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  • News: 9/11 Anniversary: US gets serious about fixing emergency communications

    At the 10-year mark of the nation's most devastating terrorist attack -- and one of its biggest disasters of any kind -- the United States is finally getting serious about overhauling its emergency response systems, particularly its workhorse 9-1-1 call centers.

  • News: Steam User Finds More Offensive Skill Name in Dead Island

    One of the perils of accidentally releasing a buggy or development version of your game to the public is that said public will then take the opportunity to dig through the game's files in order to determine what is going on and how to resolve the problem if possible. Sometimes this can lead to the community making huge improvements to an otherwise fundamentally broken game. And sometimes this can bring things to light which were never intended to be seen, such as the original skill names for Dead Island player character Purna, found by Steam user AlexeiVasiliev and shared in this forum post.

  • News: Max Payne 3 Out in March 2012

    I sat alone in a darkened room, the light of the monitor illuminating my face like a small personal moon, the steam from my coffee the only movement visible as I hunched over the screen like a pensive statue. I frowned in consternation at the words on the screen in front of me, the furrows in my brow as if a farmer had ploughed them in preparation for a bountiful harvest. But the only harvest these furrows would see was the sweat from my face, as hot as the Amazon as it was in that tiny, dark, cell-like room.

  • News: Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone Gets Major Update

    PopCap has announced that the iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies is to get a big new update today. The update adds 9 new minigames taken from the computer versions of the game; a new microgame; and new Game Center achievements.

  • News: Android is smartphone king globally

    The smartphone war seems to have been won definitively by Android, according to the latest data on Android's share of smartphones brought to global market over the past year.

  • News: Gartner drops 2011 PC forecast with shift to tablets

    Gartner on Thursday sharply dropped its worldwide PC shipment growth forecast for this year and next, citing economic struggles and a market shift from PCs to devices like tablets.

  • News: Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS to Debut Before December

    Android fans should expect to see Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Google's mobile operating system, in October or November, according to Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt. "We have a new [Android] operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich...which is being released in October/November," Schmidt said during a talk at Salesforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Schmidt's comments were first reported by Android and Me.

  • News: Kenyan doctors perform first distant surgery

    Surgeons from Aga khan University hospital today performed surgery using the video conferencing surgery (VCS) technology. This is the first time tele-surgery is conducted in Kenya on a patient. The procedure is being conducted with guidance from specialists sitting in India.

  • News: Bhargava new Airtel Kenya head as Meza resigns

    Rene Meza, longtime Managing Director (MD) at Airtel Kenya has resigned and left for Vodacom Tanzania where he takes over as new MD. He has immediately been replaced by Shivan Bhargava who takes over in the same capacity but under a different title – Chief Operations Officer (COO).

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II now in Kenya

    More than 6 Million sales later and midst favourable reviews worldwide, the Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in Kenya. The phone was launched Tuesday evening in a cocktail event held at Nairobi's Mercury Lounge. The phone will be available for a recommended retail price of KES 70,000.

  • News: Oracle raises concern over mediation in Google case

    Shortly after agreeing to mediation with Google in its lawsuit over alleged Java patent violations in the Android mobile OS, Oracle has taken issue with the executive Google proposed to represent its side, saying he is not senior enough and was also part of past failed attempts at a resolution.

  • News: Safaricom records revenue increase but lower ARPUs

    Safaricom today held its third annual general meeting since the firm's listing at the stock exchange. Held at the Bomas cultural arts centre, the meeting attracted hundreds of shareholders, though the number was about half of the 2010 AGM attendance.

  • News: Microsoft investigates its own mobile location practices

    Microsoft said this week it is investigating a lawsuit's allegation that the camera application on Windows Phone 7 handsets collects location data from nearby Wi-Fi and cellular networks -- even if the user refuses permission to do so.

  • News: Motorola Droid Bionic: Launch Day Briefing

    Motorola's Droid Bionic is now available from Verizon, making it the first device rocking a dual-core 1GHz processor to hit the carrier's 4G LTE network. The reviews have been largely positive, but there are some reservations about the device's initial price, along with a number of high-priced accessories that could put an even heavier burden on your wallet.

  • News: Smule's MadPad makes music out of anything

    To date, Smule’s helped you use your iPad and iPhone as instruments (Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Magic Piano), an auto-correcting microphone (I Am T-Pain), and a karaoke machine (Glee). With Thursday’s release of MadPad for iPhone (and MadPad HD for iPad), the music-app-focused company creates a new genre: It helps you capture real world noise and turn those sounds into music.

  • News: Speed Up Windows 7 Installs With Slipstreaming and USB

    PC users know that reinstalling Windows is just one of the things that come with the territory. Maybe you're performing a clean install on your own PC to fix nagging issues, or maybe you're bringing your home-office or small-business network up to the latest version.

  • News: Xbox Indie Games Summer Uprising Scores Dashboard Promotion

    The Xbox Indie Game Summer Uprising has had its successful campaign rewarded with a feature spot on the Xbox Dashboard.

  • News: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About Windows Phone 7 Mango

    Ever since Microsoft previewed the Windows Phone 7 Mango update back in May, we’ve been eager to get our hands on the next generation of smartphones running Microsoft’s OS. The new phones are slated to arrive this fall, and September has brought some leaks, rumors, and actual confirmed phones. In fact, last week at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, HTC unveiled the Titan and the Radar, the first of its Mango phones.

  • News: Droid Bionic Accessories: Which Ones Are Worth the Money?

    Want to use your new Droid Bionic smartphone in your car, at your desk, connected to your TV, or as a laptop? Motorola has a dock for you. When I tested these accessories, however, only some proved extremely useful--one just wasn’t up to snuff.

  • News: Assassin's Creed Revelations Beta Opens to All PSN Members

    Following a successful run for PlayStation Plus and Uplay members, the Assassin's Creed Revelations multiplayer beta is open to all PS3 owners from today.



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