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  • Opinion: Chrome Plug-in Adds Mustaches to Every Online Face

    Queen frontman Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991 at age 45. Since the, he's been fondly remembered for his music, memorable stage persona, legendary style, and--of course--his ever-present mustache. Google is commemorating Mercury's life through a special video doodle, which over the course of 98 seconds shows the singer on stage, dancing with a vacuum cleaner, flying on a tiger, and sitting on a throne--all to the backing of Queen's 1978 hit Don't Stop Me Now.

  • How-Tos: How to check Twitter for potential security threats

    Social network's are a breeding ground for spam, malware and malicious content, and micro-blogging service Twitter is no exception.

  • News: Persona 2 PSP Out on September 20

    Atlus has confirmed that the PSP version of the only Persona title never to make it out of Japan will be launching later this month.

  • News: Open Source 'Quest' Project Aims to Reinvent Text Adventures

    Developer Alex Warren believes that the growth in the casual gaming market means the time is ripe for a resurgence in the popularity of text adventure games.

  • News: Race with Your Face Thanks to Red Bull

    Developer Xform has teamed up with Red Bull to release an online face tracking racing game.

  • News: Ninja Theory: AAA Retail Model is 'Crushing Innovation'

    Ninja Theory's creative chief Tameem Antoniades believes that the focus on triple-A titles and commercial success is killing innovation and creativity in the industry.

  • News: Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Gets Free Co-Op Mode

    In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's grim dark future there is only war...and the promise of a cooperative play mode. Alas, it won't be available when the game is (that is, tomorrow), which means you'll have to settle for shooting, pummeling, and sawing through throngs of snarling greenies by your lonesome if this tango in Games Workshop's far-flung future-fantasy dystopia-verse is on your radar.

  • News: Pirate politician calls for block on EU copyright extension

    A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has made a last ditch call to block plans to extend the copyright protection time for music recordings from 50 to 70 years.

  • News: Comodo hacker claims credit for DigiNotar attack

    The hacker responsible for a stunning attack on a Dutch company that issues security certificates for websites warned on Monday that he would "strike back again," after previously breaching another company earlier this year.

  • News: Doubts linger over ACTA compatibilty with European Union law

    European parliamentarians in the legal affairs committee have once again cast doubt on the efficacy of the controversial ACTA agreement, but stopped short of declaring it illegal.

  • News: Google+, Day 27: Comparing Google+ with Facebook

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  • News: Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Indie App Developers?

    While many app developers have merely reworked their Android or iOS apps to function on Windows Phone 7, a handful of independent app makers are developing exclusively in Microsoft's mobile operating system. Why are these bootstrapping coders throwing all of their (spare) time behind the insurgent OS, and not Android or iOS?

  • How-Tos: How to find and replace a missing video codec

    A reader wrote to us complaining that she couldn't get video files to play in Windows Media Player. Our Helproom expert diagnosed a missing codec, and set about solving the problem.

  • News: Criminal .co.uk domains to be shut in days, Nominet proposes

    After years of wrangling, UK national Internet registry Nominet looks set to agree to a new fast-track process that will make it easier for the police to quickly shutter domains being used by criminals for fraud.

  • Feature: Five of the best free Android apps for printing

    Whether you've been taking plenty of digital snaps with the camera on your smartphone, or you're working on the go and have been sent an important PDF you need to print out, here's five free apps that'll let you print from your Android smartphone without the need to connect the device to your PC.

  • Buying Advice: How to save money online

    Cheap or free alternatives to mainstream programs and services can save you a substantial amount of money. Here are some ways to save on software, sites and services.

  • News: 1&1 adds smartphone optimisation to website creator

    Web hosting firm 1&1 Internet has added two new features to its MyWebsite service that allows net users to build their own websites.

  • News: InfoWorld interview: Ruby creator sets sights on mobile

    Yukihiro Matsumoto details the past, present, and future of the popular programming language, calling mobile 'the way to go'

  • News: Apple plans to open Hong Kong store later this quarter

    Apple plans to open its first retail store in Hong Kong later this quarter, according to a company spokeswoman.

  • Video: Video: Samsung makes the 7in Galaxy Tab disappear

    Samsung has removed every trace of its Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the company booth at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 was one of the products introduced during the Samsung press conference, but after just about 2 days on the show floor, the product vanished. A PR spokesman at the booth had little to say. Apple is suing Samsung to stop sales of the 7.7's big brother, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, claiming that Samsung copied the design iPad 2. Recently a German court upheld a preliminary injunction ordering Samsung to stop selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country. Samsung's lawyers must have anticipated the possibility that the court's ruling would apply to the smaller tablet too. When it was demonstrated by Samsung staff the 7.7 had a prominent warning sticker. Samsung covered up the signage for the tablet as well. You can see in the before and after images in this video. In one image a backlit sign for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is visible, but by Sunday it was replaced with an advertisement for the Note. On one of the walls at the booth it looked as if a piece of text was slapped over what previously advertised the Tab 7.7. The change likely wasn’t easy. Signage needed to be printed overnight and the hardware at the booth needed to be replaced. Not to mention the tens of thousands of consumers and press walking the show floor won’t be able to try out the product. European intellectual property laws allow companies to protect to the appearance of their products, in addition to the copyright, patent and trademark rights recognized in other jurisdictions. Apple claims the appearance of the larger Galaxy Tab is too similar to that of its iPad 2, the design of which is registered with the European Union's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.



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