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  • News: Mobile startups push health at Demo

    Smartphones can help make people healthier, according to three startups that stood out among young mobile companies presenting their ideas at the Demo Fall conference this week.

  • News: Bot army being assembled, awaiting orders

    A mammoth army of infected computers is being assembled, but it's unclear yet what purpose they will be put to.

  • Opinion: Local Deals Come to Amazon Kindle With Special Offers

    You're sitting on a park bench, Kindle by your side. Suddenly an ad flashes on the screen: Skydiving Lessons with Brazilian Wax--75 Percent Off! Naturally, you buy the deal on the spot, bargain hunter than you are.

  • News: Canon Announces New High-End Point-and-Shoot Cameras

    Canon announced two new cameras Thursday morning as part of its PowerShot line of point-and-shoot cameras. The two models, the S100 and the SX40 HS, are upgrades for the S95 and the SX30 IS respectively and both cameras are seeing incremental upgrades rather than radical changes.

  • Opinion: IDF Day 2: Intel's Medfield Mobile CPU, Integrated GPUs

    The Intel Developer Forum concludes today. Read on for news on Intel's new mobile plans, future integrated GPU designs, and more.

  • News: Microsoft previews Compiler-as-a-Service software

    Microsoft will release a CTP (Community Technology Preview) of a new type of compiler its researchers have been building, code-named Project Roslyn, the company executive overseeing the C# programming language announced Thursday.

  • News: RIM's PlayBook shipments halve

    PlayBook shipments dropped in half for Research In Motion during its second quarter, which also saw revenue continue to plummet.

  • News: Windows 8 snags an early thumbs-up

    Microsoft's long-awaited deeper look at Windows 8 on Tuesday has piqued consumer interest, according to a company that scores online news and social media trends.

  • News: Acer shows off inch-thick Ultrabook Aspire S3 laptop

    Acer has today been demonstrating its Ultrabook Aspire S3 Windows 7-based laptop. The ultraportable laptop is housed in a magnesium-alloy case less than an inch thick. It weighs 1.4kg and is 13mm thick.

  • News: PayPal unveils mobile payments for in-store shopping

    PayPal has unveiled a mobile payment initiative for shoppers that doesn't require near-field communication (NFC) technology inside smartphones.

  • News: Weekend startup blends gaming, ads, education

    An idea that formed in entrepreneur Tony Young Lyu's head while he was waiting in line at the Startup Weekend event last weekend could make online display advertising more effective and make people smarter at the same time.

  • News: What today's software developers need to know

    Today's software developers don't have to worry about many things that their predecessors used to, like coding to minimize RAM consumption even if it means significantly longer execution time, or WAN connections maxing out at 14.4 kilobits per second. (Although, there may be some out-of-fashion skills they could benefit from or that may yet regain relevance.)

  • How-Tos: Download and Install Windows 8 On a New Partition

    So you want to try out Windows 8. Excellent! But you're not foolhardy enough to try using a developer preview build as your main work/play operating system--you just want to dabble. We'll show you how to download and install the Windows 8 developer's preview on to a separate partition (or separate hard drive, if you have a spare). If you don't feel like mucking your hard drive with another partition, read How To Download and Install Windows 8 to a Virtual Machine for a less intrusive way to get Windows 8 up and running on your PC.

  • How-Tos: Download and Install Windows 8 into a Virtual Machine

    We've shown you how to go about installing the new Windows 8 developer preview on a brand-new hard drive or a partition of your existing hard drive--that's easy.

  • News: Running Windows on a Mac (Part 2): The good, bad and ugly

    If you're toying with the idea of getting a MacBook Air, Pro or an iMac and run Windows 7 on it full-time, it's good to be aware of where this unholy pairing shines and especially where it fails. In part 1 of this series, I discussed the performance impact you're going to get running Windows 7, as compared to Mac OS X Lion (spoiler alert: battery life suffers a bit, performance-wise it's "ok"). In this second installment in the series, I'll shine a light on the ups, downs, quirks and downright ugliness that you'll encounter when running Windows 7 on your Mac.

  • News: Facebook's New Friend Lists: 5 Things You Need to Know

    Last week, reports swirled that Facebook was testing a new friend list feature that bared a similar resemblance to Google+ Circles. One difference was that Facebook's "Smart Lists" do the work for you, automatically grouping your friends into lists such as work, school, family and city. Now, Facebook says, this feature is going primetime and will be available to everyone this week.

  • News: Mobile Startups: Tip of the Iceberg, Say Venture Capitalists

    Got bad posture? Stick an adhesive sensor on your back and let your smartphone remind you to stop slouching. That's a new mobile solution, called LUMOback, presented this week during DEMO Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley.

  • News: Fei Long and Yun Join Street Fighter IV Volt Cast

    The multiplayer-focused iOS version of Street Fighter IV has added two Hong Kong martial artists to their roster. And one has a flame igniting kick.

  • News: 75% of MapleStory Marriages End in Annulment

    It seems that "Until Death Do Us Part" is not on the cards for many MapleStory players who tie the virtual knot -- but why?

  • News: Ballmer upbeat to analysts on Windows Phone prospects

    "More work" needs to be done to establish Windows Phone in the marketplace, admitted Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer this week. And he promised Wall Street analysts that Microsoft was ready, willing, and able to do it.


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