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  • News: Software error complicates Amazon's data center recovery

    Amazon Web Services' efforts to restore service following a power outage at its Dublin data center were complicated further on Monday by an error in the EBS (Elastic Block Storage) software, the company said.

  • News: Lenovo to release new Le tablet and smartphone in Q3

    Lenovo will launch a new tablet and smartphone during the third quarter in the Le series which has so far been launched only in China, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.

  • News: Amazon Web Services reports outage in the U.S. late Monday

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia had connectivity issues late Monday, knocking off temporarily a number of websites and services that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing infrastructure.

  • News: Sony London optical disc warehouse destroyed in fire

    Sony's main optical disc distribution warehouse for the U.K. was hit by a large fire on Tuesday morning that has apparently destroyed most or all of the building.

  • News: Hyper-V & virtual PCs: How to handle virtual disks

    Choosing the right format for the right scenario is critical when it comes to performance and management of virtual hard disks (VHDs). We'll look at the pros and cons of the three methods -- fixed, pass-through and dynamic disks -- and highlight some necessary steps to maintain VHDs and reduce unnecessary I/O in your virtual environment.

  • News: HKCERT: Large scale attacks on online shop systems

    Websites using osCommerce software--an open source online shop e-commerce app--are under a large-scale injection attack, said Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) recently.

  • News: Remains of the Day: With the greatest of ease

    High-tech devices meet low-tech smuggling methods in China, consumers won't be replaying iTunes movies anytime soon, and how do Apple's computers boot up? Not so fast, says one company. The remainders for Monday, August 8, 2011 don't drop their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship.

  • News: That Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Site is Up

    Celebrating 25 years of smashing pottery and swiping wayward Rupees, the folks at Nintendo have launched a pretty neat 25th Anniversary site for the Legend of Zelda series.

  • News: Kim Jong-Il Using MMO Gold Farming to Fund Nuclear Arms

    How much money can you really make from MMO gold farming? If you run the North Korean government and have access to entire teams of hackers, you can apparently raise $6 million dollars. Also, it helps to be crazy and broke.

  • News: IBM launches new services model for municipal planners

    Based on a pilot project with the city of Portland, Oregon, IBM is offering a new services and software model to help municipal administrations predict the effects of policy choices.

  • News: Staying ahead of cloud complexity

    Managing cloud infrastructure and services is similar to traditional network management - only bigger, badder and more complex.

  • News: Google, Oracle still battling over Android e-mail

    Google and Oracle continue to tussle over a potentially damaging e-mail in the ongoing lawsuit over alleged Java patent violations in the Android mobile OS.

  • News: How We Tested cloud management services

    Abiquo: We installed their virtual appliance from ISO in two VMs on an ESXi server. On the first VM, we selected the Abiquo Server, Abiquo Remote Services, and Abiquo V2V Conversion Services for installation.

  • News: Rage for 360 Weighs In at 22GB

    If you want to install the 360 version of id's upcoming Rage, you'd better make sure you've cleared some space ahead of time.

  • News: Facebook Can Make Teens Sick, Study Says

    Facebook may be great for reconnecting with old school friends, but for teens still in school, it can often do more harm than good. That's according to study findings presented over the weekend at the American Psychological Association convention by Dr. Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, whose research focuses on children and technology.

  • News: Talent wars: Are your IT staffers being poached?

    Dan Herrington says his first inkling of a brewing IT talent war came early this spring, when he noticed that "college kids weren't accepting our offers on the spot."

  • News: Defcon: The lesson of Anonymous? Corporate security sucks

    Anonymous has run up quite a score against corporations, governments and law enforcement agencies, but for all these warnings corporate executives are turning their heads from the real problem -- their network security is terrible, a panel of experts concluded at Defcon.

  • News: Career Watch: Help needed for help desks

    Help Wanted on the Help Desk

  • News: Contemplate Your Own Mortality With 'The End'

    "Edutainment" is an oft-mocked word, but a lot of people do learn things much more readily through interactivity than through passively attempting to absorb information. The recent "Sweatshop" game from Channel 4 and Littleloud was a good example of how to educate people on serious issues through fun gaming. "The End," a new web game also from Channel 4, but this time developed by digital studio Preloaded, aims to get its players -- particularly 14-19 year olds -- thinking about the end of life and attitudes towards death.

  • News: Square Enix Losing Money 'Without Major Title Releases'

    Square Enix has been making lots of company and IP purchases lately, but without a major game on shelves in the early part of 2011, their profits and revenue took a significant dive.



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