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  • News: Internet restored briefly as rebels close in on Tripoli

    Local Internet access in Tripoli was strangely restored for a while late Saturday local time after months of disruption, according to reports on Twitter, as rebels closed in on the capital city of Libya. But it was down again for most of the city by Sunday.

  • News: Google+ introduces identity-verification badges

    Google is adding badges that certify the identity of users of its Google+ social networking site, starting with public figures and with people who have been added by many as contacts.

  • News: Autonomy to remain UK-based after HP takeover

    Autonomy will maintain its UK roots following its shock £6.7 billion acquisition by HP.

  • News: Standard Life appoints digital head

    Standard Life, the savings and investments business, has appointed David Ratcliffe as its head of digital operations.

  • News: HP - Autonomy deal: Facing up to the risks

    Dramatic changes at HP, including spinning off its PC division and the acquisition of Autonomy, the UK’s largest software company, pose potential risks for corporate IT organisations, according to analysts.

  • News: Riots: Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry maker RIM called to meet government

    Executives at the main social media networks and messaging outlets – Facebook, Twitter and RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) – have been called to meet Home Office ministers on Thursday to discuss their products’ usage in the UK riots.

  • News: The thoughts of Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch

    Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch has proved that the UK can create seriously innovative software companies that can attract top dollar. HP’s decision to buy Autonomy for £6.7 billion has delivered him a personal pay day of around £500 million.

  • News: Manchester Fujitsu workers may strike next month

    The deadline for a ballot of Fujitsu workers in Manchester has been extended to 1 September, which means that if there are enough votes, a strike could hit the IT company late next month.

  • News: Weetabix moves to cloud computing based procurement

    Weetabix is set to migrate its procurement systems to a cloud computing environment, after signing a contract with supplier Wax Digital.

  • Opinion: Star Wars Coins Are Legal Tender In New Zealand

    The New Zealand Mint has taken one innovative step to saving the economy, and the galaxy! The government body has introduced a new line of coins that feature an assortment of Star Wars characters.

  • News: HP's tablet exit no signal of iPad immunity, say analysts

    HP's departure from the tablet business does not mean that Apple's iPad will remain the undisputed king, analysts said today.

  • News: HP shift on PCs could boost rivals

    With Hewlett-Packard (HP) likely spinning off its PC manufacturing business, other major vendors will almost certainly be looking for a way to get a bigger piece of the hardware pie.

  • Opinion: Charging Stations 'Juice-Jacking' Data from Your Phone?

    In a world where laptop batteries, text messages and even old-school newspapers can hack into your life, the question seems not to be what's stealing your personal data, but rather what isn't. So it may not come as a shock to learn that those innocuous and oh-so convenient charging stations may be infiltrating your smartphone by "juice-jacking."

  • News: HP's Apotheker changes his tune on mobility

    Six months after laying out his "strategic vision" for HP, CEO Leo Apotheker took the actions to realize it. And abandoned the mobile computing space.

  • News: A Cable Company May Soon Supply Your Wireless Service

    Could your local cable company's next advertising gimmick be the "quadruple play" of mobile data, phone service, cable, and Internet? That may be the case if talk of a possible buyout of mobile data provider Clearwire is true.

  • News: Beta Tests Soon for GameStop's Console-Streaming Service?

    GameStop is hoping to start a beta test for a console-streaming service by the end of the year.

  • News: Android app connects city goers, green transport

    Spotcycle lets users search for bicycles for rent in cities worldwide.

  • News: WikiHouse Puts Housing Design in Your Hands

    Prefab housing has been around since the 1940s. The entire point of prefab was not to have to worry about the construction--all that happened somewhere off-site. It was anonymous and standardized, and led to perfectly serviceable homes that lacked even a breath of personality. After decades in which prefab was relegated to postmodernist architects, the modern DIY movement got to it, resulting in WikiHouse: a mix of Wiki software, computer-aided design programming, and CNC machining techniques that puts building design straight into the hands of the end users.

  • 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.


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