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  • News: Thomson Reuters launches standardised system monitoring tool

    Thomson Reuters has replaced an in-house systems management and monitoring software with a standardised tool from real-time systems management technology provider ITRS Group.

  • News: Facebook is the UK's second-most-visited site

    Social network Facbook was the second-most-popular website in the UK, after Google, say Nielsen and UK Online Measurement (UKOM).

  • News: Violent Video Game Debate: Where Do We Go From Here?

    For both sides in the war over whether children should be allowed to play violent video games, today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue seems to be an important battle but not the end of the war.

  • How-Tos: Make Your HDTV Web-Ready

    By now, you're used to watching all kinds of video via the Web. You get caught up on your favorite TV shows with Hulu, enjoy a movie or two with Netflix Instant Watch, maybe even sneak in a cat video or two (or a dozen) on YouTube during your lunch break at work. You're used to searching the Web to find what you want to watch when you want to watch it.

  • News: Mystery of the Missing Honeycomb Apps

    Google's much-anticipated tablet operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, made its splash in late February with the launch of the Motorola Xoom. Few Honeycomb-optimized apps were available at launch, but no matter: The expectation was that they'd follow soon after. Why wouldn't they, given the ever-growing popularity of Android? But instead of an explosion of Honeycomb apps, the fuse burned down to the powder keg...and then nothing happened. Four months later, we're still waiting: The number of Honeycomb-optimized apps remains in the low hundreds. By comparison, there are over 100,000 apps optimized for the iPad.

  • News: DHS releases software security scoring system

    The Department of Homeland Security, along with the SANS Institute and Mitre, released a scoring system on Monday designed to help enterprises verify whether the software they are using meets reasonable standards for secure coding.

  • News: Minecraft 'Adventure' Update Pushed Back to Version 1.8

    Notch has indicated on his blog that the upcoming version 1.7 of Minecraft will not feature the hotly-anticipated Adventure update -- instead, it will simply add the ability for players to construct pistons as well as "a couple of bug fixes."

  • News: Last word on Lion and application compatibility

    At the risk of beating a dead chestnut, I've received several inquiries regarding applications and their likely (or assured) compatibility with Lion. Rather than chew up precious email bits and forum threads, let's wrap up this "Will my applications run under Lion or not?" package with a colorful bow.

  • Opinion: Turn YouTube into a Personal Video Jukebox

    On Friday you learned how to embed a YouTube video on a Web site. Today, let's look at another YouTube feature, this one designed for music lovers. It's called YouTube Disco - Music Discovery Project, and it's designed to serve up an endless supply of your favorite artists' tunes.

  • News: Study: World's colleges lack BI, analytics concentration

    Relatively few colleges and universities around the world offer dedicated degree programs for BI (business intelligence), despite the rapidly growing popularity of analytics technology among businesses, according to a study announced Monday.

  • News: Mobile Payments: Don't Buy into It

    If you're anywhere close to my age, you might remember the late Orson Wells making a pitch for Paul Masson saying, "We will sell no wine before its time." That boast may have been true for the vintner, but sadly it's not true in the technology industry.

  • Opinion: SolarSinter Takes 3D-Printing to the Desert

    While many kids have had the joy of discovering the fire-starting properties of magnifying glasses in sunlight, they rarely get past the point of burning holes in random leaves (if they have the patience to get even that far). Markus Kayser, however, incorporated the principle into two low-tech renditions of high-tech fab lab residents: the laser cutter and the selective laser sintering 3D printer.

  • News: Rootkit infection requires Windows reinstall, says Microsoft

    Microsoft is telling Windows users that they'll have to reinstall the operating system if they get infected with a new rootkit that hides in the machine's boot sector.

  • News: Teen accused of SOCA website attack bailed

    The teen accused of launching DDoS attacks on a number of websites including that of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will be allowed to prepare his defence at home after being granted conditional bail.

  • How-Tos: How to deal with Google Chrome 'flag switches' warning messages

    When I press the Back button to cycle through a multi-page online catalogue, Google Chrome has started producing warning messages. I also find that extra tabs open containing a message about 'flag switches'. Is my machine infected?

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade an old PC to play 3D games

    Upgrading an older PC with RAM, OS and graphics updates to play 3D games is fraught with difficulty. But with our simple guidance you should have no problems.

  • News: Facing wildfire threat, Los Alamos National Lab closes

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory was forced to close this morning as an advancing wildfire closed in on the U.S. research facility.

  • News: Oracle Fusion Applications pricing revealed

    Oracle has quietly revealed pricing information for its long-awaited Fusion Applications, suggesting the software may now be generally available or will be soon following a six-year development process.

  • News: CIOs have lost battle against'bring your own technology

    CIOs have lost the battle to control the consumerisation of IT, with an increase in bring-your-own-technology schemes (BYOT) cropping up around Australia.

  • News: Your next job: Mobile app developer?

    As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.



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