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  • News: Sony resuming PlayStation Network, Qriocity services

    Sony will begin a phased resumption of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services on Sunday, more than three weeks after a cyber attack that resulted in the loss of personal information on more than 100 million customers.

  • News: Alibaba, Yahoo try to mend ties with joint statement

    Yahoo and Alibaba Group issued a joint statement on Sunday, in what appeared to be a symbolic effort by the companies to move past a dispute involving a Chinese online payment service.

  • News: Just out: An app store for rugged mobile computers

    A new website features more than 100 mobile business applications from almost 30 independent software vendors that can be tested over the Internet on a rugged Honeywell handheld operating in a lab.

  • News: How to play video games in order to work smarter

    It's safe to say that employers generally frown on workers who play video games during work time. As common sense dictates, you're obviously not working when trying to win virtual gold by playing World of Warcraft or stealthily assassinating the enemy in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

  • News: Guinness Awards Gaming Records to iPhone 4, App Store

    The Guinness Book of World Records has bestowed the honor of fastest-growing gaming system upon Apple's iPhone 4, as well as noting that the App Store itself and several games in it also have set records.

  • News: iPhone, Apps Set Guinness World Records

    Move over Nintendo and Sony. The iPhone 4 and Apple's App Store nabbed a few gaming titles in the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition.

  • News: Microsoft pairs Azure cloud with mobile devices

    Windows Azure Toolkits offered for Apple iOS and Windows Phone 7; Android up next

  • Opinion: On the Internet, trust no one

    On the Internet, trust no one. Or at least, as President Reagan famously said, "Trust, but verify." In particular, whenever an unusual and unexpected message appears on your computer, be suspicious of its authenticity.

  • News: SOE Details Make Good Plans

    Sony Online Entertainment has revealed its plans to compensate its players for the downtime its games servers have been suffering following the recent hacks.

  • Opinion: Computer Centers in W. Virginia Volunteer Fire Stations

    West Virginia is leading the nation in technology innovation. Not the kind of innovation involved in designing computer chips, but in an equally important kind of innovation--social innovation in expanding access to computers, broadband Internet, and computer training. Other states have set up public-use computers at public libraries, but that's not always feasible when the only public library in town is small and understaffed. West Virginia has come up with the idea of providing computer access at volunteer fire and rescue departments and has received a Federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant to put its ideas into practice.

  • Opinion: Adobe Gives Users Privacy Control with Flash Player 10.3

    Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. Flash Player 10.3 represents a pretty significant upgrade for the Adobe software--adding a variety of improvements and features, and giving users more control over their Web-surfing privacy.

  • News: Facebook Combats Spam, Clickjacking With Four New Features

    One day after Symantec uncovered an alleged privacy breach, Facebook released four new features to its security suite, unrelated to the discovery.

  • News: Google Chromebook's auto-update scheme will be hard sell

    Consumers may love that Google's Chromebooks will automatically deliver security updates, but company administrators will resist it tooth and nail, experts said today.

  • Opinion: 'Browser in a Box' Runs Firefox 4 with Ultra Security

    Security is an oft-debated topic in the ongoing browser wars, but there's no denying that malware is a common problem for all of the leading contenders.

  • News: Samsung to Show Off 2560-by-1600, 10.1-Inch Display

    Samsung will unveil a 10.1-inch tablet display next week with 2560-by-1600 resolution that draws 40 percent less power than older RGB stripe LCD screens. The new PenTile WQXGA display has double the resolution found in the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and has more than five times as many total pixels as the iPad's 1024-by-768 display.

  • News: First Modern Warfare 3 Info

    A number of sources have leaked a wealth of details about this year's Call of Duty game, which still hasn't been officially confirmed by Activision.

  • News: Interop: Cyberwar test runs yield information about defenses

    Cyber warfare strategy is getting so sophisticated that network attacks suitable for major assaults are being used instead as trial runs meant solely to probe enemies with the aim of figuring out what their defenses are, an audience at an Interop security talk was told.

  • News: Offshoring: Preparing for India's Proposed Privacy Rules

    India's proposed data privacy regulations could create serious logistical problems for offshoring customers if passed. Offshore outsourcing attorneys and analysts explain how the data protection rules will impact customers.

  • News: Netflix Arrives on Android, Kinda Sorta

    The Netflix app has been available on iOS devices for more than a year, and for several months on Windows 7 phones. Now Netflix has finally made it to Android -- but only a small handful of devices will be able to stream content over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, and none of them are tablets.

  • News: Enterprise note to Microsoft: Please make Skype easier to manage!

    Skype voice and video has tended to trigger IT security angst, and now that Microsoft has bought Skype, some observers are voicing hope that the service will be improved to help it be better managed in an enterprise setting.



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