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Microsoft Promoting Speech as the Next Touch

Although Microsoft integrated touch-screen capabilities into Windows 7, at least one Microsoft executive suggests that the next stage in user interaction is speech-recognition technology as applied to various everyday applications. Although Microsoft is busily developing uses for voice IT, it likely faces future competition from the likes of Google and Apple, both of which have(…)

Apple Needs to Hustle with Tablet, Charge $600, Says Study

With rumors of an Apple tablet reinvigorated, shopping site Retrevo released the findings of an Apple tablet study that found $600 to be the pricing sweet spot and the need for Apple to get a move on before more Mac users buy netbooks. – Just in case Apple does produce a tablet/slate product, consumer electronics(…)

How to Reload the Security Appliance – Cisco ASA

For reloading a Cisco ASA ,Just type Reload in the console just like shown below TEST# reload Proceed with reload? [confirm] <cr> *** *** — START GRACEFUL SHUTDOWN — Shutting down isakmp Shutting down File system ! Output omitted for brevity Loading disk0:/ASA702.bin… Booting… ################################################################################ ! Output omitted for brevity Cryptochecksum(unchanged): 13b1d99f 59fffda6 58618094 bd58950d(…)

Juniper Unveils New Networking Hardware, Software

Juniper Networks details what its CEO called the company’s vision for the next decade. In order to compete against the likes of Cisco Systems, the Juniper vision includes a new chip set, new routers within the MX product line and updates to its Junos software. In addition to traditional networking, Juniper is looking to expand(…)

Facebook users targeted by Zeus banking Trojan

Users of the popular social network are being tricked into revealing their passwords and downloading a Trojan that steals financial data. Here’s how… On the heels of one fake Facebook e-mail scam, a researcher warned on Wednesday of another such campaign in which users of the popular social network… More: continued here

Meet the Motorola Droid, Verizon’s First Google Android Smartphone

The Motorola Droid, an iPhone-challenging smartphone running Google’s Android operating system, will arrive on the Verizon Wireless network on Nov. 6 for $199 after a rebate and with a two-year contract. Verizon has been hyping the Droid with a television ad that highlights everything the iPhone lacks but the Droid possesses. These include a keyboard,(…)

Needles and haystacks: Balancing precision and recall

Attivio’s Sid Probstein says for traditional search, the conventional model is to return many results to get high recall; somewhere in there are the right answers. But what if you want a more precise answer? Commentary – These terms are bandied about in most every… More: continued here

Kaspersky tool detects malware in Twitter links

The “Krab Krawler” analyzes the millions of tweets posted on Twitter every day and blocks any malware associated with them. Kaspersky unveiled a new tool on Thursday called “Krab Krawler” that analyzes the millions of tweets posted on Twitter every day and blocks any malware associated with them. … More: continued here

How Jive Social Business Suite 4.0 Looks in Microsoft Office, on iPhone

Jive Software Oct. 28 unveiled Jive Social Business Suite 4.0 with a number of features, including integration with Microsoft Office, and a version tailored for Apple’s iPhone. Jive also fortified its Jive Bridging module. Marketing and sales teams can now go out to public Jive communities and pull conversations about customer issues or channel partner(…)

Ford Brings New-Age Approach to Future Transportation for the Masses

It’s literally taken more than a century for the de facto control of motor vehicle transportation to begin to move away from oil and gasoline companies to alternative fuel suppliers, but that shift is finally taking place. Ford is one of the leaders in this effort. – Electricity as a power source for motor vehicles(…)

Nintendo to supersize DSi handheld

The new Nintendo DSi LL will sport two screens measuring 4.25-inches in diagonal diameter, far larger than the current DSi’s 3.25-inch screens or the DS Lite’s 3-inch screens. Two days after it dismissed a Nikkei newswire article as speculative, Nintendo has confirmed a new version of its DSi… More: continued here

Five reasons to deliver a virtual service, not a virtual server

What began as an interesting technological experiment has now become an opportunity for IT to shape its future, says Fortisphere’s Lilac Berniker Commentary – As virtualization becomes an increasingly commonplace technology in the datacenter, the breadth of stakeholders in the virtual environment is growing. … More: continued here