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Stories by Jeff Bertolucci

HP tablet hobbled by lack of WebOS apps

Now that Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to release a webOS tablet early next year, its next big goal--in addition to building the device--is to persuade software developers to write apps for the mobile gadget.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci21 Aug. 10 08:08

Google tablet with Chrome OS would be a bad match

If Google is planning to launch a tablet device in the near future, it should bypass its embryonic Chrome OS and instead go with Android, the company's other mobile operating system that's taking the smartphone market by storm.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci20 Aug. 10 08:23

Windows 7 tablets: Just say no, Microsoft

Microsoft is busy at work on a new tablet computer design, a product that may arrive from one or more of its hardware partners in "not a heck of a long time," CEO Steve Ballmer told analysts on Thursday.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci01 Aug. 10 07:02

Apple battery charger slays the vampire

There may not be anything magical or revolutionary about AA batteries, but we need them to run a variety of electronic gizmos, including wireless mice and keyboards, as well as dozens of analog devices such as flashlights, wall clocks, and portable cassette recorders.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci28 July 10 05:36

Microsoft: Solid Today, Shaky Tomorrow

Microsoft's quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday painted a rosy picture of a healthy and vibrant tech company. Revenue from Windows sales jumped 28 percent versus the same quarter a year ago.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci24 July 10 09:53

Price Cut Won't Save the Kindle DX

Amazon had no choice but to slash the price of the Kindle DX, the bookseller's oversized e-reader, to $US379--a substantial $US110 drop. The device is facing competitive pressure at both ends of the e-book spectrum, and it increasingly looks like an oddity among Apple iPad-style tablets and smaller, more conventional e-readers.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci02 July 10 06:35

Your Browser in Five Years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing major changes that will alter our day-to-day computing lives.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci21 June 10 08:35

Facebook and Islam: Culture Clash Is Just Beginning

Is the "<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everybody-Draw-Mohammed-Day/121369914543425?ref=search&amp;sid=648219713.2743249721..1">Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!</a>" campaign on Facebook a celebration of freedom of speech, or a thinly-veiled attempt to offend Muslims? Whatever your take, the latest Facebook fracas certainly has generated a firestorm of controversy and quickly grown into an international incident.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci20 May 10 10:50

Gizmodo-iPhone Saga: Court Docs Reveal Fascinating Details

If you've been following the strange tale of how tech blog Gizmodo came upon an unreleased iPhone prototype, wrote about it, and raised the ire of Apple and law enforcement officials, you probably know the basics by now. But the police report reveals some interesting details.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci16 May 10 01:05

Facebook Fixes Bug That Exposed Private Chats

Another day, another Facebook security snafu. The popular social network has patched a major security bug that allowed users to snoop on their friends' private chats, and view their pending friend requests.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci06 May 10 06:14

Google, Viacom Sling Mud in YouTube Court Fight

If you love an old-fashioned courtroom battle with a new media twist, the Google vs. Viacom copyright-infringement case makes for great entertainment. This lengthy (and particularly pissy) quarrel, which dates back to 2007, centers on Viacom's claim that Google's YouTube video-sharing site allowed users to upload more than 100,000 video clips from Viacom-owned networks and movie studios, including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures. Viacom's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks $1 billion in damages.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci20 March 10 04:56

Twitter to Major Tom: NASA lets public tweet astronauts

Ever wanted to ask an orbiting astronaut what it's really like up there? Is the food any good? Can you sleep well in zero-g? And, of course, is that urine recycler still acting up?

Written by Jeff Bertolucci06 Feb. 10 12:08
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