Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday.

Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday. Microsoft’s Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, admitted there had been some comments recently that “synthesize scenarios that are not the case” around Microsoft’s work with UEFI. Redhat employee Matthew Garrett speculated that OEM machines that ship with...

HP confirms layoffs at Palm unit

Network World – HP has started laying off workers associated with last year’s billion-dollar acquisition of Palm, as it closes down the mobile device business it planned to base on Palm’s webOS. The news comes almost exactly a month after HP announced a sweeping reorganization and refocusing of its business. News reports say that HP has...

Windows 8 tablet from Samsung has Intel inside

A Samsungtablet expected to be shown at a Microsoft conference next week will be powered by an Intel chip, according to a source familiar with the device. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 currently on the market runs the Android operating system and uses an Nvidia processor. (Credit: Samsung) Windows chief Steven Sinofsky is expected shows off an early version of...

Google Desktop Update

Google Desktop Update – Friday, September 02, 2011 12:48 PM In 2004, Google launched Google Desktop, a program designed to make it easy for users to search their own PCs for emails, files, music, photos, Web pages and more. Desktop has been used by tens of millions of people and we’ve been humbled by its usage and great user feedback. However, over the...

Hulu Said to Be Talking With Up to Five First-Round Bidders

September 02, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT By Andy Fixmer(Updates with Dish service starting in fifth paragraph.) Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — Hulu LLC, the video website put up for sale by its media company owners, has received as many as five first-round bids, including one from Dish Network Corp., a person with knowledge of the situation said. Each offer included terms...