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  • News: The iTunes Store and the Towson Hack

    The Macworld Podcast turns its attention to iTunes Store accounts--specifically the unsettling phenomenon where customers are seeing their iTunes gift card balances zeroed out by mysterious unwanted purchases. Staff writer Lex Friedman reported on the so-called Towson Hack for Macworld.com, and he's joined by senior associate editor Dan Moren to discuss the situation and what you can do to protect your iTunes account.

  • Opinion: Is 3D TV Doomed?

    Consumer response to 3D TVs has been tepid thus far, and industry observers point to a number of likely explanations, including the dearth of 3D programming and an aversion to those clunky 3D glasses. And for those of us who don't mind wearing 3D specs, there's also the question of which technology to buy into: Passive or active-shutter?

  • News: SAP to acquire Right Hemisphere

    SAP announced this morning that it is to acquire New Zealand 3D specialist Right Hemisphere. SAP already had a stake in Right Hemisphere, having invested in it via its venture capital arm, SAP Ventures, in 2007.

  • Opinion: Yahoo Has No Easy Way To Make Consumers Interested Again

    For Yahoo, firing Carol Bartz was easy--Chairman Roy Bostock gave her the news over the phone--but turning the company around under new leadership will be a lot harder.

  • News: Google offered to split mobile revenue with Sun, papers show

    Google hoped at one time to codevelop Android with Sun, and was prepared to offer Sun a share of its mobile service revenue in return for making Java open source, according to newly released documents in Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • News: Nintendo Sued Over Wii and Wii U Patents in Texas Court

    If you work in Nintendo's legal department, what do you do when someone hits you with a lawsuit? Is it more of a "not again!" feeling? Or is it more like a soft chuckle, knowing that the case will likely never go anywhere?

  • News: Survey: Value of the Cloud, Telecommuting Overstated

    Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Cisco, take notice: Despite the near-constant hype about cloud computing services, most mid-market companies are still viewing cloud as a complement, not a replacement.

  • News: Nintendo Takes Kirby Mass Attack on Tour with Snacks

    Kirby Mass Attack is getting a nice little promotional boost from Nintendo, as the company is taking the pink puff ball on a three-city tour.

  • Opinion: XXX Domain Registration Begins: Should You Buy One?

    ICANN has begun accepting registrations on a limited basis for XXX domains. If you are in the adult entertainment business, or your site is related to adult endeavors, then buying a XXX domain is a no-brainer, but even businesses that offer more "traditional" goods and services may want to consider getting in line for a XXX domain.

  • News: Amazon redesigning site for tablets, report says

    Online retailer Amazon.com is reportedly redesigning its Web site, which sells everything from books to electronics and handbags, with a focus on supporting tablet computer users.

  • News: Cybercrime costs rival those of illegal drug trafficking

    Young males in emerging markets are the most likely to fall victim to cybercrime, whose total cost per year is approaching the scale of illegal drug trafficking worldwide, according to a study by the Norton division of Symantec.

  • News: Hitachi Data Systems buys NAS-vendor BlueArc

    HDS today announced it has purchased high-end NAS vendor BlueArc. The deal builds on a 5-year reseller agreement the companies already had.

  • News: Netflix Claims Single-Stream Limit Was Mistake

    An "error" by Netflix is limiting the number of video streams some of its members can send to their computers, tablets and smartphones, the company admitted today in a statement.

  • News: Hackers flip characters to disguise malware

    Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.

  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.

  • Opinion: Gigapixel Hack Makes Photos More Interactive

    Have you ever looked at a particulalry stunning photograph and wished you could really immerse yourself in it? A recent project attempts to do just that, with the help of a good camera, a hacked Kinect, and an Arduino board.

  • Opinion: Rocket Bunnies Review

    Rocket Bunnies has an interesting premise: You're a rabbit on a rocket (hence the name)...in space. There's no real story line, but your job is to ride your rocket across various galaxies, collecting all of the little bunnies that are stuck on various planets.

  • News: Lawson Software, customer embroiled in ERP project lawsuit

    Lawson Software is embroiled in the latest instance of an allegedly failed ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project to become public.

  • News: Dutch government struggles to deal with DigiNotar hack

    The Dutch government is trying to minimize the effect of the DigiNotar hack on its IT infrastructure but warned it's a time-consuming process: Not all the SSL certificates can be replaced on the fly.

  • News: Southern African Internet Governance Forum launches

    The New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) has teamed up with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to launch the Southern African Internet Governance Forum.


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