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  • News: Debate on new copyright enforcement bill heats up

    Supporters of a controversial copyright protection bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives are firing back after several digital rights groups have suggested the legislation could lead to law enforcement officials targeting sites like YouTube and Twitter.

  • News: The Future of Human Computer Interfaces

    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping new, novel and more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Their innovations have been designed to improve and enrich our personal and professional lives, making it easier to create, communicate, collaborate and even cook. Here are 10 inventions that enhance human-computer interactions, improve the in-store shopping experience, and even help us kick bad habits

  • News: Siri outage leaves iPhone 4S owners bereft

    Siri may be the most prominent feature on the iPhone 4S, but in truth it's only partly "on" your phone, as a network-related outage this past Thursday demonstrated. iPhone 4S users were cut off from their virtual assistant, their queries answered only by messages that Siri could not make a network connection.

  • News: Security roundup for Nov. 4: virtualization is key to public cloud security; China, Russia accused of cyber-espionage; More Duqu for you

    Ever been in an argumentative mood? Well, last week we were, with editors here coming up with 33 red-hot arguments, such as open source vs. proprietary, or which browser is better.

  • News: AT&T extends date for T-Mobile deal to close

    AT&T has pushed back the expected date of its proposed US$39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA, saying now that the deal will close in the first half of 2012.

  • News: Intel, MIPS scramble to support Android 4.0 on tablets

    Intel and MIPS Technologies expect the next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.0, to soon run on tablets and smartphones based on their processors.

  • News: Groupon IPO surges despite Google, Facebook competition

    Groupon's initial public offering Friday is off to a big start, and its valuation is expected to reach $13 billion by day's end.

  • News: iPad App Spotlight: CardioTeach

    A new iPad app by Boston Scientific helps doctors educate patients about heart troubles and how to treat them.

  • News: Google Chrome Beta Adds Multiple Profile Support

    The latest Google Chrome beta supports multiple sign-ins, allowing several users to have their own apps, bookmarks and settings in the browser. This is ideal for people who don't want to create multiple OS profiles, or for people with separate accounts for business and personal use.

  • News: PlugBug Charges Macs and iPads With a Single Plug

    The MacBook chargers are possibly the best notebook power adapters in the world: They’re small, and you can wind the cord around two retractable hooks. Now Twelve South has come up with a little gadget called the PlugBug that can ride piggyback on your MacBook charger to let you plug in any iPhone, iPad, or USB device.

  • News: Mozilla, Microsoft withdraw trust in Malaysian intermediate CA

    Mozilla and Microsoft said Thursday they are revoking trust in all certificates issued by Digicert, a Malaysian intermediate certificate authority (CA) , after it was found that it had issued 22 certificates with weak 512-bit keys and missing certificate extensions and revocation information.

  • News: Amazon planning 8.9in Kindle Fire

    Amazon is seemingly preparing to manufacture an 8.9in version of the Kindle Fire, according to sources in the company's supply chain.

  • News: Duqu exploits same Windows font engine patched last month, Microsoft confirms

    Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that the Windows kernel vulnerability exploited by the Duqu Trojan is within the TrueType parsing engine, the same component it last patched just last month.

  • News: Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

    Apple can be crafty. Just ask Google. But I'm not here to write about corporation-on-corporation smackdowns. Rather, I'm referring to a Mac OS X trick that pairs FileVault 2 with iCloud's Find My Mac service to trap a thief. Specifically, OS X 10.7.2 (Lion) offers an option to lure in ne'er-do-wells by providing what seems like a reasonable path to start up a Mac...but then phones home.

  • News: Wi-Fi tethering 101: Use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot

    Buried inside many of the latest smartphones is a capability that few people take advantage of. A feature called tethering lets a phone go beyond talk, email and Web surfing to act as a mobile hotspot that can supply Web access to nearby computers, tablets and other devices.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • News: Clouds of anxiety: Companies worry about security of cloud computing

    While organizations continue to embrace cloud-computing platforms, surveys find organizations are concerned about security and their very ability to manage it in the cloud.

  • News: US agency NIST releases cloud computing roadmap

    The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the first two volumes of a draft 'roadmap' for Cloud computing.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: CBS Said No To Apple TV Streaming, CEO Says

    It turns out Apple really was trying to introduce a new monthly subscription service for network television programming, at least according to CBS Corp. During a company earnings call Thursday, CBS CEO Les Moonves revealed that his network declined to work with Apple on a television streaming deal.



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