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  • News: Intel's Mobile Chip 'Medfield' Specs and Benchmarks Leaked

    Intel's first system-on-chip, codenamed "Medfield," may outperform other chips designed for tablets and smartphones--at least according to performance numbers from the Caffeinemark 3 benchmark tool.

  • News: 2011 Was a 'Muddled' Year for Hacktivists

    "Hacktivists" were in the spotlight more than ever this year, but internal squabbling muddled their messages.

  • News: A glance back at 2011

    2011 could be described as “The Year of …” many things. The tablet market heated up beyond the Apple iPad. 4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on.

  • News: Five Tips For Your 2012 Social Media Strategy

    Whether you run a business employing one person or work for a corporation of 250,000, you’ll need a social media strategy for 2012. As more people embrace Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and other networks, it’s time to make social media an integral part of your marketing strategy.

  • News: As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

    What a difference a year makes. Roughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

  • News: Judge tosses racketeering claims in Marin County lawsuit against SAP

    A judge has tossed out a number of claims in a California county's lawsuit against SAP over an allegedly failed ERP software implementation, including the claim that SAP had engaged in a racketeering conspiracy with Deloitte Consulting, which served as a systems integrator on the project.

  • News: World’s Largest OLED HDTV Is Coming at CES 2012

    OLED HDTVs might finally be practical: LG plans to introduce the “world’s largest” OLED HDTV that the company says can easily outpace any LCD panel while remaining affordable. The screen comes in at 55 inches and is only 5 mm thin. Unlike LCDs, OLEDs don't require a backlight (since they produce their own light), which is what allows this new TV to be so thin.

  • News: Apple iOS, Google Android new device activations skyrocket

    Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a Web metrics company said.

  • News: SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors clears antitrust hurdle

    SAP's US$3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors has passed an important regulatory step, with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission deciding on Friday to grant early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, SAP announced Wednesday.

  • 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.



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