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  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 05/12/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • News: Preparing for the real costs of cloud computing

    Most experts agree: The cloud is moving past the hype stage and starting to deliver tangible benefits, primarily increased flexibility and agility.

  • Opinion: Minecraft Plus LEGO Equals Minecraft LEGO!

    Instead of trying to sue the pants off developer Mohang for making Minecraft—a world-fiddling game involving random realms constructed from textured cubes—it sounds like Danish toymaker LEGO is joining forces to release a physical set of toys based on the multimillions selling sandbox builder.

  • News: When IT gets to play: Skunk works projects deliver value

    It's called the technology petting zoo. Stocked with the latest high-tech gadgets, games, systems and software that could potentially be of business value, it's a place where engineers and other IT users at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can try out the steady stream of hot, new consumer technologies and imagine the possibilities.

  • News: Career Watch: IT workers are upbeat about the future

    Ask a premier 100 IT leader: David Steinour

  • News: Details Leaked on Intel 'Ivy Bridge' Processors

    What do you get if you take a “Sandy Bridge” processor, make it smaller, and give it a little extra kick? You get the next generation “Ivy Bridge” processors expected next year from Intel. Intel itself is still keeping its plans a secret, but details of the “Ivy Bridge” processor lineup have leaked.

  • News: Five unexpected uses for the spacebar

    Ancient Greek and Latin writings had no spaces between words; you just had to be familiar with where words started and stopped in order to read textlikethis. But we should be grateful to the spacebar for more than just its sacred word-separation calling, because it can also perform quite a few tricks in various environments.

  • News: U.S. HPC Lead in Danger

    Programs to develop ever-higher performance exascale computing systems are underway around the world -- but the U.S. isn't yet leading the way after dominating high-performance computing development for decades. (Insider, registration required.)

  • Opinion: Can I Post Videos that Use Other People's Music on Youtube?

    Spiderowych asked the Answer Line forum if it's legal to post a remix of copyrighted songs on Youtube.

  • News: Blow Up 3 proves reliable for photo enlargements

    Scaling images way up—which is to say, enlarging them a lot—is never something you would choose to do, but sometimes you have no choice. A client’s picked their shot and they must have it in a poster, so that leaves you with the tricky job of blowing it up without it exploding into a pixelated mess. Most image editors do a good job with reduction or slight enlargement, but for huge increases in scale with maximum quality, you need dedicated software like Alien Skin’s Blow Up, now at version 3.

  • News: Carrier IQ: A privacy tempest in your pants pocket

    Privacy and cyber law experts weigh in on the privacy implications surrounding the Carrier IQ mobile diagnostic software.

  • News: Book Advises How to Protect Your Reputation Online

    The phrase "my life is an open book" has never been truer than it is today. The Internet, coupled with the growing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, have exposed many personal histories to anyone with access to cyberspace.

  • News: Android in 2012: Whats Next

    Google only scratched the surface with the latest improvements to its Android mobile operating system. Users have been left wanting more, and they are likely to get it in 2012.

  • News: Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones

    Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Puts Siri-like Tech into Xbox 360 In Living Room Play

    Forget about the rumored Siri-enabled Apple HDTV, Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox 360 system update that uses the Kinect sensor to turn your voice into a remote control. You can use the new voice features to find games, movies, TV shows and music from a variety of content providers on Xbox LIVE such as Netflix, Hulu Plus (December 6), and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The new Xbox 360 update will roll out to users in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. starting Tuesday through the next few weeks. Microsoft first announced the Xbox 360's new voice navigation features in July during the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles.

  • News: Tesco rolls out free Wi-Fi in Tesco Extra stores

    Tesco has begun rolling out free Wi-Fi in its Tesco Extra stores.

  • News: IBM buys Cúram Software for social service program delivery

    IBM is strengthening its hand in public-sector IT, announcing on Monday the purchase of Cúram Software, which makes applications for use by government social programs. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close before the end of December, were not disclosed.

  • News: Video: Facebook sets up New York engineering shop

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the plans in New York on Friday.

  • ImprovElectronics Boogie Board takes notes

    The ImprovElectronics Boogie Board USB-connected slate is used to take notes that are then stored on your laptop or tablet. Since it doesn't attempt to recognise what you've written, there's no need for an easily lost digital pen. Instead, any drawing implement you have to hand can be used.

  • News: European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.


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