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  • News: Publishers urge lower VAT rates for digital publications

    European newspaper publishers have called for lower VAT rates for digital publications.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Wakka wakka wakka

    My earliest memory of Pac-Man is how quickly it devoured my weekly allowance--one quarter at a time, it made its way through each bit of my seven-year-old self's disposable income like so many dots. So it's funny to see Pac-Man make an unexpected appearance in this week's iPad-case roundup. But don't worry--if ghosts and little dots aren't your thing, there's plenty more in our weekly mix of new protection products.

  • News: Foxconn Working Conditions were Criticized Before Fire

    A two-week old report from a Hong Kong-based watchdog group may give us more insight into the explosion that killed three people at a Foxconn assembly plant in China on Friday.

  • Opinion: Apple takes the wraps off new retail efforts

    If I asked most of my friends what they were up to early on a Sunday morning, I imagine answers would range from “having brunch” to “going to church” or “I was asleep—why on Earth are you calling me before 1PM?” Admittedly, I usually practice similar habits, but on this particular Sunday morning. This Sunday saw the launch of what bloggers have taken to calling “Apple Store 2.0,” Apple’s revamped retail experience.

  • Opinion: Day 22: What If You Can't Connect to Google Docs?

    We have gotten through three weeks of 30 Days With...Google Docs. We are entering the home stretch of the project, and we haven't addressed one of the most crucial questions to ask when considering Google Docs--what do you do when you can't connect to Google Docs?

  • Opinion: Free Outlook Add-In PocketKnife Peek Reveals Hidden Info

    Worried that dangers may be lurking in an HTML e-mail you've received in Microsoft Outlook? The free PocketKnife Peek lets you see that e-mail in plain text, without any potential HTML dangers such as malicious scripts. And you can use the program to examine other parts of the e-mail as well.

  • News: What if IPv6 simply fails to catch on?

    During the past six months, the Internet engineering community has undertaken an unprecedented effort to promote IPv6 as an urgent and necessary upgrade for network and website operators to allow for the continued, rapid growth of the Internet.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 Said to Have Curved Glass Screen

    The iPhone 5, Apple's next-gen smartphone, could have a curved glass display similar to Samsung's Nexus S, according to the latest supply chain rumors from DigiTimes. In support of this theory, Apple reportedly purchased around 300 glass-cutting machines to ramp up production ahead of an expected iPhone 5 release later this year.

  • News: Say Goodbye to Wintel? What Microsoft Windows 8 Could Be

    Don't get too comfortable with Windows 7. Microsoft is already hard at work on Windows 8 (and probably Windows 9, at the very least). While it's still only in the "rumor" stage, tidbits are spilling out as to what the upcoming operating system will offer. We already knew that it would support system-on-a-chip and mobile ARM processors, which could signal a new direction for PC development, but will these be true game changers?

  • News: A botched fix, not legal demands, nixed SCADA security talk

    Government didn't pull SCADA security talk. Rather, it was a legitimate need for caution, presenters contend.

  • News: EIA: Government must do more to stop illegal e-waste exports

    The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling for the government to conduct a full review of the firms involved in the disposal of the UK's e-waste.

  • Opinion: Bunch of PSP Games in the Offing for PlayStation 3

    Hello Monday, and thank you for bringing us a Sony PlayStation story without the words "hacked" or "again" in the headline. Though "again" would have worked in this instance as well, because it's what you'll be up to in gaming terms when Sony rolls out special spiffed-up PlayStation 3 versions of older PSP titles.

  • How-Tos: Use printer profiles for colour fidelity

    Getting your prints to match what you see on your monitor is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face when dealing with digital art or photography. This article explains how you can use printer- and paper-specific instructions—called profiles—to achieve more accurate results.

  • News: Livescribe Smartpen Gets Facebook and Google Shortcuts

    Livescribe smartpens are getting shortcuts for sending notes to popular Web services, as well as the capability to make interactive "pencast" PDFs than animate recorded handwriting and synced audio.

  • How-Tos: How to create a social network with Jcow

    Fancy yourself as the next Mark Zuckerberg? We explain how to create a social-networking website to rival Facebook in a few simple steps using Jcow.

  • How-Tos: How to pinpoint a route using Ordance Survey maps

    Mike Bedford loves to ramble through the great outdoors. Here, he demonstrates how to pinpoint your route using Microsoft Excel and Ordnance Survey’s highly detailed maps.

  • News: BMA says clinicians and patients must direct NHS IT

    The British Medical Association has called on the NHS to “take stock” on the national programme and reconsider its remit, as a series of tough parliamentary reviews began and a lead supplier proposed a strategy U-turn.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a working monitor that displays no picture

    My ViewSonic monitor refuses to display a picture. The LED blinks on and off for around 30 minutes, after which time the screen will often work following a restart. A local repair shop says there is nothing wrong with the hardware.

  • Opinion: Music matters

    In recent reviews round-ups, we’ve put the spotlight on the visual experience of PCs and peripherals, from monitors and projectors to 3D TVs and laptops. Here, the focus moves to sound.

  • News: Satyam returns to loss because of U.S. settlement

    Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services went into loss again in the quarter ended March 31, after the company took a charge to settle a class-action lawsuit in the U.S., the company said Monday.



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