Archive for July 8, 2009

Google has announce that it is developing an operating system for personal computers based on its Chrome browse.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year Google will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.

Google is already talking to partners about the project, and they’ll soon be working with the open source community, Google wants to share their vision now so everyone understands what the company is trying to achieve.

Sony has today introduced its VAIO W netbook, a 10.1in system and is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics and a 160GB hard disk drive.

The VAIO W – available in berry pink, cocoa brown or sugar white – measures 32.4mm at its thickest point and sports a useful 10.1in LCD display that offers a better-than-usual resolution of 1,366×768.

It comes with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system and a three-cell battery that should provide roughly three hours of operation for a single charge.

Yahoo! Launches SearchPad

Posted: July 8, 2009 in Tech

Yahoo! has launched a new note-taking research tool called Search Pad. The tool is designed to automatically detect research intent among people using Yahoo! search.

Once the intent is detected, searchers are prompted with an invitation to use Search Pad. The tool uses drag and drop but includes the ability to write free form notes as well.

The new Yahoo Search Pad feature will available to users by searching at in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.

LG is set to announce the successor to its popular Chocolate phone which is set to take on Apple’s new iPhone 3GS.

LG said the new phone will showcase a highly distinctive design that takes optimal advantage of the device’s features and performance. The new Chocolate will be a disruptive force in conventional mobile screens in an effort to maximize usability yet carry on the minimalist-inspired style and iconic design of its predecessor.

Microsoft Corp. is alerting its users to update their systems following reports of attacks exploiting a critical vulnerability in its Internet Explorer’s video ActiveX component emerged.

In a security advisory, the software giant said that the vulnerability could allow hackers to seize control over victims’ computer, without notifying them about it, thereby inflicting all sorts of troubles for them.

Microsoft is suggesting that the users of Windows Server 2003 as well as Windows XP should disable the vulnerable video ActiveX component. The workaround is posted on the Microsoft website.