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  • News: IBM: Puzzles provide clues to better analysis

    Today's large-scale data analysis may be a high-tech undertaking, but smart data scientists can improve their craft by observing how simple low-tech picture puzzles are solved, said an IBM scientist at the GigaOm conference.

  • News: Nonprofit open source organizations booming

    The Linux Foundation has received the most revenue amongst all of the free software and open source non-profits and directly pays its leader the most, but the highest compensation of any sort is still being received by Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker, along with her CTO Colleague Brendan Eich.

  • News: Mobile Malware: Beware Drive-by Downloads on Your Smartphone

    While Jeff Schmidt, the CEO of JAS Global Advisors, was surfing the Web on his new Android smartphone (his first Android phone) earlier this year, what appeared to be an ad popped up on his screen. The "ad" looked like the prompt that appears when his phone rings. He clicked the button on the ad to pick up the putative call, and the ad began downloading a binary file--malware--onto his Android phone. Schmidt had been hit by a drive-by download, a program that automatically installs malicious software on end-users' computers--and increasingly, smartphones--without them knowing.

  • News: Iceland latest to make big noises about open source

    A recent report that the government of Iceland is making progress in its efforts to adopt open-source software is the latest indication that public sector IT leaders are increasingly interested in moving away from proprietary products.

  • Opinion: Netflix Interested in HD iPad Streaming

    A recent update to Netflix's iPad app provides Retina display graphics for menus and navigation, but not for the streaming videos themselves.

  • News: Windows 8 tablet displays can be as crisp as Apple iPad's Retina

    Windows 8 specs include displays that are even sharper than Apple's fabled Retina display, which Apple claims is as clear as the human eye is capable of seeing.

  • News: Google patches 9 Chrome bugs, pays more to top researchers

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    The story, "Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers," which posted to the newswire Thursday, was missing a byline and was incorrectly sourced. The story was written by Michael Kan, of the IDG News Service Beijing bureau. The byline and source have been corrected in the story on the wire

  • News: Most webmasters don't know how their websites got hacked, report says

    Most owners of compromised websites don't know how their sites got hacked into and only 6 percent detect the malicious activity on their own, according to a report released by StopBadware and Commtouch on Thursday.

  • Opinion: Can I Safely Open Suspected Spam?

    C. Corder asked if it's safe to open an email that landed in the spam folder.

  • News: The Pros and Cons of Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Many organizations continue to run Windows XP on many or all of their desktop PCs, either because migration typically requires costly hardware upgrades, time-consuming transfers of settings, and user retraining, or because there’s simply no compelling reason to move users to a new OS and the new application software that goes along with it. In some cases, both justifications apply.

  • Test Centre: Best apps: Best video on-demand apps

    Want to watch movies and TV on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC or games console? Here are five great apps.

  • News: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Previews New Features

    Adobe is previewing the upcoming Photoshop CS6 photo editing software with a free beta now available to download. In a first move for Adobe, the free beta unveils a fully redesigned interface and brings fun tools such as iris blur and tilt shift, before the final version goes on sale this year for $700 for new users or from $200 for users who upgrade.

  • Opinion: Skirting auto-login in Lion

    Reader Ross Anderson wishes to occasionally sidestep a startup preference setting. He writes:

  • News: Google patents technology to serve ads based on background noise

    A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much broader.

  • News: Adobe launches Photoshop CS6 as a free public beta

    For the first time in seven years, Adobe has released a beta version of its flagship image editor in advance of a formal product release. Photoshop CS6 beta is now available as a free download from Adobe Labs in English and Japanese. The commercial release will follow fairly soon—sometime within the first half of this year.

  • Opinion: Rovio Launches Angry Birds Space

    The wait is over Angry Birds fans: Rovio has officially launched Angry Birds Space for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows. The new Angry Birds game features 60 different levels, and, as usual with Angry Birds games, Rovio is promising regular updates with more free new levels. IOS users can also buy new levels via an in-app purchase, and players on all platforms can uncover several secret levels hidden in the game.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta available now

    Adobe has released a Beta version of Photoshop CS6 which is available to download for free from Adobe Labs.

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    As Apple works to bring the Chinese language to its Siri software for the iPhone, a Chinese tech firm has announced its own voice assistant app for Mandarin speakers with Android phones.

  • News: Clojure inventor Hickey now aims for Android

    In an interview, Clojure founder Rich Hickey discusses future of the functional JVM language, including his mobile aspirations



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