Five desktop Linux highlights of 2007

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Opinion -- Sometimes putting together a best-of-the-year list is like pulling teeth. There simply isn't enough big news to fill the list out. That was not a problem for desktop Linux in 2007. This year...

One in Five PCs Infected With Rootkits

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Malware researchers at Prevx have highlighted what they are calling a 'massive growth' in the number of PCs harboring rootkit infections. More than 725,000 PCs were scanned using the Prevx CSI malware scanner over a...

Microsoft Gives WebFives the High Five

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Microsoft's WebFives acquisition should bolster the company's services for sharing digital content and online socializing about it. Like many other Microsoft acquisitions, there was no splashy announcement. There is simply a notice on WebFives' home...

Intel pledges 80 cores in five years

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Intel has built a prototype of a processor with 80 cores that can perform a trillion floating point operations per second. CEO Paul Otellini held up a silicon wafer with the prototype chips before several...

Five Former EA Employees Establish New Studio

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Deep Fried Entertainment or DFE is the new kid on the development block. Formed by five former EA Black Box employees they hope to, "capitalise on the creative freedoms and technical innovations that often elude...

Nintendo DS sales topped five million in March

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Worldwide sales of the Nintendo DS handheld shot through the five million mark in mid-March, putting the company well within its five to six million unit target for the full year to March 31st according...

Top Five Scams

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PC World has published a list of the top five online scams affecting Americans. Research firm Gartner believes nearly 10 million were hit online by fraudsters in the past year. There's nothing hugely surprising in...

Atlus announces five DS games

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Japan-based Atlus announced today that it is currently planning five games for the Nintendo DS, including the tentatively titled Shin Megami Tensei DS, which will join the recently announced Shin Megami Tensei Online as upcoming...

Saudi Arrests Five After Seizing Bomb-Making CDs

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Saudi authorities, facing a wave of militant attacks, have arrested five people after raiding computer shops selling compact disks containing hidden bomb-making instructions, a local newspaper reported on Thursday. Police were questioning...

Chinese cyber dissident sentenced to five years

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China's pioneering cyber-dissident Huang Qi, one of the first to be arrested for expressing his political views on the Internet, has been sentenced to five years in prison for subversion, lawyers and a rights group...

Bluetooth in five minutes or bust

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It's a question of time if Bluetooth companies want to see blue skies--five minutes, an industry group leader plans to tell developers this week. Mike McCamon, executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG),...

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