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  • News: After Google rant on Android patents, Microsoft tweets: 'Really?'

    In an escalation of the patent battles over Andoird, Microsoft said it urged Google's legal team to join it in buying up hundreds of Nortel patents, but Google refused.

  • News: Former Microsoft exec, Obama donor named new U.S. CIO

    The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to appoint Steven VanRoekel to replace Vivek Kundra as the federal government CIO.

  • News: Renowned board game Puerto Rico now shipping on iPad

    When I was growing up, we had Monopoly and Life and Sorry and we were happy—but only because we were ignorant of the sphere of more sophisticated board games unfolding beyond our reach. With the release of Ravensburger’s Puerto Rico HD, one of the best board games of the last decade makes its way to the iPad—and Battleship it ain’t.

  • News: League of Legends Gets New Way to Play with Dominion Mode

    Riot Games has announced that its free to play League of Legends is getting a new game mode soon, allowing quicker play sessions and faster action.

  • News: Here Come the Google Hangout Innovators

    Google Hangouts, the group videoconferencing part of Google+, has attracted some of the most creative minds on the Web – and these folks are putting their ingenuity to good use. One of the first out of the gate is Bruce K. Garber and his friends from the Southern New England Media Makers. They captured this video of their group videoconference by using Camtasia Studio and uploaded this video to Youtube. The sound quality is surprisingly clear considering that they were using the condenser mics built into their webcams. I'm wondering how clear their audio would sound if they each used a USB microphone, such as a USB Logitech headset or a Snowball microphone. Here are the other participants in this video chat.

  • News: Microsoft debuts software for homebrew gadget builds

    Hardware hackers building their own gadgets may want to take a look at a new offering from Microsoft that promises to save time in prototyping new devices: a software development platform for home-built gadgets, called .Net Gadgeteer.

  • News: SAP now offering premium support option in China

    SAP is now offering its high-end MaxAttention support service to customers in China in response to increasing demand there for its ERP software, the company announced Thursday.

  • News: Webcam to computer users: Sit up straight!

    Stop slouching and check this out: Researchers have developed a way for desktop webcams to keep an eye on office workers’ posture while they are using computers.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Stop. Look. Listen.

    Stop. Look. Listen. This week's roundup of iOS accessories allows you to do all those things—and more. Here are some of the new accessories that have popped up on our radar recently.

  • News: Leaked Verizon Document Reveals Key Launch Dates

    September and October could be big months for Verizon Wireless, as it launches several high-end smartphones and new tablets, according to a leaked document.

  • News: Rambo Game Coming Next Year

    The UK-based Reef Entertainment has secured the game rights to the legendary Rambo series of movies, with the first to arrive next year.

  • News: Relive Great NBA Rivalries with NBA 2K12

    2K Sports has revealed NBA 2K12's "NBA's Greatest" mode, featuring some of the most memorable rivalries the sport has seen.

  • News: Microsoft Announces "BlueHat" Contest for Better Security

    As any Jedi knight knows, the temptation to turn to the Dark Side is difficult to resist. The same can be true for White Hat hackers--malware fighters who discover vulnerabilities in software.

  • News: Black Hat: Routers using OSPF open to attacks

    A researcher at Black Hat has revealed a vulnerability in the most common corporate router protocol that puts networks using it at risk of attacks that compromise data streams, falsify network topography and create crippling router loops.

  • News: Android Users Least Prepared for Rise in Mobile Malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • News: Top 5 Potential Cyber-enemies for the United States

    Details of "Operation Shady RAT"--a years-long campaign of hacking and cyber-espionage that's targeted the U.S. government, the U.N., the International Olympic Committee, and numerous other agencies and corporations worldwide--were released by security firm McAfee this week.

  • News: Yet More Black Ops DLC: Now With More Zombies

    Later this month, fans of Black Ops' Zombies mode will be able to enjoy a DLC pack filled with crusty undead goodness.

  • News: Researchers show off homemade spy drone at Black Hat

    A pair of security researchers Wednesday unveiled a remote controlled, unmanned aerial vehicle capable of cracking Wi-Fi passwords, exploiting weak wireless access points and mimicking a GSM tower to intercept cell phone conversations.

  • News: Black Hat: Hackers and crackers needed to counter terrorists

    Hackers and crackers heard a patriotic plea during a Black Hat keynote in which they were portrayed as potential heroes as terrorism shifts from acts of physical violence to cyberattacks that can also cause physical destruction.

  • News: Final Fantasy Tactics Out Today for iPhone

    It's been a long time coming and has seen several delays -- mostly to sort out some technical issues and refine the touchscreen interface, apparently -- but Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is finally available for iPhone and iPod touch. And yes, it costs $15.99.



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