Archive for March 7, 2010

HP and world-renowned designer Vivienne Tam announced availability of the latest in “digital clutch” chic. Combining Tam’s stunning “Butterfly Lovers” design with premium PC technology, the HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition comes at 2.7 pounds and less than 1-inch thin, it fits easily into purses or bags.

The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition also comes with a Butterfly Lovers desktop theme that includes an animated butterfly start menu, custom Vivienne Tam icons and three wallpapers to coordinate with the design. \

The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition features custom software to help fashionistas be efficient, stay connected and look their best while on the go:

Microsoft announced that since its new operating system Windows 7’s launch in October last year, it has managed to sell 90 million copies of the operating system.

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said the sales are expected to pick up further with increased IT spending.

“There will be an enterprise refresh cycle,” Klein said. “It’s not precisely certain when that will happen and how fast it will happen. But as we’ve been saying, specifically for the last several quarters, we expect it to happen this calendar year and go into next calendar year.”

Sony Corp. plans to launch several new portable electronic devices this year to compete with Apple Inc., according to a Wall Street Journal report, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Among the new products is a smartphone that can download and play Sony PlayStation games and another device “that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable, or PSP,” the report said. Prices and some other details haven’t yet been finalized, the Journal added.

YouTube announced that it would soon start automatically captioning most of the videos available on its website. YouTube stressed that this would be the “largest effort ever tried on the Internet to harness evolving speech recognition technology to caption video content”.

In a statement, YouTube said “Today, we are opening up auto-captions to all YouTube users. There will even be a “request processing” button for un-captioned videos that any video owner can click on if they want to speed up the availability of auto-captions.”

This new move is taken to make videos more accessible for deaf viewers and also provide relevant ads alongside.