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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Rumors Pin iPhone 5 Launch Mid-September

    Apple is reportedly prepping for a launch of the iPhone 5 sometime between September 6 and 15. According to China Times (translated via MacRumors ), suppliers are currently preparing 400,000 trial run iPhone 5 units, with an initial shipment slated at 4 million units. As the iPhone 5 features guessing game picks up steam, Apple has not formally announced anything.

  • Opinion: Nintendo 3DS Price Slashed $80

    Nintendo 3DS retail price, come on down, you're the next contestant on "the price wasn't right, so we're slashing it." Yep, Nintendo's marking the 3DS down an astonishing $80—from $250 to $170—not six months after the "no-glasses 3D" handheld launched in the U.S. on March 27th. The new price goes into effect August 12th, which I'd wager makes the 3DS a contender for "fastest post-launch price drop (by one-third) ever."

  • News: France Télécom customer numbers up, first half revenue down

    France Télécom's revenue and net income for the first half both fell compared to a year earlier, even as subscriber numbers climbed 7 percent, it reported Thursday.

  • News: China's Alibaba unveils new mobile OS

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has launched its own mobile operating system for handsets and tablets in its home country, with the aim of promoting its online products in its home country as both Android and Apple's iOS devices grow in popularity.

  • News: Dell warranties servers for 'fresh-air cooling'

    Dell said Thursday it will warranty servers to run at 113 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for parts of the year, so that customers can make wider use of "fresh-air cooling" in their data centers.

  • News: Google Maps for Mobile gets public transport directions

    Google has added public transport details for London to Google Maps for mobile.

  • News: BBC launches subscription iPad app for 11 European countries

    The BBC is expanding its popular iPlayer digital content service, launching a subscription iPad application for 11 European countries, the broadcaster said on Thursday.



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