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  • Opinion: Did Oslo Terrorist Train On Modern Warfare 2?

    A few reports circulating this morning suggest that Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who admitted to killing over 90 people in a bomb attack and subsequent mass shooting on Friday, July 22nd, claim there may be a link between the act and games like first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Let's explore those claims, with emphasis on words like allegedly.

  • News: Algorithms That Rule the Web

    Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It's hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants are turning us into puppets or geniuses. But algorithms have a huge impact on our tastes, buying habits, and decisions about our digital lives.

  • News: The Best Office Alternatives for Android Tablets

    If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding the market with models running a variety of operating systems, that fantasy is starting to look very plausible indeed. Mobile productivity suites bring the document-editing features of desktop suites like Microsoft Office onto the tablet, but are they ready for serious business? I tried four top options to find out.

  • News: Office Suites for iPad: The Roundup

    Since the day the iPad launched, zealous mobilophiles have wondered whether it might signal a new dawn in mobile computing--namely, one in which we all use a tablet in lieu of a desktop or laptop PC. With the abundance of native iPad productivity apps in the App Store, the iPad has held a clear lead in the race to tablet-centricity. But the real measure of the platform's productivity power is not the number of apps in the App Store but the quality of its best productivity apps. So I downloaded six of the most noteworthy iPad office apps and spent a week using them for all my daily work.

  • News: Former Google CIO says business misses key people marks

    The former CIO of Google and founder and CEO of ZestCash, Dr Douglas Merrill, says companies stuck in traditional management practices risk becoming irrelevant and leaders should not be afraid to do 'dumb' things.

  • Opinion: Windows Installation in Sad Shape?

    It's rare that a piece of "miracle" software actually lives up to its developers' claims. The $70 program Reimage--which claims to provide hassle-free relief for damaged Windows installs--delivers on its promise.

  • News: Dragon Dictate adds full support for Word 2011

    With the latest version of Dragon Dictation for Mac, users of the speech recognition program no longer need to choose between talking and typing when creating documents in Microsoft Word. Dragon Dictation 2.5, unveiled Monday, will let them do both.

  • News: Tesco to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi?

    Tesco looks set to be the first UK supermarket to offer its customers free Wi-Fi.

  • News: Two Worlds II: Castle Defense Features Eye Tracking 3D

    The iPad 2 version of strategic Two Worlds II spinoff Castle Defense features a form of glasses-free 3D thanks to eye tracking technology.

  • How-Tos: Tips and tricks for printing labels in Bento 4

    With the release of Bento 4, Filemaker's consumer-oriented database application offers vastly improved printing features, making it possible to create and print mailing labels without any Address Book voodoo or other parlor tricks. But Bento handles these printing tasks in a fashion far different from any other application that you may be using.

  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • News: RIM to slash 2,000 jobs

    Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of BlackBerry devices, has revealed it will slash 2,000 jobs.

  • News: Chinese government closes two hoax Apple stores

    The Chinese government has shut down two retailers in the city of Kunming, which are thought to be fake Apple stores

  • News: Microsoft spells out Office for Mac bugs in Lion

    Microsoft last week confirmed that customers running Office for Mac will experience problems with the suite on Apple's new Lion operating system.

  • LaCie Porsche 9230 USB 3.0 hard drive

    LaCie has launched a new USB 3.0 hard drive designed in conjunction with Porsche. The LaCie Porsche 9’230 USB 3.0 hard drive comes in 1TB and 2TB versions and promises data transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second

  • How-Tos: How to apply for a tax disc online

    When it comes to taxing your vehicle, you don't need to head to the Post Office and join the queues of people. The DVLA also offers the ability to apply for your tax disc from the comfort of your own home by using their online site. We show you how.

  • News: Drug maker goes social to end supply chain crisis

    Generic drug maker Ratiopharm, now part of Teva Canada, turned to social networking tools to solve communication problems that choked the supply chain and made it difficult to respond to fluctuations in customer demand.

  • News: House Republicans consider high-skills immigration bill

    The negotiations to strike a deal on the debt ceiling may be getting all the attention in Congress, but there are also new efforts by lawmakers to address high-skill immigration issues.

  • News: Russia steps up game in supercomputing

    Russia's profile in supercomputing is being raised thanks to a Moscow-based company and a Russian president who sees high-performance computing as critical to the nation's future.

  • Feature: Five of the best money-saving iPhone apps

    The UK may well be on the way out of the recession but that doesn't mean you should stop saving money.



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