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  • News: Teach your router new tricks with DD-WRT

    With each passing year, hardware devices grow less dependent on proprietary components and more reliant on open source technologies. Network routers are among the main beneficiaries of this trend, especially those that can support a variety of third-party open source firmware projects. One variant, DD-WRT has become a common out-of-the-box option for many routers, but also exists in stand-alone implementations that can be placed on routers that support it. Hundreds of routers can run DD-WRT firmware, including nearly 100 Linksys models alone.

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle Touch

    Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Touch, a smaller and lighter eReader without the keyboard traditionally associated with the device.

  • News: Fruit Ninja aims to slice into China

    The maker of Fruit Ninja has big hopes for China, and aims for the hit game to reach an additional 70 million downloads in the country over the next six months.

  • News: FAQ: Which Social Networks Fight for Your Rights?

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit District's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of technology in the face of authority. In this third installment in a series of FAQs, we examine the rights and responsibilities of social networks in protecting your privacy and your free speech. Be sure to check out the first two installments: a primer on your right to phone service during a protest and a discussion of your right to photograph the police.

  • News: Linux and Windows 8's Secure Boot: What We Know So Far

    Ever since it was first brought to light that Windows 8's secure boot mechanism could cause problems for Linux users, speculation has been running rampant as to the exact nature of the difficulties that may arise.

  • News: Mango Arrives with a Wi-Fi Tethering Surprise

    It's here. Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" started rolling out to devices today, and it brought a few surprises along for the ride.

  • News: Microsoft signs Android licensing deal with Samsung

    Microsoft has signed a cross-license patent agreement with Samsung Electronics that grants Microsoft royalties from Samsung's Android-based smartphones and tablets, Microsoft said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • News: Fujitsu prepares for court battle over NHS IT dispute

    Fujitsu is preparing to take the Department of Health (DH) to court over a £700 million dispute related to the NHS’s controversial £12 billion National Programme for IT (NPfIT).

  • News: Microstrategy targets Excel users with Cloud Personal BI

    Microstrategy is hoping to get its BI (business intelligence) software in front of people looking to get more out of Microsoft Excel with a new service, Cloud Personal, that is being offered at no charge.

  • News: Gov't issues FOI research guidance in wake of 'climategate'

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on freedom of information legislation and potentially valuable research information for the higher education sector.

  • News: This is What's New in The Witcher 2 Version 2.0

    CD Projekt Red has released a full list of the changes which will be made to The Witcher 2 when its Version 2.0 launches tomorrow.

  • Video: Video: Obama talks about jobs bill at Linkedin

    U.S. President Barack Obama visited Silicon Valley on Monday to answer questions about creating jobs in America.

  • News: Easier ways to read files on the go

    When you want to read your documents on the go, it's awfully convenient to do so in the iOS iBooks app. To get a document onto your iPhone or iPad, save it as a PDF file, drag that file to your iTunes library, and then sync it with your iOS device. Unfortunately, when you do this, you can lose something in the translation, including live links and audio and video files. If you’d like to save a more interactive version of your files and web pages to iBooks, there’s an alternative. Create an ePub version of your document.

  • News: Visa launches Android person-to-person payments app

    Visa Europe introduced an Android application on Wednesday that lets users send money to other Visa cardholders over their mobile phone, with security measures in place to alert users of possible fraud.

  • News: Juniper takes on Cisco, HP in 'simple' networking

    Juniper this week unveiled a portfolio of switching, wireless and security products designed to enable enterprises to easily deploy them and then ensure management and security of all connected mobile devices.

  • News: Intel drops MeeGo mobile OS, backs Tizen against Android

    Linux Foundation and Limo Foundation are rebooting their efforts to compete with Apple and the Android camp by merging MeeGo and Limo into a new operating system called Tizen, with the backing of Intel and Samsung.

  • News: Hurd sees long Sparc, Solaris roadmap

    Oracle has developed a hardware roadmap that it hopes can pull Sparc away from its Sun Microsystems legacy.

  • News: 28% of UK drivers admit to texting while driving

    More than a quarter (28 percent) of drivers admit to texting while at the wheel says Brake.

  • News: Google buys land to build three data centers in Asia

    Google has acquired land in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore to build data centers in these three locations, it said Wednesday.

  • News: European Commission to test fixed broadband speeds

    The European Commission is to test broadband speeds across Europe.



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