Hewlett-Packard looking into 'racist webcam' claims

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday it is looking into the facial-tracking software used in its personal computers, after a customer calling himself “Black Desi” posted a YouTube video, where he says that Hewlett-Packard computers are racist. See full article.

Barnes & Noble compensates buyers for late Nook

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc plans to issue $100 gift certificates to people who won't receive its Nook electronic reader by December 24, if they had ordered it on time. See full article.

Study: 1 in 5 divorces in the U.S. caused by Facebook

New research released Monday shows that Facebook is causing an alarmingly high number of divorces in the United States. Other social networking sites, including MySpace, Bebo and Twitter, also featured heavily in the sample of 5,000 divorce papers studied by Divorce-Online. See full article.

10 things Microsoft did wrong in 2009

The year 2009 was perhaps the most difficult for Microsoft since Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded the company nearly 35 years ago. Company executives can thank economic turmoil for the hardships. But Microsoft could have handled 2009 much better than it did. Hopefully, 2010 will be better. See full article.

Psystar Lawyer Says Company Not Shutting Down

After some brief downtime, Psystar's Web site is back up, and the company's lawyer is reportedly dismissing any suggestion that the Mac clone maker is closing up shop. See full article.

Palm Readies WebOS Update

In order to better compete in the smartphone space, Palm is preparing to release a software update for its webOS devices and it is also trying to make it easier for developers to create compelling content. See full article.