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  • News: Oracle, Google trial set for April start

    Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google over the Android mobile OS will go to trial on April 16, according to a judge's order filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: SXSW Cool App: AgLocal Lets You Buy Meat From Local Growers

    Remember that Portlandia episode, in which the couple in the restaurants wants to know everything about the chicken they're ordering (if not, check it out below)--where it was grown, what it ate, what it did during the day, what it thought about? They finally decide to just go visit the local farm where the chicken grew up.

  • News: Walmart and Ultraviolet Team Up to Send Your DVDs to the Cloud -- For a Price

    The Hollywood consortium Ultraviolet is teaming up with Walmart to convert customers' DVD and Blu-ray movies into digital copies through the streaming service Vudu. Just be prepared to pay a steep price for the privilege if you've got a big movie collection.

  • News: The Guitar Collection: George Harrison

    The Guitar Collection: George Harrison highlights seven guitars from the former Beatle's personal collection, with more to be added in future releases of this iPad app. A must-have for hard-core Beatles fans and guitar aficionados, this $10 download also deserves the attention of developers of content-rich iPad apps. It's fun, informative, and a pleasure to use.

  • News: Experts sound worm alarm for critical Windows bug

    Microsoft today released six security updates that patched seven vulnerabilities, including a critical Windows bug that hackers will certainly try to exploit with a network worm, according to researchers.

  • News: Was LulzSec bust part of a play against Julian Assange?

    Some observers see the LulzSec bust as an "intermediate step" in the pursuit of a more prominent fugitive: WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange.

  • News: Linux kernel 3.3 delayed

    Torvalds: "I had been hoping that -rc6 would be the last -rc, but no such luck."

  • News: Firefox 11 Rollout Delayed by Patch Tuesday

    Firefox 11 may have made an early debut on third-party download sites over the weekend, but there's been some uncertainty regarding the timing of the official release of the software.

  • News: Samsung Rolls Out Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Galaxy S II

    Samsung has finally begun rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to some users of Galaxy S II phones. Asian and European owners are the first in line to receive it, or anyone with the international version of the device. However, in the U.S., where carriers customized their version of the phone, there’s no word yet of when users will get some Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices.

  • News: Mozilla nixes Firefox 11 delay, will launch upgrade today

    Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.

  • News: Startup offers to buy Cisco's WebEx for $1

    A collaboration startup is offering to buy Cisco's WebEx conferencing platform for $1 and 15% equity in the acquirer.

  • News: Report: Raspberry Pi creators 'punch-drunk' over device's wildfire success

    Widespread interest in the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but complete Linux computer that can be bought for as little as $25, caught the device's designers completely off guard, Reuters reported this week.

  • News: Google Chrome to Get a Metro-Style Look for Windows 8

    Windows 8 is shaping up to be a new battleground for the browser wars, with Google confirming plans for a Metro-style version of Chrome.

  • News: SAP ports HANA in-memory database to its financial planning app

    SAP on Tuesday further expanded the reach of its HANA in-memory database, announcing that HANA now supports the 10.0 version of its BusinessObjects financial planning and consolidation application running on NetWeaver.

  • News: BroadVision revamps Clearvale enterprise social networking software

    BroadVision's Clearvale enterprise social networking software will now lets companies create networks on an ad hoc manner in which a mix of employees, partners and customers can participate.

  • Opinion: Hot Apps and Web Services of SXSW

    Here at SXSW this week I've spotted plenty of buzz-about products and tech, but when it comes to apps and Web services five firms stand out. Offerings from Sonar, Vox.io, Personal, Correlate and BrandYourself.com each impressed me for having just the right mix of relevance and usefulness in my life and offered an innovative approach at solving everyday problems of tech professionals.

  • Opinion: Add Finder labels via drag-and-drop

    Many of us use Finder labels to mark and more easily differentiate icons and files. There are several 'official' ways of assigning a label to a selected file: from the File menu, from the Action menu on the Finder toolbar, or from the the Finder’s contextual menu. But reader adipoos points out another way to assign labels that isn't so well known.

  • News: Dell to acquire security company SonicWall

    Dell announced on Tuesday that it is planning to acquire SonicWall, a security vendor that specializes in firewalls, network security and antispam systems.

  • News: Ukraine seen as a growing 'haven for hackers'

    Ukraine's would-be major crackdown on cybercrime is increasingly looking like a bust. The result is the country becoming a haven for hackers, in the view of analysts, including some Ukraine security officials.

  • News: Cybercriminals bypass e-banking protections with fraudulent SIM cards, says Trusteer

    Cybercriminals are impersonating victims in order to obtain replacement SIM cards from their mobile carriers, which they then use to defeat phone-based Internet banking protections, security vendor Trusteer said in a blog post.

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