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  • News: Sony Locks 93,000 PSN and SOE Accounts After Mass Login Attempt

    Another attempt has been made to breach Sony's security, but fortunately it seems the wannabe hackers were mostly unsuccessful this time.

  • News: AMD's new eight-core Bulldozer FX chips touch 4.2GHz

    Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday released the first eight-core desktop chips based on the new Bulldozer architecture, in which cores can run at clock speeds of up to 4.2GHz.

  • News: Orange and China Telecom sign deal on services, roaming

    Orange and China Telecom have signed a partnership agreement that allows users to access their respective networks, both Wi-Fi and VPN, the French operator said Wednesday.

  • News: Google to push mobile storefronts for retailers

    After a recent survey revealed that almost 80 percent of its largest customers lack a mobile-optimized website, Google has decided to launch a program to address that issue specifically among retailers.

  • News: Orange Kenya launches Mpedigree

    Telecommunication provider Orange Kenya today launched Mpedigree; an SMS based system to fight against counterfeit drugs. The company will run this programme to fight counterfeit drugs in Kenya and Cameroon where up to 30% of the drugs are potentially affected.

  • News: BlackBerry outage hits U.S.

    The BlackBerry outage that started Monday in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has now spread to North America.

  • News: Sony Suspends 93,000 PSN Accounts, Has HDTV Woes

    Sony has temporarily suspended 93,000 PlayStation Network accounts because it found a "large amount of unauthorized sign-in attempts," proving that the besieged company just can’t catch a break.

  • News: 39% are disappointed Apple didn't release iPhone 5

    The result from our Poll points towards the public not being too impressed with the iPhone 4S launch.

  • News: Raytheon's cyberchief describes 'Come to Jesus' moment

    After Raytheon began selling missiles to Taiwan in 2006, the defense company's computer network came under a torrent of cyberattacks.

  • News: Microsoft Discusses Windows 8 Tweaks After User Feedback

    Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview has been out for about a month, and the software giant is ready to discuss some new changes to Windows 8 based on user feedback. In an incredibly long and detailed blog post, Marina Dukhon, a senior program manager on the Windows 8 Core Experience team, discussed upcoming changes to Windows 8's apps screen, start screen customization, and a replacement for Windows 7 jump lists in Windows 8.

  • News: Will Your ISP Protect Your Privacy?

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit District's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of technology in the face of authority. In this fourth installment in a series of FAQs, we examine the responsibilities of Internet service providers to protect your privacy. Be sure to check out the first three installments: a guide to which social networks fight for your rights, a primer on your right to phone service during a protest and a discussion of your right to photograph the police.

  • News: The SSL certificate industry can and should be replaced

    The SSL certificate authorities like Comodo that have had their security undermined by hackers shouldn't be trusted, and in fact, the way the entire SSL certificate industry of today works can and should be replaced with something better, says Moxie Marlinspike, a security expert who's come up with a plan he says will do that.

  • News: iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

    A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly today, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers. iOS 5 has 36 percent more HTML5 capabilities baked in than its predecessor iOS 4.3, 33 percent more than the current Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" tablet browser, and 61 percent more than the current Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone browser. InfoWorld ran the HTML5Test.com suite of HTML5 compatibility tests as part of an in-depth comparison between iOS 5 and the two Android variants.

  • News: 7 key skills new IT grads are lacking

    Greg Taffet is scouting for talent.

  • News: Apple releases Find My Friends for iOS

    Can you find me now? Apple on Wednesday released Find My Friends. The app, which requires iOS 5, lets you find your friends by geolocating their iOS devices—presuming your friends have granted you access to that data.

  • Opinion: MMORPG NEStalgia Looks Like 1987, Plays Like 2011

    NEStalgia may be something unique, or at least rare: a game that takes a modern genre, the graphical MMORPG, and transports it back in time to the late 1980s, well before even the oldest MMOs were envisioned. Text-based MU*s were around, of course, but 'MMORPG' generally refers to consumer games with graphical interfaces. Many older MMORPGs, such as Meridian 59, are still kicking but NEStalgia goes them one better creating an MMO in the style of 8-bit NES games such as the earliest iterations of Final Fantasy.

  • News: No, Sony Wasn't Hacked, but They Were Mass-Attacked

    It may be tempting to call any illicit online behavior a "hack," and it's certainly part of attracting clicks, but in actuality, this story circulating about Sony being hacked gets the most critical detail dead wrong.

  • News: How international is the iPhone 4S 'world phone?'

    One of the most interesting wrinkles in the iPhone 4S—which I review at length elsewhere—is its status as a “world phone.” Unlike previous generations, it supports both CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) and GSM (AT&T, the rest of the world) wireless technology right out of the box. But there are some interesting quirks to this product that may please savvy international travelers.

  • News: Patch Internet Explorer Now

    Yesterday was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month of October. There were a total of eight new security bulletins--not too many, but enough to keep IT admins busy for a while. While most of the vulnerabilities addressed are not imminent threats, security experts are virtually unanimous that patching Internet Explorer should be priority one.

  • How-Tos: How to build a compact gaming PC

    We show you how to construct a space-saving gaming PC including an nVidia GTX 570 graphics card for unbeatable performance. UPDATED: 23rd Feb 2012



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