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  • News: 'Related' Browser Add-On: Handy, But at Cost to Privacy

    A nifty Google browser extension called "Google Related" makes finding associated Web content a snap, but for privacy-minded Web surfers the convenience will come with a hefty cost. The Chrome Web browser extension creates a navigation bar at the bottom of the browser, and as you roll your mouse cursor over the bar Google generates content relevant to what's on the page you're viewing.

  • News: Why Cheap Color Laser Printers Are a Dicey Deal

    Most people shopping for a color laser printer want one because they think it will print quickly, produce good-looking output, and cost less to run than an inkjet printer. But the sad evidence from our tests and research shows that for the cheapest color laser printers, the opposite is true: They tend to be slow, their print quality beyond plain text is mediocre, and their toner costs as much as (or more than) the ink for a comparable inkjet.

  • News: Nine Absurdly Useful File Management Utilities

    Back when Windows Vista was but a twinkle in Bill Gates's eye, Microsoft had some extremely ambitious plans to rid computer users of an outmoded concept called "files." But alas, WinFS (as the company's project was called) turned out to be too ambitious, and eventually it got canceled before it could overthrow the file-based order. Since that time, Vista has come and gone, Windows 7 has arrived and lingered for a while, and we're beginning to see demos of Windows 8. Through all of this operating-system evolution, files have remained with us; but as hard drives grow ever more capacious, you may sometimes feel as though you're drowning in them. Here are a few utilities that can ease the pain.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 13: Posting from Google+ to Facebook

    Google+ may be the newest kid on the social networking block, but it is not the only kid. I have multiple social networks that I maintain and update, and sometimes it can be tedious and redundant to post the same links or information on multiple networks. For today's 30 Days With Google+ journey, I am taking a look at some methods for cross-posting content from Google+ to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

  • News: Browser plug-ins still easy target thanks to poor updating

    Browser plug-ins and extensions are still not being updated often enough to close known security vulnerabilities, cloud security company Zscaler has reported.

  • News: ATMs open to thermal imaging attack, researchers confirm

    Researchers have documented a method for working out ATM PIN numbers using residual traces of heat left on keypads after they have been touched by a person’s fingers.

  • News: Gamescom: Blizzard is "Serious" About Diablo III on Console

    Blizzard is currently assembling a team to bring Diablo III to consoles, "very, very serious" about a port

  • News: Apple seeks ban on all Galaxy smartphones, tablets in EU

    In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers.

  • News: DoD: Sharing cyber-threat info with contractors is working

    Halfway through a 90-day trial, the Department of Defense says it has stopped hundreds of attempted intrusions it would have missed otherwise without its pilot program of sharing classified information about cyber threats with military contractors.

  • News: BlackBerry Bold 9900, 9930 Doesn't Blow Reviewers Away

    Research In Motion's BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 is thin, beautiful, overpriced, and still no match for its iPhone and Android rivals, at least according to the consensus among reviewers.

  • News: Windows 8: More App Store Evidence Surfaces

    Microsoft has a team of engineers hard at work on an app store for Windows 8, the next iteration of the company's operating system due out in 2012. The revelation comes via a recent blog post by Steven Sinofsy, Microsoft's president of Windows and Windows Live, in the company's newly launched Building Windows 8 blog. Sinofsky on Wednesday included in his latest blog post a list of all the engineering teams working on Windows 8.

  • News: Indian mobile operators turn to low-cost Android tablets

    India's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, and second largest, Reliance Communications, are bundling Android tablets priced at between US$220 and $285 with their mobile services, in a bid to increase use of their data plans.

  • How-Tos: How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on a BlackBerry

    Most smartphones come with a selection of ringtones these days, and BlackBerry's are no exception, but there's nothing like putting your own stamp on a handset by using one of your own MP3's as a ringtone.

  • Video: Analysis: why did Google buy Motorola?

    Google will have access to patents and Motorola a treasure chest of cash, according to an analyst.

  • Video: MIT researchers aim to improve aircraft carrier effciency

    The DCAP system helps humans and computers work together to improve military operations.

  • News: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 18th August 2011

    Twitter has finally calmed down from the London riots and once again firmly turned its attentions to all things tech. Here's PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week.

  • News: Google highlights trouble in detecting web-based malware

    Google issued a new study on Wednesday detailing how it is becoming more difficult to identify malicious websites and attacks, with antivirus software proving to be an ineffective defense against new ones.

  • News: One in five TVs sold by Currys and PC World is a 3DTV

    3DTVs account for one in every five TVs sold, says Currys and PC World.

  • News: iZettle launches card payment app for iPhone

    Startup iZettle has made its payment application available for Swedish iPhone users, and now plans to distribute 2,000 card chip readers, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Ofcom fines TalkTalk £3m

    UK ISP TalkTalk has been fined £3m by Ofcom for incorrectly billing thousands of customers.



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