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  • Opinion: Cloud CIO: In Defense of Corporate IT

    The threat that cloud computing poses to CIOs and IT professionals' careers does not stem from cloud computing rendering corporate IT departments irrelevant. Rather, it comes from CIOs' and IT professionals' failure to face the revolution that cloud computing brings and to assume much more important positions inside their firms.

  • News: Bungie Aerospace Halo Developers Next Game

    The Halo franchise may be passing out of the hands of long-time caretaker Bungie, but the formerly Microsoft-exclusive dev is going into their 20th year strong. To celebrate both their anniversary, Halo's 10 year anniversary, and the unveiling of their next big project, the company is hosting a huge fan event from June 23 to July 7.

  • News: Crysis 2 Disappears from Steam, Still on Origin

    A number of tips came our way this morning saying that Crysis 2 has disappeared from the Steam store -- sure enough, that does indeed appear to be the case, with a search for Crysis on Valve's store bringing up nothing but Crysis, Crysis: Warhead and predecessor Far Cry . Searching for Crysis 2 brings up nothing but the original Crysis, and searching for "Crysis 2" as an exact match brings up nothing at all. This situation is worldwide.

  • News: How to build your own AirPlay audio system

    I’m a big fan of Apple’s AirPlay technology, which lets you stream audio (and video) from iTunes on your Mac, or from supported apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, to AirPlay-enabled devices around your house. In fact, when streaming from iTunes—or from other Mac apps using Airfoil—you can send audio to multiple devices at the same time, making it easy to build a whole-home audio system at a fraction of the cost of similar setups.

  • News: Gartner: IT should be planning, moving to private clouds

    If speedy IT services are important, businesses should be shifting from traditional computing into virtualization in order to build a private cloud that, whether operated by their IT department or with help from a private cloud provider, will give them that edge.

  • News: Shazam wraps real-time lyrics feature into application

    Shazam, the maker of an application that identifies the artist behind a song, said on Wednesday it has added a feature that shows scrolling lyrics as a tune is playing.

  • News: Dial-a-Hacker: LulzSec Opens Request Line for Next Target

    Have you ever felt so angry at a company that you wished its website was hacked to shreds, but you didn't have the technical expertise required? Here comes LulzSec to the rescue. The marauding hackers, with their huge and growing list of conquests -- including PBS, the FBI and the U.S. Senate, pornography and gaming sites, and most of all, Sony -- opened a

  • News: Wii U Doesn't Support DVD or Blu-Ray

    In an E3 investor Q&A from June 8, which has now been translated into English, Nintendo CEO confirmed that the Wii U will not support DVD and Blu-Ray playback.

  • Opinion: 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux: Day 14

    After poking around the Unity interface a bit, I had switched back to the Ubuntu Classic desktop at the urging of some reader comments. But, today I decided to take a close look at Unity, and what unique features and functions it brings to the mix.

  • News: Pivot 25: Incubation labs, innovative mobile apps

    Pivot 25, a first of the kind initiative focusing on mobile application and developers in the East African region kicked off yesterday at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi. The two day event has attracted hundreds of developers, the corporate sector, venture capitalists and mobile enthusiasts from the region and beyond. The event sponsored by Samsung and Nokia amongst other firms has seen 24 mobile application developers pitch their applications to an industry panel. The top idea gets a chance to pitch at Silicon Valley's DEMO. All proceeds from the event will go to the establishment of East Africa's first mobile incubation lab - m:lab - which launches on Thursday this week

  • News: Facebook Photo App Targets Instagram, Color

    Facebook is reportedly looking to overshadow the recent success of photo-sharing iPhone apps such as Instagram and Color with its own photo-oriented app. TechCrunch says it has received a load of images and documents relating to Facebook's plans to launch a standalone app, which will tap into the 6 billion photo uploads the social network receives every month.

  • Opinion: Must-Have Mobile Apps, Web Services for Vacation

    Travel can be torture, but if you arm yourself with these mobile apps and websites for getting the most out of your vacation, you can steer clear of the tourist traps, stay one step ahead of the crowds, and make your flight with time to spare.

  • Opinion: Top 10 Songs About Cameras and Photography

    A picture is worth a thousand words, but cameras are worth a thousand pages of sheet music.

  • Opinion: Juror, Defendant Face Jail for Facebook Exchanges

    A juror and an defendant who was acquitted in a drug case have been found guilty of contempt of court after they contacted each other via Facebook, yet another example of people who share too much over the world's largest social network. The Guardian reports this may be the UK's first prosecution for contempt of court involving the Internet.

  • How-Tos: Buying a Back-to-School Laptop

    Right as the new school year comes up, it dawns on you: Your laptop is hopelessly outdated. Maybe you're accustomed to using the family computer at home, and will need one of your own as you head off to college. Or perhaps you're a high school student who just can't take another year of sharing your computer with relatives. Whether you're a parent purchasing for your child or a student spending your own limited funds, you should look for a few key things when buying a laptop for academic life. With our list of what to consider and what to avoid, the dizzying array of choices just might seem less overwhelming.

  • News: Lady Gaga and 50 Cent Lend Names to URL Shortener Bre.ad

    Lady Gaga is the most tech-savvy pop star ever and she's now backing a new URL shortening and redirection service funded by her manager, Troy Carter.

  • News: New plans to use 1.4GHz could to solve EU's spectrum crunch

    The use of the 1.4 GHz band for a supplemental mobile downlink could solve Europe’s spectrum-crunch problem according to a new report presented Wednesday.

  • News: HTC: Gingerbread update for HTC Desire after all

    HTC has announced that the HTC Desire, the phone that put the Android operating system on the map in Australia, will not be updated to the latest 2.3 "Gingerbread" firmware.

  • News: Lookout Safe Browsing Keeps Android Safe From Phishing

    If you own a smartphone, you probably do quite a bit of web browsing on it. But how many times have you actually checked to see whether the links you click on are safe or not? Believe it or not, your smartphone is prone to phishing scams, malicious sites and drive-by downloads, just like your PC. Luckily, Lookout Mobile Security has your back with its new Safe Browsing feature.

  • News: Airline picks NFC stickers over phones for new service

    Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will allow its most frequent flyers to check in using NFC-compatible stickers, the company said on Tuesday.



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