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  • News: Five unexpected uses for the spacebar

    Ancient Greek and Latin writings had no spaces between words; you just had to be familiar with where words started and stopped in order to read textlikethis. But we should be grateful to the spacebar for more than just its sacred word-separation calling, because it can also perform quite a few tricks in various environments.

  • News: U.S. HPC Lead in Danger

    Programs to develop ever-higher performance exascale computing systems are underway around the world -- but the U.S. isn't yet leading the way after dominating high-performance computing development for decades. (Insider, registration required.)

  • News: Blow Up 3 proves reliable for photo enlargements

    Scaling images way up—which is to say, enlarging them a lot—is never something you would choose to do, but sometimes you have no choice. A client’s picked their shot and they must have it in a poster, so that leaves you with the tricky job of blowing it up without it exploding into a pixelated mess. Most image editors do a good job with reduction or slight enlargement, but for huge increases in scale with maximum quality, you need dedicated software like Alien Skin’s Blow Up, now at version 3.

  • News: Carrier IQ: A privacy tempest in your pants pocket

    Privacy and cyber law experts weigh in on the privacy implications surrounding the Carrier IQ mobile diagnostic software.

  • News: Book Advises How to Protect Your Reputation Online

    The phrase "my life is an open book" has never been truer than it is today. The Internet, coupled with the growing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, have exposed many personal histories to anyone with access to cyberspace.

  • News: Android in 2012: Whats Next

    Google only scratched the surface with the latest improvements to its Android mobile operating system. Users have been left wanting more, and they are likely to get it in 2012.

  • News: Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones

    Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

  • News: Tesco rolls out free Wi-Fi in Tesco Extra stores

    Tesco has begun rolling out free Wi-Fi in its Tesco Extra stores.

  • News: IBM buys Cúram Software for social service program delivery

    IBM is strengthening its hand in public-sector IT, announcing on Monday the purchase of Cúram Software, which makes applications for use by government social programs. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close before the end of December, were not disclosed.

  • News: Video: Facebook sets up New York engineering shop

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the plans in New York on Friday.

  • News: European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

  • News: Mozilla declines to say if it's renewed lucrative Google deal

    Mozilla last week declined to say whether it has renewed its contract with Google, a major revenue stream that keeps its Firefox browser in business.

  • News: 'Server huggers' present obstacle to cloud adoption

    Chipita America CIO Scott Martin didn't see a competitive advantage in managing internal systems, believing that moving to the cloud would provide time to focus far more on business needs.

  • News: WikiLeaks' Assange can take his extradition appeal to UK Supreme Court

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his case to the U.K.'s Supreme Court in his continuing fight against extradition to Sweden.

  • News: Holiday Shopping at Work Raises Risks

    An ISACA survey shows that people are planning to do more online holiday shopping on the job this year, and that means companies need to educate their employees about security.

  • News: New SIM Card Will Lead to Thinner Phones

    A new SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room in phones for additional memory and larger batteries, and help manufacturers create thinner devices, German card maker Giesecke & Devrient has claimed.

  • News: Windows Tablets Get Quad-Core Chips

    Qualcomm has promised that its quad-core Snapdragon chips, designed to run Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8, will appear in tablets in the second half of next year.

  • News: Cerf: Internet Governance Critical Issue

    Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the inventors of the Internet, recently said that Internet governance is one of the most important issues in the high-tech world.

  • News: DHL wireless locator device tracks its location in a box of cargo

    Air freight company DHL recently launched a real-time wireless locator device to affix to boxes of mission-critical cargo shipped by medical and pharmaceutical companies, among others, that require urgent delivery around the globe.

  • News: Cyber Monday will see 85 million visits to online retail sites

    Last Monday may have been dubbed 'Mega Monday' with an estimated £303m being spent online but according to Experian Hitwise, today (Monday December 5) will see the most visits by UK web users to retail sites.

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