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  • News: BreakTime tells you when it's time to take a break

    There's been a lot of fuss recently over the best way to stay healthy for those who sit in front of a desk all day. While some of my colleagues have chosen to go the whole nine yards and adopt a standing or even walking desk, not all of us want--or can afford--such a major adjustment in our workflow. Fortunately, there are still healthy options for the deskbound worker, such as excitedpixel's BreakTime.

  • Opinion: How to Enable Facebook's 'Pirate' Mode!

    Yar! Today be international (!) Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, and that means an insufferable day o' funny talkin' from yer Hassle-Free captain. Aye!

  • Opinion: Is Facebook Experiencing An Identity Crisis?

    Facebook is quickly pushing out a selection of features borrowed from competing social networks Twitter and Google+. In the past week, Facebook introduced smart friend lists, akin to Circles on Google+; a subscribe feature which allows you to have Twitter-style followers on your profile; and is expected to soon allow its users to update their Twitter feeds via their Facebook accounts.

  • News: Puzzle Gamers Solve Mystery that Could Help Cure AIDS

    Players of an online game have helped model the structure of an enzyme which has stumped scientists for over a decade.

  • News: WRC2 to Feature Urban Stages

    The official game of the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship will feature urban stages as well as the usual filthy rally fare.

  • News: Beat Hazard Ultra Comes to PSN This October

    Music-driven twin-stick shooter Beat Hazard Ultra will launch on PSN in mid-October of this year.

  • News: Former cybersecurity czar Clarke says smartphones, digital certificates create huge security problems

    Former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke, author of the book "Cyber War," served 19 years in the Pentagon, intelligence community and State Department. At the firm he founded, Good Harbor Consulting, he advises clients on security risk management; is an on-air consultant for ABC News; and also teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

  • News: Website offers IT pros peer advice -- no vendors allowed

    Wisegate tries to blend the firsthand knowledge of goods and services that Yelp.com provides with the personal vetting that goes on at Match.com and aims it all at IT executives looking for a little help as they plan projects and make purchasing decisions.

  • News: Hackers hit Japan's biggest defense contractor

    Japan's largest defense contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, today acknowledged that scores of its servers and PCs had been infected with malware, but denied that any confidential information had been stolen.

  • Kodak EasyShare Touch M5370 tags photos as it goes

    Kodak's EasyShare Touch M5370 is able to automatically upload photos to either the Kodak Gallery or to a third-party photo collection such as Flickr or a Facebook account and over email. The 16Mp camera supports 720p video capture and has a 5x optical zoom

  • News: Verizon to sell sub-$100 Pantech Breakout

    Verizon Wireless will sell an LTE smartphone, the Pantech Breakout, starting Thursday for the breakout price of less than $100 after a rebate.

  • News: Appcelerator opens mobile marketplace for developers

    Appcelerator, whose Titanium platform is used to develop cross-platform apps for smartphones and tablets, has opened Open Mobile Marketplace, a store where developers can download modules to expand the functionality of Titanium and more easily add features to their apps, the company said on Monday.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 19/09/2011

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

  • News: AT&T's Houston LTE network offers good speeds, study finds

    AT&T's new Houston LTE network offers users' high data speeds, but poorer-than-expected network latency, according to Signals Research.

  • Opinion: Move an Old Hard Drive to a New PC

    Trill asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about moving the hard drive from an old PC to a new one, then booting Windows XP.

  • Opinion: Sony's 'No-Sue' PSN Use Clause is Anti-Consumer

    File this under "awfully crass of them": Sony's legal team thinks it can forestall future class action lawsuits (and legal action in general) by forcing users to agree not to sue it if they want to continue using their PlayStation 3 game consoles online.

  • News: Netflix DVD Rental Becomes Qwikster, Adds Game Rentals

    Netflix has completely separated its DVD by mail service from its video streaming offering, and added the facility for subscribers to rent console games.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 for Productivity? What We Still Don't Know

    Microsoft gave developers and the public the first in-depth preview of Windows 8 last week at its BUILD conference. Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live Division, delivered a fast-paced show full of color and connection, and wooed the audience with a free Windows 8 Samsung tablet loaded with the OS developer preview.

  • News: Save Money and Get a Second Line by Making Calls Over Wi-Fi

    If you frequently use a mobile phone for business calls and text messages, you know that the fees from your carrier can add up quickly. But with suitable apps and programs, you can add an office line that lets you use Wi-Fi to make voice calls and send texts from your mobile device or desktop at no extra charge, using the Internet service you already pay for. Having a second phone line for business also can help you separate your work from your personal life.

  • News: Everything You Need to Know About Ultrabooks

    The Ultrabook, a new class of ultraportable laptops defined by Intel, has been making waves lately as the next major step in laptop design. These ultraslim and lightweight laptops promise to combine the conveniences of tablets with the functionality of larger notebooks. If Intel and Ultrabook manufacturers can get the design and technology right, Windows users may finally have relatively affordable and varied alternatives to the reigning ultrathin laptop, Apple's MacBook Air. In addition to the much thinner and lighter laptops we'll see this fall, you can expect combo devices with sliding or removable multitouch screens for true all-in-one versatility. Here's what you need to know about Ultrabooks and whether you should prepare to purchase one.


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