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  • News: Google Takes a Step Toward Fighting Android Fragmentation

    A small change regarding the look and feel of Ice Cream Sandwich apps could help Google fight Android fragmentation.

  • News: Smart Grid Security Inadequate, Threats Abound

    Near chaos. That's the current state of security for smart grids, according to Pike Research. A recent report by the research firm finds that a lack of security standards, a hodgepodge of products and increasingly aggressive malicious hackers will make 2012 a challenging year for securing smart grids. (A smart grid uses IT and smart meters in an effort to make electric utilities more efficient, reliable and sustainable.)

  • News: Oracle-Google trial over Android to begin as soon as March

    Oracle's lawsuit against Google over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS will go to trial as soon as mid-March after well over a year of heated back-and-forth wrangling between the two sides.

  • News: iPhone 4S to launch in China, 21 other countries

  • News: Bandwidth bottlenecks loom large in the cloud

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) CIO Tom Conophy has no reservations when it comes to the cloud.

  • News: Tips from IT professionals on how to handle virtual desktops, wireless, network performance issues

    Schools are for learning, and the information technology and security professionals who support networks and applications in the nation's K-12 and university systems are discovering new tactics in what can be challenging IT environments. Here we talk to four professionals in the education realm to get a sense for their top IT issues and what they do to handle them.

  • News: Social network for activists resets 18 million passwords following a security breach

    Care2.com, a social networking website for activists, has decided to reset the account passwords of almost 18 million registered members after hackers gained access to its servers.

  • News: Apple 'to bid' for Premier League rights

    Technology giant is set to compete with Sky and ESPN for rights to broadcast live Premier League football matches.

  • News: Broadcom makes home network push

    Broadcom will demonstrate silicon that can use the next-generation coaxial home networking standard, with a real-world speed of 400M bps, at the International Consumer Electronics Show next week.

  • News: Canadian network equipment maker rejects Belden offer

    In a not unexpected move, the directors of a Canadian maker of networking equipment for harsh environments has rejected a CDN$280 million unsolicited offer from a U.S. competitor.

  • News: SpyEye malware borrows Zeus trick to mask fraud

    A powerful bank-fraud software program, SpyEye, has been seen with a feature designed to keep victims in the dark long after fraud has taken place, according to security vendor Trusteer.

  • News: New RIM Chairman Will Face Tough Challenges

    Rumors are circulating that RIM will soon shake up its leadership by appointing a new chairman. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphones has had a rough year, and is quickly losing relevance. A change at the top may bring some fresh perspective and new vision, but expecting a new chairman to be a white knight that saves the company may be asking too much.

  • News: Crysis 2 most pirated PC game of 2011

    Crysis 2 was the most pirated PC game of 2011, according to figures from Torrent Freak.

  • News: Report: iOS, Android downloads topped 1 billion last week

    We all know that newly minted iOS device owners spent their Christmas evening loading up their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches with mobile apps—at least, if you buy into last week’s report by mobile analytics firm Flurry, they did. But the downloads didn’t stop the moment Boxing Day dawned: In its latest report, Flurry contends that the combined number of iOS and Android app downloads broke the 1 billion mark for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • News: Saga Travel uses augmented reality in brochures

    Saga Travel is using augmented reality technology in its brochures to give consumers the ability to virtually visit some of the firm's destinations without leaving their arm chair.

  • News: 10 Tech Research Projects to Watch

    Technology firms wowed us in 2011, delivering tablets, ultrathin laptops, innovative cloud services, and voice command digital assistants. Not so long ago, the technology underlying these products was nothing more than research and development projects. So, in an effort to peek into our not-so-distant tech future, here's a glimpse at ten promising projects percolating in tech research labs.

  • News: Murder retrial ordered after court records destroyed by virus

    A convicted murderer has been granted a retrial after a stenographer’s backup record of his trial was apparently destroyed by a malware infection.

  • News: Intel tells data centre managers to turn up the heat

    Intel is advising its customers to increase the temperature in their data centres, claiming that companies can save four percent in energy costs for every 1ºC they turn up the heat.

  • News: How to Get Free or Cheap Tech Support

    It's bad enough that you have to spend your Sunday with the phone wedged between your shoulder and ear, as you root through your computer's control settings or tangle with a mess of serpentine cables behind your home entertainment system, because something isn't working. Having to pay for help just makes matters worse.

  • News: IBM acquiring software testing vendor Green Hat

    IBM is buying Green Hat, maker of automated testing tools for integration, SOA (service oriented architecture) implementations and cloud-based deployments, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not provided.

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