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  • News: Xerox PARC founder Jacob E. Goldman dies

    Jacob E. Goldman, a founder of the Palo Alto Research Center that developed breakthrough computing innovations such as the graphical user interface and ethernet networks, died on Tuesday. He was 90.

  • News: Mozilla re-releases Firefox 9, backs out fix causing crashes

    A day after it shipped Firefox 9, Mozilla quickly released an update after backing out a bug fix that was causing some Mac, Linux and Windows browsers to crash.

  • News: Why RIM Should Not Sell the BlackBerry Brand--and Why It Should

    Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months, due largely to the Canadian company's ongoing struggles to retain its place in the competitive mobile market and compete with the likes of Apple, Google and others.

  • News: LogMeIn Goes Free With iOS App for iPad and iPhone Remote Desktop Access

    LogMeIn has ditched the $29.99 price for its basic iPhone and iPad remote access app and is now offering it for free under the simple name “LogMeIn.” The new app lets you remotely control PC or Mac computers, so you can leave your bulky laptop behind and use your iPad instead.

  • News: LinkedIn open sources search engine

    Joining its fellow social-networking companies in the public release of internal code, LinkedIn has opened sourced software obtained in October with its acquisition of the IndexTank search-engine software provider.

  • News: Lead with mobile

    Claire Govier has a headstart when grappling with the issues raised by a more mobile workforce and the demands of staff who want to use their personal devices at work.

  • News: Eight Signs Your Business is Tech-Illiterate

    Do your clients point and laugh when you pull out your circa-2008 cellphone? Was your computer OS released before Obama came to office? It's time to pass the upgrade hat if your office exhibits any of the following symptoms of extreme technical illiteracy.

  • Feature: 10 predictions for future tech

    Hoverboards, a race of robots that rise up and take over the world, and excellent broadband provision in the UK. These are the ridiculously far-fetched concepts Matt Egan rejected in picking out 10 things we'll see over the next 15 years.

  • News: EBay buys BillSafe for 'purchase-on-invoice' technology

    EBay has purchased German vendor BillSafe to complement its PayPal online payment system, the company announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.

  • News: Samsung scores victory against Apple in Germany

    The changes Samsung Electronics has made to its Galaxy Tab 10.1 are enough so that it is no longer a copy of Apple's iPad, a judge at the district court in Düsseldorf, Germany, said on Thursday.

  • Opinion: Simplify Web Page Viewing on Firefox with Evernote's Clearly Add-On

    A browser add-on that strips the junk from web pages so they're easier to read has been brought to Firefox by the popular stash site Evernote.

  • Opinion: Vitamin D Turns Your Webcam Into a Security Camera

    Recently, I decided I wanted to use a webcam connected to my desktop computer as a security camera, to see what's happening around the apartment when I'm away. I then started looking for programs that would let me do that, and stumbled upon Vitamin D, which can turn one or more webcams into a full-fledged video surveillance system. It's available in a free Starter edition, a $49 Basic edition (reviewed here), and a $199 Pro edition.

  • News: Watching the watchers

    While there's no single fix, a number of experts weigh-in on how to make certain those with privileged access don't abuse it.

  • News: EU mobile roaming proposals face flack from all sides

    Both new and existing telecoms operators have expressed caution about the European Union’s plans to extend price caps on European roaming charges.

  • News: Xerox PARC founder Jacob E. Goldman dies

    Jacob E. Goldman, a founder of the Palo Alto Research Center that developed breakthrough computing innovations such as the graphical user interface and ethernet networks, died on Tuesday. He was 90.

  • Feature: 10 best products of the past 200 months

    How do you choose 10 great products from the thousands we've reviewed? Simple: you look for innovation, longevity and popularity, then back away slowly and let the arguments begin.

  • News: Hadoop challenger works to add developers

    LexisNexis has worked for more than a decade to develop a large scale system for Big Data manipulation, and it believes that it has produced something that's better and more mature than the better known Hadoop technology.

  • News: Beleaguered £444m Libra system leaves courts unable to provide proper accounts

    The courts service risks losing around £1.4 billion in uncollected fines and other financial penalties by not being able to properly account for them, according to the National Audit Office, which laid part of the blame with the beleagured £444 million Libra system.

  • News: LightSquared says GPS has to accept interference

    Mobile startup LightSquared wants the FCC to declare that it has the right to use spectrum next to the GPS band and that navigation device makers do not.

  • News: Voicemail added to Textfree app for iPhone

    Textfree Voice + VM—the app that lets iPhone users make calls and send free texts over Wi-Fi—has been upgraded with a new voicemail feature.



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