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  • News: UK Rock Band Bracing for a Fight with Ubisoft

    Unsigned UK band Rocksmith is preparing for a legal battle against Ubisoft to protect its name from the publishing giant's trademark applications.

  • News: Scosche myTrek exercise monitor hits the ground running

    Months after it made a big splash at Macworld 2011, Scosche Industries’s myTrek exercise-monitoring system for iOS devices is finally hitting the market.

  • News: London rioters plan on Blackberrys as RIM speaks to police

    Blackberry manufacturer RIM has promised to work closely with police after claims that rioters who spread destruction across London, Birmingham and Liverpool last night used their Blackberry devices to co-ordinate action.

  • News: New Free ESPN app to show every Barclays Premier League goal

    This season football fans can watch video clips of all the goals from every Barclays Premier League match – completely free on the ESPN Goals app.

  • News: Team Bondi's Assets and IP Sold Off

    Troubled Sydney studio Team Bondi has reportedly sold off its video game IP and other remaining assets, while staff have been offered alternative employment or severance pay.

  • News: 6 tools that help businesses tame Twitter

    Twitter can be a powerful business tool, not to mention a valuable source of metrics data and feedback. If not managed properly, though, Twitter tweets can quickly become overwhelming -- sifting out the nonsense to get to the nuggets of useful information can become a full-time job. Thankfully, there are a variety of tools you can employ to help your business manage Twitter and cut through the noise.

  • News: New Project Aims to Catalog 'Historic Gaming Locations'

    Gaming writer and historian Patrick Scott Patterson hopes to assemble the definitive list of notable locations that played a pivotal role in the development of video games.

  • News: Study: Companies Lose Millions from Missing Memory Sticks

    While data breaches by hackers get headlines, another form of data leakage can be very damaging to a company's bottom line, too. Most notably, that is sensitive data lost on the USB memory sticks.

  • News: Hackers threaten BlackBerry over London riot pledge

    Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry Blog, has been targeted by hackers in what appears to be retaliation for RIM revealing it will "assist the authorities" in tracking down rioters that have spread violence across the UK over the past three days.

  • News: Apple issues Lion disk disaster recovery tool

    Apple has released a utility that builds a Lion recovery disk on a USB flash drive, giving users a way to restore their Macs if the machine's hard drive fails completely.

  • News: Skytap automates cloud deployments

    Skytap, a provider of cloud automation software, this week unveiled orchestration and configuration products designed to enable enterprises to easily create virtual environments in the cloud.

  • News: HotLink aims to ease managing mixed virtual environments

    Startup HotLink has exited stealth mode and launched SuperVISOR for VMware, designed to allow IT departments to mix and match hypervisors from different vendors and manage them all using VMware's vCenter platform, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: Lion changes we'd like to see

    In general, we think Lion is a pretty darned good operating system. But is it perfect? Of course not. (After all, Macworld awarded OS X 10.7 four-and-a-half mice, not five.) Now that we've been using the final, shipping version for a few weeks, we've found more than a few flaws. Here are seven areas deserving of a little more attention; we'll no doubt find more. In the meantime, let us know what you'd like to see fixed in the comments section below.

  • News: Can a UV Light Kill Keyboard Nasties?

    I'm not a particularly germophobic person. I use hand sanitizer only when I hear people cough, I eat at my desk (and I pound the crumbs out of the keyboard once a month), and I live by the 5-second rule. But the arrival of the ViraShield, a $250 UV light device by VirWall that claims to kill the bacteria, viruses, and mold on your equipment, got me wondering about what kinds of nasties I was sharing my keyboard with--and whether I could really get rid of them. After all, those creepy-crawlies could be giving me the flu or salmonella. (Or maybe my chronic workplace fatigue crops up just because I'm, well, at work.)

  • News: Economic Meltdown Impacts IT Plans

    The economy has seen better days. Many IT departments started 2011 with cautious optimism and grand plans to modernize and expand, but amid the turmoil of the past month or so those plans have been whittled away.

  • News: App Makers May Be Exposing Your Sensitive Data to Hackers

    Some popular apps store sensitive data such as user names and passwords and credit card information in plain text on your phone's memory, making the data an easy target for hackers. A Chicago-based mobile forensics company called viaForensics recently found as much after completing an audit of dozens of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • News: Report: Tribune Co. Developing Tablet for Its Newspapers

    The Tribune Co., one of the largest newspaper companies in the country, is working on a tablet to offer its subscribers, according to a report from CNN. Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, a few other daily newspapers and 23 television stations.

  • News: Universal 3D glasses coming in 2012

    Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are collaborating on a universal standard for 3D TV glasses, working with XPAND 3D to bring out active-shutter glasses that will work on several kinds of 3D TVs from each of the brands. Production of the new all-in-one glasses, which will incorporate several radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) standards used in superseded and current 3D TVs, will begin in September this year. Universally compatible glasses should be available for consumers to purchase sometime in 2012.

  • News: Quark sold to merger and acquisition company

    Quark, developer of the desktop publishing software QuarkXPress, has been acquired by Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles merger and acquisition company, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Quark bought by private equity firm

    Platinum Equity has bought Quark, who it seems is now on the lookout to make some acquisitions of its own.



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