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  • News: Canadian network equipment maker rejects Belden offer

    In a not unexpected move, the directors of a Canadian maker of networking equipment for harsh environments has rejected a CDN$280 million unsolicited offer from a U.S. competitor.

  • News: SpyEye malware borrows Zeus trick to mask fraud

    A powerful bank-fraud software program, SpyEye, has been seen with a feature designed to keep victims in the dark long after fraud has taken place, according to security vendor Trusteer.

  • News: New RIM Chairman Will Face Tough Challenges

    Rumors are circulating that RIM will soon shake up its leadership by appointing a new chairman. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphones has had a rough year, and is quickly losing relevance. A change at the top may bring some fresh perspective and new vision, but expecting a new chairman to be a white knight that saves the company may be asking too much.

  • News: Crysis 2 most pirated PC game of 2011

    Crysis 2 was the most pirated PC game of 2011, according to figures from Torrent Freak.

  • News: Report: iOS, Android downloads topped 1 billion last week

    We all know that newly minted iOS device owners spent their Christmas evening loading up their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches with mobile apps—at least, if you buy into last week’s report by mobile analytics firm Flurry, they did. But the downloads didn’t stop the moment Boxing Day dawned: In its latest report, Flurry contends that the combined number of iOS and Android app downloads broke the 1 billion mark for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • News: Saga Travel uses augmented reality in brochures

    Saga Travel is using augmented reality technology in its brochures to give consumers the ability to virtually visit some of the firm's destinations without leaving their arm chair.

  • News: 10 Tech Research Projects to Watch

    Technology firms wowed us in 2011, delivering tablets, ultrathin laptops, innovative cloud services, and voice command digital assistants. Not so long ago, the technology underlying these products was nothing more than research and development projects. So, in an effort to peek into our not-so-distant tech future, here's a glimpse at ten promising projects percolating in tech research labs.

  • News: Murder retrial ordered after court records destroyed by virus

    A convicted murderer has been granted a retrial after a stenographer’s backup record of his trial was apparently destroyed by a malware infection.

  • News: Intel tells data centre managers to turn up the heat

    Intel is advising its customers to increase the temperature in their data centres, claiming that companies can save four percent in energy costs for every 1ºC they turn up the heat.

  • News: How to Get Free or Cheap Tech Support

    It's bad enough that you have to spend your Sunday with the phone wedged between your shoulder and ear, as you root through your computer's control settings or tangle with a mess of serpentine cables behind your home entertainment system, because something isn't working. Having to pay for help just makes matters worse.

  • News: IBM acquiring software testing vendor Green Hat

    IBM is buying Green Hat, maker of automated testing tools for integration, SOA (service oriented architecture) implementations and cloud-based deployments, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not provided.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Play it by year

    You can be honest: Did you miss us? The remains of the day was on holiday last week--we won't say it was well deserved--but it returns alongside the new year. Catch up on some of the tidbits from the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012, including Jony Ive's new title, a rare peek inside Apple's past, and, most importantly, the mystery surrounding one Apple Store's public restrooms. The remainders for Tuesday, January 3, 2011 are in with the new.

  • News: Apple schedules Q1 2012 earnings call for January 24

    Curious about how much money Apple’s been making? (Spoiler: Plenty.) The company will dive into specifics for its first quarter results from fiscal year 2012 on January 24 at 2 p.m. Pacific. This will be the company’s second earnings call since Tim Cook took over as CEO, following Steve Jobs’s resignation in August 2011.

  • News: Android Market Tops 400,000 Apps

    Google's Android Market now hosts more than 400,000 active applications from about 100,000 publishers, with the majority of apps available for free, according to an independent study. The Market's app store catalog crossed the 400,000 benchmark over the New Year’s weekend, four months after the Market topped 300,000 apps. Earlier in 2011, the Market also took four months to make the jump from 200,000 to 300,000 apps, according to Distimo, a metrics firm specializing in mobile application stores.

  • News: Yahoo taps PayPal President Thompson as CEO

    Yahoo's board has chosen as the company's CEO Scott Thompson, president of eBay's PayPal, ending a four-month search after Carol Bartz was fired in early September.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II named best-selling phone of 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy S II, has been named the best-selling mobile phone of 2011, by uSwitch.com

  • News: Anonymous Threatens Sony, Spares PSN Customers

    The loosely organized hacker group known as Anonymous has Sony in its sights once again. After releasing a video a few days ago wherein they threaten to destroy Sony’s network, the group, which has been organizing in the IRC channel #OpSony, has clarified the meaning of their declaration. Unlike the infamous PlayStation Network hack of 2011, the target of this attack is not Sony’s customers or even the Playstation Network itself, but Sony’s executives.

  • News: HP unveils consumer PCs and display ahead of CES

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday launched the company's first 27-inch all-in-one PC, its most powerful HP Pavilion PC to date, and a monitor that connects to and charges some of its laptops using USB.

  • News: Steve Jobs Action Figure Looks So Real It's Uncanny (Valley)

    A lot of people loved Apple CEO Steve Jobs before his passing and, in true human fashion, we express our admiration in some pretty strange ways. Take, for instance, this Steve Jobs doll sold by In Icons and distributed by DiD Corp.

  • News: 'Incredibly realistic' Jobs doll set for Feb release

    As honours for a fallen hero go it's hard to beat – Steve Jobs immortalised as an Action Man toy.



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