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  • News: Remains of the Day: Money money money

    Apple's getting sued (again), Foxconn employees want more money, and Apple employees make insane amounts of profit. The remainders for Wednesday, May 18, 2011 are ready to cash in.

  • News: Emergency response -- Red Cross IT and the quake aftermath

    The New Zealand Red Cross IT team was just returning to some kind of normality following the September earthquake in Christchurch, when the second, more damaging quake struck the city on February 22 shortly before 1pm.

  • Opinion: SNES Controller Mod Plays Nice With Android

    Touchscreen gaming has its charms but sometimes getting hands-on with a physical controller can't be beat. Computer Engineering graduate Rich Degenhardt decided he too would like the tactile feedback that only real buttons can provide. With that in mind, he set to work on getting a Super Nintendo controller talking to his smartphone.

  • News: High def in entertainment will mean a 7X data storage increase

    Over the next five years, the media and entertainment industry will see digital storage capacity requirements jump from 11 exabytes to 62 exabytes.

  • News: The Witcher 2's Free DLC

    The first piece of DLC for The Witcher 2 is out now, and it's completely free for registered players of the game.

  • News: Microsoft Visual Studio upgrade focuses on agile development

    Visual Studio vNext also links development and operations staff

  • Opinion: Open Source Software Is Now a Norm in Businesses

    We've already seen mounting evidence that the numerous benefits of open source software are making a big impression on businesses far and wide, and this week saw the release of yet more data corroborating that fact.

  • Opinion: Self-Inflating Earbuds Could Save Ears--and Tunes

    We've all been on a train listening to our tunes, then as the rail car starts banking on a turn, the wheels start screeching, and our first instinct is to turn up the volume. We think that more sound-isolation--in the form of in-ear headphones--will help, but as Stephen Ambrose tells it, we actually want balloon-like earphones that disperse the vibrations that normally bounce around inside of our heads.

  • News: Overhaul of U.K. copyright law would boost GDP, says report

    The U.K.'s obsolete copyright laws are hurting innovation and should be overhauled to boost economic growth and make it easier for content and creative businesses to set up in the country, an independent report has recommended.

  • News: iPhone 4 production to end by August - report

    Reports from Taiwan suggest that Apple is planning to begin manufacture of the next-generation iPhone - to be called the iPhone 4S - in August.

  • News: Mobile innovation and vertical marketing boost eBay

    Retailers need to embrace mobile technology and develop vertical-specific strategies to help increase sales in a more competitive environment, according to eBay.

  • News: Credit card providers leave EMV skimming hole open

    The Webwereld story, "Credit card providers leave EMV skimming hole open," posted Wednesday, incorrectly reported the date of a paper by Ross Anderson. The correct year is 2008. The story has been changed on the wire and the eighth paragraph now reads:

  • News: Sony PSN 'gets hacked again'

    It seems that Sony's PSN online gaming network may have suffered yet another hack, or at least a problem with its security.

  • News: PSN Password Exploit

    It's been revealed that Sony's password reset system for PSN is rather less secure than the company hoped, thanks to yet another exploit.

  • News: Tech leaders to 2011 grads: Go to the bathroom, dont be a jerk and take risks

    New graduates from Duke University, Michigan State University and the University of California might be feeling pretty smart these days, but that doesn't mean the Class of 2011 couldn't still learn a few things from some of the technology industry's most accomplished leaders: Cisco's John Chambers, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

  • News: BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Weakened by OS Update

    Earlier this month, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released a significant OS update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that enabled a new PlayBook video chat application, as well as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionality via RIM's BlackBerry Bridge application. But the OS update seems to have had an unintended effect on

  • News: Credit card providers leave EMV skimming hole open

    Security researches are urging credit card providers to fix a so-called skimming hole in their electronic payment protocol through which criminals can harvest PIN codes that can be used, along with stolen cards, to empty bank accounts.

  • News: Droid X2 dual-core smartphone available Thursday from Verizon

    Verizon Wireless announced the Motorola Droid X2 smartphone will be available online Thursday for $199.99 and a two-year service agreement.

  • News: Netflix Grabbing Greater Share of Bandwidth

    Cable killer or not, Netflix takes a big bite out of bandwidth every night in America.

  • News: Windows 8 Coming in at Least 4 Versions

    Microsoft will make at least four different versions of Windows 8 for devices with ARM processors, but you won't be running older Windows apps on any them, according to an Intel executive. Renee James, Intel's senior vice president and general manager of Software and Services Group, also reaffirmed that Windows running on ARM devices will be focused on tablets and other mobile devices, according to Bloomberg.



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