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  • News: Google loss in Nortel patent bids undermines Android, analyst says

    Google's failure to win a bid on 6,000 Nortel patents raises doubts about its commitment to Android and its large community of developers and device manufacturers, intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller said Friday.

  • News: Apple plugs phishing hole on developer website

    The hacker group that flagged a vulnerability on an Apple development website, a vulnerability that could have led to phishing attacks against Mac OS X, iPad and iPad developers, says Apple finally fixed the hole that was identified two months ago.

  • News: HP TouchPad goes on sale to mixed reviews

    The initial review of HP's webOS TouchPad tablet paint a somewhat confusing picture. But one thing is clear: It's no iPad 2.

  • News: Botmaster's extravagant spending attracted police

    Conspicuous spending -- not technical sleuthing -- unearthed what may be the largest login-stealing botnet yet known, according to one expert working on the case.

  • News: Counterfeit Bitcoins Caused Price Crash, Exchange Reveals

    An anonymous hacker used phony Bitcoins (BTC) last month to drive down the price of the online currency from $17.50 to a penny within the span of 30 minutes, Bitcoin exchange firm Mt.Gox has revealed. The hacker was able to create 2 million counterfeit BTC by manipulating the company's trading database after gaining access to a compromised administrator account on June 19, according to Adam Barr, head of support for Mt. Gox.

  • News: IBM's Blue Gene retains green supercomputer crown

    The ‘greenest’ supercomputer in the world is still made by IBM, which has taken the first two sports on the latest twice-yearly Green500 ranking with its NNSA/SC Blue Gene/Q Prototypes 1 and 2.

  • News: Apple to shift 14m iPads in the coming quarter

    Apple will sell somewhere between 12 million and 14 million iPads in the third quarter of 2011, up from the estimated 7-9 million it shifted in Q2.

  • News: FireControl failure blasted by Fire Brigades Union

    The Fire Brigades Union has slammed the “folly” of the abandoned FireControl project, which it said was still costing taxpayers £50,000 a day.

  • News: NHS patient records warning from Information Commissioner

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned NHS trusts to take much more assertive steps to protect patient records.

  • News: Capita snaps up Ventura in £65 million deal

    Capita Group has paid £65 million cash to acquire customer contact centre specialist Ventura.

  • News: Free Downloads to Make Use of PC Idle Time

    Summer is upon us! The days are getting longer, the sun is out, and the view outside the window is making it difficult to stay indoors. Fortunately, more than a few free applications are just waiting for the chance to use your idle computer time for good.

  • News: Kodak patent claim against Apple, RIM goes back to judge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a split decision in Kodak’s high-stakes patent dispute with Apple and Research In Motion over the built-in cameras in smartphones late Thursday. The commission’s latest ruling sends the case back to an administrative law judge, with a final decision not expected until the end of August.

  • News: WaterField Designs MacBook Air Wallet and Travel Express

    San Francisco-based accessory maker WaterField Designs has long made cases, bags, and sleeves for each and every “carry-able” Apple product, and the company has recently released not one, but two excellent travel cases for the latest MacBook Air: the $89 MacBook Air Travel Express and the $79 MacBook Air Wallet. (I tested the 11-inch version of each case; each is also available, for $10 more, in a version sized for the 13-inch MacBook Air.)

  • News: AT&T Labs taps telecom, venture veteran as new chief

    AT&T has named a new chief for its R&D labs whose expertise should enable the carrier both to exploit its own labs creations and also work with outside entities who might be able to use them.

  • News: Video Games Help Learning Difficulties

    According to a study by Nottingham Trent University in the UK, video games have the potential to help young people with learning difficulties master everyday tasks and inspire them to learn.

  • News: Outsourcing to India may not be affected by privacy rules

    Personal data sent to India by companies outsourcing work to service providers in the country will not be covered under the country's stringent new rules for the collection of personal data, an executive of a data protection standards company set up by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) said.

  • Video: Sony demonstrates Face Control for PlayStation Vita

    At the Game Tools and Middleware event in Tokyo this week, Sony demonstrated a technology for PlayStation Vita which makes it possible for users to control games with their faces. Face Control uses avatars which mimic the user's actions in real time.

  • News: Android momentum not at risk even as iPhones sales jump, says analyst

    Apple's iPhone gained share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, as the share for devices running Google's Android remained flat during the same period, Nielsen said Thursday.

  • Video: The week in technology, 1 July 2011

    On World Tech Update this week Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduces Office365, the US Supreme Court rules that violent video games can be sold and rented to minors, Egypt promises never to shut off the Internet again, News Corp takes a huge loss on MySpace, police use wearable cameras to capture evidence and the Getty Museum uses Google Goggles for art info.

  • News: Texas senator backs H-1B staffing firms

    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is siding with IT staffing firms that rely heavily on H-1B visa workers in a fight over a new immigration rule that curbs their ability to hire foreign workers.



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