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  • News: Thomson Reuters moves payroll, HR data to the cloud

    Information and financial services giant Thomson Reuters has more than 55,000 employees spread over 100 countries.

  • News: Dead Island Dev Version Accidentally Released on Steam

    North American gamers who had picked up a copy of Dead Island from Steam were dismayed to discover that downloading the title today appeared to score them a developer build of the Xbox 360 version rather than the proper PC version, making it unplayable for some gamers and somewhat erratic for others. There's some discussion of the issue on the Steam forums.

  • News: Everything We Know About Dragon Quest X (So Far)

    At a press conference late last night, Square Enix revealed one of their most highly anticipated games: Dragon Quest X. While we already knew it was supposed to come out on Wii, but much like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, DQX is also going to get a port to Nintendo's more powerful upcoming hardware. But the bigger news is that DQX will support online play. Here's everything else we know about the game so far.

  • News: Halo 4 Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    One of Halo 4's creative directors at Microsoft's Halo studio 343 Industries has quit the project. Ryan Payton is leaving behind the studio and the project to start up his own studio, known as Camouflaj.

  • News: Dead Nation: first-ever DLC brings three new scenarios

    After almost an entire year, Housemarque (Super Stardust HD) is finally unleashing the first-ever downloadable content for their atmospheric, top-down zombie shooter, Dead Nation.

  • Opinion: Don't Overload Your PC with Security Software

    Reader Steve uses a program called Vipre Premium to keep his PC secure. The suite offers anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, a firewall, e-mail protection--basically, the works.

  • News: Monitor Wi-Fi with Lion's hidden tool

    Hints reader nathanator11 discovered that Lion includes a handy app that provides all sorts of diagnostic information surrounding your wireless network. Much of the information the software generates gets pretty technical, but even Wi-Fi novices may find some of the details that the utility aggregates useful.

  • News: Betfair counts on mobile growth

    Betfair has reported strong growth in its mobile business, despite a seven percent fall in core revenue.

  • Opinion: Samsung Special Edition Series 9 Laptop Packed

    If run-of-the-mill laptops -- or even the shapely Samsung Series 9 introduced earlier this year -- just aren't dazzling enough for your tastes, Samsung's special edition luxury versions of its Series 9 ultraportables may be the solution for you.

  • Opinion: Cars Running on Ammonia? It's More Likely Than you Think

    Okay, okay, sensationalist tech memes aside, let's talk about clean fuel. Hydrogen is cool and all, but I think I'm nervous about the prospect of driving around with liquid hydrogen in a pressurized tank underneath me. The cost is also prohibitive, and the weight of storage of liquid hydrogen makes it unwieldy in passenger class vehicles. Wouldn't it be cool if someone developed a cheaper, lighter alternative?

  • Opinion: Make Money Conducting Webinars with AnyMeeting

    Do you have something worth sharing online that you think others would pay to see? AnyMeeting has integrated its online presentation service with PayPal to allow you to charge admission and provide you with a platform to do just that.

  • Opinion: Comodo CEO Says DigiNotar Hack Was State-Sponsored

    An attack on a Dutch company that issues certificates used to authenticate websites was state-sponsored, according to the chief executive of Comodo, a company that also issues digital certificates and suffered a similar setback in March.

  • News: Hitachi announces 1TB-per platter drives

    Hitachi today announced that is has achieved yet another milestone by squeezing 1TB capacity onto a single disk.

  • News: Ransomware plays pirated Windows card, demands $143

    Cybercriminals are trying to trick Windows users into paying [euro]100 ($143) by claiming that they're running a counterfeit copy of the operating system, a security expert said today.

  • Opinion: Cure for a forgetful Mac

    Reader Alan Conway has a forgetful Mac. He writes:

  • JBL OnBeat Xtreme iPod speaker is a real contender

    JBL is building on the success of its OnBeat iPod dock by launching a bigger, beefier new model that looks set to square up to the mighty B&W Zeppelin. The AirPlay and Buetooth-compatible speaker works with iPad and iPhones but also with non-Apple audio devices

  • Opinion: iWallet Transforms Old iPod Into Geeky Money Holder

    Say hello to the iWallet! Now wait--this isn't a blog post about Apple's entry into mobile payment systems; instead it's something a little more homemade. Instructables user David Moss (AKA ElementSpirits) took his old busted iPod and transformed it into a usable wallet--complete with a peek-through window where the LCD screen once was.

  • News: Lion compatibility is music to Sonos customers' ears

    Lion users who found that they could no longer stream music to their Sonos speakers after upgrading from Snow Leopard are in luck: As promised, the company has released an update to its Sonos Controller app that corrects the issue; choose Check for Updates from the Sonos menu to get the latest version.

  • News: Reading council awards IT managed services contract to Northgate

    Reading Borough Council has awarded a £75.6 million, IT managed service contract to Northgate Information Solutions UK.

  • News: NSA extends label-based security to big data stores

    The National Security Agency has submitted new label-based data store software, called Accumulo, to the Apache Software Foundation, in hopes that other parties will further develop the technology for use in secure systems.



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