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  • News: Hackers Post 1M Danish Government Business Records to Net

    One million records from a business database maintained by the Danish government were posted to the Internet Sunday by an unknown hacker. In a message posted to The Pirate Bay website, the hacker declared the records were being exposed on the Internet as a protest against the government using public funds to process the records in question, then charging the public to access them.

  • News: AMD Updates CPUs to Boost Laptop Performance, Battery Life

    While competitors Intel and Nvidia are racing off to make smartphone and tablet chips, AMD is standing steadfast to the PC market, announcing today updates to its C- and E-series processors for laptop and desktop PCs.

  • News: Skype Makes Play for Mobile Group Messaging with Acquisition

    Skype announced it will acquire GroupMe, a group messaging smartphone app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7 that lets you create group texts, make conference calls, and share photos and your location. This is the second acquisition for Skype this year after buying video streaming service Qik in January.

  • News: Ukraine arrests four in carding scam

    Ukraine's security service SBU said Monday it had arrested four people for allegedly creating fake payment cards with stolen information in an operation estimated to have caused US$20 million in damages.

  • News: Patent protection advocate calls for help in hindering Nortel patent sale

    The leader of the Open Invention Network has put out an all-call to help it fight the pending sale of Nortel's patent portfolio to a consortium of vendors led by Apple and Microsoft. Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, wants developers and users to step up and share their viewpoints and stories with the Department of Justice investigating the sale. The pending sale is currently under regulatory approval but the group hopes to close the deal in the third quarter.

  • News: Alcatel-Lucent aims to fix network issues before they arise

    Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a set of services to proactively analyze performance in fixed networks, identify potential problems and take action to minimize their impact, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Outsourced and Fired, IT Workers Strike Back

    Laid-off IT professionals charge former employer Molina Healthcare with discrimination and tell Computerworld their reasons for filing suit against the healthcare provider, its former CIO and its outsourcer, Cognizant.

  • News: Smartphone Wars: Will Android and iOS Continue to Dominate?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad tablet and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. With the iPhone and Android phones dominating the market, is there room for another dominant operating system?

  • News: McAfee finds purpose post-Intel acquisition

    McAfee is making progress defining and communicating its new role and strategy following its acquisition by Intel last year for $US7.68 billion, according to the security vendor’s global chief technology officer, George Kurtz.

  • News: Android smartphone use dominated by only 10 apps

    Nearly half of all US Android activity can be traced to only ten hugely-popular apps, Nielsen Smartphone Analytics has found after analysing devices equipped with metering software.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: August moon

    Summer’s end is approaching, but there's no let up in the amazing variety of cases that continue to appear for Apple’s iPad. This week’s roundup features the usual exciting mix of products that tackle the challenge of protecting your iPad while offering new ways of taking advantage of the hottest tablet around.

  • News: Lion updates, light-powered keyboards, and Mac drama

    Even weeks devoid of major announcements and releases from Cupertino can offer exciting (and even stunning) headlines. Couple those with the reviews, hints, and tutorials you’ve come to expect from Macworld, and the past week of stories was not one to be missed. But just in case you did miss something, here’s a roundup of our best stories from the week gone by.

  • News: Tech Heavyweights Compete in Charity Starcraft Tournament

    Last month Associate Editor Patrick Miller brought you the scoop on the After Hours Gaming League, an extramural Starcraft II league with players from big tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook. Things have been heating up since then, and the intrepid reporters at GamePro have the latest update.

  • News: Seven Free LibreOffice Extensions You Should Know About

    When the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 3.4.2 earlier this month, the big news wasn't so much that a new version was out. Rather, the big news was that LibreOffice had officially become enterprise-ready, according to its developers.

  • News: Glucose Monitor May Get Under Your Skin

    Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo have found a way to monitor glucose levels using tiny implanted wireless fluorescent sensors that glow relative to blood sugar levels. Considering that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, this is big news for those who would love to do away with bothersome finger pricks.

  • News: Is LTE 4G iPhone Coming? Signs Point That Way

    Apple watchers are getting plenty of signs the consumer electronics maker is adding LTE 4G connectivity to iPhones. But there are questions over when that might happen.

  • News: Gamescom: Modern Warfare 3 is 'Like Adrenaline-Soaked Crack'

    Hyperbolic statement it may be, but Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops Survival mode does have a certain addictive quality to it.

  • News: Gamescom: The Show with the Split Personality

    Cologne's annual games show proves itself to have something of a split personality when it comes to the divide between business and pleasure.

  • News: Gamescom: Ubisoft -- Best in Show?

    Ubisoft's Gamescom offering was strong, taking in a combination of big name games and some promising looking smaller titles.

  • News: Gamescom: Medieval Moves -- Time Crisis with Swords?

    Sony's upcoming Move title is firmly on rails, but that doesn't necessarily have to stop it from being fun to play.



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