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  • News: Coming with 3D: Smartphones from Sprint, AT&T

    Glasses-free 3D smartphones are about to invade the U.S., with Sprint selling the HTC Evo 3D on Friday and AT&T confirming that sales of the LG Thrill 4G will begin sometime later this summer.

  • News: Philips tech solutions for a healthier Africa

    Philips today raised awareness of their technology that would simply enhance life of people in Africa. Nairobi is their 8th stop of the road show which will cut across Africa from Cape Town to Cairo, with an aim to provide solutions on healthcare and lighting that improves the quality of life in the African continent.

  • Opinion: Tablet or Netbook? How to Choose the Right Mobile Tech

    Tablets, netbooks, smartphones--these days, you can't buy a microwave without being upsold on the 4G, touchscreen, app-store model. But when you're picking out your preferred mobile tech for work (or even for play), you can't rely on a features chart or a list of specs to tell you what you should buy. That's why I decided to try working from the road with three different gadget combinations--a netbook with a smartphone, a Google Chrome OS CR-48 with a "dumb" phone, and an iPad with a dumb phone--to see which arrangement worked best for my needs and my budget.

  • News: Sonic the Hedgehog, This Is Your Life

    It all began 20 years ago, when a blue hedgehog raced out of our game consoles and into our hearts in the first Sonic the Hedgehog game. Today we celebrate Sonic's 20th birthday with a look back at his long and illustrious--though slightly confusing--career.

  • Opinion: Sony Joins Hands with J.K. Rowling for Pottermore

    Harry Potter the online computer game? Or would that be Harry Potter "the online bulletin board"? No one knows for sure. In fact all we do know is that the name "Pottermore" was trademarked by Warner Bros. in 2009, that an eponymous website appeared mysteriously a week ago, and that it's since been self-identified as "a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."

  • Opinion: Migrate to a New PC Without Benefit of Monitor

    Barrbender has a new PC and a transfer cable for migrating files from the old computer. But he has one problem: He didn't buy a new monitor, and therefore can't run the two PCs simultaneously.

  • News: 5 Coolest Lytro Light Field Camera Features

    Start-up camera maker Lytro promises that before the end of the year you will be taking pictures without worrying about pesky details such as focus, lighting, shutter speed and exposure. The company is pioneering a new kind of consumer camera that Lytro says can capture every ray of light within a camera's field of view. The technique is called "light field capture" which records various aspects of a light ray such as color, intensity, and direction. Regular cameras, Lytro says, merely record all the light rays without discerning the subtleties.

  • News: Net neutrality goes Dutch

    While the Netherlands is primarily known for windmills, tulips and legalized marijuana, it could soon be known for its net neutrality regulations as well.

  • News: Nokia's First Windows Phone Codenamed 'Sea Ray' Surfaces

    Nokia has shown its first Windows Phone to the world, perhaps by accident.

  • News: Asus May Have 13-Inch Android Laptop in the Works

    Asus is rumored to be working on making the largest Android laptop to date: a 13-inch device with an attractive price tag under $299 and possibly a quad-core Nvidia processor. This cheap laptop, according to DigiTimes , may be expected as early as the end of 2011. Other computer manufacturers - Samsung, Toshiba, and Acer - are also expected to follow suit in introducing competitively priced ARM-based notebooks.

  • News: Welcome back, finance pro

    Due to an editing error, the story "Welcome back, finance pro," posted to the wire Friday, misidentified the business of the company PeopleClues. The story has been amended on the wire.

  • News: Report: US FTC preparing to serve subpoenas to Google

    The U.S. FTC is preparing to service Google with subpoenas related to an antitrust investigation, according to a news report.

  • News: T-Mobile Says 1 Million iPhones on its Network

    There are currently at least a million unlocked iPhones on T-Mobile's network, or at least that's what the carrier has been telling people at the PepCom conference in New York. T-Mobile claims most of the phones pre-date the iPhone 4, which means those users physically had to trim their T-Mobile SIM card to get them to fit into their device.

  • News: Dixons Retail reveals £224.1m loss

    Dixons Retail, the parent company of PC World and Currys, revealed it made a loss of £224.1m in the financial year ending in April 2011 after shutting 34 stores in Spain, Greece and France.

  • News: EU to Web companies: "Sort out privacy by 2012, or else!"

    The European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda has told web companies to come up with a do-not-track standard by mid-2012, or the Commission will have to impose new rules.

  • News: Ukraine helps disrupt $72M Conficker hacking ring

    Ukraine's security service said on Thursday it had disrupted a cybercrime ring that cost the banking industry more than US$72 million using Conficker, a fast-spreading worm unleashed in 2008.

  • News: Startup touting data center fabric that will put a scare into Cisco, Juniper

    The ability of your data center fabric to support millions of servers with low cost and power may not be due to advances from your major switch vendor, or to standards they may embrace.

  • News: Anonymous, LulzSec bring bragging rights back to hacking, CTO says

    Hactivist groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec hearken back to earlier days when Web attacks were done for bragging rights, not profits, says the new CTO of incident-response, forensics company Mandiant.

  • News: European Parliament approves online shopping laws

    The European Parliament has approved new European Union-wide rules for online shopping.

  • How-Tos: How to purchase and read eBooks on an Android tablet

    Tablets make the perfect home for digital ebooks and purchasing then reading them can be done in mere minutes. Here's how to purchase and read e-books on a tablet.



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