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  • Opinion: Juror, Defendant Face Jail for Facebook Exchanges

    A juror and an defendant who was acquitted in a drug case have been found guilty of contempt of court after they contacted each other via Facebook, yet another example of people who share too much over the world's largest social network. The Guardian reports this may be the UK's first prosecution for contempt of court involving the Internet.

  • How-Tos: Buying a Back-to-School Laptop

    Right as the new school year comes up, it dawns on you: Your laptop is hopelessly outdated. Maybe you're accustomed to using the family computer at home, and will need one of your own as you head off to college. Or perhaps you're a high school student who just can't take another year of sharing your computer with relatives. Whether you're a parent purchasing for your child or a student spending your own limited funds, you should look for a few key things when buying a laptop for academic life. With our list of what to consider and what to avoid, the dizzying array of choices just might seem less overwhelming.

  • News: Lady Gaga and 50 Cent Lend Names to URL Shortener Bre.ad

    Lady Gaga is the most tech-savvy pop star ever and she's now backing a new URL shortening and redirection service funded by her manager, Troy Carter.

  • News: New plans to use 1.4GHz could to solve EU's spectrum crunch

    The use of the 1.4 GHz band for a supplemental mobile downlink could solve Europe’s spectrum-crunch problem according to a new report presented Wednesday.

  • News: HTC: Gingerbread update for HTC Desire after all

    HTC has announced that the HTC Desire, the phone that put the Android operating system on the map in Australia, will not be updated to the latest 2.3 "Gingerbread" firmware.

  • News: Lookout Safe Browsing Keeps Android Safe From Phishing

    If you own a smartphone, you probably do quite a bit of web browsing on it. But how many times have you actually checked to see whether the links you click on are safe or not? Believe it or not, your smartphone is prone to phishing scams, malicious sites and drive-by downloads, just like your PC. Luckily, Lookout Mobile Security has your back with its new Safe Browsing feature.

  • News: Airline picks NFC stickers over phones for new service

    Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will allow its most frequent flyers to check in using NFC-compatible stickers, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: Wipro manufactures the products it designs for customers

    Indian outsourcers have been typically known to develop enterprise software or offer IT services. But India's third largest outsourcer, Wipro, is taking advantage of having once designed and manufactured its own PCs and servers, to design and manufacture hardware products for customers.

  • News: France invites mobile operators to 4G spectrum auction

    Mobile operators that want to bid on spectrum in the 2.6GHz and 800MHz bands in order to operate 4G (fourth generation) mobile services can now send in their applications, French regulator Arcep said on Wednesday.

  • News: EU ministers seek to ban creation of 'hacking tools'

    Justice Ministers across Europe want to make the creation of hacking “tools” a criminal offence, but critics have hit back at the plans saying that they are unworkable.

  • News: Adobe AIR 2.7 improves performance for mobile devices

    Upgrade features support for Android 2.2+, RIM BlackBerry Tablet OS, and Apple iOS, but Adobes has discontinued the desktop Linux version of AIR

  • News: U.S. questioned China about Change.org attack

    The U.S. State Department questioned the Chinese government about a cyberattack that had temporarily shutdown Change.org after the site held a petition urging Chinese authorities to release artist Ai Weiwei from custody.

  • News: Adobe patches second Flash zero-day in 9 days

    For the second time in nine days, Adobe on Tuesday patched a critical vulnerability in Flash Player that hackers were already exploiting.

  • News: Tablets outsell PCs on eBay UK

    Tablets, such as the market-leading Apple iPad, now outsell traditional desktop PCs on eBay.

  • News: Smartphones and tablets create huge corporate security challenge

    Adapting security and management for the new generation of mobile devices -- everything from the Apple iPhone and iPad to Google Android devices to name a few -- is turning out to be a huge corporate challenge.

  • Feature: The five best free parental control programs

    Recent research by security firm AVG revealed UK kids aged six to nine years old spend an average of 4.2 hours per week using social networks. The research also nearly half (47 percent) of this age group talk to their friends online but 20 percent have admitted to being bullied online.

  • How-Tos: How to check your council tax band online

    Thinking about moving to a new property and want to find out how much the council tax will be? Or perhaps you're concerned your property has been classified as the wrong band?

  • News: Democrats seek major H-1B, green card reform

    Silicon Valley's U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren has proposed a sweeping reform of the H-1B visa and green card in a new bill released Tuesday.

  • News: 46% of Brits don't back up their mobile or laptop

    Just over half of Brits have a back-up of their laptop or mobile phone says Absolute Software.

  • News: BT rolls out fibre to a further 66 exchanges

    BT is rolling-out its fibre broadband to 66 exchanges in the UK, giving a further one million homes and businesses access to superfast net connection by 2012.



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