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  • Opinion: D-Link ShareCenter DNS-325-110

    Slide up the front panel of D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-325-110 two-bay NAS (network-attached storage) enclosure ($300 list, as of 08/29/2011), and it's a snap to install or swap out a 3.5-inch hard drive. Unfortunately, as of the current version 1.01 firmware, there's no support for drives larger than 2.2TB, so you're limited to a total of 4.4TB of storage until D-Link upgrades that firmware.

  • Opinion: Patriot Javelin S4 Media Server Bested by Competition

    Patriot Memory's Javelin S4 Media Server ($400 as of 08/29/2011) is a four-bay NAS enclosure with a reasonable set of multimedia features. However, the Patriot is pricey given that it lacks the maturity and finesse of comparable boxes such as those from Synology and QNAP.

  • Opinion: FAQ: Your Right to Phone Service During a Protest

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this second installment in a series of FAQs, we examine the responsibilities of telecommunications providers to keep their subscribers connected to the network. Be sure to check out the first installment, a discussion of your rights when photographing the police.

  • News: OS X 10.7 Lion flaw 'allows unauthorised password changes'

    A security research claims that a flaw in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion could allow passwords to be changed without knowledge of the logged in user's password.

  • News: Facebook Revamps News Feed, Annoying Users

    Facebook's F8 Developer Conference just days away but the social network has already debuted a new "smarter" News Feed.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Now we're cookin'!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod includes a number of new speaker systems, as well as options for charging your i-devices, using your iPad in the kitchen, and mounting your tablet on your hand or leg.

  • News: Spanish competition regulator investigates Microsoft

    Spain's National Competition Commission is investigating whether Microsoft has unjustifiably prevented or limited resale of software licenses, in breach of Spanish and European Union competition laws, the Commission announced Tuesday.

  • Opinion: Make Your Own NAS Box

    Network-attached storage boxes are commonly sold already preconfigured with drives, but many companies offer the option for you to build your NAS up yourself. These storage manufacturers sell their NAS devices bare, so you can populate them with the capacity and types of hard drives you prefer.

  • News: Adobe Flash Player 11 Will Have an Eye on Gaming

    Adobe Flash may be losing ground online to HTML 5 with Web developers and companies such as Apple and Microsoft, but that hasn't stopped Adobe from innovating on its still ubiquitous online video platform. The company has announced that the final versions of Flash Player 11 and Air 3 will be released in early October after being available as a public beta since July. The next Flash platform includes a new hardware-accelerated 3D rendering engine called Stage 3D that the company says is 1,000 times faster than Flash Player 10.

  • News: What to Expect From the Next Generation of Game Consoles

    Nintendo already unveiled its next-generation game console, the Wii U, earlier this year. But what about Microsoft and Sony? We asked PCWorld's four biggest gaming geeks to make predictions on what the next Xbox and PlayStation systems will look like.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 30: Can Google+ Compete with Facebook?

    30 Days With Google+: Day 30

  • Compro simplifies set up for IP cameras

    IP camera maker Compro has launched a techbnology it calls smartConnect, which it says 'literally eliminates' the networking setup required during installation of IP cameras. The company claims that the previously fiendishly difficult process of setting up an IP camera will now take only takes eight steps, and five minutes.

  • News: Nvidia's Quad-Core Kal-El Chip Packs Hidden 'Companion' Core

    Nvidia today unveiled the technical specs for its upcoming "Kal-El" quad-core mobile processor. The world's first mobile quad-core chip actually has a secret fifth core, which the company refers to as a "companion core," to handle less demanding tasks like Web browsing. By including this extra core, Nvidia says you can expect better energy savings and performance on tablets or smartphones.

  • Opinion: Many People Still Don't Know Windows Phone 7 Exists

    If Microsoft wants to compete with the iPhone and the gazillion-plus Android handsets in the smartphone market, it's probably going to have to beef up its already sizable marketing budget for Windows Phone 7.

  • Opinion: Little Mr. Roboto Set to Take on Ironman Triathlon

    It's one thing to take on an Ironman competition when you're six feet tall and two-hundred pounds of pure muscle. It's another thing entirely when you're just 20-inches tall like Evolta. The tiny Japanese robot is warming up to swim, bike, and run its way across a 143-mile-long Ironman course in Hawaii on October 24th. Given the size difference Evolta is expected to make the arduous trek in 168 hours, ten times longer than the average "strongman."

  • Opinion: T-Mobile Won't Get iPhone 5 This Year, Exec Says

    If you've been holding out for the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile, be prepared to continue waiting.

  • Opinion: Google+ Social Networking Now Open to Everyone

    Google opened the gates to its social network, Google+, to everyone today and rolled out more than a dozen new features to the service, many of them aimed at mobile phone users.

  • News: McAfee Delivers Comprehensive Protection for Mobile Devices

    Just when you were starting to get ahead of the curve when it comes to locking down the network and protecting PCs, everything went mobile. Not just laptops--but tablets, and smartphones that run unique operating systems and applications on completely different hardware. To help you combat the dramatic rise in mobile security threats, McAfee has developed Enterprise Mobility Management.

  • News: Canon adds AirPrint support for some Pixma printers

    Wirelessly printing from your iOS device is now a little easier if you own one of a trio of Canon Pixma printers. On Tuesday, Canon announced that three of its all-in-one inkjet photo printers--the Pixma MG 8220, MG6220, and MG5320--have added AirPrint compatibility.

  • News: UAVs, Modding, and a New Chumby at Maker Faire NY 2011

    Last weekend, New Yorkers were graced with the awesomeness that is Maker Faire. This year there were more than double the people in attendance as compared to last year, a smogasbord of food, tons of booths to puruse, and a whole load of Arduino boards and parts. Here are just a few things that were cool, techy, and a little wacky.


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