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  • News: Social networks eat up Americans' online time

    A new survey shows that Americans are increasingly transfixed with social networking sites, with Facebook grabbing more of our time than any other blog or social media.

  • Opinion: Make Your iPhone's Apple Logo Glow With This Mod

    Another day passes and yet we still know nothing official about Apple's next iPhone. So within the meantime, you may be looking at how you can freshen up the appearance of your current iPhone 4. Well, look no further! This nifty little mod adds a backlit logo to your iPhone 4, giving it a cool new look which is bound to turn some heads.

  • News: Cloud Computing for Consumers: The Downsides

    If you read much about tech, you've undoubtedly been told by some snarky writer that if you're not headed for the cloud, you're hopelessly unhip, behind the times, and probably overweight. You know -- the cloud, that repository of all things digital contained on giant servers owned by someone else out there in cyberspace.

  • Opinion: Taking Dreamy, Misty Ocean Photos at the Beach

    The beach is one of those idyllic, picturesque settings that begs to have its photo taken. No matter what kind of camera you have or how you take pictures at the beach, you almost can't go wrong when you're standing on the sand and shooting the ocean. But while most people tend to take pictures midday to capture a gorgeous blue sky with fluffy white clouds above the sand and sea, I'd like to suggest another way to shoot the ocean: Use a slow shutter speed to turn the water into a moody, foggy blur. This isn't the first time I've explained how to capture the essence of water motion with a slow shutter speed (check out "How to Photograph Waterfalls and Moving Water"), but this week let's look at how to apply this technique at the beach.

  • Opinion: Tablets, Phones to Surpass PCs for 'Net Use in 4 Years

    The personal computer isn't dying, but its days of dominance are numbered. Research firm IDC predicts the number of U.S. mobile Internet users will surpass their wired counterparts by 2015.

  • News: Objective-C, C#, D language: Winners in programming popularity

    Java remains the longtime top-ranked language in the Tiobe Programming Community index

  • News: Intel to show tablets, ultrabooks running Windows 8

    Intel plans to show Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 on tablets based on new Atom processors, and on ultrabooks, at both the Intel Developer Forum and Microsoft's BUILD conference this week, according to a source familiar with Intel's plans.

  • News: Vending machine company announces major data breach

    A company that supplies vending machines and games to entertainment venues has disclosed a data breach affecting about 40,000 people who visited waterpark resorts in Wisconsin and Tennessee between December 2008 and May 2011

  • News: Cisco unveils routers, takes swipe at Juniper

    Cisco this week unveiled three service provider edge routers, along with an aggressive marketing campaign against rival Juniper.

  • News: Apple iOS 5 reportedly about to go golden

    Apple reportedly will send the Golden Master version of its iOS 5 mobile operating system to manufacturing partners around the last week of September, and that means a new iPhone could be on the way shortly thereafter.

  • News: Exhibition centre finds cure for Wi-Fi congestion

    Wi-Fi is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because the short-range wireless technology takes a load off fixed networks and is relatively easy to install.

  • News: Canadian firm buys Aviat's WiMax business

    A Canadian maker of wireless broadband equipment for enterprises is expanding its portfolio through an acquisition it believes will help the company sell its coming WiMax-to-LTE conversion gear.

  • News: TGS: Namco Bandai Teasing New Tales Game

    Heads up, Tales fans: developer/publisher Namco Bandai is gearing up to lift the curtain on a brand new Tales game at TGS later this week.

  • News: Mindjet Unleashes Creativity with Online Collaboration Tools

    One of the great things about the Internet, and Web-based tools is that they make the world a smaller place and enable virtual teams to work together remotely. Recent acquisitions and new tools from Mindjet are making cloud-based collaboration even easier and more productive.

  • News: EA 'Doesn't Expect' Battlefield 3 to Beat Modern Warfare 3

    Do you expect Battlefield 3 to beat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this year? Well, don't shoot the messenger, but that's probably a pipe dream. After all, Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises not just in video game terms, but entertainment terms.

  • News: GameStop Will Now Take Your iPhones, iPads, and iPods

    In what's sure to be a one-two punch to the kidneys of the gaming and mobile industry, GameStop is apparently now ready to accept iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices as part of their trade-in programs.

  • News: PokePark 2 and Mewtwo Event Announced

    Is the Pokémon Company gearing up to release a sequel to Pokémon Black Version and White Version? Maybe. But if PokéPark 2 is the "big announcement" coming from Junichi Masuda on September 18th, don't expect a lot of rejoicing from the fans.

  • News: Seven new cloud companies to watch

    By now we're all familiar with the big names in the cloud computing industry, such as Amazon, Rackspace and VMware. But there are also a whole host of cloud startups that are coming online to help you manage your cloud services provided by the big players. In this piece we'll profile seven of the top up-and-coming cloud companies that are helping customers do everything from keeping their cloud costs low to implementing their own private clouds to meeting security and regulatory needs.

  • News: Career Watch: Job hunting on a smartphone

    Mobile Apps for Job Hunters

  • News: $1 will get you in on latest social network start-up

    If you have a dollar to spare you can get in on the ground floor of MightyBell, a new social network company spearheaded by Gina Bianchini, formerly head of social website company Ning.


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