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    The teen accused of launching DDoS attacks on a number of websites including that of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will be allowed to prepare his defence at home after being granted conditional bail.

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    When I press the Back button to cycle through a multi-page online catalogue, Google Chrome has started producing warning messages. I also find that extra tabs open containing a message about 'flag switches'. Is my machine infected?

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade an old PC to play 3D games

    Upgrading an older PC with RAM, OS and graphics updates to play 3D games is fraught with difficulty. But with our simple guidance you should have no problems.

  • News: Facing wildfire threat, Los Alamos National Lab closes

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory was forced to close this morning as an advancing wildfire closed in on the U.S. research facility.

  • News: Oracle Fusion Applications pricing revealed

    Oracle has quietly revealed pricing information for its long-awaited Fusion Applications, suggesting the software may now be generally available or will be soon following a six-year development process.

  • News: CIOs have lost battle against'bring your own technology

    CIOs have lost the battle to control the consumerisation of IT, with an increase in bring-your-own-technology schemes (BYOT) cropping up around Australia.

  • News: Your next job: Mobile app developer?

    As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.

  • News: BBC tackles big data dilemma with smart IT structuring

    BBC Online operates the website for the U.K.'s public service broadcaster. It's one of the most-visited websites in the world, but obtains little of its revenue from traffic, so as demand for its services soars, it will become harder to pay the bills for bandwidth and web servers. However, the organization has found ways to cope with this problem.

  • How-Tos: Changing an Extension

    Larry asked about changing an audio file's extension to .wav.

  • News: Nokia ships phones with banking application in India

    Nokia has started shipping mobile phones in India that are preloaded with its banking application, in a bid to popularize mobile banking in the country.

  • News: Anonymous Picks up Slack as LulzSec Calls it Quits

    Hacking season is not over yet. Even though LulzSec, the group of hackers who made a name for themselves by hacking Sony, Nintendo, and PBS among others, called it quits on Saturday, another group wants to pick up the slack.

  • News: Your Social Networks Could Jeopardize Your Next Interview

    Your social networks are fair game. The Federal Trade Commission has given a startup called Social Intelligence the green light to conduct background checks on you based on your social network activity under the guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Think twice about posting that embarrassing photo on Facebook, and watch what you tweet, because it may make the difference in your next job or college admissions interview.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 24: More Secure By Default

    30 Days With Ubuntu Linux: Day 24

  • Opinion: Free 3DMark Basic Benchmarks Your Gaming PC

    You know the only reason you lost that deathmatch was because your hardware just isn't up to snuff any more, but how do you prove it? You download and run 3DMark Basic, a free benchmarking program from Futuremark, makers of the PCMark family of products. 3DMark Basic performs a series of high-performance tests on your computer and provides a number which you can then go online to compare to other people's numbers. (For optimal psychological benefit, run it just before and just after sinking a few hundred dollars into a new graphics card, so you can see just how much better your system is.)

  • News: Apple ditches Samsung for A6 chip building

    According to Merrill Lynch analyst Dan Heyler, Apple will be using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to build the next generation of chips in 2012.

  • News: World of Warcraft coming to iPad, iPhone

    The popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft could be coming to the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: iPhone 5 production starts August – analyst

    According to a new analyst report, the next generation iPhone will go into production "mid to late August"

  • News: iPhone top smartphone in Europe with 40 per cent share

    The results paint a picture that suggests that Apple will continue its lead in the European smartphone market with 40 per cent of new buyers, followed by Android in second place with 19 per cent, Blackberry in third place with 17 per cent and Nokia with 15 per cent in fourth place.

  • News: Skype is coming to the iPad

    Skype expects the iPad Skype app to have similar success to the iPhone version which has said had a "userbase that doubled in just a month" following the launch.

  • News: Facebook founder 'looked up to' Apple's Steve Jobs

    Former Facebook designer reveals Zuckerberg's idol and explains notorious business card design



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