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  • News: Oracle hands Hudson to Eclipse, but Jenkins fork seems permanent

    Oracle's Hudson moves alienated the open source community, and those behind the fork say Oracle's latest move was also done without them

  • News: Wii Now $150, Includes Mario Kart

    Nintendo announced today that the Wii has dropped in price once more, now being offered for $149.99 in North America. That wide box you see above is what will be showing up in stores beginning May 15, signifying a new pack-in game that has proven popularity, but is a slight shift away from the casual-friendly bundle the Wii used to have.

  • News: Too Human's Trilogy Will Be Completed, Says Developer

    Remember Too Human? The 2008 action-RPG was supposed to be a key Xbox 360 title for the fall, but a lot of conflicting feedback among gamers led to a flurry of internet arguments that became more memorable than the game itself. What you may not know is that Too Human was always intended to be a trilogy, and despite the bumpy road that preceded it, it's still a part of its developer's plans.

  • News: L.A. Noire Joins the Transmedia Party

    Rockstar's upcoming L.A. Noire is heavily influenced by the world of pulp detective novels. So it's entirely fitting that the game is getting a spin-off anthology of short stories.

  • News: HP Veer 4G smartphone arrives May 15; $100 on AT&T

    AT&T announced today that the tiny HP Veer 4G smartphone will go on sale May 15 for $99.99 with a two-year contract.

  • News: Smule offers free version of Magic Piano for iPhone

    Billy Joel wannabes who would rather play with their iPhones than take piano lessons, rejoice! Smule, the company behind musical iOS apps like Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, I Am T-Pain, and Glee, has launched Magic Piano for the iPhone and iPod touch.

  • Opinion: It's Time to Give Digital Rights Management the Boot

    Today may be "Star Wars" Day thanks to its lispy slogan, "May the 4th be with you," but it's also a day the Free Software Foundation has chosen to call attention to a tech-enabled problem. Specifically, by designating May 4 as its Day Against DRM, the organization hopes to draw attention to the high costs of digital rights management.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade from Windows 98 and keep the same printer, scanner, software

    I'm keen to replace my Windows 98 computer, but I want to be sure that I can continue using my software and peripherals before I do so. I have an HP 940c printer, an Epson Perfection 1200 scanner, Fujifilm and Olympus cameras with software that's compatible with XP and Vista, plus Microsoft Office 2007. Will I be able to continue using these in XP or Windows 7?

  • Opinion: Mind-Controlled Angry Birds Hack Is Mind-Blowing

    What's better than flinging birds at pigs? The answer is simple: flinging birds at pigs with your mind. And now you can! All you need is a computer and the Emotiv EPOC headset.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to patch location bugs

    Underpromise and overdeliver—always a good strategy. Apple said it would take a few weeks to issue an iOS update to fix a handful of bugs related to the storage of location data, but it’s taken just seven days between that announcement and the appearance of iOS 4.3.3.

  • Opinion: NPD: Half of All Full-Game Downloads Are Mobile

    No surprise, mobile devices lead the pack in a new study gauging the device demographics of full-game downloads. According to sales-tracker NPD Group, digital game downloads for mobile devices account for nearly half of all video game "full game" downloads. That's discounting "microtransactions" or downloadable content like expansions or multiplayer maps, and by mobile devices, NPD means iPhones, Android phones, and whatever else falls under the column "mobile" (think games like Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and Cup the Rope).

  • Opinion: Android 2.3.4 On Nexus One, No Google Talk Voice Chat

    Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

  • Opinion: Newsflash: Fewer Americans Own TVs

    Fewer Americans own TV sets these days, research firm Nielsen has found. Nielsen says it expects a drop in the number of U.S. households with a television set for the first time in 20 years. Nielsen says that the decrease likely has to do with two factors: poverty and the rise of high-tech alternatives.

  • Opinion: Dell to Take on MacBook Air Again With A New Ultra-Thin

    Dell steps up to challenge Apple's MacBook Air again, this time with a large-screen ultra-thin laptop and promises of better performance than the discontinued Dell Adamo.

  • News: EMC's Iomega launches NAS storage line for smaller businesses

    Iomega launched a new series of desktop and rack mountable NAS devices aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses and remote offices, with a price tag for the arrays of less than $4,000.

  • Opinion: DARPA's Cutting-Edge Video Searching Program Gets Boost

    We've already completely conquered text searches and gained a handle on image recognition software too, but video remains to be a tricky bit. DARPA might have the breakthrough to finding untagged video with no searchable text.

  • News: Sony Accuses Anonymous

    A file planted on the hacked Sony Online Entertainment servers suggests that hacktivist group Anonymous may be involved.

  • News: Congress Hearing on PSN

    The US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held a hearing on the threat of data theft to American consumers.

  • Opinion: What Should Twitter Do With TweetDeck?

    Twitter's $40-$50 million purchase of TweetDeck, reported by TechCrunch this week, shows the service is protecting its platform, brand, and revenue stream aggressively. What's next for Twitter, and what do these developments mean for the Twitter community?

  • News: Isis wireless carriers back off separate mobile payment network

    Isis, a consortium of three major U.S. wireless carriers, has reportedly decided to back off plans for a separate mobile payment network and will instead work within traditional systems that include major credit card processors such as Visa and MasterCard for mobile transactions.



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