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  • Opinion: Emergency Text Messages Coming to Cellphones

    In case of disaster, wireless carriers will soon alert your cellphone by emergency text message.

  • News: Microsoft, Skype Deal: A Consumer FAQ

    Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion, and the Windows maker says it will integrate Skype with many existing Microsoft products and services. The company also plans to maintain Skype's stand-alone clients for non-Microsoft platforms such as Mac OS X and Linux.

  • News: EMC's Tucci sees hybrid cloud becoming de facto standard

    EMC has planted its development and acquisition future in the cloud, calling for increased development of open-source Web-based applications and MapReduce technologies to help mine unstructured data.

  • LG Optimus 3D Android smartphone

    LG has released further details of its Optimus 3D handset. The Android smartphone is due to go onsale in Europe early this summer.

  • News: Lawyer chasing net pirates fined just £1,000 for data breach

    A lawyer who sent 'bullying' letters to Brits accused of illegal filesharing has been fined just £1,000 by the Information Commissioner for a data breach after claiming he cannot afford the full £200,000 penalty.

  • News: The Trouble with Coding Across the Clouds, Part 2

    Even the best cloud applications offer only one native development language for business logic. What if you really need to leverage software assets in another language? It's not as simple as just using another cloud's code.

  • News: Akamai and Riverbed team to speed hybrid cloud performance

    Riverbed and Akamai are teaming up to offer technology and services that promise to optimize WAN traffic more effectively when it travels between corporate data centers and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) providers.

  • News: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online?

    Do you remember those public service announcements that pointedly asked, "It's 10 p.m.; do you know where your children are?" Well, in 2011 your children might be safely home, sitting in their room--but thanks to PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, they can still be at risk. Now, you need to know where your children are--not just physically, but also in cyberspace.The threats they face while online are twofold:

  • News: Why Is People Search So Lame?

    Searching Google for John Q. Public in Alabama or Jane Q. Citizen in Massachusetts? Good luck. A proliferation of data brokers, people search engines, and social networks have made the task of finding a person's phone number and address via a Google search (or a search on any other major search engine) a minefield of less-than-useful links.

  • Opinion: Google I/O Mega-Conference: No Ticket? No Problem

    Google I/O, the big developers' conference sold out in record time. You're missed out on tickets, but so what? Stop kicking yourself, ignore the hype, and attend virtually. Here's all you need to know.

  • News: Sony hit by third cyber attack against PlayStation Network

    Sony has fallen victim to a third cyber attack against its PlayStation Network, while the Japanese IT giant's chief executive officer has confirmed that a date for the restoration of the network is yet to be set.

  • Opinion: Day 9: Taking a Closer Look at Google Docs Spreadsheets

    30 Days WIth...Google Docs: Day 9

  • Opinion: ActiveSMART Watches Your Hard Disk for Trouble

    Most users will be fine with a free program such as HD Tune, which simply retrieves your hard drive's S.M.A.R.T. data (self-monitoring information about your drive's health) when you run it. However, if your PC is always-on it might be worth your while to keep a program like the $30 ActiveSMART (or Active SMART as it's referred to in some areas of the program) running in the background to keep an eye on the status.

  • Opinion: Send Yourself Text-Message Reminders

    You know what I love about text messages? They're virtually impossible to ignore. They pop up on your phone's screen, making it beep, buzz, or both. Consequently, text messages are great for reminding you to do stuff.

  • News: Xbox 360 Spring Update on May 19

    The annual Spring Update for the Xbox 360 Dashboard is apparently coming before the end of the month, and it adds a few useful features.

  • News: MX vs. ATV Alive arrives

    THQ's latest entry in the MX vs. ATV series sees the company experimenting with a different approach to what a game you buy at retail includes, and what gets offered as DLC.

  • Opinion: iPhone 3GS Outselling New Android Phones

    Android is pounding overall iPhones sales, but Apple has a secret weapon up its sleeve: the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer, top-of-the-line Android phones such as the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix, according to an analyst quoted by Apple Insider.

  • News: Universal phone charger standard amended to include Tablet PCs

    A universal mobile charger that's currently in development has been adjusted to ensure other devices including MP3 players and tablet PCs can be charged using it.

  • News: Corel enters the CAD arena with CorelCAD

    Corel has introduced CorelCAD, a brand new cross-platform CAD (computer-aided design) program targeted to architects, engineers, and a variety of general manufacturing enterprises. This package delivers native DWG support (the industry standard CAD file format), and the ability to navigate between 2D and 3D design environments in cross-platform workgroups.

  • News: Copyright Group to Sue 23,000 People this Week

    People who downloaded "The Expendables" via BitTorrent file sharing better keep an eye on their mailbox this week, because they could be one of the more than 23,000 people targeted in an infringement lawsuit filed by the copyright bounty hunters at the U.S. Copyright Group.



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