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  • News: Don't get carried away by Hadoop's 'gee whiz' factor

    Companies should take a pragmatic approach to implementing Hadoop for their "big data" requirements, a new report released Tuesday by analyst firm Forrester Research urges.

  • Opinion: Banking regulations...in Kenya?

    Northeastern Africa has seen governments overthrown amid massive media coverage, while South Africa successfully hosted the World Cup. But there's an enormous land mass in between, and technology is starting to make a difference in some countries.

  • News: Company shows off Kinect banking app

    People may soon pay bills and manage their banking by waving their hands in front of their TVs, if an application from a Lithuanian company at this week's CTIA conference proves successful.

  • Opinion: Cheap Laptops: It's Bangladesh's Turn

    India isn't the only nation building low-cost computers. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday introduced the Doel, an inexpensive, Android-based laptop priced as low as 10,000 taka (US $130), the BBC reports.

  • Opinion: CyanogenMod 7.1 Opens Hacking Doors to More Android Phones

    Android modders, rejoice! The team over at CyanogenMod has released a new update to its jailbreaking software, giving you the power to tinker with even more cellphone models.

  • News: Amazon to Enter Digital Download Arms Race

    Online mega store Amazon looks to offer preorders for digital PC games later this week. With Amazon's huge reach and unparalleled popularity, the digital download service wars just became much more interesting.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Huawei Ascend II for Cricket

    At CTIA 2011 in San Diego, Huawei outlined its plans to take on the US mobile market. The company showed off a few of its latest phones to hit our shores, including the eye-catching Huawei Ascend II for Cricket. This prepaid phone is currently available for $180 with no contract.

  • Opinion: Discovery Channel Airing Steve Jobs Documentary Sunday

    The Discovery Channel will be airing a one-hour documentary on Steve Jobs Sunday, hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters fame.

  • News: iTunes 10.5 is Out: 3 Reasons to Get It Now

    Version 10.5 of Apple's iTunes software is available now, just in time for the launch of iOS 5 on Wednesday. The latest version includes the first taste of iCloud and is required before downloading iOS 5.

  • News: Microsoft patches critical IE, Silverlight drive-by bugs

    Microsoft today shipped eight security updates that patched 23 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), .Net Framework, Silverlight and other bits in its portfolio.

  • News: Computer infected? Blame yourself, Microsoft report concludes

    Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes are available, Microsoft says.

  • News: Cellphones will become a way to attack otherwise protected devices: report

    Mobile phones will become an increasing menace to network security that could drop malware onto protected devices when they dock to sync or plug into USB ports to charge, security experts say in a Georgia Tech report.

  • News: Cloud-based DNS outperforms in-house systems, study shows

    A new vendor-sponsored study of the 1,000 biggest websites quantifies how much better third-party managed service providers are doing at operating DNS services across the Internet cloud than enterprises that run this critical network service themselves.

  • News: Cable group fears members will be left out of broadband fund

    A U.S. Federal Communications Commission plan to redirect telephone subsidies to rural areas to broadband deployment could leave out cable-based voice and broadband providers, a cable trade group said Tuesday.

  • Opinion: Scary Super-Realistic Face Masks Are Scary

    Sure, we all think we look stunning when we sneak a peak in the mirror, but does the world really need more than one of our faces floating around? Twins my be able to get away with it naturally, but the rest of us would have to come up with some 3-D photo-realistic printing device that would create life-like masks. Oh wait, someone’s already done that leg work. Score.

  • News: Mobile operator CEOs play up harmony

    The CEOs of the three largest U.S. mobile operators largely ignored their fierce competition on Tuesday, delivering one keynote speech after another at CTIA Wireless Enterprise & Applications that emphasized the benefits of the wireless industry as a whole.

  • News: Huawei aims for top of US market

    Huawei is focused on bringing smartphones and tablets to the masses in the U.S. and hopes to be among the top five mobile phone vendors in the U.S in the next three years, company executives said Tuesday at CTIA.

  • News: Embracing 'bring your own' technology

    Reasonably-priced and increasingly powerful consumer information technology, such as laptops and smartphones, has proved a boon for the home user, but creates a growing challenge for the organisation as employees want to continue using their devices in the office.

  • News: The new mainstream

    IT directors share pointers on managing the myriad challenges of supporting remote users and staff who want to use their favourite devices at work.

  • News: News from the Red Zone

    The Press published an edition the day after Christchurch's February quake. With communications compromised, residents were even more reliant on news, but the paper's IT team has its own stories of resilience in the face of adversity.--


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