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  • News: Editorial: Buy Now, Pay Now, Pay Later

    Is the growing use of "Season Passes" to games a smart way for gamers to save money on DLC, or an underhanded way for publishers to charge $90 for their games?

  • News: African nations make push for rural connectivity

    As the demand for effective communication in Africa grows, governments are stepping up efforts to roll out mobile and Internet connectivity to rural areas where the majority of Africans live.

  • News: Despite criticism, China pumps money into African telecoms

    Despite increasing criticism of Chinese investment in Africa's telecom sector, China has provided over US$40 million in loans to Rwanda and Zimbabwe for investment in the telecom sector.

  • News: Intel targets gov't business with new subsidiary

    Intel has formed a subsidiary charged with growing the company's business relationship with the U.S. government, with the new organization's initial focus on high-performance computing, the company said.

  • News: Sprint's mysterious Oct. 7 event fuels more iPhone, LTE speculation

    Sprint poured more fuel on the iPhone rumor fire Tuesday by announcing a mysterious "strategy update" for press and analysts scheduled for Oct. 7 in New York.

  • News: New AT&T app blocks SMS junkies from texting while driving

    AT&T is now providing a detox service for SMS junkies who just can't help responding to text messages while driving.

  • News: Modern Warfare 3 to Use Dedicated Servers on Day 1

    When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on PC on November 8, it will make use of Valve's Steamworks service. This means it will support offline play, auto updating, achievements and "more" according to Valve -- this may well include facilities such as cloud saving, allowing players to start a game on one computer and continue it elsewhere later. Steamworks will be used on both digital and retail PC copies of the game, also providing the handy side effect of incorporating an unobtrusive DRM solution which most PC gamers don't object to.

  • News: Americans Favoring Texting Over Talking, Study Says

    Americans are spending more time texting and less time talking on their cellphones, and it may be because networks are riddled with dropped calls and audio issues, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study.

  • News: Guild Wars 2 Allowing Private PvP Servers?

    Dedicated servers are one thing that is expected by most PC players coming to a multiplayer game. It's through these custom rulesets and game modifications that a lot of today's top developers first learned their skills, after all, and it's a big part of PC gaming history. This is why those who play shooters on the PC raise such a big fuss when console ports don't ship with dedicated server support.

  • News: Dell offers hosted apps for SMBs

    Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through partnerships with Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Intuit and others, the computer maker announced Tuesday.

  • News: Android Devices Exposed: 7 Ways to Thwart Hackers

    Take a deep breath. There's a new report out highlighting a huge spike in threats against Google's Android platform. Yes, it's something to be concerned about. But don't freak out or return your cool new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

  • News: VMworld: Security, regulatory concerns still a challenge in virtualization

    While VMware users harbor little doubt about the cost savings and productivity gains brought by virtualizing their networks, security concerns still exist on many fronts, whether it's figuring out how to meet regulatory compliance with auditors, or evaluating cloud services.

  • News: Kevin Butler is Back with New Sony Campaign

    Sony's launched a new PlayStation marketing campaign, and brought a familiar face out of his four day retirement to do it.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Hits 30,000 Apps

    Microsoft's Windows Phone has managed to amass 30,000 apps in its Marketplace, despite occupying a mere sliver of the smartphone market.

  • News: IBM's 120 petabyte drive could help better predict weather

    The development of the world's largest single-file name data repository could help predict weather and prevent overhyping of hurricanes like Irene.

  • News: The technology career path

    Kirk Bresniker is a "technical steward", but also fronts up to customers, analysts and development partners all over the world -- "talking about everything from operating system calls to photonic interconnects".

  • News: Linux Foundation chief: 'You are an idiot' if you don't give back to open source

    Linux is the granddaddy of all open source projects, the blueprint for the decentralized development processes. And some of those who use the Linux code, free for the taking, don't give back in equal measure. Still, the time for cajoling those users -- even commercial projects like Ubuntu leader Canonical -- into participating is over, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.

  • News: Localist gains agility for growth with cloud apps

    Cloud processing is ideal for a startup like Localist, says CIO Ken Holley, as it allows ICT capacity to be tailored to volume of business -- which was zero when the NZPost digital subsidiary opened.

  • News: Two New NeoGeo Station Titles Available Today

    Two new NeoGeo games -- Shock Troopers and World Heroes -- have been released onto the PlayStation Store today.

  • News: 18 Irem Arcade Hits Now Available on Mac App Store

    If you're a Mac owner and you've been craving some retro goodness, then DotEmu have got you covered with a new $10 compilation pack.



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