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  • News: IPv6 Day only a beginning, researchers say

    World IPv6 Day boosted the amount of native IPv6 traffic on the Internet, but it mostly increased the use of transitional protocols that won't help to solve the looming shortage of IPv4 addresses, according to researchers studying data from Wednesday's event.

  • Opinion: Is All Mobile Technology in the Car Dangerous?

    Luxury carmaker BMW is launching a nationwide campaign to build awareness about the hazards associated with driver distraction, and especially the dangers of texting while behind the wheel.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 10/06/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • News: iPhone 4S in advanced testing on Sprint, reports say

    Sprint is in advanced testing of an iPhone, possibly for sale this fall, that would run at first on a 3G wireless network rather than Sprint's faster WiMax, according to recent reports.

  • News: Apple slams Amazon's Android e-store as 'inferior'

    Apple this week called Amazon's Appstore for Android "inferior" as it urged a federal court to block the online retailer from using the term "appstore," court documents show.

  • News: Airtel joins Africa's mobile money fray

    As stiff competition eats into voice revenue for Africa's mobile operators, Bharti Airtel has moved to provide banking services in a bid to increase revenue.

  • News: First Look: iOS 5 Reminders

    It’s understandable if you’ve barely given more than the briefest of attention to Apple’s newly-announced Reminders app for iOS 5. After all, it was just one of the ten tantalizing iOS 5 features Apple vice president Scott Forstall unveiled during the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday, and a new to-do list app seems decidedly less sexy than, say, the new notifications system.

  • News: Secure coding news flash: BSIMM3 coming in August

    BSIMM3 will let organizers see how initiatives have evolved. One of its new features is the result of the group going back and re-measuring 12 of the original initiatives, to see what changes and improvements have made over time.

  • Opinion: Woman Fired Over Totally Tame Tweet

    Compared to the Weinergate scandal, Pennsylvania's Vanessa Williams Twitter missive doesn't seem like a fire-able offense -- not by a long shot. The social media specialist at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was sent packing for what many consider to be an innocuous 140 characters tweeted on June 3.

  • News: Chromebooks Now Available For Pre-Orders

    Amazon and Best Buy have started taking advance orders for Chromebooks, lightweight laptops running Google's Chrome OS. The Chromebooks are set to start shipping June 15, and orders are limited to the U.S. right now, but Google promises to release them in other countries this year.

  • News: EU will take a year to set up full cybersecurity agency

    Security experts have criticized the European Commission's plans to set up a team to look at how to combat cyberattacks as too little, too late, saying that more coordination between member states is needed.

  • News: Supreme Court gives Microsoft small victory

    The story "Supreme Court gives Microsoft small victory, say patent experts," posted Thurday, misidentified the last name of David Long, a partner at Dow Lohnes. The name has been corrected in the story on the wire in paragraphs 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, and 25

  • Opinion: Invisible tablet war hots up

    It's time for tablet makers to stop telling us about their fabulous devices, and start making them available.

  • News: Data loss hits vast majority of businesses: survey

    Data loss is rampant among businesses worldwide, with the most common cause of losses being lost or stolen equipment, according to a survey.

  • News: Open University launches business-led IT degrees

    Open University has launched two new computing and IT degrees that it says will make students ready for business on graduation.

  • News: China gets upper hand in African mobile scramble

    Huawei on Monday morning announced a memorandum of understanding with 3 Kenyan Universities. At the event,Li Da Feng, president Eastern and Southern Africa at Huawei remarked that Huawei was now the second largest telecom supplier by revenue in the world, after Ericsson. 2010 saw Ericsson make USD 32.72 billion in revenues while Huawei made US$8 billion.

  • News: Spanish police arrest three members of Anonymous

    Spanish police said Friday they arrested three members of the Anonymous hacking group who allegedly directed attacks on banks, government websites and companies including Sony.

  • News: Apple iCloud: How do you stay secure with this thing?

    Memo to IT departments that were caught flat-footed when people started bringing their iPhones to work: You'd better get ready for the iCloud.

  • News: Active vs. passive 3D: what's better?

    If you buy a brand new TV these days, chances are if it's anything more than a bargain-bin model it will be able to play some form of 3D video. Almost all mid-range and high-end TVs from brands like Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG, Sharp and Toshiba support 3D playback, but different TVs use different methods to display the 3D effect. The two competing technologies are active 3D and passive 3D -- we're figuring out the major differences between them to decide which is better.

  • How-Tos: PC Upgrades Almost Everyone Does Wrong

    Whether you're an experienced hand or a technophobic novice, chances are good that your last PC upgrade didn't exactly follow the industry's best practices. Many newbs flub upgrades through inexperience, but it's just as common to see a hardcore system builder throw caution to the wind while swapping out a CPU, snapping in some RAM, or swapping out a hard drive or graphics card. Whichever camp you fall into, cutting corners as you work on your computer puts it at risk of sustaining damage to sensitive components. In the worst case, you might even destroy the entire machine.



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