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  • News: 10 Questions for HP about WebOS

    Hey, Hewlett-Packard, you're a real head-scratcher. Just 16 months ago you promise to change the mobile world by acquiring WebOS. Now, you've raised the white flag on that $1.2 billion buy. It's a lot of money, even for a mega-corporation. And $500 is a lot for buyers of your TouchPad or WebOS phone. You were just starting to market those products were just getting started. What were you thinking, HP?

  • Opinion: Inside Prosofts Data Rescue Center

    Earlier this week I took a tour of The Data Rescue Center, a data recovery service provider. Competing with the likes of DriveSavers, the Center opened in July in Livermore, Calif., near the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Its services are available nationwide.

  • News: Car Theft Achieved via Text Message -- But Don't Panic

    A recent report by the Associated Press paints a frightening picture: Hackers have learned to unlock a car's doors and start its engine simply by sending text messages to the vehicle's security system.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech

    Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest Internet business (Google), and a major handset maker (Motorola Mobility) marked major realignments in tech this week.

  • Video: The week in technology, 19 August 2011

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week Google announces plans to acquire Motorola Mobility, Samsung is free to sell its Galaxy Tab, the FCC investigates a city subway system after it shut off mobile phone service and MIT researchers hope to improve efficiency on aircraft carriers.

  • News: AES proved vulnerable by Microsoft researchers

    The story, "AES proved vulnerable by Microsoft researchers" incorrectly identified the nationality of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the lead paragraph. The copy has been changed on the wire. The corrected paragraph should read:

  • Fusion Garage Grid10 tablet breaks cover

    Fusion Garage has come up with an innovative take on the Android tablet platform: it's created its own GridOS based on the Android kernel. The Grid10 tablet is the first fruit and is designed to be paired with the Grid4 smartphone

  • News: Firefox 7 reaches beta, promises faster browsing

    Mozilla yesterday released a beta of Firefox 7, putting the lighter-weight browser in front of a large number of users for the first time.

  • Opinion: Pin Folders to the Windows 7 Taskbar

    Readers are so much smarter than me. (Don't tell my boss.) Take Renee, who wrote in regarding a post from last week: Create a Keyboard Shortcut for Your Favorite Folder. In it I noted that Windows 7 doesn't allow you to pin folders to the Taskbar, hence the advice to set up a keyboard shortcut instead.

  • News: DStv drifta brings mobile TV to Kenya

    DStv, Africa's leading Pay TV operator through Digital Mobile Television Kenya (DMTV) and Multichoice Kenya, has today launched its Drifta mobile dongle in Kenya. The Drifta dongle uses Digital Video Broadcast Handheld (DVBH) to allow watching of various DSTV channels through PCs and mobile devices. The service will be available in Nairobi, Mombasa and the environs of the two cities including Thika, Athi River, Kitengela and Kilifi up to Diani. The announcements were made today by Stephen Isaboke - GM Multichoice and Felix Kyengo - General Manager DMTV, at Nairobi's Sankara Hotel.

  • How-Tos: How to Calibrate Your HDTV

    We all know that we're supposed to get our HDTV sets calibrated by an expert if we want them to look their very best. (We also know that we're supposed to floss daily.) But in this era of THX-approved presets and LED-backlit 3D TVs, how much difference does a professional calibration make? I decided to find out for myself with my new LG 60PZ750 plasma TV.

  • News: NBA 2K12's Full Roster of Legends

    NBA 2K12's roster of Legends came out today, highlighting some of the best players to ever play in the NBA. But some of the exceptions are bound to start arguments.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Aug. 19

    This week in rumors, there was a warming trend in the iOSsphere with renewed hope that iPhone 5 might actually have LTE radios after all, along with a magnetic power connector, and with speculation the iPhone was delayed because of either an HTC patent complaint or Steve Jobs' upcoming biography.

  • News: After WebOS, Who's Next To Fall?

    Consumer selection for smartphones and tablets is quickly turning into a three-way choice between Apple, Google and Microsoft, with other competing platforms being out to pasture.

  • News: HP's WebOS failure highlight PC giants' mobile struggle

    Vendors like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Toshiba may dominate the worldwide PC market, but their efforts to turn those leads into smartphone success have failed, highlighted by HP's decision on Thursday to stop developing its WebOS-based products.

  • Feature: Best accessories for a Samsung Galaxy S II

    Want to accessorise your Samsung Galaxy S II? You've come to the right place, here are five extras that will add a little extra to your smartphone.

  • News: Watch Online Videos When Offline, Thanks to RealDownloader

    Web-based videos are great...when you have an Internet connection. If you're offline, however, online videos aren't much use. Unless you've already put Real Networks' RealDownloader to use, that is. This free utility lets you download a variety of Web-based videos with a simple click, so you can save them for viewing later.

  • Opinion: HP ditches consumers and opts for a quiet life

    HP has killed off WebOS and the TouchPad tablet, and decided to get out of the personal computing game. Here's why.

  • News: Surge in attachment spam a sign of desperation, say experts

    Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks in a desperate attempt to rebuild a spam-distribution industry under pressure, security experts have suggested.

  • Opinion: Google's Photovine app shares themed photos

    Although the new Photovine iPhone app in the App Store appears to be from a developer of the same name, it’s actually a Google joint. (Google owns Photovine.) It’s a free app for photo sharing that seems to fall somewhere between Instagram and Color.



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