Archive for May 6, 2009

Samsung Electronics Philippines lanched its first full line of LED Full HD TVs, and unveiled a comprehensive range of 45 audio-visual products designed to deliver richer and more exciting digital experiences at the Samsung 2009 AV Roadshow LED – A Whole New Species of Television.

Samsung’s range of audio-visual products showcased at the roadshow include:

High Definition TVs:
LED Full HD TVs – Samsung B7000 LED TV / Samsung B600 LED TV
LCD HDTVs – Samsung B750 / B650 / B550 / B450 HD LCD TV

Home Entertainment System:
Home Theater Systems:HT BD1225 Blu-Ray 5.1 Channel Home Theater
Blue-ray Player: BD-P4600

Digital Cameras
ST Series – ST50 / ST10
WS Series – WB500
ES Series – ES55 / ES15 / ES10
PL Series – PL65 / PL60 / PL50 / PL10 /
IT100

Microsoft Philippines has expanded its industry-leading Windows Server family of operating systems with the addition of Windows Server 2008 Foundation. Built for small businesses with 15 or fewer users, Windows Server 2008 Foundation puts the reliability, security and manageability of the Windows Server platform within the reach of all businesses at an affordable price. Windows Server 2008 Foundation will provide small business customers with the ability to run business applications and databases, host Web sites, and provide basic server functionality such as file and print sharing and remote access.

“Microsoft’s goal is to provide a Windows Server-based solution for every customer need, size and budget. Windows Server 2008 Foundation delivers server functionality that customers have come to expect from Microsoft in a familiar Windows environment. As the business grows, customers can invest in Windows Server 2008 Foundation with confidence that there will be a Windows Server-based solution that suits their evolving business needs.” said Bill Hilf, GM, Server and Tools, Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft Philippines Marketing Director Karrie Ilagan for her part said Microsoft expects the new server platform to be especially popular in small businesses across all markets. “The modest cost will make it possible for businesses to grow, innovate and stay competitive in a globally diverse marketplace which in turn can ignite growth for their local economies.” Ilagan said.

Windows Server 2008 Foundation will be available through Microsoft Philippine’s OEM partners HP, IBM and Dell.

And for every Windows Server 2008 Foundation sale, Microsoft will be giving back a portion of every purchase to two global non-profit organiations, Techsoup.org and telecentre.org. Both organizations are focused on building the capabilities of non-government organizations (NGOs) worldwide, including the Philippine-based Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet).

The NPD Group just released its U.S. smartphone sales numbers for Q1, and based on their numbers, RIM had BlackBerrys in three of the top five positions, and managed to topple the iPhone 3G from the top of the list.

The touchscreen BlackBerry Storm comes in a No. 3 on NPD’s list behind the Curve and the iPhone 3G.

Security software maker McAfee reported that spammers and cybercriminals are exploiting fears over swine flu to peddle counterfeit drugs and steal credit card details.

Millions of spam e-mails are flooding the internet, sending recipients to fake online pharmacies or enticing users to click on links leading to malicious software.

All internet security firms recommend that users should never click on links inside emails from unknown sources and spam messages should always be deleted without opening.

Prince Charles launches his own video hoping that the message to the save the rainforests will be spread around the world via e-mail, websites and forums.

The royals will be joined by singer Joss Stone, and the actors Daniel Craig, Robin Williams and Harrison Ford, in the footage to promote the Prince’s Rainforest Project.

The rainforestsos.org website has been designed and built by Blue State Digital, the internet consultancy company behind Mr Obama’s web campaign.

Philip Gabriel Pettersson, aka “Stakkato,” 21, a Swedish national, was indicted on intrusion and trade secret theft charges.

The five-count indictment includes one intrusion count and two trade secret misappropriation counts involving Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco), of San Jose, Calif., which is a provider of computer network equipment and producer of Internet routers.

The indictment also charges two intrusion counts involving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including computers at the Ames Research Center and the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, located at Moffett Field, Calif.