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Mexican drug cartel sells counterfeit Microsoft software to fund kidnappings, drug trafficking

February 4th, 2011

Sales of illegitimate copies of Microsoft programs may be doing more than just lining hackers’ pockets. According to Microsoft’s lawyers, notorious Mexican drug cartel La Familia Michoacana is selling counterfeit Microsoft software to help fund kidnappings, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and other criminal activities. David Finn, Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel dealing with Worldwide Anti-piracy and Anti-counterfeiting, wrote …

Samsung prepping dual-core phones, tablets for MWC

January 7th, 2011

We’re still deep in day two of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and apparently Samsung has already moved on. Speaking at CES on Friday, Samsung’s president of mobile J. K. Shin discussed the company’s big plans for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. “We will continue to keep our technology leadership this year. In …

Microsoft to demo Windows TV product at CES

January 4th, 2011

According to an unconfirmed report in The Seattle Times, Microsoft is preparing to demonstrate a new home entertainment product set to combat Apple TV and Google TV. The rumored service will supposedly be demonstrated this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Said to be powered by a “stripped-down version of Windows tailored for …

IEK: Tablet shipments to total 48 million units in 2011; 25% will run Android

December 29th, 2010

Tawain’s Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) said Wednesday that global tablet PC shipments in 2011 are expected to total 48 million units. The number sharply contradicts figures reported earlier today by DigiTimes, which suggest Apple will sell 65 million iPad tablets alone next year. The IEK is part of Taiwan`s government-funded Industrial Technology Research …

ASUS Eee Pad models teased ahead of CES

December 28th, 2010

Images of three upcoming Eee Pad tablets from ASUS have leaked via, possibly in a fashion similar to the controlled “leak” from HTC last week. The images appear to show three different Eee Pad models, each with a 10-inch touchscreen display. While little can actually be gleaned from the photo set, we know at …

AirPlay comes to Windows thanks to AirMediaPlayer

December 22nd, 2010

We knew it wouldn’t be long before a simple solution brought Apple’s AirPlay streaming media functionality to Windows, and today the deed is done. Independent developer Apostolos Georgiadis has assembled a neat little Windows application called AirMediaPlayer that allows Apple’s iOS devices to stream music and video via AirPlay to a Windows PC. The player …

Samsung Gloria to be a Windows 7 tablet with sliding keyboard

December 8th, 2010

According to an unconfirmed report on French enthusiast blog, Samsung is currently developing a Windows 7 tablet PC with a slide-out keyboard. Citing multiple sources, the blog says that a forthcoming tablet from Samsung — codenamed Samsung Gloria — will feature a 10-inch touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard. The concept seems less than …

BGR Breaks It Down: How to use AirPrint with any printer

November 29th, 2010

Apple’s latest iOS update finally adds AirPrint to iOS devices, bringing wireless printing capabilities to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in order to use AirPrint, you need a compatible printer. Since very few printers are compatible at this point in time, odds are pretty good …

LG E-Note H1000B tablet unveiled

November 22nd, 2010

While its name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, the LG E-Note H1000B is finally a reality. The pricey Windows tablet features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768-pixel touchscreen, a 1.66GHz processor, a 16GB SSD and 1GB of RAM. Despite a rogue press image on LG’s H1000B page showing the tablet running Windows XP, Windows 7 …