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New IE: Internet Explorer 10 arrives on Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 debuted on Windows 8, and until now was only available to people who bought into Microsoft’s big Windows redo. That changes today, as Redmond rolls out IE 10 for Windows 7 (download).

The update brings enormous changes to the browser, and mostly for the better. Internet Explorer 10 is not only faster and more stable than the current IE for Windows 7, version 9, it’s also far more standards-compliant.

“Gone are the days when developers aspire to build for the lowest common denominator. The way the Web becomes like an application is when you take advantage of the latest hardware. We’ve stopped the era of trying to maximize for aggregate browser share,” Ryan Gavin, general manager for Internet Explorer at Microsoft, said in a phone conversation with CNET last week.

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HP: ‘We’re shifting resources from PCs to tablets’

 

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman may have stated the obvious when she said today that HP is transferring its attention to tablets.

“We’re shifting resources from PCs to tablets,” she said during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.

“The market moved very fast to tablets and smartphones, and we’ve got to now manage that transition.”

She continued. “And it’s not that HP didn’t try to manage that transition — they did with the acquisition of Palm. But as you know under the previous [management] that took a little detour to nowhere.”

She also talked about quality, not a trivial issue for some HP products. “Quality was not an area of focus. Quality drives enormous cost. If you have warranty or support problems…the backend cost of quality is enormous. Those are the kinds of things we’re going after that were frankly untouched,” she said.

Read More: HP’s Whitman: ‘We’re shifting resources from PCs to tablets’ | Business Tech – CNET News.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Advises You Change Your Name To Escape Online Shame

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Eric Schmidt discussed the future of search, how newspapers will survive, and what’s next for Google.

As ReadWriteWeb highlighted, Schmidt also shared some surprisingly frank, eyebrow-raising opinions on privacy online and the lengths to which we will have to go to protect our reputations in what the New York Times called an age defined by “the impossibility of erasing your posted past and moving on.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Holman Jenkins writes in his interview with Eric Schmidt that the CEO “predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites.”

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Five billionth device about to plug into Internet

Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet. And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet.

On the surface, this second tidal wave of growth will be driven by cell phones and new classes of consumer electronics, according to an IMS statement. But an even bigger driver will be largely invisible: machine-to-machine communications in various kinds of smart grids for energy management, surveillance and public safety, traffic and parking control, and sensor networks.

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