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  • News: Intel agrees to buy networking chip company Fulcrum

    Intel is acquiring networking chip company Fulcrum Microsystems for an undisclosed amount in an effort to boost its networking offerings, Intel said Tuesday.

  • News: Yahoo and open source

    Yahoo is a well-known user of, and contributor to, open source projects. The company is most closely associated with Hadoop, and rightly so, as it is this open source project's biggest contributor. Last month, it sponsored the Hadoop Summit 2011, in which its internal Hadoop experts, and others, ran a collection of workshops on the distributed workload operating system. It even announced that Yahoo had collected some top Hadoop engineers and spun off a new company, Hortonworks. Hortonworks hopes to sell Hadoop consulting services to enterprises.

  • News: Google's Schmidt brushes off Android patent suits as 'legal fun'

    If Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is sweating the multiple patent suits being filed against Android vendors, he sure isn't showing it.

  • News: Kenya internet exchange point hits 1Gbps

    Kenya's Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) recorded its highest ever traffic exchange last Friday, at 1 gigabit per second. The exchange point is a set up where ISPs and major content providers in Kenya bring their equipment and links and exchange Internet traffic between each other for free.

  • News: Oracle girds VirtualBox for enterprise use

    Oracle has updated its open source VirtualBox virtualization software to make it more suitable for widescale enterprise deployments, the company announced Tuesday.

  • First look: Scosche freeKEY Bluetooth water resistant flexible keyboard

    The Scosche freeKEY is a flexible keyboard made mainly of silicon that can be rolled up into a compact package.

  • News: Google News Badges Can Change Your Company's Outreach

    Google released its new badges feature last week, which is supposed to encourage people to visit and share sites they find interesting via the Google+ social network, "which in turn will increase traffic to those sites," according to the official Google News Blog.

  • News: Pokemon Battles Go Real-Time on 3DS

    The newest Pokemon game promises real-time battles with dozens of toy Pokemon, providing "instant Pokemon gratification," according to Nintendo.

  • Opinion: Texting While Walking Could Get You Fined in Philly

    Pedestrians have enjoyed the right-of-way for too long, the city of Philadelphia has decided. Now, the city is fining those who text while walking without paying attention to the road ahead.

  • News: Adobe, EchoSign face patent infringement suit

    Adobe Systems and EchoSign, the electronic signatures company it acquired Monday, were sued on Tuesday by RPost, another electronic signature services company, for alleged infringement of five of its patents relating to electronic signature services.

  • News: Apple's U.S. Mac sales gains again hit double-digits, experts forecast

    Industry analysts say Mac sales in the U.S. increased by as much as 15% in the second quarter, making Apple one of only two of the top five computer makers to post positive gains.

  • News: Irrational Games Co-Founder Announces First Project

    Irrational Games co-founder Jon Chey has formed a new studio with an aim to produce more in the way of "genre, nichey games."

  • Opinion: Apple's iPad: 5 Reasons Why I'll Never Buy One

    Apple is expected to report enormous profits this quarter thanks in no small part to record iPad sales of 7.7 million units. But I'm still holding out for a better tablet.

  • News: Disappearing $69 iPad 2 triggers buyer outrage at Sears

    Consumers really, really want that $69 iPad 2 and they don't care that Sears apologized for the mistaken price and offers a credit.

  • How-Tos: Help! Your PC problems solved, July 2011

    This month our Helproom editor helps readers with upgrading a PC's motherboard, graphics card and memory, software problems with Google Chrome and Windows 7, and downloads that just won't... well... download!

  • News: Alas, No Final Fantasy XIII-2 Until January 2012

    Happy New Year, those are the words you'll be waiting to hear before you can lay hands on Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII follow-up. Well, unless you live in Japan, or can read Japanese, in which case summoning an import copy should be simple enough—Square Enix says Final Fantasy XIII-2 will debut in Japan slightly sooner, in December 2011.

  • News: New Fifa 12 Trailer First Look

    EA Sports are boasting 'revolutionary changes' to their best selling football game.

  • Opinion: Borders Will Be Liquidated, Kobo To Continue

    With the news that Borders plans to liquidate and close all of its stores--including former mall staple Waldenbooks--another brick-and-mortar bookseller went dark today. Borders has made many stumbles, and surely its numerous missteps in the digital era will be the subject of many a case study in business schools. The customers who bought Borders e-books via Kobo Books look set, but a bigger question remains as to how the loss of Borders will impact Kobo.

  • Opinion: News Corp. Hit By Multiple Hack Attacks: LulzSec Returns

    They're back! The notorious hacking group LulzSec resurfaced Monday and claimed responsibility for hacking the U.K.'s The Sun website owned by News Corp. Starting at approximately 6:30 ET Monday the visitors to The Sun's website were redirected to Lulzsec's Twitter account page where it posted a tweet erroneously announced the death of Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., due to the ingestion of "a large quantity of palladium."

  • News: Batman: Arkham City Collectors Edition Detailed

    Warner Bros. has revealed details of the limited-quantity Collectors Edition for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City.



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