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  • News: Ice Cream Sandwich Can Make Your Android Into a Gaming Console

    If you're already anticipating loading Ice Cream Sandwich onto your non-iPhone, you're in luck -- Android 4.0 supports USB game controllers, just like Honeycomb.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Avengers dissemble?

    One of Siri's creators says goodbye, a missing interview of Steve Jobs surfaces, and it turns out that no iPhones were used in the creation of one of next year's most anticipated feature films. The remainders for Monday, October 24, 2011 will take the money and run.

  • News: NSW Govt calls for ICT industry comment

    The NSW Government is calling on the ICT industry to help shape the recent Digital Economy Action Plan through detailed comment and formal submissions on the plan and its terms of reference.

  • Opinion: The algorithms of Al Gore

    A massive number of Net-business movers and shakers descended on Hong Kong last week for the All Things Digital conference. Held for the first time outside the USA, AsiaD was founded by journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher in 2003--its inaugural appearance in Asia shows the current business dominance of the region. The result: Hong Kong's digerati were treated to intriguing discussions with some of Silicon Valley's best and brightest.

  • News: Yahoo targets SE Asia via feature phones

    While all major players like Google and Microsoft are eyeing the smart phones markets, Yahoo diverts its distribution towards the traditional smart feature phones. At the recent AsiaD Conference in Hong Kong organized by AllThingsD, Rose Tsou SVP of Yahoo Asia Pacific said the company expects the traditional feature-phone as an important platform to bring mobile Internet in many Asia markets.

  • Opinion: Semi-tethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Developed, Useful On The Move

    Earlier in the month, Geek Tech reported on the iOS 5 jailbreak, which dropped less than 24 hours after Apple announced the latest software update. Like any new jailbreak, it's only constraint (other than not working on an iPad 2) was that you have to tether your device to a computer to boot it--annoying if your phone stops working when you are not near your computer. Since the initial release developers have been working to improve the hack, and now a tether-free version is slowly coming to light.

  • News: FTC approves Google Buzz settlement

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission members voted unanimously to approve an agreement that settles a privacy-violation complaint the agency leveled against Google over the company's Buzz microblogging and social networking service.

  • News: Meru software applies corporate Wi-Fi security to private devices

    WLAN vendor Meru Networks has announced a new optional software module that lets its Wi-Fi networks recognize privately owned clients and automatically configure them to meet corporate security and management policies.

  • News: Amazon Selling Horror Games for Up to 85% Off This Month

    Amazon.com is having a Halloween video-game sale on horror-themed titles, including Dead Island for $39.99 ($20 off), Aliens Infestation for $22.49 ($7.46 off), F.E.A.R. 3 for $27.99 ($22.00 off), and many more.

  • Opinion: WikiLeaks Suspends Publication Because of Financial Boycott

    Wikileaks will be temporarily suspending its publication of confidential documents in order to fight a financial boycott against the organization that has reportedly cut off 95 percent of its revenue.

  • News: Linux 3.1 is out and supports OpenRISC, NFC, Wii

    Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.1 Monday and the new feature list is long and wide. Linux 3.1 includes a new iSCSI implementation and support for OpenRISC, Near-Field Communication chips, and -- get this -- Wii controllers.

  • News: How to find Mail messages in Lion

    Email providers such as Gmail and iCloud make it easy to store your old messages by the thousands, but finding one of those messages in your desktop email program is sometimes tricky. The Lion version of Apple Mail includes useful new search features, but also adds complexity and confusion to the process of finding messages. You can locate the messages you want, quickly and easily, by following some simple steps and learning a few pro tricks.

  • News: Android app developers top iOS developers

    Android Market app developers are a busy group, with the average publisher placing more than six apps in the online store compared to four published by the average iOS developer in the Apple App Store.

  • News: Equinix creates market for data center clients to trade services

    Equinix has launched an online marketplace for its data center customers, to make it easier for them to buy and sell network, managed hosting and other services among themselves.

  • News: Google+ may be linked to new online music store, report says

    Google CEO Larry Page may be making good on his promise to begin integrating Google+ throughout all of Google's services.

  • Canon launches Pixma Pro-1 flagship photo and artwork printer

    Canon has launched of its new flagship Pixma Pro-1 printer for gallery-quality prints of photos and artwork.

  • News: John Lewis offers Wi-Fi for in-store price comparison

    Britain’s biggest department store John Lewis is to offer customers free in-store Wi-Fi so they can compare its ticket prices with rivals, the employee-owned partnership has announced.

  • News: MacBook Pro range quietly upgraded

    Apple has quietly upgraded the processor, hard disk and graphics capabilities of the MacBook Pro range.

  • Opinion: Dell XPS 14z Bests MacBook Pro in Thinness and Price

    Dell unveiled the XPS 14z, an ultrathin laptop Monday that squeezes a 14-inch display in the smaller body of a 13-inch laptop. At less than an inch thin, and starting at just under $1000, the XPS 14z goes head to head with Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro--and just in time to make things interesting for laptop buyers, since Apple just recently refreshed the MacBook Pro line.

  • Opinion: TapSense Touchscreens Know How You Touched Them

    Touchscreens are already pretty effective with all the multi-touch swiping, tapping, and pinching gestures we can use on them. But why stop there? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to expand the capability of touchscreens to detect exactly what they've been touched with.

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