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  • News: HP confirms layoffs at Palm unit

    HP has started laying off workers associated with last year's billion-dollar acquisition of Palm, as it closes down the mobile device business it planned to base on Palm's webOS. The news comes almost exactly a month after HP announced a sweeping reorganization and refocusing of its business.

  • News: Verizon to sell HTC Rhyme for $200 beginning Sept. 29

    Verizon Wireless will begin selling the new HTC Rhyme smartphone for $199.99 starting Sept. 29.

  • News: Business paper use remains high

    Businesses aren't rushing to create paperless offices; in fact, some are relying on paper documents more than ever, according to a new study by CompTIA.

  • News: Apple drubs rivals in satisfaction survey eighth year running

    For the eighth year running, Apple again beat rival computer makers that sell Windows PCs in an annual customer satisfaction survey, a researcher said today.

  • News: Microsoft gets Casio to sign Linux patent protection deal

    Lest we forget that Microsoft still insists Linux violates 235 of its patents, Microsoft issued a reminder today. It announced a patent licensing deal with Casio Computer Co. Ltd. that "among other things, will provide Casio's customers with patent coverage for their use of Linux in certain Casio devices," Microsoft says.

  • News: Patent madness! A timeline of the Android patent wars

    How Android has gotten the entire mobile industry to sue itself.

  • News: Verizon to launch LTE service in 21 more cities Oct. 20

    Verizon Wireless named 21 more cities that will get its faster LTE service starting Oct. 20.

  • News: IT managers start supporting employee-owned smartphones

    Despite the increasing use of smartphones at work, more than one-third of companies still don't provide any support for personal phones or outright prohibit their use at the office.

  • News: China denies role in hack of Japanese defense contractor

    A Chinese government official today denied any involvement in the attack that compromised scores of servers belonging to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan's largest defense contractor.

  • News: Lync not enterprise-ready, claims Microsoft ISV-turned-rival

    A gap between what Microsoft promises with Lync's telephony and what it delivers makes Lync a poor choice as an IP PBX replacement for large organizations, according to a former Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" who now works for Avaya. A current Microsoft MVP also says that Lync in its current form is a mediocre choice for a large enterprise, but that it works well for the SMB and is really geared toward smaller businesses anyway.

  • News: LaCie's Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now shipping

    On Tuesday, LaCie finally made the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hard drive available to the public through the Apple Retail Store and the Apple Online Store. The LaCie drive was originally announced in February.

  • News: New Patent Law Offers Few Pros, Many Cons

    The America Invents Act has been widely described as the biggest reform of American patent law in some 50 years, and that's certainly true. An overhaul of our patent system was long overdue, and there have been high hopes as to what it could accomplish.

  • News: Apple releases updates for Compressor, Motion

    Apple's primary focus on Tuesday may have been the 10.0.1 Final Cut Pro X update, but its other professional-level video apps, Compressor and Motion, haven't been left out in the cold. Both applications have received updates, to versions 4.0.1 and 5.0.1 respectively, and the company has additionally released a package of ProApps QuickTime Codecs for all three applications.

  • News: Twitter Checking Out Eastern Sites for Data Center

    Frustrated by "the whale" on Twitter that pops up on your screen when you're trying to access the site but it can't respond because it's overwhelmed by traffic? Relief may soon be in sight.

  • Opinion: Cyborg Plants Render Humans Even More Obsolete

    The cyborg plant is not a new concept. The robot plant replacement is even less new: You can buy one for a price of $4.19 from ThinkGeek, after all. But a team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich isn't interested in solar-powered plastic toys or surgically-altered self-lighting plants that hang on a wall (creepy!)--they're giving plants the ability to feed, water, and sun themselves, by augmenting them with iRobot technology and wheels.

  • Sony Reader PRS-T1 comes with Wi-Fi; free Harry Potter book

    The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is a very lightweight [168g] 6in screen e-book reader with Wi-Fi onboard. This adds convenience, since you can browse the Sony Reader Store online and download your chosen books directly to the 8.9mm thick device

  • News: Instagram 2.0 adds live filters and higher-resolution photos

    Instagram on Tuesday unveiled version 2.0 of its popular photo-sharing app. The update adds new filters, live filter previews, instant tilt-shift effects, more border controls, high-resolution photos, and rotation controls.

  • News: Xbox Live TV Set to Launch for Holiday 2011

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has stated that a live TV service for Xbox Live should be launching in time for the holiday season of this year.

  • News: Windows 8 developer tablets go for $3,500+ on eBay

    Several of the souped-up Samsung tablets Microsoft handed out to 5,000 developers at last week's BUILD Windows conference are for sale on eBay at prices as high as $3,500.

  • News: DigiNotar certificate authority goes bankrupt

    The theft of SSL certificates from Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar so undermined trust in the company that it has gone bankrupt.



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