FCC: "Broadband" Now Means 4 Mbps Down

The FCC has re-defined the minimum requirements of broadband to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That's a huge jump up from the previous minimum of 200Kbps but is fitting given our video streaming, downloading and cloud living times. As for myself, I could barely live with 4 Mbps down but then the FCC reminds me… » 7/23/10 12:29pm 7/23/10 12:29pm

Microsoft Lowered Vista Hardware Requirements to Appease Intel

The class-action lawsuit against Microsoft » 11/15/08 10:30am 11/15/08 10:30am for its misleading "Vista Capable" marketing let loose another scandal when emails between Microsoft and Intel execs , suggesting Microsoft cut Vista's hardware requirements to help out Intel. Originally, Intel's 915 series chipsets didn't qualify for the important "Vista…