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  • News: Can you picture George Clooney as Steve Jobs on the big screen?

    UK publications Now and The Sun have heated up the rumor mill over who will play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a Hollywood biopic on which filming is expected to start next year. At the top of the list? Heart throb George Clooney and fellow "ER" TV doctor Noah Wylie.

  • News: Teardown details innards of new Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble calls its just-released Nook Tablet a "media device" for reading electronic books and magazines, and streaming audio and video. There's now one less Nook after the screwdriver crew at iFixit.com dissembled one.

  • News: Four rising threats from cybercriminals

    Criminal hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully safeguarded yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or an errant signal designed to jam GPS receivers.

  • News: IT's age problem

    Age bias: Some consider it IT's dirty little secret, or even IT's big open secret.

  • News: Nook Tablet Fully Rooted, Gets You Android Market

    Since its release on November 16, there has been a flurry of activity around Barnes & Noble's first tablet offering, the Nook Tablet. It's not surprising either, previous devices such as the Nook and Nook Color e-readers were pretty popular to root to get running Android, even offering Nook2Android MicroSD cards capable of booting Google's OS for those that may not be confident tinkerers. It's not too much of a surprise then that four days after release, a developer from the XDA forum has managed to provide the masses with a complete root for the tablet.

  • News: Water Utility Hacked: Are Our SCADA Systems at Risk?

    A water utility in Illinois was reportedly hacked in a cyber attack traced back to Russia. The motives aren’t clear, but the act alone demonstrates how vulnerable our SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) networks are, and the potential risks posed to the critical infrastructure of the United States.

  • News: Textastic Code Editor for iPad

    Programmers and Web-page coders have specific needs when using a text editor to write and edit. Textastic, an iPad-only app by Alexander Blach, fulfills those needs superbly. The app can access files across many protocols and services, uses colored type to distinguish programming or formatting elements, offers a powerful floating selection tool, correctly handles uploading changes even in complex circumstances, and has the fluency you need for a touch-based interface without losing any of the requirements for working in text.

  • News: Social networking use among mobile users grows in Europe

    The number people accessing social networking sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. using their mobile phone has grown by 44 percent in the last year, market research company comScore said on Monday.

  • News: A third of Brits have posted negative comments online

    A third of Brits have posted negative feedback, in the form of a review of a company, product or service, online, says Fasthosts.

  • News: Healthcare breaches: Do they even matter?

    Electronic medical record breaches continue, yet the public pays little attention to healthcare provider security and privacy policies.

  • News: Mac buying guide 2011

    Planning to buy a new Mac for someone on your holiday shopping list? Such a thoughtful and generous gift is going to make someone very, very happy.

  • News: Report: 2011 Is the 'Year of Mobile Malware'

    Smartphones and tablets continue to rise in popularity--among both consumers and malware developers. Traditional malware is still a large and growing threat as well, but mobile platforms represent fertile ground with less awareness and limited defenses. A new report from McAfee illustrates that malware developers are anxious to exploit mobile devices.

  • News: Zen internet unveils FTTP broadband services

    Zen internet has unveiled a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband service in the UK.

  • News: Pakistan plans to filter SMS for objectionable words

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has instructed telecommunications operators in the country to filter SMS (Short Message Service) messages that include words that it considers objectionable, drawing criticism from civil rights groups in the country.

  • News: Wyse acquires Trellia for cloud-based mobile management

    Thin client maker Wyse Technology has acquired Canadian company Trellia to help it manage the growing number of smartphones and tablets used by enterprises, Wyse said on Monday.

  • News: Japan mobile game giant Gree sues rival DeNA for blocking developers

    Japanese mobile game platform operator Gree said Monday it has sued rival DeNA for obstructing game developers that try to launch games on both of their platforms.

  • News: The Dirty Dozen of security-vulnerable smartphones

    Which smartphones pose the biggest security and privacy risks to consumers and corporations?

  • News: How to get your kid into an elite computer science program

    High school seniors are facing stiffer-than-ever competition when applying to the nation's top computer science programs this fall. But admissions officers and professors at elite tech schools can offer tips aimed at helping your child get accepted come spring.

  • News: Hottest major on campus? Computer science

    The nation's best undergraduate computer science programs are bracing for a record number of applications this fall, as more high school seniors are lured by plentiful jobs, six-figure starting salaries and a hipster image fostered by the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

  • News: Police suspend 2,000 rogue .co.uk domains

    Police have suspended 2,000 .co.uk domains that were being used to rip off consumers with counterfeit goods.



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