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  • News: Industry group releases spec to test consumer SSD performance

    An industry standards group has produced a specification for testing solid state drives regardless of the manufacturer, creating a level playing field for determining drive performance.

  • News: Adobe launches web design tool aimed at graphic designers

    Adobe claimes Muse allows graphic designers to design and publish pro HTML websites without writing code.

  • News: Fight Over '...With Friends' Brand Brewing?

    An iOS publisher is attempting to file 12 different trademarks for various "...With Friends" products. Don't tell Zynga!

  • News: Dungeons and Dragons Launching Closed Beta Today

    The Facebook-based adaptation of the 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons rules is set to launch its closed beta test today.

  • News: 5 Questions About Google's Motorola Buy

    Google has agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility to "supercharge the Android ecosystem" and protect Android against aggressive patent litigation from competitors such as Apple and Microsoft, according to company CEO Larry Page. If the deal meets regulatory approval, the search giant will own one of its closest Android partners for a sale price around $12.5 billion. Google said Android will remain an open platform and that Motorola will be run as a separate business. Motorola has produced many high profile Android devices such as the Motorola Droid, Cliq, Atrix 4G and the recent Motorola Xoom tablet.

  • News: AMD pushes Microsoft virtual desktops through new GPU

    Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced a FirePro graphics processor for businesses that can deliver Windows desktop sessions to remote client PCs through support for Microsoft's desktop virtualization technology.

  • News: Amazon promises to improve redundancy after Dublin outage

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) learned a lot of lessons from the outage that affected its Dublin data center, and will now work to improve power redundancy, load balancing and the way it communicates when something goes wrong with its cloud, the company said in a summary of the incident.

  • News: Pharmaceutical firm retires Microsoft environment for cloud services

    Amag Pharmaceuticals, based in Lexington, Mass., has almost eliminated its internal server network, and couldn't be happier about it. That's because the company, with about 240 employees, is now largely riding on cloud services.

  • News: New and improved features for Football Manager 2012

    It's the news all Football Manager fans having been waiting months to hear. That's right, it's the announcement of the new and improved features of Football Manager 2012.

  • News: Is your printer is compatible with Lion?

    Upgrading to a new version of OS X is a process that is always fraught with peril; no matter how smooth Apple tries to make the transition—and, by all accounts, the company makes it very smooth indeed—there always a number of factors that are outside of the normal upgrade process and must be researched and anticipated, lest they trip up the unwary user and cause all sorts of problems.

  • News: McAfee Expands Mobile Security Offering to iPhone Consumers

    Losing a smartphone is an event that sends shivers down the spine of every mobile user. That's one of the reasons that McAfee, an Intel company and major maker of security software, developed its WaveSecure app. Up to now, though, only Android users could take advantage of the security offered by the program, Today, however, that protection has been extended to Apple iPhone consumers, too.

  • News: Google Moto buy is 'defence against Apple'

    Why did Google buy Motorola? To fight back against the Apple and Microsoft’s multiple legal challenges currently raining down on its Android mobile operating system.

  • News: 11 hard truths about HTML5

    HTML5 heralds some nifty new features and the potential for sparking a Web programming paradigm shift, and as everyone who has read the tech press knows, there is nothing like HTML5 for fixing the Internet. Sprinkle some HTML5 into your code, and your websites will be faster and fancier -- it'll make your teeth white, too. But the reality of what HTML5 can do for those seeking native-app performance on the Web falls short of the hype.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Come fly with me!

    Whether you want to fly through the air, sit on your couch, or simply be productive, this week's roundup of iOS accessories has you covered. Here's what's on our radar this week:

  • News: Preparing for the real costs of cloud computing

    At a cloud computing conference in New York in June, a number of speakers pointed out that the cloud is moving past the hype stage and is beginning to deliver tangible benefits to organizations. These improvements include increased flexibility and agility.

  • News: Google CEO Larry Page blogs on why he's buying Motorola Mobility

    In a company blog post up early this morning, Google CEO Larry Page lays out the rationale for his software company to pay $12.5 billion for a leading maker of Android-based smartphones and tablets.

  • News: US and UK zombies demand top dollar

    Denizens of the malware underworld who sell access to compromised computers do so at varying rates depending on where the machines are located, researchers told the Usenix Security Symposium this week.

  • News: Adobe previews Muse Web design app

    Adobe has unveiled Muse, a new Web design program that lets print-oriented graphic designers create and publish standards-based websites without having to write code or work within restrictive templates.

  • News: Worms Taking Their Fight to the Links with Worms Crazy Golf

    Worms Crazy Golf is, according to developer Team 17, an "irreverent mashup of our own turn based strategy game Worms and everyone's favorite turn based game of hitting little balls with sticks."

  • News: Google to Acquire Motorola for 'About $12.5 Billion'

    The online giant has announced that it's going to acquire one of the biggest supporters of its mobile Android operating system.



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