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  • News: Rainforest Foundation uses open source tool to track greenhouse gases

    The Rainforest Foundation UK has unveiled a new open source tool to help prevent the destruction of African rainforests and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • News: Netsuite's Zach Nelson: SAP was forced to make SuccessFactors cloud move

    Netsuite chief executive Zach Nelson has claimed that rival SAP was effectively forced to make a multibillion dollar entry into cloud computing last week, because customers were tiring of the multi-year on premise deployments it has traditionally sold.

  • News: Big data has potential but requires care

    The proliferation of large-scale data sets is just beginning to change business and science around the world, but enterprises need to prepare in order to gain the most advantage from their information, panelists said at a Silicon Valley event this week.

  • News: Did HP just give webOS 'a death sentence'?

    As an open-source project with uncertain backing, webOS has a tough road ahead of it, analysts said on Friday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Pick on someone your own size

    Apple picks the best Mac apps and games of the year, Twitter picks up scads of users from iOS device owners, and one senator picks on a perfectly harmless iPhone app. Remember: You can pick your friends, but you can't pick the remainders for Friday, December 9, 2011.

  • Opinion: Google's Schmidt Slams Carrier IQ

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has criticized Carrier IQ, the maker of a controversial app that secretly collects personal info from smartphones, but also says that Google can't do anything to prevent the software from being installed on Android devices by handset makers and wireless carriers.

  • News: What CIOs really want for Christmas

    The decorations are going up and the office party is the talk of the canteen — yes, Christmas festivities are upon us. While kids everywhere are busy making lists of the toys and gear they want to see under the tree Christmas morning, we asked Australian CIOs what Santa could bring them to make their life easier in 2012.

  • News: Microsoft ships Silverlight 5

    But the company's long-term commitment to its proprietary rich Internet plug-in platform remains in question

  • News: Samsung's Apple-Bashing Ads vs. Reality

    Samsung's dropped yet another Apple-bashing ad, once again mocking customers who camp out for hours in front of Apple stores.

  • News: HP puts webOS on open source track

    HP announced today that it will "contribute" its webOS operating system to the open source community.

  • Opinion: WebOS Lives On! HP's Mobile OS Now Open Source

    The future of webOS has been hazy since HP announced in August that it will discontinue its webOS line of devices. The HP Veer 4G faded into oblivion, but the HP TouchPad has enjoyed numerous firesales since the announcement. Today, HP announced that webOS will live on as an open source platform.

  • Opinion: Chrome Is Most Secure of the Top Three Browsers, Study Finds

    Even as Mozilla's Firefox browser has been surrounded by uncertainty in recent weeks, Chrome seems to be having a very good month.

  • News: AccountEdge 2012 gets redesign, mileage tracking, and more

    Acclivity rang in the new year early on Friday by releasing AccountEdge 2012, the latest version of the company's small business accounting software. The app has been redesigned, adding a number of new features, including the ability to track mileage and create multiple billing rates.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Four Big Concerns (Based On What We Know So Far)

    Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based on what we know so far. There are some interesting innovations headed your way such as a new touch-centric interface, a version for ARM-based processors, and deep SkyDrive integration.

  • News: Facebook releases a PHP just-in-time compiler

    In its continuing endeavor to serve its 800 million users as quickly as possible, Facebook is once again revamping the way it handles its PHP-based Web pages.

  • Opinion: Troubleshoot Bad RAM Modules with MemTest86+

    Think you might have a bad RAM module in your PC? Freeware utility MemTest86+ will run a memory diagnostic to help you find out. Before I explain more, a true story...

  • Opinion: Texting While Driving Up 50 Percent Despite Warnings

    Despite the fact that 35 states have made it illegal, texting while driving has increased by 50 percent over last year, according to a new study [PDF] by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • Opinion: Send Video Business Cards with the Eyejot Video Mail App

    Business cards are so 20th-century. (They might even date back to the 19th; I'll have to check.) Think about it: someone hands you a business card and it ends up stuffed in your pocket, crumpled, forgotten.

  • News: DOJ tells judge there's no active AT&T deal with T-Mobile

    The U.S. Department of Justice will file a motion to stay or dismiss its lawsuit to block AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA because the agency believes there's no deal pending, a lawyer for the DOJ said Friday.

  • Opinion: Google's Chrome Will Run Console Games! Wait, What?

    Don't look for id Software's Rage or Bethesda's Skyrim in your browser anytime soon, but it sounds like Google has big time gaming plans for its Chrome platform—plans that already involve running stuff like Xbox Live Arcade game Bastion in Chrome directly.



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