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  • Video: Sharp develops LCD with 16x the resolution of HDTV

    It's the world's highest-resolution LCD screen, and could be in Japanese homes in 2020. The 85in screen, developed by Sharp, is for Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation broadcasting technology that packs 16 times the resolution of today's high-definition TV.

  • News: UK firms get one year to comply with cookie law

    The Information Commissioner's Office is giving UK firms one year to comply with EU legislation regarding cookies.

  • News: Latest NHS-CSC contract proposal doubles cost of deployments

    Cabinet Office officials have blasted attempts by the Department of Health to sign an “unattractive” multibillion pound renewal deal with troubled NHS IT provider CSC.

  • News: Intel and Ubiquisys to develop small base stations

    On Wednesday, femtocell maker Ubiquisys announced an agreement with Intel to develop a new generation of small base stations that will allow operators to push content to the edge of their networks.

  • News: Apple laptops, AppleCare dominate Consumer Reports rankings

    Consumer Reportsreally likes Apple’s laptops; its tests found that Apple’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air were the best 17-inch, 15-inch, 13-inch and 11-inch laptops available. And, based on the results of a reader survey, the publication also ranks AppleCare as far better than any of Apple's competitors' tech support offerings.

  • News: Soluto Utility Now Solves App Crashes

    PC utility Soluto is moving beyond speeding up your boot time and now helps you solve software conflicts and rid your Web browser of unnecessary toolbars, add-ons and plug-ins. The company, also called Soluto, has launched the latest beta version of its free desktop app for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 systems.

  • News: Reasons Mango could interest you in buying a Windows Phone

    To hear Microsoft executive Andy Lees describe Mango's 500 improvements to the Windows Phone platform would be daunting.

  • News: Avoid Tech Distractions: Nine Simple Focus Enhancers

    What did we do before the Internet? We barely remember, but we think it had something to do with our jobs. Unless you work on a farm or in a coal mine, chances are that your job affords you constant access to Facebook, Twitter, Cute Overload, Fail Blog, and a zillion other productivity-destroying indulgences.

  • News: Power Up Microsoft Office With These Add-Ins

    Like most people who own PCs, you probably rely on Microsoft Office to get a lot of your work done. And you probably wish that you could get more out of the suite. Wouldn't your life be easier if you could use the interface more effectively? Or Sync Outlook contacts with your Google account? Or combine the power of Office with the power of Google Docs?

  • News: Cost of mobile broadband up to 1333 times fixed services

    The growing price gap between fixed and mobile broadband is emerging as a major telecommunications issue according to Market Clarity, which claims that mobile broadband can now be as much as 1333 times more expensive than fixed broadband on a per GB basis.

  • Opinion: Unite Microsoft Office With Google Docs

    Wouldn't it be great if you could combine the best of Microsoft Office and Google Docs? Imagine the feature set and usability of Office with the ability of Google Docs to store documents in the cloud and share them. With Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, that's exactly what you get. This free add-in for Microsoft Office, which hails from Google, lets you save your Office documents to Google Docs, where you can use them as you would normally.

  • News: Happy Geek Pride Day!

    Happy Geek Pride Day! That's right; today (May 25) is an actual holiday of sorts celebrating one of nature's finest creatures--the geek. And as you might expect, we here at PCWorld's GeekTech blog have a couple fun stories up our sleeves to observe the occasion (we had to do something--we have "Geek" in out name!).

  • Opinion: Day 24: Google Docs Drawing vs. Microsoft Visio

    There is another tool buried in Google Docs that we haven't yet looked at during our 30 Days With...Google Docs--Drawing. The Microsoft Office equivalent, or counterpart, would be Visio, although Visio is an additional purchase that is not part of the Microsoft Office bundles.

  • How-Tos: Add lyrics to your iTunes tracks

    Music and lyrics—there’s a reason you hear those two items discussed together, because they are equally important parts in the composition of a song. While you can tap your foot or strum along with a tune on your air guitar, you can’t sing along if you don’t know the words. And how frustrating is that?

  • News: EU countries ignore new law on Internet privacy

    New European Union rules to ensure citizens’ privacy have been ignored by the vast majority of E.U. member states.

  • News: Google's Mobile Payment Platform to Launch, Report Says

    Google, not to be outdone by Square's recent announcement of its Card Case app that attempts to turn smartphones into credit cards, is rumored to be ready to show off a new mobile payment platform that works with near field communication technology, or NFC.

  • Opinion: Mobile Minecraft to Hit Sony Xperia Play First

    If you couldn't think of a reason to own an Xperia Play, now you have one: Minecraft for Android isn't just in the offing, it's happening to Sony's "PlayStation Phone" exclusively.

  • News: Opera for iPad Tries to Conquer Safari

    Opera has released a version of its mobile browser for the iPad, rivaling Apple's built-in browser, Safari. Opera Mini 6, which brings an updated design to the third-party iOS browser as well as support for the iPhone 4 retina display, is available now for free from the App Store.

  • News: Read Final Draft files on the iPad with FDX Reader

    If you're in the film industry, you rely on scripts. Whether you're an agent, actor, director, writer, compositor, artist, reader, or producer, chances are that whatever project you're working on will involve a script (or ten) that you need to keep close at hand.

  • News: Russian company cracks iOS 4 hardware encryption

    Having cracked Apple iPhone backups last year, Russian security company ElcomSoft appears to have found a reliable way to beat the layered encryption system used to secure data held on the smartphone itself.



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