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  • News: Angry Birds robots under Wi-Fi control

    Robots modeled after the characters in the popular mobile game Angry Birds were controlled over Wi-Fi at the Beijing International High Tech Expo this week.

  • News: Students: Buy a PC, Get a Free Xbox

    Microsoft has announced a special offer for students looking to purchase a new PC for their studies -- a free Xbox.

  • News: Sony Hacked Again

    It seems a lot of people really have it in for Sony at the moment -- the Japanese Internet service provider arm of Sony has suffered a system intrusion.

  • How-Tos: Using iTunes' Restore From Backup command

    Earlier this week, my friend and Macworld colleague, Dan Frakes, posted a series of tweets lamenting a frustrating problem he was having with his iPhone. It began with a seemingly innocuous act: charging his iPhone overnight. The next morning, Dan's iPhone had "reset"--with the result that the ordering of his home screen icons was jumbled and all his painstakingly assembled folder organization was gone.

  • News: Kingston's USB 3.0 DataTraveler flash drive shows its speed

    Kingston Technology has become the latest storage vendor to ship a flash drive based on USB 3.0 speeds with early performance tests suggest the new drive is lighting fast.

  • Opinion: Samsung's E-Reader Screens Boast 16.7 Million Colors

    Much of the buzz coming out of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium conference in Los Angeles this week is about high-resolution screens for tablets capable of 2560-by-1600 resolution -- five times that of the iPad's 1024-by-768 display. But Samsung, makers of those eye-popping screens, also unveiled new e-reader screens that use the colored oils of "electrowetting" and can show up to 16.7 million colors.

  • Opinion: Yep, Looks Like Sony's Been Hacked Again

    Sorry Sony wonks, heave a collective sigh, shoulders slumped, heads down, and brace for more bad news: Sony's been hacked again.

  • News: IT will help UK meet carbon targets, says BCS

    BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has welcomed the government’s plans to extend the UK’s carbon budget, saying that IT has a key role to play in meeting the targets.

  • News: Google's mobile Maps site adds features

    Google has upgraded the mobile site for Maps, which is one of the company's most popular online services, adding features found on the version for desktop browsers.

  • News: Government appoints digital director

    The Cabinet Office has appointed Mike Bracken, formerly director of digital development at the Guardian, as its new executive digital director.

  • News: Microsoft beats Apple to back-to-school promo punch

    Microsoft has announced a back-to-school deal that offers a free Xbox 360 console with the purchase of a Windows PC, beating Apple to the promotional punch.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending May 20

    This week's iPhone 5 rumor roundup features information on The Date from that hotbed of Apple smartphone rumors, St. Albans, Hertfordshire; more slips from Verizon's loose-lipped CFO; LTE prospects in Red China; how the iPhone 5 is causing a slump in global smartphone cells; a new SIM card standard that will extend Apple's control over identity stuff; and why new tables in the Apple stores mean iPhone 5 will have NFC.

  • News: AT&T lab test shows LTE speed at double Verizon's advertised rate

    AT&T recently demonstrated a fast 28.87 Mbps download speed during an LTE test at a Plano, Texas, lab, but an AT&T spokesman warned not to extrapolate that speed for what real-world speeds will be when AT&T launches its LTE wireless network this summer.

  • Opinion: Retail IT Vendors Pay Attention

    In a new retail end user primary research conducted between January and April 2011, we assessed MEA retail IT directions in great detail. During the analysis of the survey findings we were astonished in seeing such a dynamic market in MEA, which we are sure many IT vendors will not want to miss!

  • News: Tigo turns up heat in African mobile money market

    A new mobile money service from Millicom International Cellular, the operator of the Tigo brand, is turning up the heat in one of Africa's booming technology markets.

  • Opinion: Amazon Trade-in: The Best Deal for Selling Used Gadgets?

    You might've heard that Amazon has expanded its trade-in program, and will now pay for used gadgets with gift cards. What you might not know is that Amazon isn't the only retailer who buys back old electronics.

  • News: Missed email reminders have plagued Google Calendar for years

    Users take to comment boards to complain about Google Calendar.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: IPO, enterprise sales boost tech

    Excitement over LinkedIn's stunning market debut appears to have outweighed concerns this week about Hewlett-Packard and Dell earnings reports, which highlighted a desultory PC market.

  • News: Video Games Fuel Obesity?

    UK tabloid newspaper The Sun claims that video games fuel obesity, but misreports the facts of the study it's using to prove its point.

  • News: Can Traceability Help Protect Japan's Food Export Sales?

    My colleagues in the IDC Manufacturing Insights group wrote about the impacts of the Japanese disaster on large manufacturer's supply chains, soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in their March newsletter. I would like to examine the impact on food supplies and markets, particularly seafood, rice, green leafy vegetables and dairy products, which have been severely impacted by the events in Japan. In the short term, production has stalled or at minimum slowed for many of these products, reducing availability for local markets. In the longer term, fears of food contaminated by radiation will require additional monitoring to reassure both the domestic and export markets, and perhaps new strategies that provide visibility to the precise production, packing and shipping locations of distributed consumer, and especially food products.



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