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  • News: Rice demonstrates full-duplex wireless technology

    Rice University researchers today announced they have successfully demonstrated full-duplex wireless technology that would allow a doubling of network traffic without the need for more cell towers.

  • News: Oracle adds new installer, failover to Windows MySQL

    Oracle has updated the commercial edition of its MySQL database for Windows, adding a graphical installer and the ability to do failover clustering, the company announced Tuesday.

  • News: Microsoft blacklists all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft on Tuesday blacklisted all DigiNotar certificates after seeing active attacks from at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by DigiNotar. The company has released updates for all versions of Windows with the new blacklisted data.

  • News: Countdown to Ubuntu 11.10: The First Beta Version Arrives

    Just a few weeks following the official feature freeze on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot,” the first beta version of Canonical's free and open source Linux distribution was released on Sept. 1.

  • News: Microsoft patches SSL security threat

    Microsoft is rolling out a worldwide patch that deems all DigiNotar SSL certificates to be untrustworthy except for OSes in the Netherlands, as requested by the Dutch government.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • News: Google+ causes stir with Suggested User list

    Google+ is trying to help users expand their Circles by offering them a new Suggested User list, but some some users are taking exception to what they're calling an elitist system.

  • News: If You Use It, Mobile Malware Will Come

    IT people who try to secure mobile devices in a big company face three big conceptual problems.

  • News: Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack

    Due to a reporting error, the story posted Monday, "Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack," inaccurately portrayed the scale of a cyber-attack as well as the sites targeted. The story has been edited on the wire and the changes are detailed below:

  • News: Microsoft flips 'kill switch' on all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.

  • News: The Towson Hack: The mystery of vanishing iTunes credit

    Back on November 28, 2010, a user named stereocourier started a thread on Apple's support forums. The poster claimed that--without his knowledge or consent--someone spent more than $50 of his iTunes Store credit on iPhone apps. The user had no credit card linked to his account; all the mysterious purchases drew from his store credit. Oh, and stereocourier also noted that various personal details were changed on his account; specifically, his home address was replaced with an address that he didn't recognize in Towson, Maryland.

  • News: Infor ERP software user fights 'absurd' demand for $400,000

    A customer of ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) vendor Infor has filed suit in hopes of warding off the company's demand for roughly US$400,000 in additional license fees, which it calls an "absurdity."

  • News: China taps IBM mainframe for online services

    An IT services company in China has picked an IBM mainframe to provide online services for up to 300 million citizens, including many in rural areas who will access the services through kiosks in community centers and other public places, IBM said.

  • News: Sprint sues to block AT&T-T-Mobile merger

    Sprint isn't letting the Department of Justice have all the fun when it comes to filing suits against the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile merger.

  • News: Thomson Reuters moves payroll, HR data to the cloud

    Information and financial services giant Thomson Reuters has more than 55,000 employees spread over 100 countries.

  • News: Dead Island Dev Version Accidentally Released on Steam

    North American gamers who had picked up a copy of Dead Island from Steam were dismayed to discover that downloading the title today appeared to score them a developer build of the Xbox 360 version rather than the proper PC version, making it unplayable for some gamers and somewhat erratic for others. There's some discussion of the issue on the Steam forums.

  • News: Everything We Know About Dragon Quest X (So Far)

    At a press conference late last night, Square Enix revealed one of their most highly anticipated games: Dragon Quest X. While we already knew it was supposed to come out on Wii, but much like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, DQX is also going to get a port to Nintendo's more powerful upcoming hardware. But the bigger news is that DQX will support online play. Here's everything else we know about the game so far.

  • News: Halo 4 Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    One of Halo 4's creative directors at Microsoft's Halo studio 343 Industries has quit the project. Ryan Payton is leaving behind the studio and the project to start up his own studio, known as Camouflaj.

  • News: Dead Nation: first-ever DLC brings three new scenarios

    After almost an entire year, Housemarque (Super Stardust HD) is finally unleashing the first-ever downloadable content for their atmospheric, top-down zombie shooter, Dead Nation.

  • News: Monitor Wi-Fi with Lion's hidden tool

    Hints reader nathanator11 discovered that Lion includes a handy app that provides all sorts of diagnostic information surrounding your wireless network. Much of the information the software generates gets pretty technical, but even Wi-Fi novices may find some of the details that the utility aggregates useful.



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