Five Sheraton hotels, including locations in New York, Boston, and Seattle, have started testing out Microsoft's Surface interactive table on guests.
Nearly $4 million in prize money between Pwnium and Pwn2Own drives more attention than ever to the two hacking contests, as Google crosses the $3 million security award mark.
Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk.
Making room for a new Microsoft-branded tablet, the table-top, multitouch computer that Microsoft unveiled in 2007 gets a new name.
Microsoft has put its second-generation Surface unit on sale ahead of shipping it next year. The $8,400 unit made its debut at CES earlier this year.
I saw Microsoft's Surface touch table "in the wild" for the first time this morning, and after playing with a music application built for Sheraton, I think it could make a great jukebox.
The ever-increasing number of high-end audio shows in North America bodes well for the industry's future.
HP's annual shareholder meeting is mostly business as usual, despite a challenge to its director slate earlier this month. The company also makes it clear it's moved past the Mark Hurd era.
Hyatt chain introduces
Microsoft has a new version of its Surface table-top computer in the works, due "later in 2011." With a price starting at $7,600, it's still aimed at commercial operations, not consumers.