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  • News: US holiday online spending up 15 percent to $35.3 billion, comScore says

    Online spending so far this holiday season in the U.S. was 15 percent higher than last year, rising to US$35.3 billion, according to figures released Wednesday by comScore.

  • News: China racing to expand data center capacity

    China is in the midst of an unprecedented data center construction boom that's providing business opportunities for U.S. companies and could see China emerge with one of the most advanced computing infrastructures in the world.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hits 50,000 Apps, Still Lags

    The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has passed the 50,000-app mark, according to third-party figures from All About Windows Phone, a significant milestone in Microsoft’s quest to re-conquer the mobile space. But despite the number of Windows Phone 7 apps growing at a brisk pace, the market share of the platform was just 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2011, Gartner figures show.

  • News: Intel tries to keep netbooks alive with new Atom chips

    Intel on Wednesday started shipping the latest Atom chips for netbooks, an important step to sustain growth of the low-cost PCs in the wake of the tablet onslaught.

  • News: Go Daddy Rivals Aim to Capitalize on SOPA Controversy

    Go Daddy rivals including Hover, Name.com, and Namecheap are still looking to capitalize on the world's largest domain registrar's initial decision to support the Stop Online Piracy Act. All four firms continue to offer discounted transfer costs and other enticements to convince website owners to transfer their business away from Go Daddy. A potential Go Daddy exodus could hit its climax Thursday, which has been proclaimed Move Your Domain Day by Namecheap. A thread on Reddit had previously called for a Go Daddy boycott on Thursday.

  • News: New year's resolution: A clean Mac

    It’s that time again when Mac users make their New Year’s resolutions. How about a simple pledge to keep your computer clean? I’m not talking about deleting cache files or removing old apps you no longer use. I’m talking about your Mac’s screen and keyboard, or its dusty, grungy innards. It’s not difficult to do, but keeping a clean Mac can help it run smoother, and keep you from getting sick as well. Here are a few ways you can keep your Mac looking new and fresh.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year for photographers and creatives

    For the creative community, the year 2011 has been a wild ride. This was the year of new cameras and emerging camera categories, an explosive array of desktop, mobile, and cloud-based software and services, a renewed focus on Web design and Internet standards, and much more. Here are just a few of this year's highlights.

  • News: Anonymous Hacks SpecialForces.com, Posts Passwords and Credit Card Data

    Members of the hacker collective Anonymous claim they have stolen about 14,000 user passwords and 8,000 credit card numbers from SpecialForces.com, a military and law enforcement equipment retailer. The data breach occurred several months ago, according to Anonymous, but the group only now decided to post the data online. The purloined password list had reportedly been posted online several weeks ago as well.

  • News: Twitter-Writing Laser Gun Turns Tweets Into Art

    How can a Twitter feed become art? Hacker and gadget whiz Matt Richardson provides an answer in the form of a project that combines social media, an Arduino microcontroller, and glow-in-the-dark surfaces. It's not exactly completed yet, but the "Fade Away 1" project is something that highlights both the temporary importance of data and the finer applications of a laser gun.

  • News: IT managers are aloof, insular, says psychologist

    In an interview with Computerworld, organizational psychologist Billie Blair explains how IT managers and their staffs are different from the rest of us.

  • News: Five open source technologies for 2012

    Next year, if all goes according to plan, Red Hat will become the first open source software company to generate more than US$1 billion a year in revenue. It will be a watershed moment for the open source community, who have long seen their approach of community-based development as a viable, even superior, alternative to traditional notions of how software should be written.

  • News: Top Gear episode free on iTunes today - 12 Days of Christmas

    Today's offer is the the episode of Top Gear where Clarkson, May and Hammond visit the Middle East in a seasonal road trip. Also available is a free download is 'Hipping Hall', a programme featuring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

  • News: Japan's Mitsui to invest in U.S. Tres Amigas smart power grid project

    Mitsui, a massive Japanese conglomerate, will invest US$12 million in an ambitious smart grid project that is being constructed in New Mexico.

  • News: Processors: What to Expect From CPUs in 2012

    As the brains of most every modern computing gadget, the central processing unit or CPU is an indispensable part of every desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. The processor crunches the numbers and assigns the tasks, and it's one of the chief pieces of hardware that determine how thick your laptop is or how long your phone’s battery will last.

  • News: China to launch GPS alternative with own Beidou system

    China on Tuesday began offering its own satellite navigation system to users, as an effort to move away from the nation's reliance on the U.S.-built NAVSTAR GPS network.

  • News: Lego Particle Collider Looks Awesome, Won't Find Higgs Boson Anytime Soon

    I guess physicists have to have fun too, right? Sascha Mehlhase of the Niels Bohr Institute has recreated the Large Hadron Collider out of Lego, utilizing some 9500 pieces at a cost of about 200 euros. Sascha constructed this Lego marvel on weekends and after normal business hours. It's built at about 1:50 scale, and it looks pretty awesome.

  • News: UK e-health system could cost CSC US$1.5B writeoff

    Computer Sciences Corp. might have to write off the US$1.5 billion investment it has made in developing and deploying a failed e-patient records system in the U.K., which the government canceled in September, the company warned in a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • News: 2011's top stories: iPad 2

    The iPad 2 hit the UK on 26 March this year and has received little but praise since.

  • News: Life after iWeb: The state of Web design on the Mac

    It hasn't been a great year for iWeb users. Apple's lone Web design app wasn't updated with the release of iLife '11, and future versions--much less a successor--are in doubt. Even if iWeb's prospects are as bad as they seem, there's more to creating websites on the Mac than just one program. Whether you're looking for an easy-to-use iWeb replacement or a more sophisticated program with more powerful features for you and your site's visitors, a host of applications is available for every skill level and budget. Here are some of the highlights and how current iWeb users could find them useful.

  • News: Official Zelda Timeline Revealed: A Link to the Past and the Future and the Other Future

    Popular traditions among Zelda fans: slay moblins, smash pots, collect rupees and ponder the nature of existence. How do the numerous games of the series all fit together? Until recently the prevailing opinion was that they don't, although it sure has been fun to wonder over the years.



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