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  • News: How We Moved Almost Everything to the Cloud: 5 Lessons

    Companies that move to the cloud have a whole host of decisions, one of the first being whether to develop their own software on top of a cloud infrastructure or to attempt to customize an existing cloud service.

  • Opinion: CBS Sued For Distributing LimeWire Software

    An entrepreneur and over a dozen hip-hop artists are suing CBS over its part in contributing to piracy. The suit, filed by FilmOn founder Alki David in federal court on Wednesday, accuses CBS's CNET arm of exacerbating piracy problem by distributing LimeWire software on its website.

  • Opinion: 3 Reasons - Smart Buildings - Smart Grid Killer App

    Smart Buildings could be the killer app that secures widespread adoption of the Smart Grid for three reasons: (1) advanced analytics will generate buy-in (2) advanced integration will provide flexibility for adoption across industries, and (3) Smart Buildings will provide two-way communication of Smart Grid goals and benefits between customers and utilities.

  • Opinion: Rethinking Licensing

    Last week, I attended a music industry conference that was presented by the Berklee College of Music in association with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School. Rethink Music examined the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era, with topics on licensing, cloud, and alternative business models factoring prominently in the discussions.

  • News: Mass Effect 3 Delayed

    Bioware's Facebook page and forums confirm the game's new 2012 release date, making fall 2011 a little bit less crowded.

  • News: Critics Want More from Sony's President, if Not Resignation

    Howard Stringer has been missing in public throughout the PlayStation Network debacle, and some observers aren't pleased.

  • News: Apple to snare 76% of year's mobile app revenues

    Apple will reap more than three-fourths of all mobile app store revenues generated this year, but rival Google's growth is climbing faster, a research analyst said yesterday.

  • How-Tos: Dealing with iPhone duplicates

    Reader Michael Beaudoin is frustrated with an iPhone that has too much information on it. He writes:

  • News: Red Hat bashes Microsoft, VMware while pitching new cloud software

    Red Hat claimed it is the only choice for openness in the cloud, as the open source vendor unveiled private cloud software and a public cloud service.

  • Opinion: Apple iOS 4.3.3 is Out; Location-Tracking Removed

    With the release of iOS 4.3.3, Apple fixes the location caching issue that sparked a controversy on mobile phone privacy last month.

  • 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.



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