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  • Video: Video: the sights and sounds of IFA 2011

    Tablets, televisions, 3D, smartphones...all of it at the 2011 IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

  • News: HP TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC unveiled

    HP has announced two new desktop computers for launch in the UK in October. The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix comes with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and is designed for 3D gaming and high-end digital content creation. The HP TouchSmart 520 is a 23in all-in-one PC costing £599

  • News: Social Location Services Not Catching Fire in the U.S.

    Maybe Facebook was on to something when it recently deemphasized its location check-in service. Cellphones may be capable of pinpointing your location using GPS or cell tower triangulation, but a new study says few American adults are interested in sharing their current location on services such as Foursquare and Gowalla.

  • News: RIM BlackBerry Forecast: Grim, With Hope on the Horizon

    Mike Lazarus, a Sydney-based software design consultant, relies on his RIM BlackBerry daily to manage his contacts database, store important documents, and keep his information secure. "I use my mobile phone essentially as a mobile office," he says. "Nearly, everything I need to do in the office, I can do from my phone."

  • News: Cloud computing and governance in the digital age

    During the Saleforce.com Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff sat down with some of the leaders in the industry to talk about Cloud computing and governance in the digital age. The panel was made up the former US federal government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Burberry chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts. The four leaders discussed various issues during the course of the wide ranging conversation, including best practice for Cloud computing by governments and the importance of human rights.

  • News: A Game of Thrones: Genesis Gets Release Date

    From the more or less triumphant HBO series to A Dance with Dragons, the elusive fifth book in the series, to the first official PC-exclusive video game, A Game of Thrones: Genesis--which now has an official late September release date--it's been a very George R.R. Martin year.

  • News: Nintendo 3DS Controller Adds Dual Analogs, Shoulder Buttons

    An addon for the 3DS which looks set to be released alongside a portable iteration of the Monster Hunter franchise adds a second Circle Pad and set of shoulder buttons.

  • News: BAE designs Harry Potter invisibility cloak for tanks

    If you thought that invisibility cloaks were just for wizards, or indeed humans, think again. BAE Systems is working together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on an invisibility cloak system that can hide a BAE Systems CV90 tank within its surroundings.

  • News: Intuit Announces QuickBooks 2012, Salesforce Add-on

    QuickBooks 2012, the latest edition of Intuit's popular small-business accounting software, will be available for downloads starting September 26, with boxed copies in retail and Web outlets set to go on sale on October 9, Intuit announced Tuesday.

  • News: Intuit unveils QuickBooks update with focus on time-savers

    When the latest version QuickBooks for the Mac arrives on retail shelves later this month, some users may look to see how this release stacks up to its Windows counterpart. That would be a mistake, says Pranay Kapadia, group product manager of QuickBooks for Mac and Mobile.

  • News: Dot-XXX sTLD registrations begin Wednesday

    On Wednesday, Registrar ICM Registry announced that the dot-XXX sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) for the adult entertainment industry is open for registration.

  • News: AMD to honor free game vouchers after key compromise

    Advanced Micro Devices said Wednesday that activation keys for the game "Dirt 3" that shipped with some of its products were compromised, potentially causing a delay before the vouchers can be redeemed.

  • News: Google says China has renewed its content provider license

    The Chinese government has renewed Google's Internet Content Provider (ICP) license, a company spokesman said on Wednesday, giving the company another year to operate its local website in the country.

  • News: Five of the best free iPhone printing apps

    Whether you've been taking plenty of digital snaps with the camera on your Apple iPhone, or you're working on the go and have been sent an important PDF you need to print out, here's five free apps that'll let you print from your Apple smartphone .

  • News: Bossie Awards 2011: The best open source software of the year

    Open source software continues the march toward world domination, but the bright open promise dims

  • News: Ten years after 9/11, cyberattacks pose national threat, committee says

    Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation faces a critical threat to its security from cyberattacks, a new report by a bipartisan think tank warns.

  • News: 19% of firms block access to Facebook and Twitter

    Nearly one in five (19 percent) of global firms are blocking access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter during work hours, says Clearswift.

  • News: How Hacktivism Affects Us All

    In December 2010, a group of nearly 3000 activists under the name "Operation Payback" launched online attacks against PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa, briefly knocking the three financial services' sites offline and preventing consumers from accessing ATMs or online banking services. The activists retaliated against the three companies for severing ties with WikiLeaks, an online repository for whistleblower data that had recently included thousands of secret communications from the U.S. State Department and other world governmental agencies. Nine months later more than a dozen people--most between the ages of 19 and 24--were arrested in connection with these denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, even as new attacks were hitting corporate, military, and government sites worldwide.

  • News: Dixons Retail reports sales fall by 7%

    Dixons Retail, the firm which owns electrical retailers Currys, Dixons and PC World, revealed like-for-like sales have fallen by seven percent between April and July this year, compared to the same period last year.

  • News: Government prepares £2bn PSN framework

    The government's procurement arm, Buying Solutions, is looking for suppliers for up to £2 billion worth of services for the Public Services Network (PSN), the communications infrastructure for local councils and Whitehall departments.



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