Stories by Jared Newman

6 ways to make Ultraviolet DRM suck less

Face it, consumer loath digital rights management restrictions on content. Here are six ways the latest Hollywood DRM scheme, Ultraviolet, can suck less.

Written by Jared Newman21 July 10 07:07

Cisco's Cius business tablet: A visual tour

Cisco gets down to business with its Cius business tablet that will let you perform video conferencing and is optimized for apps such as WebEx Meeting Center.

Written by Jared Newman08 July 10 16:07

No simple solution to Foxconn suicides

Two recent Foxconn worker suicides, the ninth and 10th this year, present a harsh reality to the Chinese electronics manufacturer and its American tech partners, including Apple, Dell, and HP: fixing the problem will be difficult, if not impossible.

Written by Jared Newman26 May 10 02:17

Google is Headed For Your TV

Google has partnered with Intel and Sony to create Google TV, an ambitious attempt to bake its Android software into TVs, Blu-ray players, and a Google set-top box called Buddy Box. Google TV is clearly a challenge to Apple TV, the Boxee Box, TiVo and to some extent cable itself. The goal is to fuse the Web with televisions in a way that other Internet-connected TVs don't. That is, Google TV is an open platform free of restrictions and powered by hardware that can handle Flash.

Written by Jared Newman21 May 10 05:29

Acer to launch Chrome OS devices at last?

Remember Chrome OS, Google's stripped-to-the-browser operating system? It's reportedly ready for prime time, with Chrome OS devices from Acer leading the way.

Written by Jared Newman15 May 10 02:18

Apple Aims for iPad World Domination on May 28

After supply shortages marred the iPad's international launch, Apple has regrouped and is ready to take its vision of revolutionary computing overseas.

Written by Jared Newman08 May 10 02:05

With Bumptop, Google Gains Multi-Touch Ammo

Google just landed some impressive 3D desktop software in its purchase of Bump Technologies, but a looming patent battle with Apple suggests that Google also had BumpTop's multi-touch technology on the brain when it gobbled up the company.

Written by Jared Newman04 May 10 06:14

Opera Mini for iPhone: Will Apple Approve It?

The ball is in Apple's court with the Opera Mini Web browser for the iPhone, which is now pending approval in the iPhone App Store.

Written by Jared Newman24 March 10 03:08

Apple's lawsuit against HTC is working

Apple is already reaping the benefits of its patent infringement lawsuit against HTC, according to one analyst.

Written by Jared Newman10 March 10 09:13

Four Men Indicted In Online Ticket Scam

Four men who allegedly snagged millions of concert and sports tickets with an elaborate computer scam will have to defend themselves against federal prosecutors.

Written by Jared Newman03 March 10 03:54

Google Buzz: A visual tour

Google's introduction of Google Buzz came on short notice, but it's no small announcement.

Written by Jared Newman11 Feb. 10 07:39

Facebook privacy: Zuckerberg's profile unzipped

How much personal information can you glean from Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's profile? That depends on when you happened to be viewing it.

Written by Jared Newman15 Dec. 09 08:32

Snow Leopard vs. Win 7: Battle Begins August 28

Apple's latest operating system update, Mac OSX Snow Leopard, should be ready to roll on August 28, and while Apple says the new OS is "refined, not reinvented," it'll become the de facto competitor to Microsoft Windows 7 come October. We love a good argument, so here's your fodder: five innovations for each OS being touted by their respective makers.

Written by Jared Newman25 Aug. 09 02:17