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  • News: Violent Video Game Debate: Where Do We Go From Here?

    For both sides in the war over whether children should be allowed to play violent video games, today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue seems to be an important battle but not the end of the war.

  • News: Mystery of the Missing Honeycomb Apps

    Google's much-anticipated tablet operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, made its splash in late February with the launch of the Motorola Xoom. Few Honeycomb-optimized apps were available at launch, but no matter: The expectation was that they'd follow soon after. Why wouldn't they, given the ever-growing popularity of Android? But instead of an explosion of Honeycomb apps, the fuse burned down to the powder keg...and then nothing happened. Four months later, we're still waiting: The number of Honeycomb-optimized apps remains in the low hundreds. By comparison, there are over 100,000 apps optimized for the iPad.

  • News: DHS releases software security scoring system

    The Department of Homeland Security, along with the SANS Institute and Mitre, released a scoring system on Monday designed to help enterprises verify whether the software they are using meets reasonable standards for secure coding.

  • News: Minecraft 'Adventure' Update Pushed Back to Version 1.8

    Notch has indicated on his blog that the upcoming version 1.7 of Minecraft will not feature the hotly-anticipated Adventure update -- instead, it will simply add the ability for players to construct pistons as well as "a couple of bug fixes."

  • News: Last word on Lion and application compatibility

    At the risk of beating a dead chestnut, I've received several inquiries regarding applications and their likely (or assured) compatibility with Lion. Rather than chew up precious email bits and forum threads, let's wrap up this "Will my applications run under Lion or not?" package with a colorful bow.

  • News: Study: World's colleges lack BI, analytics concentration

    Relatively few colleges and universities around the world offer dedicated degree programs for BI (business intelligence), despite the rapidly growing popularity of analytics technology among businesses, according to a study announced Monday.

  • News: Mobile Payments: Don't Buy into It

    If you're anywhere close to my age, you might remember the late Orson Wells making a pitch for Paul Masson saying, "We will sell no wine before its time." That boast may have been true for the vintner, but sadly it's not true in the technology industry.

  • News: Rootkit infection requires Windows reinstall, says Microsoft

    Microsoft is telling Windows users that they'll have to reinstall the operating system if they get infected with a new rootkit that hides in the machine's boot sector.

  • News: Teen accused of SOCA website attack bailed

    The teen accused of launching DDoS attacks on a number of websites including that of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will be allowed to prepare his defence at home after being granted conditional bail.

  • News: Facing wildfire threat, Los Alamos National Lab closes

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory was forced to close this morning as an advancing wildfire closed in on the U.S. research facility.

  • News: Oracle Fusion Applications pricing revealed

    Oracle has quietly revealed pricing information for its long-awaited Fusion Applications, suggesting the software may now be generally available or will be soon following a six-year development process.

  • News: CIOs have lost battle against'bring your own technology

    CIOs have lost the battle to control the consumerisation of IT, with an increase in bring-your-own-technology schemes (BYOT) cropping up around Australia.

  • News: Your next job: Mobile app developer?

    As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.

  • News: BBC tackles big data dilemma with smart IT structuring

    BBC Online operates the website for the U.K.'s public service broadcaster. It's one of the most-visited websites in the world, but obtains little of its revenue from traffic, so as demand for its services soars, it will become harder to pay the bills for bandwidth and web servers. However, the organization has found ways to cope with this problem.

  • News: Nokia ships phones with banking application in India

    Nokia has started shipping mobile phones in India that are preloaded with its banking application, in a bid to popularize mobile banking in the country.

  • News: Anonymous Picks up Slack as LulzSec Calls it Quits

    Hacking season is not over yet. Even though LulzSec, the group of hackers who made a name for themselves by hacking Sony, Nintendo, and PBS among others, called it quits on Saturday, another group wants to pick up the slack.

  • News: Your Social Networks Could Jeopardize Your Next Interview

    Your social networks are fair game. The Federal Trade Commission has given a startup called Social Intelligence the green light to conduct background checks on you based on your social network activity under the guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Think twice about posting that embarrassing photo on Facebook, and watch what you tweet, because it may make the difference in your next job or college admissions interview.

  • News: Apple ditches Samsung for A6 chip building

    According to Merrill Lynch analyst Dan Heyler, Apple will be using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to build the next generation of chips in 2012.

  • News: World of Warcraft coming to iPad, iPhone

    The popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft could be coming to the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: iPhone 5 production starts August – analyst

    According to a new analyst report, the next generation iPhone will go into production "mid to late August"



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