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  • News: Facebook to Court Small Business with Free Advertising

    Facebook is set to unveil an ambitious plan to attract more small businesses to set up shop on the social network. It plans to offer $50 in free advertising to as many as 200,000 small businesses to demonstrate the power of marketing on Facebook.

  • News: Stock awards, bonuses add up to big pay packages for CIOs

    Not all IT pros are feeling a compensation crunch. In the highest echelons at some of the largest public companies in the U.S., CIOs and senior IT leader are making millions. Just how much? Enough to rank among a company's most highly paid executives and enjoy perks such as company cars, financial planning services, and access to the corporate jet.

  • Altec Lansing Bliss Platinum in-ear headphones launched

    Altec Lansing has unveiled the Bliss range of earphones, which feature small housings to fit petite ears.

  • News: 'See What You Print' Concept Printer Unveiled

    The future of printers doesn't have to be boring, at least in the eyes of design firm Artefact. The group's concept printer, dubbed "See What You Print," aims to "bring the printer to the 21st century, by stripping it down of its cumbersomeness."

  • News: GetGlue adds Leaderboards, improves Conversations

    The entertainment-oriented social-networking site, GetGlue, has been allowing users to check-in and talk about their favorite (or least favorite) movies, TV shows, books, video games, and sports teams since 2009. On Tuesday, an update to the website and iPhone app will allow users to easily filter through the chatter to find the most interesting comments about their favorite shows, as well as compete with their friends to see who has seen the most episodes of Wheel of Fortune.

  • News: Zen Pinball Coming to 3DS

    Zen Studios, masters of the virtual pinball art, are bringing their talents to Nintendo's handheld this fall.

  • News: Apple starts to fine-cut Final Cut Pro X

    If you've been skeptical, suspicious, or cynical over Apple's ground-up rewrite of Final Cut Pro, Tuesday's 10.0.1 update may well spur you to give the software another shot: The company has not only restored several much-needed features for professionals, it's also offering wary non-linear editors a free 30-day trial and a PDF booklet to help transition from Final Cut Studio.

  • Opinion: Verizon Sells 4G Android Phone for $100

    If expensive handsets were holding you back from jumping on the 4G bandwagon, Verizon has a treat for you. The carrier is introducing the Pantech Breakout Android 2.3 smartphone running on its 4G network, a device that will cost you only $100 with a two-year contract.

  • Opinion: Will Facebook Deliver a Knockout Punch to Google+?

    Can Facebook rest on its 750 million user-base laurels? We'll find out this week at the social network's F8 Developer Conference, which takes place in San Franciscoon September 22. Buzz on what's expected ranges from new Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Facebook Buttons to a first-ever Facebook iPad app.

  • News: Wall Street Journal Social on Facebook: A First Look

    The Wall Street Journal has unveiled WSJ Social Beta, a new way to consume news on Facebook. The effort from the News Corp. paper provides users full access to Journal articles within the walls of Facebook, along with the Journal's own advertising. The basic idea of WSJ Social is to create a curated news experience where you read articles recommended by others, as well as provide an easy way to read and share news with your friends. The effort also appears to fall in line with Facebook's rumored strategy of including more original content such as music and video within the site. The social network's original content plans are expected to be unveiled Thursday during the company's F8 developer conference.

  • Opinion: Gears of War 3 Arrives

    Today's the day you've been waiting for, meaning the 'you' that wants to discover how it all winds up for grumpy ol' Marcus Fenix and his posse. Gears of War 3 launched last night at midnight, for anyone fannish enough to stand in line in the wee hours. The critical consensus is something like "It blinded me with awesome!"--the whole package, that is, emphasis on the refined multiplayer stuff.

  • News: 'Day One' Assassin's Creed Revelations to Include Original

    Ubisoft has announced that "day one" copies of the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed Revelations will include the original Assassin's Creed for free.

  • How-Tos: How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

    I've got a lot of music in my collection, and some of it in box sets of varying sizes. From a 37-disc set of Schubert's lieder, to an 80-disc set of all of Glenn Gould's recordings, to a 98-disc set of Shakespeare's plays, to a 172-disc set of Bach's complete works. With all these box sets, my shelves are full. Recently, another one arrived: a 73-CD set of the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 tour; all 22 concerts recorded during the tour.

  • News: Tetris is Back Again, This Time on 3DS

    Unsurprisingly, Nintendo's latest handheld is set to receive its own special version of Tetris, featuring more game modes than ever before.

  • News: Benefit Evil: Killing Zombies for the Kids

    From October 7-9, the Benefit Evil team will be holding a Resident Evil marathon in aid of popular charity Child's Play.

  • News: Call of Duty Elite Beta Now Available for PS3 Users

    While Xbox 360 users have enjoyed the beta for two months now, PS3 users can now take part in the Call of Duty Elite beta. Starting today, the service will be "activated in stages" and offers a premium membership as well.

  • How-Tos: What to Do With a New PC

    Everyone has their own I-just-bought-a-new-PC ritual. Some folks start by loading their pristine PC down with all their utilities and apps. Others immediately jump into the new games their old machine couldn't handle. A few others install Linux.

  • News: Capita bags Vertex private sector operations

    Capita has snapped up the private sector operations of call centre and customer management outsourcer Vertex for £40.5 million cash.

  • News: Lib Dems back repeal of the Digital Economy Act

    The Liberal Democrats have pledged to repeal "damaging parts" of the Digital Economy Act.

  • News: Logitech Harmony Link turns iPad into universal remote

    Wishing you could use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a universal remote control in the living room? On Tuesday Logitech announced the Harmony Link, a $100 device that sits next to your TV, communicates with your iOS device via Wi-Fi, and can control up to eight pieces of hardware--TVs, DVRs, Blu-ray players, AV receivers, media streamers, and so on--using a custom app.



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