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  • News: Everything You Need to Know About Ultrabooks

    The Ultrabook, a new class of ultraportable laptops defined by Intel, has been making waves lately as the next major step in laptop design. These ultraslim and lightweight laptops promise to combine the conveniences of tablets with the functionality of larger notebooks. If Intel and Ultrabook manufacturers can get the design and technology right, Windows users may finally have relatively affordable and varied alternatives to the reigning ultrathin laptop, Apple's MacBook Air. In addition to the much thinner and lighter laptops we'll see this fall, you can expect combo devices with sliding or removable multitouch screens for true all-in-one versatility. Here's what you need to know about Ultrabooks and whether you should prepare to purchase one.

  • News: iPhone 5 to be targeted by new Samsung legal onslaught

    Reports from Korea indicate that Samsung planning to take Apple to court over the iPhone 5 in the latest round of an ongoing legal battle.

  • News: Royal Mail donates 3,000 PCs to Africa and Latin America

    Royal Mail has donated 3,000 PCs and laptops to charity Computer Aid International to be used in Africa and Latin America.

  • News: Google Wallet now live, at least in one San Francisco coffee shop

    Google Wallet appears to be live in the field today, based on a photograph of a payment terminal in a coffee shop in San Francisco.

  • News: 54% of mobile phone owners believe the data on their handset is secure

    More than half (54 percent) of mobile phone owners believe their data would be secure if their handset was lost or stolen, says the Carphone Warehouse.

  • News: Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Android hits the UK

    Facebook’s Messenger app, which is hoping to rival BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Apple's iMessage, has been made available to Brits.

  • News: ITU scores Africa low in global ICT rankings

    Despite increasing deployment of broadband infrastructure and growth of mobile technology, Africa is the lowest-scoring region in the ICT Development Index (IDI) released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) last week.

  • News: Samsung countersues Apple in Australia

    Samsung has filed a claim with an Australian court alleging Apple's iPad and iPhone infringe its wireless patents.

  • News: ITV Player suffers outage following Downton Abbey demand

    ITV's online catch-up TV service, ITV Player, suffered an outage last night as web users flocked to the net to watch the first episode of Downton Abbey.

  • News: Metro apps to be sold only from Microsoft's app store

    Metro apps for Windows 8 will be available only through Microsoft's own store, and a primer about the download market said MIcrosoft, like Apple, will get a 30% cut of all sales.

  • Video: Video: Tokyo Game Show dominated by PlayStation Vita

    At the 2011 Tokyo Game Show, the main attraction is Sony's PlayStation Vita.

  • Video: Video: Intel Ultrabooks run Sandy Bridge-based processors

    Promised in time for Christmas Intel pushed Ultrabooks at its developer forum in San Francisco last week. Ultrabook is an Intel trademarked name for systems that meet certain specifications for thickness, battery life and processing power for example. They're designed for people who want more functionality than a tablet, but still need something light and fast. So these systems are going to be based on the Sandy Bridge processor. Ultrabooks will come from a number of manufacturers including Toshiba, Acer, Asus and others. Intel has laid out its plan for processor upgrades for ultrabooks in the next few years. So next year we're going to be introducing Ivy Bridge into the market and that's the same basic architecture that we have on Sandy Bridge today but it's going to (unintelligable) to our 22nm process with those really cool 3D transistors that you may have heard about already. And even with Ivy Bridge coming next year, Intel is already looking to 2013 and the introduction of a new chip that will be even more power efficient.

  • Video: Video: hands on with the PlayStation Vita

    We get hands on with the PlayStation Vita. At the 2011 Tokyo Game Show. The company has 70 of its new PlayStation Vita game consoles for hands on playtime.

  • News: 16 essential Android apps for IT pros

    There are hundreds of thousands of Android apps, including many that are useful for IT professionals on the job. These apps can help connect to servers, monitor computers, access databases, analyze the airwaves, scan networks, and serve as a reference. Here are 16 of these apps, most of them free.

  • News: 5 priorities for HP in data center switching

    HP and Cisco are currently embroiled in a war of words, market share and revenue in Ethernet switching overall, but can HP really put up much of a fight in the data center?

  • News: One in five firms unsure if old IT equipment is being dumped

    One in five senior IT staff are "not confident" that none of their PC's end up in landfills, says Computer Aid International.

  • News: The 2011 Enterprise Architecture Awards

    In this year's InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards, six winning companies show how transformative initiatives translate to business success

  • News: Google expands languages supported by Voice Actions for Android

    Google has expanded Voice Actions for Android to support British English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

  • News: Facebook users to be able to publish posts on Twitter automatically

    Facebook is to give social networkers the ability to automatically publish their status updates on micro-blogging service Twitter.

  • News: Online Communities Carry Risks

    Online community groups are enticing because the members share common interests. But they also can cause people to make risky financial decisions.

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