's 3D glasses don't work with another brand's 3D TV? It might be a minor problem for some, but it could be a deal breaker for others.
Open source has taught the industry how to ensure freedom and transparency, but still has much to learn from proprietary platforms as to how to involve lay users.
Open source is seeing a greater share of the enterprise software market while proprietary software declines, according to research from Gartner and Forrester.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what is this picture about Cerner and Medsphere telling us?
Vendors of proprietary software are discounting their products in order to keep up with the pricing pressure exerted by open source.