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  • News: Stanford Hospital investigating patient data leak

    Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. is reported to be investigating how a spreadsheet containing personal medical data on 20,000 patients that was being handled by one of its billing contractors ended up being publicly available for nearly one year on a homework help site for students.

  • News: Deus Ex Only Needed 5 Days to Top the August NPD Charts

    Although the downward year-to-year trend in video game sales hasn't yet reversed itself, August's NPD results for 2011 show that Deus Ex: Human Revolution barely needed five days to outsell the pack.

  • Opinion: Why GlobalSign Was Right to Suspend New Certificates

    When you work in computer security, reputation is everything. Certificate authentication authority (CA) GlobalSign on Monday suspended issuance of any new certificates pending the result of an investigation into a claim by a hacker that its security had been compromised. Their swift response maintains their reputation as a leading CA and positions them as an optimal choice for anyone looking for a CA for their business.

  • Opinion: Marty McFly's Auto-Lacing Shoes Are Real; Geeks Rejoice

    Just over a year ago, GeekTech covered a DIY project that recreated the self-lacing shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future Part 2. Around the same time, Nike filed a patent for shoes that "provide a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper". Now, it looks like the real thing is here in the Nike Air Mag.

  • News: Activision Loses Call of Duty URL for Modern Warfare 4

    So, after all the mess over the ModernWarfare3.com web address linking to Battlefield 3's website, you'd think that Activision would have an intern or someone camp out on other similar URLs, right?

  • News: Hey, Facebook RPGs -- Zynga's Coming with Kingdoms & Quests

    Is there any theme that won't fit snugly into the FarmVille model? Probably not, as Zynga is reportedly about to launch their first fantasy role-playing game. If you thought the name would be "RPGVille" or "QuestVille," you're not thinking far enough inside the box -- the upcoming social game is actually titled Kingdoms & Quests.

  • News: RSA spearphish attack may have hit US defense organizations

    The hackers who broke into EMC's RSA Security division last March used the same attack code to try to break into several other companies, including two U.S. national security organizations, according to data provided by the VirusTotal website.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 09/09/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • News: Remains of the Day: Another satisfied customer survey

    The iPhone has once again proved that consumers can get some satisfaction. Elsewhere, Google has scooped up a Yelp rival that's decidedly old school, and Apple's making new inroads into charity. The remainders for Thursday, September 8, 2011 are better to give than to receive.

  • News: LightSquared faces Congress, amends plan

    LightSquared's proposed 4G mobile network on satellite frequencies would hinder hurricane and tornado tracking, earthquake reporting and the prediction of floods and volcanic eruptions, federal officials told Congress on Thursday.

  • News: Domino's serves up Android app

    Domino's Pizza (ASX:DMP) has added to its application menu with the launch of an Android app for customers who don't have an iPhone.

  • News: US Senate approves major patent system overhaul

    The U.S. Senate has voted to approve a major overhaul of the nation's patent system, with the legislation allowing a new kind of challenge to patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • News: Tech Titans We Will Miss and Ones Better Off Dismissed

    In the wake of Carol Bartz's firing from Yahoo, let's take a look at how tech CEOs' personalities and business tactics defined or are defining their companies, for good or ill. Here are 10 dynamic current and former tech CEOs, some we will miss, and others ... not so much

  • Opinion: Geek 101: What Is Arduino?

    If you've been reading this blog for a while, you've probably seen us refer to the Arduino microcontroller on a number of occasions. This little circuit board is at the heart of many DIY projects, from robotics to art projects and just about everything in between.

  • News: Fox News Attacks 'Liberal Agenda' Behind SimCity and Flower

    Are video games promoting a hidden liberal agenda? That's the bat-shit insane theory that Fox News is trying to push in one of their recent news segments.

  • News: Imagining Fatalities in Super Smash Bros.

    Dorkly bring blood, gore, and projectile vomiting to the Super Smash Bros. universe.

  • Opinion: New Point-of-Sale Strategy Boosts Service and Security

    The tools used to ring up sales have come a long way since the cash register. The first point-of-sale (POS) software for Microsoft Windows emerged in the early 1990s. POS systems have since evolved from souped-up cash registers that did nothing more than record sales into hubs for business management, operations, and analysis. The past decade has seen the rise of touchscreen interfaces, customer self-checkout stations, and payment kiosks.

  • News: AMD ships 16-core server chips, servers due in Q4

    Advanced Micro Devices this week said it has shipped the first 16-core chips for servers, which is a positive step ahead for the company as it tries to reverse its sagging fortunes in the server market.

  • Opinion: Kindle DX: When Does the Fire Sale Start?

    Amazon seems to be making all the right moves lately. Its Kindle e-reader, both the Wi-Fi and 3G versions, is a perennial best-seller in the online retailer's store, although Amazon remains shy about releasing exact sales figures. And reports of its upcoming (if unannounced) tablet device are very positive, indicating that Amazon may be the first serious challenger to the Apple iPad in the tablet biz.

  • Opinion: Wait! Don't Rush Out for Droid Bionic or Mango Just Yet

    It's an exciting time for high-end smartphones--HTC unveiled a couple hot Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" smartphones coming soon, and the Droid Bionic is available from Verizon starting today. Devices like the HTC Titan and the Droid Bionic are impressive, but do yourself a favor and wait a month or two before getting a new smartphone.



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