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  • News: PokePark 2 and Mewtwo Event Announced

    Is the Pokémon Company gearing up to release a sequel to Pokémon Black Version and White Version? Maybe. But if PokéPark 2 is the "big announcement" coming from Junichi Masuda on September 18th, don't expect a lot of rejoicing from the fans.

  • News: Seven new cloud companies to watch

    By now we're all familiar with the big names in the cloud computing industry, such as Amazon, Rackspace and VMware. But there are also a whole host of cloud startups that are coming online to help you manage your cloud services provided by the big players. In this piece we'll profile seven of the top up-and-coming cloud companies that are helping customers do everything from keeping their cloud costs low to implementing their own private clouds to meeting security and regulatory needs.

  • News: Career Watch: Job hunting on a smartphone

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  • News: $1 will get you in on latest social network start-up

    If you have a dollar to spare you can get in on the ground floor of MightyBell, a new social network company spearheaded by Gina Bianchini, formerly head of social website company Ning.

  • News: Apple adds Quick Reads section to iBookstore

    Customers haven’t exactly been shy about purchasing e-books, if Apple's numbers from earlier this year are any indication. This week, Apple released a new section in its online bookstore in the U.S., aimed at selling more bite-sized ebooks. The section, dubbed Quick Reads, offers a small range of short-form books—from short stories to manuals—which can be purchased for $5 or less.

  • News: Microsoft to webcast Windows 8 keynote Tuesday

    Microsoft will webcast the opening keynote at its developers conference tomorrow when its top Windows executive is expected to reveal more information about Windows 8.

  • News: Feds trek to the cloud

    The government sector is on a fast march to the cloud, but Robert Rosen wants to pause for a breath.

  • News: Airtel to invest US$100m in new Rwanda operation

    Airtel has pledged to invest US$100 million in its newly awarded GSM and 3G license in Rwanda in the next three years.

  • News: One CIO Shares the Secrets to Successful IT Transformation

    David Banks was working as a consultant on a risk-management project for Gulf when the company merged Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil. It was at that moment he knew what the company needed most from him. "I put my hand up and said, 'You need a CIO.'"

  • News: Motorola Electrify Coming Soon To U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular announced Monday that it would be adding the Motorola Electrify to its portfolio of Android smartphones. The Electrify (which is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G), will retail for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and is slated for release later this month.

  • News: IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients

    Early next year, IBM plans to begin using its supercomputer, Watson, in a pilot program to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in diagnosing and treating patients.

  • News: Video surveillance: March to megapixel IP cameras continues

    The global economic downturn is apparently having no major effect on the market for IP video surveillance cameras and other equipment, as sales remain strong worldwide. Meanwhile, the technology continues to evolve, and the emergence of high-definition (HD) video and megapixel resolution are among the more prominent trends in video surveillance.

  • News: IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients

    Early next year, IBM plans to begin using its supercomputer, Watson, in a pilot program to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in diagnosing and treating patients.

  • News: Minecraft 'Adventure' Update Undergoing Final Bug-Fixing

    Late last week, Minecraft developer Jens Bergensten let loose a pre-release version of the game's "Adventure Update" for dedicated players to try out early. It's also provided a means for the team at Mojang to gather some helpful feedback on bugs from the public, allowing them to ensure that the official release of 1.8 -- expected this week -- will be as stable and bug-free as possible.

  • News: R-Type Blasts on to Android

    R-Type is a famous name in video game history. Setting the template for many of the subsequent horizontally-scrolling shmups we saw, particularly in the 16-bit era, it remains a fondly remembered game that has been ported to many devices over the years. And now Android owners can get in on the action, too.

  • News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Coming to Mac this Winter

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been a long time coming, but -- annoying boss fights aside -- it seems to have been worth the wait. From this winter, Mac users will be able to join the PC, 360 and PS3 owners already playing the game, as veteran Mac publisher Feral Interactive brings the game to Apple's computers.

  • News: Dungeons Gets a Sequel Later This Month

    RPG parody Dungeons for PC cast you in the role of a Dungeon Lord, responsible for building one of the titular dungeons, luring in heroes, satisfying their need for loot and exploration then slaughtering them horribly. It turned out to be a fun game that unfortunately ended up falling into a few of the traps from the genre it was lampooning. That didn't stop it being a fun diversion for those looking for a different take on dungeon crawling, though -- check out our review from February of this year.

  • News: Trenched to Change Name to Iron Brigade After Europe Release

    If you live in North America, doubtless you already know that Trenched, from Tim Schafer?'s studio Double Fine, is pretty great. If you're European, however, you have been denied the pleasure of the game's company until now, all because of some unpleasant trademark-related legal wrangling.

  • News: HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS

    HTC is considering buying WebOS from Hewlett Packard or another mobile operating system, according to a report based on comments made by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

  • News: Customize Lion's text navigation

    Power users know that, when you're composing text, it's often easier to move your cursor around (and potentially highlight chunks of text) using the keyboard, instead of moving your typing hand over to the mouse. Most Mac apps support something called Cocoa key bindings, a fancy term for system-wide keyboard shortcuts for navigating and working with text. Some are probably familiar to you, such as combining Command with the arrow keys to move the cursor within the current line or document (or Command-Shift-arrow to select text). There's also Option-left arrow and Option-right arrow, which move the cursor through your text word by word. Others are less well-known: Control-A, for example, moves the cursor to the beginning of the current paragraph; Control-O splits the current line, inserting a return without moving the cursor to the new line; Control-T transposes the two letters on either side of the cursor.



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