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  • News: Camera Start-Up Lytro Promises to Revolutionize Photography

    With a new kind of camera, Lytro wants to remove the headaches of focus from digital photography.

  • News: SITA partners with Orange to offer worldwide cloud service

    Air transport industry IT specialist SITA will partner with network operator Orange Business Services to host cloud applications in six data centers around the world, the companies announced Wednesday.

  • News: EU network access fine sends message to telcos

    The European Commission has sent a clear message to telecoms operators that they must allow access to their networks and wholesale broadband markets to new operators by fining Telekomunikacja Polska more than €127 million.

  • How-Tos: Password management systems: How to compare and use them

    With username and password prompts coming at users with every personal and professional login, every once in a while they're bound to forget which combinations go with which access requests.

  • News: Magicka Gets PvP

    A key part of the Magicka experience is "accidentally" exploding your friends with some "misjudged" spells and then laughing hysterically as they are blasted across the screen, frozen, drowned, incinerated or electrocuted. Now, embittered wizards tired of being "accidentally" dispatched in such a cavalier fashion have the opportunity to exact bloody revenge on friends and rivals alike in the game's new player vs player arenas.

  • News: City of Heroes Going Free to Play Later This Year

    Cryptic Studios' Champions Online has been free to play for some time now and has been doing pretty well since the change, especially since Steam's addition of a free to play section that includes the game in its storefront. Yesterday, NCSoft announced that Champions Online's Cryptic-developed predecessor City of Heroes, now wholly owned by the publisher, is joining the ranks of the free to play MMOs later this year.

  • News: Spot and Avoid Facebook Scams

    "There's a sucker born every minute." That quotation, widely attributed to P.T. Barnum, originally referred to deceptive carnival sideshow attractions, but it's just as relevant to online scams--in particular, Facebook scams--today.

  • Feature: Cleanup Utilities: Can They Speed Up Your PC?

    Most PC users know that to speed up an old system, you need to spring for new hardware: RAM, a graphics card, or a CPU. If you're not ready to make an investment and crack open the case, however, system-cleanup utilities are enticing. They promise to pry off all the digital barnacles that have collected on your PC and on Windows, remaking it into the spry system you remember from the day you first set it up.

  • News: Go Paperless With OfficeDrop

    The original dream of the paperless office has faded some in recent years. We're at least 20 years into the digital revolution (or longer, depending on when you started counting), and the typical workplace is still drowning in paperwork. Since you can't seem to escape paper entirely, you might at least want to avoid storing it for years on end.

  • News: Find a Lost iPhone: Putting Tracking Apps to the Test

    We can't stupid-proof ourselves to prevent losing the car keys or the TV clicker, but when it comes to our iPhone, a glimmer of hope exists. Apps that claim to track your iPhone, sound a remote alarm, or lock up your data from afar could save your bacon when your precious phone goes missing. But do they really work? If they do, how well? And how much will it cost to track down your missing iPhone--when it could simply be buried between two sofa cushions?

  • News: NHS chief information officer resigns

    Christine Connelly, chief information officer at the Department for Health, is set to resign at the end of the month.

  • News: Google Chrome to Get Native Voice, Video Chat

    Google Chrome will soon have voice and video chat functionality built right in, removing the need for third-party plugins and downloads, according to comments on a Google developer forum. The move will allow any third-party developer to create a real-time communications application for the browser through a set of JavaScript APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) as well as HTML 5.

  • News: LoL Championship Draws Record Crowds

    The conclusion of the League of Legends Season One championship at the recent Dreamhack festival was one of the largest eSports broadcasts of all time.

  • News: Serious Sam Indie Titles

    The upcoming Serious Sam 3 is taking an unconventional approach to marketing, with a variety of independently-developed games starring the titular protagonist.

  • How-Tos: Find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

    Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, which packs more visual information (more pixels) into the shows you see on TV and on Blu-ray discs. But you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that can be superior to that of CDs. I took a look at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Opinion: New iPhone Rumored to Have A5 Chip, Beefier Camera

    Apple is cooking up a new iPhone for September that will feature a better camera and zippier processor, according to online rumors. The next iPhone will reportedly feature the company's A5 dual-core processor and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. Apple may also be testing a new iPad that includes a retina display similar to the screen on the iPhone 4, according to Bloomberg.

  • News: iPhone 4 is Tops with Flickr Shutterbugs

    The iPhone 4's 5-megapixel camera is now officially the most popular camera used on Flickr, according to the photo sharing site's own statistics. The iPhone 4 outclassed Nikon's D90 for the top spot in Flickr's rankings, and it's the only phone in the top 5, alongside three other Canon EOS cameras.

  • Opinion: Will Game Ads Be Less Annoying if You Interact with Them

    Ready for interactive Kinect ads? Ready or not, Microsoft's planning to make them part of your motion-control-verse soon. The company says it'll roll out something it calls NUads—the NU's short for "natural user interface"—later this year. The idea's somewhat self-evidently to engage you in ways traditional TV ads can't.

  • News: Lodsys requests two extra months to reply to Apple's motion

    Back on June 9, Apple filed a motion seeking to intervene as a defendant in Lodsys’s patent infringement lawsuit against various iOS, Mac, and Android software developers. The court has yet to rule on Apple’s motion, and now may take even longer: Lodsys on Tuesday filed an “Unopposed Motion For Extension of Time to respond to Apple Inc.’s Motion to Intervene.”

  • Opinion: Facebook User Allegedly Takes Hostage, Updates Status

    OK, so you've got a handgun and you've barricaded yourself inside a hotel room with a female hostage. What do you do next?



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