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  • News: Report: FBI Steps Up Hunt for LulzSec

    Lulz Security may be officially disbanded after 50 days of online hijinks including raids against the servers of NATO, the U.S. Senate, PBS and many others. But law enforcement officials are still actively searching for the rogue hackers. So far, however, it appears the law is coming up empty. FBI agents recently descended on the home of Iowa resident Laurelai Bailey hoping to find out more information about the February hack into security firm [

  • Opinion: The Best $3.95 You Can Spend on Your Laptop

    Remember the good old days, when laptops had USB ports at the rear? Now, most models have them on either side, which is a little more convenient for plugging and unplugging devices but an aesthetic nightmare.

  • Opinion: Improve Screen's Readability With ClearType Text Tuner

    If you spend all day in front of the same computer screen, you owe it to yourself to make that screen as readable as possible. Windows 7's built-in text tuning tool, ClearType Text Tuner, lets you do just that.

  • News: Oracle buys Pillar Data Systems

    Oracle is building out its array of hardware products with the acquisition of storage vendor Pillar Data Systems, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in July, were not disclosed.

  • News: Google patches 7 bugs in Chrome browser

    Google patched seven vulnerabilities in Chrome on Tuesday as it issued the second security update for its browser this month.

  • News: Lawson shareholders approve sale to Infor

    A majority of Lawson Software shareholders approved the company's sale to Infor and Golden Gate Capital during a meeting Wednesday, paving the way for the creation of the industry's third-largest ERP (enterprise resource planning) software vendors after SAP and Oracle.

  • gear4 Angry Birds iPod speakers ahoy

    Angry Birds mania shows no sign of abating. As well as finally being ported to Windows Phone 7, it has inspired a range of gear4 iPod speaker docks.

  • How-Tos: How to surf safely at a public Wi-Fi hotspot

    When you use a wireless hotspot, Wi-Fi packet-sniffing software can enable nearby crooks to easily unearth your personal details. LogMeIn Hamachi2 is a ueful free tool for times like these.

  • How-Tos: How to track down lost or stolen tech

    Gadgets are lost or stolen all the time, and usually are never to be seen again. Hardware-tracing services can improve your odds of getting them back.

  • News: Nokia upgrades older Symbian phones

    In an apparent push to keep customers from defecting to other platforms until its Windows Phones ship, Nokia is planning to upgrade some of its older Symbian-based smartphones.

  • News: MasterCard blames ISP outage for site's downtime

    MasterCard said on Wednesday that its main website was offline for a short period of time due to a weather-related issue at a third-party ISP and not a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack as claimed by WikiLeaks.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your holiday snaps abroad

    We're not suggesting that your camera or camcorder is going to be lost or stolen on holiday, but how upset would you be if it was? We show you how to back up the photos and videos you capture, just in case the unthinkable happens.

  • How-Tos: How to create dramatic photos with high dynamic range

    High dynamic range can add drama to your photos. We show how it works, even on a fairly ordinary digital camera.

  • News: Cisco's Cius tablet to go on sale July 31 for $750

    Cisco announced its Android-based Cius tablet, with appeal for enterprise customers, will finally go on sale for $750 on July 31.

  • Opinion: Bidding farewell to HMS Netbook

    When Asus put together a small and cheap laptop four years ago, few would have predicted that the Eee PC would spearhead a portable revolution. With the humble netbook's popularity now waning, what's next for the low-power laptop?

  • Opinion: Windows 8 puts us all on the take

    Windows 8 will encourage us all to embrace the web. But cloud computing is setting itself up for a fall by its very dependence on the internet. If you can’t access your apps, how will you use them?

  • News: Google+: 5 Features and Drawbacks

    Google recently launched Google+, the company's latest attempt to get social networking right after its social disaster, Google Buzz. After trying out Google's new social network for several hours, I think Google may have finally figured out how to do social.

  • News: Oracle buys Pillar Data Systems

    Oracle is building out its array of hardware products with the acquisition of storage vendor Pillar Data Systems, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in July, were not disclosed.

  • News: OECD declaration on Internet policy angers EFF

    The OECD on Wednesday issued a communication on developing Internet policy that appears to put pressure on Internet service providers (ISPs) to take responsibility for policing their networks.

  • News: Essential Apps for Windows Phone 7

    For any smartphone user, adding some simple-to-use and practical apps is a great way to get the most out of a handset. Our package of essentials should be more than enough to get you started.



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