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  • News: Weekend startup blends gaming, ads, education

    An idea that formed in entrepreneur Tony Young Lyu's head while he was waiting in line at the Startup Weekend event last weekend could make online display advertising more effective and make people smarter at the same time.

  • News: What today's software developers need to know

    Today's software developers don't have to worry about many things that their predecessors used to, like coding to minimize RAM consumption even if it means significantly longer execution time, or WAN connections maxing out at 14.4 kilobits per second. (Although, there may be some out-of-fashion skills they could benefit from or that may yet regain relevance.)

  • How-Tos: Download and Install Windows 8 On a New Partition

    So you want to try out Windows 8. Excellent! But you're not foolhardy enough to try using a developer preview build as your main work/play operating system--you just want to dabble. We'll show you how to download and install the Windows 8 developer's preview on to a separate partition (or separate hard drive, if you have a spare). If you don't feel like mucking your hard drive with another partition, read How To Download and Install Windows 8 to a Virtual Machine for a less intrusive way to get Windows 8 up and running on your PC.

  • How-Tos: Download and Install Windows 8 into a Virtual Machine

    We've shown you how to go about installing the new Windows 8 developer preview on a brand-new hard drive or a partition of your existing hard drive--that's easy.

  • News: Running Windows on a Mac (Part 2): The good, bad and ugly

    If you're toying with the idea of getting a MacBook Air, Pro or an iMac and run Windows 7 on it full-time, it's good to be aware of where this unholy pairing shines and especially where it fails. In part 1 of this series, I discussed the performance impact you're going to get running Windows 7, as compared to Mac OS X Lion (spoiler alert: battery life suffers a bit, performance-wise it's "ok"). In this second installment in the series, I'll shine a light on the ups, downs, quirks and downright ugliness that you'll encounter when running Windows 7 on your Mac.

  • News: Facebook's New Friend Lists: 5 Things You Need to Know

    Last week, reports swirled that Facebook was testing a new friend list feature that bared a similar resemblance to Google+ Circles. One difference was that Facebook's "Smart Lists" do the work for you, automatically grouping your friends into lists such as work, school, family and city. Now, Facebook says, this feature is going primetime and will be available to everyone this week.

  • News: Mobile Startups: Tip of the Iceberg, Say Venture Capitalists

    Got bad posture? Stick an adhesive sensor on your back and let your smartphone remind you to stop slouching. That's a new mobile solution, called LUMOback, presented this week during DEMO Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley.

  • News: Fei Long and Yun Join Street Fighter IV Volt Cast

    The multiplayer-focused iOS version of Street Fighter IV has added two Hong Kong martial artists to their roster. And one has a flame igniting kick.

  • News: 75% of MapleStory Marriages End in Annulment

    It seems that "Until Death Do Us Part" is not on the cards for many MapleStory players who tie the virtual knot -- but why?

  • News: Ballmer upbeat to analysts on Windows Phone prospects

    "More work" needs to be done to establish Windows Phone in the marketplace, admitted Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer this week. And he promised Wall Street analysts that Microsoft was ready, willing, and able to do it.

  • News: Intel attracts criticism on ultrabook pricing strategy

    Intel hopes to redefine the PC market with a new category of thin and light laptops called ultrabooks, but at around US$1,000, their hefty price tag leaves questions about the products' viability, attendees at the Intel Developer Forum conference said this week.

  • News: Facebook 'delaying IPO until September next year'

    Facebook is delaying its initial public offering (IPO) on the stock markets until late next year, according to reports.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 Gets Sad New Blue Screen of Death

    Microsoft's next release of their flagship operating system, Windows 8, will sport an updated error screen, most commonly referred to as the 'Blue Screen of Death' (BSoD). For those fortunate enough to not run into the infamous error message over the years (anybody?), here's a little history lesson:

  • News: Intel runs PC on CPU powered by solar cell

    Intel on Thursday showed an experimental low-power processor the size of a postage stamp that could run PCs on solar power.

  • News: Echoing Apple, Microsoft bans Flash from Metro IE10 in Windows 8

    Microsoft will not support browser plug-ins, including Adobe's Flash, in one of the two versions of Internet Explorer to be bundled with Windows 8, a company executive said today.

  • News: Discussions continue in Google Books lawsuit, attorneys say

    Google and representatives for authors and publishers told a U.S. District Court judge Thursday that they would like to continue discussions on a revised settlement in a copyright infringement case that has dragged on for years.

  • News: Amazon Web Services receives critical gov't certification

    Amazon on Thursday said that many of its Web services now have a crucial certification that allows federal government agencies with strict security requirements to use the services.

  • News: SAP's HANA is hot, but still in early days

    The potential of SAP's HANA in-memory computing engine permeated the agenda and had attendees' tongues wagging this week at the Tech Ed conference in Las Vegas, but the technology still has some maturing to do.

  • Opinion: Nyko Zoom Lets You Play Kinect in a Closet

    If you own a Kinect, you are probably accustomed to having to rearrange your entire living room just to use it. To play anything Kinect you have to stand at least a good 6-feet away from the sensor, and you can just forget about it entirely if you live in a small apartment.

  • News: Daily Deal Sites Not Facing Shopper Fatigue, Researchers Say

    The explosive proliferation of daily deal outfits like Groupon, LivingSocial, Woot and their countless copycat sites hasn’t led to deal fatigue, according to researchers from Rice and Cornell universities.


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