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  • News: U.S. government creates 'tech fellows' program

    The U.S. government can't offer stock options, laundry service and catered lunches to prospective job candidates, but it can offer the satisfaction of public service, and now, a fancy title.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • News: 5 secrets to building a great security team

    For a security industry leader, Tim Williams is a pretty modest guy. As the former head of ASIS International and now as global security director for the $42.5 billion construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Williams has won his share of recognition, which he doesn't take lightly.

  • News: Microsoft fixes SSL 'kill switch' blooper

    Microsoft re-released an update today for Windows XP to correct a snafu that left users vulnerable to potential "man-in-the-middle" attacks for most of last week.

  • News: Online gamers solve AIDS retroviral puzzle for scientists

    After failing to figure out the crystal structure of an AIDS retrovirus enzyme responsible for how HIV multiplies, scientists crowd-sourced the effort to the gaming community, which was able to decipher the structure in a matter of days.

  • News: Google Flight Search: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

    I'm not cheap, exactly, but I do love to find a bargain. So when I'm thinking about a vacation or a business trip, I search the Web for the best airfare. Since I'm going to Chicago next month, I thought I'd try out Google's new Flight Search feature and see how it stacks up against Kayak, which is generally considered one of the best air fare finders on the Web.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.

  • News: 3 Critical Elements of an Executive Job Search

    More than a few worker bees figure top executives simply sail from one six-figure job to the next, whisked along by suave executive recruiters who coach them on secret job interview tricks and help them negotiate lush compensation packages. Right.

  • News: Gmail threatens Microsoft in enterprises, says Gartner

    Google's share of the enterprise email market currently "hovers" at around 1%, but it will reach 10% within a few years, research firm Gartner predicts.

  • News: A tale of two U.S. government data center projects

    This is a story of two federal government data center projects: One, undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), met its schedule and budget. The other, a U.S. Air Force initiative, went over budget and was late.

  • News: Australian ISP lifts lid on its NBN offerings

    Internet service provider, iiNet, has unveiled its consumer plans for Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). The ISP will offers three plans with different data quotas, ranging from the entry-level, $49.95 plan with 40GB per month (20GB on-peak, 20 GB off) to one terabyte.

  • News: Starbreeze Working with Renowned Swedish Director on New IP

    The Darkness developer Starbreeze is reportedly working on a new project in collaboration with award-winning Swedish film director Josef Fares.

  • News: Netflix apologizes, spins off DVD service

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has two messages for all of you who feel jilted by the company's action this year to split its DVD and streaming video services. First: "It's not you, it's me." Second: "We're doubling down."

  • News: Verizon Wireless Data 'Optimization' Has Begun

    Unlimited data is no longer truly unlimited with Verizon Wireless, which has started slowing down data speeds for its biggest 3G data users at congested cell sites.

  • News: BreakTime tells you when it's time to take a break

    There's been a lot of fuss recently over the best way to stay healthy for those who sit in front of a desk all day. While some of my colleagues have chosen to go the whole nine yards and adopt a standing or even walking desk, not all of us want--or can afford--such a major adjustment in our workflow. Fortunately, there are still healthy options for the deskbound worker, such as excitedpixel's BreakTime.

  • News: Puzzle Gamers Solve Mystery that Could Help Cure AIDS

    Players of an online game have helped model the structure of an enzyme which has stumped scientists for over a decade.

  • News: WRC2 to Feature Urban Stages

    The official game of the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship will feature urban stages as well as the usual filthy rally fare.

  • News: Beat Hazard Ultra Comes to PSN This October

    Music-driven twin-stick shooter Beat Hazard Ultra will launch on PSN in mid-October of this year.

  • News: Former cybersecurity czar Clarke says smartphones, digital certificates create huge security problems

    Former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke, author of the book "Cyber War," served 19 years in the Pentagon, intelligence community and State Department. At the firm he founded, Good Harbor Consulting, he advises clients on security risk management; is an on-air consultant for ABC News; and also teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

  • News: Website offers IT pros peer advice -- no vendors allowed

    Wisegate tries to blend the firsthand knowledge of goods and services that Yelp.com provides with the personal vetting that goes on at Match.com and aims it all at IT executives looking for a little help as they plan projects and make purchasing decisions.



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