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  • News: Arma 3 Coming Summer 2012

    Czech-developed military sim Arma II is a highly detailed, complex game that inspired a loyal following of fans. Developer Bohemia Interactive has announced it's working on a sequel.

  • News: Verizon releases mobile app that finds cheapest meds

    Verizon Wireless and Medco Health Solutions today released a mobile application that guides BlackBerry and Android smartphone users to locations where they can purchase the lowest-cost prescription drugs.

  • Opinion: Amazon Adds Electronics to Trade-In Program

    Amazon has expanded its product trade-in program to include electronics, so if you're saddled with obsolete or unwanted gadgets -- including tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, and more -- you can unload them for Amazon.com gift certificates.

  • Opinion: Information Security Trends in Asia Pacific Retail

    Information security is going to face a new economic order: the state of information security, compliance and governance is at an inflection point. Now that its strategic significance has been recognized more than ever before within retail companies and budgets for addressing information security appearing to have stabilized, it is ready for a move to the next part of the curve: addressing growing risks of cyber security and meeting the challenges of new opportunities - such as cloud, social networking and mobility.

  • Opinion: Gartner: Android Dominates Smartphone Sales Worldwide

    Another day, another report saying Android rules the smartphone world, this time from Gartner.

  • News: Group looking to form Apple Retail Workers Union

    As Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of its retail stores, a group of Apple Store employees is assembling with a different goal. An organization calling itself the Apple Retail Workers Union sent a message to various members of the Apple press on Thursday, including Macworld, announcing plans to try to unionize Apple Store employees.

  • Opinion: Oracle Cross-Channel Commerce Platform

    In November 2010, Oracle announced its intention to acquire ecommerce platform provider ATG and its 1,000+ customer base for a sum of $1 billion. The deal closed on January 5, 2011. The acquisition connects the online channel with Oracle's existing retail suite, enabling the vendor to offer a set of products that -- when used in tandem -- have the potential to support a complete omnichannel experience.

  • Opinion: Retail RFID Initiatives are Flourishing

    My 7th annual visit to RFID Journal Live! (April 12-14th, 2011) was jam packed with engaging conversations with optimistic and energized retailers, suppliers, academics and technology vendors. Mark Roberti, the founder and editor of RFIDJournal magazine and host of the event, reported that preregistration was up 15%, in an RFID Journal editor's note on April 18, 2011. Interestingly, it seemed to me that there were fewer vendors and more endusers than last year. Most importantly, the endusers that attended were already working on projects or feverishly trying to figure out how to leverage RFID in their businesses.

  • How-Tos: Google Android: a newcomer's guide

    Android can do so much for you but, as with any operating system, you have to know where to begin. And it's not just a matter of flicking through the preset features. Compared to the iPhone's set-in-stone interface, Android offers ample room for customisation and control. To whet your appetite, here's a quick round-up of the essentials you should be familiar with.

  • News: WhatsApp leaks Telephone numbers, conversations

    It's easy to eavesdrop on people using the popular mobile messenger WhatsApp. The application sends user names, telephone numbers and even complete instant messages unencrypted over the internet. Adversaries can intercept this information by using a simple network sniffer like the popular Wireshark [http://www.wireshark.org/].

  • News: Reverse auctions a win-win, says Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand's reverse auctions started only a couple of months ago but the company has already seen the benefits of the new system. Built as part of its Grabaseat brand, the reverse auctions now have their own website and grant customers new flight deals every 15 minutes.

  • News: Internet 'Health Map' Tracks Data Flow on Web

    Compuware Gomez is debuting Internet Health Map, a tool that provides nearly real-time visual data on the flow of data through the Internet. The map is so accurate that it not only covers the Internet's backbone, but also goes down to the last mile of fiber-optics in neighborhoods.

  • News: L.A. Noire DLC Available June 21

    A code redemption page on Rockstar's site has revealed the release date for the first L.A. Noire DLC to be June 21.

  • News: Researchers Use Video Game to Study Language Acquisition

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Stockholm Universities have used a video game featuring an "alien" language to recreate the challenges infants face when learning a language for the first time.

  • News: Cities in Motion and Magicka Benefit Japan

    Paradox Interactive's popular PC games Cities in Motion and Magicka are both releasing packs of DLC at the end of the month, with a proportion of sales going to benefit the Japan aid effort.

  • News: Six rising threats from cybercriminals

    Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it's an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.

  • News: California looks to protect smart meter data

    The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed state rules for ensuring the security of data collected by new smart metering technology.

  • Opinion: Does a Laptop Need a UPS?

    After reading Long Live Your Laptop Battery, where I advised readers to remove their Laptop's battery when using AC power, John Stevens asked if he needed a UPS.

  • Opinion: Microsoft: Intel Comments on Windows 8 Are Wrong

    There may not be four versions of Windows 8 for ARM system-on-a-chip processors that are incapable of running legacy Windows apps after all. Microsoft has rebutted recent statements about Windows 8 running on ARM processors made by Intel's senior vice president and general manager of its software and services group.

  • Feature: Financial history of the Apple Retail Store

    On May 19, 2001, the first two Apple Retail Stores opened their doors in McLean, Virginia, and Glendale, California. Since then, Apple has opened more than 300 stores worldwide. The stores not only provide a showcase for Apple's products, but also contribute significantly to Apple's bottom line.



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