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  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet May Be Close to Launch

    Hold on to your restraining bolts Android fans, because Amazon's one-panel tablet may be heading your way in the second half of 2011, according to online rumors. The purported device is reportedly being made by Taiwanese manufacturer Qanta and will have an LCD screen made by E Ink Holding, the company behind the Kindle's display. Amazon may have high hopes for the new tablet and monthly orders for the device could go as high as 700,000 or 800,000 at peak season, according to DigiTimes.

  • News: High-Tech Cover-Ups: Shut Up and Act Like Nothing's Wrong

    Like any industry, high tech has its share of scandals. But they are invariably made worse by companies that react to bad news by hoping no one will notice. As the saying goes, it's not the crime, it's the cover-up that kills you.

  • Opinion: 5 Tips for Shooting Dramatic Silhouettes

    As any horror movie director will tell you, what you don't see is often scarier than what you do. And while filmmakers know that the unseen can certainly be scary, photographers rely on the fact that often it's just plain dramatic. That's the idea behind silhouettes, which engage you by masking details in inky black shadows. By coyly hiding important elements of the photo in plain sight, silhouettes are some of the most iconic elements you can add to your photography repertoire. In the past, I've covered the basics of shooting silhouettes. This week, let's look at five things you can do to take better silhouettes.

  • News: Osama bin Laden death drives traffic spike

    It may have been almost midnight in the United States of America when President Barack Obama fronted the media to pronounce the death of al Qaeda terrorist, Osama bin Laden, but it was peak viewing time in Australia — and Aussies tuned into the announcement in droves.

  • News: Infoblox upgrades DNS appliances to ease move to IPv6

    Infoblox is adding two new features to its DNS appliances to help its service provider and enterprise customers transition to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

  • News: Notificant for iPhone reminds you wherever you are

    Hey: Don’t forget to take the garbage out.

  • News: Meet the Maestros

    An upcoming event in Burbank, California gives video game music fans the chance to meet some of the best-known composers in the business.

  • News: Sony Hack Caps Recent String of Security Horror Shows

    Sony's massive security breach impacting as many as 100 million of its customers is just the latest in a string of corporate security gaffs in recent months that have left customers vulnerable to financial fraud and identity theft. Lax security has impacted a large number of corporations, institutions, and even computer security firms recently. Here's a breakdown of some of the more sensational (and sensationally stupid) security breaches.

  • News: Quad-Core iMacs with Thunderbolt, FaceTime Arrive

    The new iMacs have arrived. The Apple store is back online after being down this morning in anticipation of the updated desktop systems sporting the first Thunderbolt port on a desktop, AMD Radeon HD graphics and an HD FaceTime camera.

  • News: Apple launches four new iMacs

    Apple has announced four new iMacs, all boasting quad-core Sandy Bridge processors and high speed Thunderbolt technology.

  • News: New Tools from Blackberry Are Built to Balance Work, Life

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is unveiling a suite of features and phones in hopes it will reenergize the company's direction. RIM has received mixed responses on its PlayBook tablet release, and has been steadily losing market share as iPhone and Android-based phones grow in popularity.

  • How-Tos: Connect to the VPN at work from your iPad

    While there are plenty of ways to protect your iPad and its data from ne’er do wells, one way is of specific interest to business users: the virtual private network or VPN.

  • News: Android Tethering Free Ride is Over

    Android users, it's time to pony up the cash for that tethering plan with your smartphone. Wireless carriers and Google are cracking down on Android users who download apps that allow them to use their phone as a modem without any extra charges.

  • News: Apple releases Thunderbolt-equipped iMac line

    On Tuesday, Apple announced a new generation of iMac models, running at speeds up to 3.4 GHz and powered by the next generation of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The models also build in support for the new Thunderbolt, high-speed peripheral connection interface that debuted in Apple’s MacBook Pro line earlier this year.

  • News: 8 Uses for an Old Smartphone

    Old smartphones never die--they just get stuck in a drawer after being replaced by something newer and cooler. Ah, well, that's what happens in these fast-tech times, right? Out with the outdated, in with the latest and greatest.

  • News: Motorola Solutions launches controller, four APs

    Motorola Solutions Tuesday unveiled four 802.11 access points and a wireless LAN controller based on its WiNG 5 architecture.

  • How-Tos: How to view battery usage on a Google Android phone

    Smartphones are known for zapping their battery power pretty quickly . However, most handsets, including Google Android devices, offer a battery useage option that displays which services or functions of the phone are using the most battery life. Here’s how to view your battery usage statistics.

  • Feature: The five best design-related downloads

    Whether you want a free and easy-to-use desktop publishing tool, or you want to put your own stamp on a website or even your PC's desktop, there's some great free tools available through the PC Advisor Downloads section. Here's five of the best.

  • News: Vodafone installs free mobile phone chargers in 500 black cabs

    Vodafone has decked out 500 Black cabs in London with mobile phone chargers that will allow the network's customer to charge their smartphones for free.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC with a faulty graphics card

    I suspect my five-year-old PC has a faulty graphics card, which produces various error messages and freeze-ups. The most frequent errors reported are 'Driver stuck in infinite loop file ATIdvag' and 'Graphics card not responding'.



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