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  • News: PSN Appreciation Program perks detailed

    In the wake of the PlayStation Network's untimely downtime, Sony has detailed its plans to win back the trust of the spurned consumer masses. (Spoiler: with free stuff.)

  • Opinion: Nook Color App Store Hits 1 Million Downloads in a Week

    Barnes & Noble announced Monday that he Nook Color App Store has reached the 1 million-download milestone. While that isn't much compared to the Android Marketplace or Apple's App Store, it's important to remember that the Nook Color accomplished this feat with a limited selection of apps and within just one week after the Barnes & Noble rolled out its over-the-air software update to its e-readers, allowing users to download additional apps.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Ultrathin Lenovo ThinkPad X1

    Lenovo officially announced the ultrathin ThinkPad X1--targeted toward both business and personal laptop users--on Monday. Besides being the thinnest ThinkPad to date, the X1 adds consumer features, such as a backlit keyboard, with enterprise-level security and other business capabilities. I got a chance to play with this 13-inch ultraportable and have to say the X1 may give the MacBook Air a run for its money.

  • News: After hack, Sony offers freebies to unhappy gamers

    After hackers knocked its PlayStation Network offline for nearly a month, Sony is now trying to make amends by giving customers free video games.

  • Opinion: Dropbox Drops the Ball on Data Security

    Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their data is more private and secure than it really is. Whether Dropbox was deliberately misleading, or just failed to clearly communicate policy changes, the complaint filed with the FTC illustrates concerns over online data security.

  • Opinion: Solar-Powered Plane Completes International Flight

    The solar eagle has landed onto record history, with the Solar Impulse setting down at Brussels' main airport, after a 13-hour international flight on May 12th. The historic flight began in Switzerland at 8:40 (11:40 p.m PST), cruised at 12,400 feet going an average 43 mph, and finally land at in Belgium at 21:38 (12:38 p.m. PST).

  • Opinion: EMC - Box Alliance Provides Needed Cloud Safety Net

    EMC and Box.net announced a deeper partnership that gives customers a stepping stone to embrace the benefits of the cloud without risking it all. The hybrid approach of EMC Documentum combined with Box.net in the cloud delivers both peace of mind and flexibility at the same time.

  • Opinion: Moving to the Cloud Isn't for Everyone: What to Consider

    Turning to Internet services instead of in-house servers appeals to companies seeking lean, mobile operations. The "cloud" is a hot buzzword, but moving the bulk of your infrastructure and data there isn't right for every business. Most small companies plug along with a mix of on-site and off-site hardware and software. For some organizations, maintaining in-house servers is crucial.

  • News: Seagate releases battery-powered drive for iOS, other mobile platforms

    Seagate today announced a battery-powered wireless drive for mobile devices such as the iPad.

  • News: Starbucks shares lessons of going mobile

    An Android app and the ability to order a drink from a mobile phone are coming soon, an executive from Starbucks said as he shared lessons and tips from his company's experience offering mobile applications.

  • Opinion: Simple Hack Brings Hulu to Motorola Xoom

    No matter what brand you have, tablets are pretty cool. They're pretty useful for not only mobile-style gaming, but productivity such as checking e-mails. One really beneficial use that some tablets are still lacking however are TV or movie-streaming apps, such as Hulu.

  • News: PopCap Signs Agreement with Amazon

    The casual gaming behemoth has announced an exclusive arrangement with Amazon.com for the distribution of its games to Android devices.

  • News: No PSN for Japan

    Sony's online services haven't yet come back online in Japan because the government won't let the company throw the switch just yet.

  • News: Survey: UK businesses lead on use of analytics

    UK businesses are the most frequent users of data analytics for marketing, sales and customer service, according to a global survey by Accenture.

  • News: Elgato releases HDHomeRun networked TV tuner

    On Monday, Elgato introduced the HDHomeRun, a networked, dual-tuner device that lets you watch and record over-the-air (ATSC) or unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM) signals on a combination of two Macs or PCs at the same time.

  • Opinion: Netflix, Miramax Sign Deal - Finally, Decent Programming

    If you've exhausted the decent content on Netflix Instant Watch and are now relegated to endless low-budget horror sequels and the straight-to-DVD dregs, here's some good news: the long-awaited deal between Netflix and Miramax has been sealed, and classic content is on its way.

  • News: Cyber attackers try Treasury hack at least once a day

    ‘Hostile intelligence agencies’ made hundreds of attempts to hack into the Treasury’s computer system last year, Chancellor George Osborne has revealed.

  • News: Windows scareware fakes impending drive disaster

    Scammers are trying to trick Windows users into paying to fix bogus hard drive errors that have apparently erased important files, a researcher said today.

  • News: iPod nano watch conversion kit project seeks funding

    A project to create an watch conversion kit for the sixth-generation iPod nano is seeking $75,000 in funding by 15 June.

  • Powercase for iPhone launched by Synaps

    iPhone and iPod accessory maker Synaps has announced the launch of new Powercases and portable chargers for iOS and other mobile devices.



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