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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Blames Recent Toyota Brake Issues on “software” says “everything will fail”

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Friday held firm to his love for Prius cars despite what he suspects is a Toyota software problem behind sudden spikes in acceleration.
“I love my Prius,” Wozniak said during on-stage banter with AT&T Tech Channel’s Hugh Thompson during a geek talk show at the closing of [...]

Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4 Billion

Over the past 13 years, Sun Microsystems’ Java language has become one of the computer industry’s best known brands—and underappreciated assets.
The tension wasn’t lost on Sun’s new owner, Oracle, which on Apr. 20 said it will purchase Silicon Valley pioneer Sun for $7.4 billion in cash. If Oracle has its way, which they most likely will, [...]

IBM in Discussions with Sun for Possible Buyout

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is reported to be in negotiations for a possible $6.5 billion sale to IBM, a deal that would shake up the global tech industry and spell the end of an esteemed but now-struggling Silicon Valley pioneer.
The talks were reported this morning by the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the [...]

Aussie Man Builds $300K Flight Simulator

Australian flight enthusiast and flight simulator guru Matthew Sheil has finally built what is probably one of the coolest toys on the planet. But it’s so much more than that.
Earning Matthew a Guinness world record during his decade long journey, his homemade Boeing 747-400 flight simulator has cost him over $300,000 and probably given him [...]

No Change in Steve Jobs’ Return to Apple

Apple, Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs still expects to return from his medical leave of absence at the end of June, according to an Apple director who responded to an investor at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.
The investor - who was the only one to ask for details on Jobs’ health - had [...]

Online Gamers Remain Top Malware Target

The Internet has always had its share of malware, spyware, viruses and many other malicious tools created by the many darksiders that roam the free-Web. What’s the most common type of malware on the Internet you ask? Well, it’s not Viruses or even Botnet code. Maybe password-stealing worms designed to victimize online gamers?
Microsoft said Thursday it [...]

Zero-day Attack Found In Adobe Acrobat

Critical Level Zero-day Attack Found, Affects All Versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Adobe and others have warned against a critical-level security flaw affecting all recent versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader for all platforms including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The attack is known as a zero-day attack because it takes advantage of [...]

HP Posts Negative Q1 Earnings, Sour Outlook

Hewlett-Packard reported a dismal quarterly profit that dropped 13 percent while sales increased by  just 1 percent as even the Palo Alto tech company’s profitable printer ink business was shaken by a devastating time in the economy.
HP shares fell $2.03, or 6 percent, to $32.05 in extended hours trading, after closing down 26 cents during the regular trading [...]

Major Charges Dropped in Pirate Bay Trial

Half of the charges against the world’s biggest bit torrent file-sharing service, The Pirate Bay, were dropped on Tuesday leaving The Pirate Bay’s four defendants on trial for “assisting making available copyright material,” a significantly less severe charge than the dropped “assisting copyright infringement.”
The plaintiffs are being led by the IFPI or International Federation of [...]

Apple Releases Major Security Update for OS X

Safari bug finally patched as Apple issues large security update for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Server. Java and other critical components updated as well.

The biggest security update released by Apple in nearly a year was released today for Mac OS X and certain Java [...]