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  • News: Resistance 3 Public Beta Early Access Starts August 4

    Insomniac has announced that Resistance 3's public beta will be up and running from August 4 for those with early access invites.

  • Henge Dock for Apple MacBook makes media centre of your Mac

    Henge Dock adds USB, Ethernet and FireWire to the famously minimalist list of ports on an Apple MacBook.

  • News: Gig.U aims to bring 1Gbps fiber to campus communities

    Any community looking enviously at the new Google-built fiber network in Kansas City, Kan., could soon be in luck if it's located near a major university.

  • Opinion: When You Don't Want Your Laptop to Go to Sleep

    Bharat's laptop is connected to an external monitor. He asked the Laptops forum how to close the lid without putting it into sleep mode.

  • News: Novell to close Vibe Cloud collaboration suite

    Novell has decided to shut down its Web-hosted Vibe Cloud enterprise social collaboration suite, which bombed with customers although the market is hot for competing products.

  • News: Under the Gavel: Contains graphic content

    These days it seems as though every time one legal issue gets dismissed, three more spring up in its place—it’s like the Hydra of Greek myth got itself a law degree. I suppose if Hercules were around, he’d be wearing a $2000 Armani lion-skin and mucking out court rooms.

  • News: Alleged LulzSec and Anonymous Spokesperson Arrested

    Police in the UK have arrested an 18 year old man believed to be the spokesperson for notorious "hacktivist" groups LulzSec and Anonymous.

  • News: Wrong LulzSec Suspect May Have Been Nabbed

    UK police may not have gotten their guy when they arrested a 19-year-old Scotsman believed to be LulzSec spokesman "Topiary." The website LulzSecExposed, which is run by LulzSec detractors and aims to expose the identities of the hackers, says it believes police may have been misled thanks to a disinformation campaign waged by LulzSec.

  • Opinion: Julia Roberts Ad Banned in the UK for Abuse of Photoshop

    There's airbrushing ... and then there's airbrushing. And while using post production techniques such as Photoshop image editing software is standard in the advertising industry, L'Oreal clocked some serious overtime on Julia Roberts' face in a Lancôme ad, and now that image has been pulled by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The ASA declared that "the ad must not appear in its current form again" on the basis that it's "misleading."

  • News: Zarlink shareholders quiet on competitor's bid

    Executives at Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. are actively looking for other buyers after shrugging off a U.S. competitor's offer to buy the Ottawa chipset design company.

  • How-Tos: 5 More PC Upgrade Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

    As PCs get more powerful and easier to use, the challenges involved with upgrading them have remained about the same. For the novice, a hard drive upgrade can appear downright daunting. For more experienced tinkerers, the upgrade itself may be easy, but it's easier still to overlook factors that could streamline the whole process and better protect both the hardware and the data stored on it.

  • News: IBM boosts services arm with research help

    Hoping to boost its services offerings, IBM is assigning 200 of its researchers to the help the company manage its customers' business systems with more scientific precision.

  • How-Tos: How to install a hard drive or SSD in a laptop

    Putting a new hard drive or SSD into a laptop may seem like an impossibly complicated task, but it's actually very simple. Find the existing hard drive, pop it out, stick the new one in.

  • Opinion: Catch Notes Mobile App Collects Notes, Reminders

    One of the most critical elements of good productivity is information capture. When a commitment arises, you need to get it into your trusted system as quickly as possible. When important data pops up that relates to a task on your agenda, you need to grab it instantly in a retrievable form.

  • Opinion: Choose a Palatable Colors With ColorSchemer Studio

    When using an application or browsing a website, few people ever pause to consider the colors used. If they do notice, it's usually because the designer got something wrong--either a jarring combination, or a lack of contrast that makes text difficult to make out. But for the designer, picking the right colors to use is not an easy task, especially if the brand already has a base color which they must use. ColorSchemer Studio ($50, 15-day free trial) offers multiple tools that aim to make it simpler to come up with attractive, usable schemes.

  • News: Oracle buys InQuira to boost Fusion CRM

    Oracle is buying knowledge management vendor InQuira in order to improve the capabilities of its Fusion and Siebel CRM (customer relationship management) applications, Oracle announced Thursday.

  • News: Police arrest LulzSec teen in Shetland Islands raid

    British police have announced the arrest of a 19 year old man described as being ‘Topiary’, the mouthpiece of the prolific LulzSec hacking group and famous for his droll Twitter feed.

  • News: New social-networking app makes everyone a tour-guide

    The most rewarding part of traveling is often discovering the hidden gems of a city—alleyways lined with street art, the perfect spot to watch a sunset, a camera shop stocked with vintage lenses. The new location-based iOS app Trover makes it possible for users to share or find what it calls Discoveries—photos of and information about noteworthy sites and activities in any given place.

  • News: Space Invaders Infinity Gene Creator Releases Groove Coaster

    If you enjoyed Space Invaders Infinity Gene's modern take on pixel-art and retro gameplay, you may be interested in Reisuke Ishida's latest iOS game.

  • News: Sprint, LightSquared strike 15-year deal for LTE wholesale network

    Sprint and LTE technology provider LightSquared announced a 15-year deal Thursday that gives Sprint $9 billion in cash, primarily for spectrum hosting and LTE network services it would provide LightSquared.



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