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  • News: Remains of the Day: Droning on

    Wild patents are attacking Google; film at 11! The Magic Mouse is doomed... or is it? And when there's no news, just reprint old rumors with a slight tweak. Plus, who gave a news mogul an unmanned drone? The remainders for Thursday, August 4, 2011 are cleared for takeoff.

  • News: Instagram hits the 150 million photos mark

    The Instagram stats are undoubtedly impressive: 10 months in the iOS App Store, seven million users, 15 photos shared every second, and 1.29 million photos shared a day. The developers behind the free photo-sharing app announced another striking statistic on Wednesday--its 150 millionth uploaded photo.

  • News: Blizzard 'Surprised' at Reaction to Diablo III Requirement

    Blizzard's VP of online technologies has expressed his surprise at negative fan reactions to the news Diablo III would require a persistent Internet connection to play.

  • News: Clearwire wants LTE but needs more capital

    So Clearwire has confirmed that it's looking to deploy an LTE network alongside its WiMax one, but there's a big catch: The service provider needs more cash.

  • News: Black Hat: Lots of hacks and a patriotic plea

    Black Hat hasn't disappointed this year, with research revealing a flaw that undercuts OSPF routing, two separate assertions that security for Apple products in the enterprise isn't that bad and a friendly hand being offered to hackers and crackers to join the U.S. fight against terrorists in cyberspace.

  • News: VMware backpedals on price changes after customer criticism

    VMware has boosted limits on virtual RAM so high that most customers should not be negatively affected.

  • News: After Google rant on Android patents, Microsoft tweets: 'Really?'

    In an escalation of the patent battles over Andoird, Microsoft said it urged Google's legal team to join it in buying up hundreds of Nortel patents, but Google refused.

  • News: Former Microsoft exec, Obama donor named new U.S. CIO

    The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to appoint Steven VanRoekel to replace Vivek Kundra as the federal government CIO.

  • News: Renowned board game Puerto Rico now shipping on iPad

    When I was growing up, we had Monopoly and Life and Sorry and we were happy—but only because we were ignorant of the sphere of more sophisticated board games unfolding beyond our reach. With the release of Ravensburger’s Puerto Rico HD, one of the best board games of the last decade makes its way to the iPad—and Battleship it ain’t.

  • News: League of Legends Gets New Way to Play with Dominion Mode

    Riot Games has announced that its free to play League of Legends is getting a new game mode soon, allowing quicker play sessions and faster action.

  • News: Here Come the Google Hangout Innovators

    Google Hangouts, the group videoconferencing part of Google+, has attracted some of the most creative minds on the Web – and these folks are putting their ingenuity to good use. One of the first out of the gate is Bruce K. Garber and his friends from the Southern New England Media Makers. They captured this video of their group videoconference by using Camtasia Studio and uploaded this video to Youtube. The sound quality is surprisingly clear considering that they were using the condenser mics built into their webcams. I'm wondering how clear their audio would sound if they each used a USB microphone, such as a USB Logitech headset or a Snowball microphone. Here are the other participants in this video chat.

  • News: Microsoft debuts software for homebrew gadget builds

    Hardware hackers building their own gadgets may want to take a look at a new offering from Microsoft that promises to save time in prototyping new devices: a software development platform for home-built gadgets, called .Net Gadgeteer.

  • News: SAP now offering premium support option in China

    SAP is now offering its high-end MaxAttention support service to customers in China in response to increasing demand there for its ERP software, the company announced Thursday.

  • How-Tos: Help! Your PC problems solved, August 2011

    This month our Helproom editor helps readers with upgrading a speeding up a Vista PC, making MP3s play properly, PC peripherals that won't behave, and how to find out if your Windows install is dodgy.

  • News: Webcam to computer users: Sit up straight!

    Stop slouching and check this out: Researchers have developed a way for desktop webcams to keep an eye on office workers’ posture while they are using computers.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Stop. Look. Listen.

    Stop. Look. Listen. This week's roundup of iOS accessories allows you to do all those things—and more. Here are some of the new accessories that have popped up on our radar recently.

  • News: Leaked Verizon Document Reveals Key Launch Dates

    September and October could be big months for Verizon Wireless, as it launches several high-end smartphones and new tablets, according to a leaked document.

  • News: Rambo Game Coming Next Year

    The UK-based Reef Entertainment has secured the game rights to the legendary Rambo series of movies, with the first to arrive next year.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up Windows Vista boot times

    Our Helproom editor explains how to speed up a PC running Windows Vista.

  • Opinion: World of Warcraft Loses 300,000 Subscribers

    It looks like World of Warcraft, Blizzard's nigh indefatigable roleplaying behemoth, may finally be experiencing some serious attrition. The number of paying subscribers for the online game dropped to 11.1 million between May and July, down from 11.4 million in May and 12 million back in October, 2010. That's nearly a million down in less than a year, despite the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in China and Cataclysm internationally, as well as a new free-to-play angle with a feature paywall.



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