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  • Opinion: Hate The New Facebook? Here's How to Change It

    If there is one thing Facebook users love to, it's to complain about design changes on the social network. Over the years the site has undergone several user interface tweaks, and each and every time the changes are introduced a large portion of the site's 750 million users rage. As one tweeter said, it's the 'Facebook cycle'--things change, people complain, they get over it and carry on.

  • Opinion: 'World's Smallest Camera' Goes on Sale

    Hammacher Schlemmer now sells what it claims to be the world's smallest camera for $100. The miniature digicam is small enough to rest on a finger, measuring 1.125 inches long, 1 inch wide and 1.062 inches deep.

  • News: NetbootCD: A Handy Tool for Managing Linux Distributions

    If you're like many Linux fans, you keep multiple different flavors of the free and open source operating system on hand. After all, each Linux distribution tends to have strengths in particular areas, so it's nice to be able to choose which one you run, depending on the task at hand.

  • News: Another World 20th Anniversary Edition Now Available on iOS

    Eric Chahi's brutally difficult and immensely stylish cinematic platformer from 1991 has just hit the App Store for iOS devices.

  • Opinion: Cowboy Guns for iPhone and iPad

    There’s a lot about Cowboy Guns, a Western shoot ’em up published by Chillingo, to make even the most hardened desperado smile. There’s plenty of challenges and a compelling storyline—albeit one delivered with dialogue so stilted that it would make a Roy Rogers picture seem like a Royal Shakespeare Company production. The graphics give the game a distinctive look, and the music sounds like something Ennio Morricone might compose. Clearly, a lot of attention was paid to getting all the details of Cowboy Guns just so.

  • News: WSJ: Apotheker ouster from HP CEO job imminent

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker will likely be removed from his position on Thursday and replaced by HP director and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • Opinion: Mechatronic Security Robot Is Remarkably Formidable

    I’m constantly amazed by the creativity that goes into the random things I find on the Internets, and this bad-ass robot built by the Beatty Family is no exception. This isn’t your ordinary security bot, no sir; rather, it's an armored beast weighing in at 45 pounds that can defend itself with a mounted turret capable of firing 1,000 plastic or metal pellets a minute.

  • News: Government to scrap NPfIT NHS IT programme today

    The government will formally announce the scrapping of the National programme for IT in the NHS, this morning, dubbing it the biggest IT disaster of the last Labour administration.

  • News: Al Gore refers to 'new iPhones' coming in October

    Al Gore, former vice-president of the US and Apple board member, has seemingly confirmed that there will be more than one new iPhone launched in October.

  • News: Facebook Worker Tweets About Music Service Before Debut

    A Facebook employee tweeted about the company’s “Listen with your friend” feature, letting the cat out of the bag on one of the features expected to debut at the company’s f8 developer’s conference. Facebook (and former Google) creative director Ji Lee tweeted on the eve of Facebook's developers' conference:

  • News: First look at Apples Hong Kong retail store

    With Apple generally recognized as the world's number one brand, it was only a matter of time until thopened a flagship store in a city obsessed with brands and brand-culture: Hong Kong. The media were permitted a quick peek inside the silicon emporium (officially dubbed the "Apple Store ifc mall") before its grand opening this Saturday. The iconic logo, a monochromatic silhouette of a stylized piece of fruit, now faces shoppers browsing Hong Kong's iconic mall—IFC One—while an outward-facing twin faces the famed Hong Kong skyline and a reclamation site soon to house Hong Kong Government offices.

  • News: Apple looks to Japan for DRAM and NAND flash supply

    Apple is looking to Japanese manufacturers for supplies of DRAM and NAND flash memory as the company tries to reduce its reliance on Samsung, reports claim.

  • News: Stevie Wonder sings Steve Jobs' praises

    Musical legend Stevie Wonder took time to heap praise on Steve Jobs and iOS devices at a surprise appearance in Los Angeles last weekend, according to reports.

  • News: Games for Windows Live Fraud Victim Told He Can't Be Helped

    Blogger and gamer Greg Knight found out the hard way how difficult it is to deal with the Live support team if you're a PC gamer who doesn't own an Xbox 360.

  • News: Oracle scoops up GoAhead Software

    Oracle is buying GoAhead Software, which makes products designed to help network equipment providers improve service delivery. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed before year's end, were not disclosed.

  • News: A deep dive into Windows 8 Developer Preview

    After spending several days with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 on a PC, it's clear that Microsoft's new operating system -- which offers two separate interfaces, Metro and Desktop -- is a transitional one between traditional computers and mobile devices. All of Microsoft's energy and creativity has been devoted to the new Metro interface; there's very little new of note for the old-fashioned Desktop.

  • News: TalkTalk most complained about ISP....again

    TalkTalk was the most complained about ISP between April and June this year, according to Ofcom.

  • Opinion: Sony's 'No-Sue' Defense: AT&T Did It, So We Can Too

    Sony, Sony, Sony...so your defense for sticking a "you can't sue us if you want to use us" clause in your PlayStation Network terms and conditions is essentially "AT&T got away with it, so we can, too?" This is what we get, people. Shame on us, because this is what we get.

  • News: Google chief promises Senate: We'll be good!

    While acknowledging that his company has extraordinary power and influence over the Web, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday promised the Senate that Google wouldn't be evil.

  • News: Patch Adobe Flash to Protect against Zero-Day Exploit

    Adobe issued a critical update today for its Flash Player software. The patch fixes six security vulnerabilities, at least one of which is a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.



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