Friday, June 3, 2011

Does technology have to look good?

Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) -- How do computer companies make their products stand out from the crowd? At Computex, Asia's largest computer technology fair, many manufacturers seem to consider attractive showgirls the best way to get even the most prosaic processor noticed.

Feds investigate alleged attacks on Gmail accounts

The U.S. government is investigating reports from Google that hackers attempted to break into the Gmail accounts of senior government officials but at this point doesn't believe any accounts were actually breached.
"Speaking on behalf of the U.S. government, we're looking into these reports and seeking to gather the facts," Caitlin Hayden, deputy spokesperson for the National Security Council, told CNET today. "We have no reason to believe that any official U.S. government e-mail accounts were accessed."
The FBI is taking the lead on the investigation, according to Hayden, "as part of an interagency mechanism that comes together to focus on these types of incidents when they occur."