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  • News: City of Heroes Going Free to Play Later This Year

    Cryptic Studios' Champions Online has been free to play for some time now and has been doing pretty well since the change, especially since Steam's addition of a free to play section that includes the game in its storefront. Yesterday, NCSoft announced that Champions Online's Cryptic-developed predecessor City of Heroes, now wholly owned by the publisher, is joining the ranks of the free to play MMOs later this year.

  • News: Spot and Avoid Facebook Scams

    "There's a sucker born every minute." That quotation, widely attributed to P.T. Barnum, originally referred to deceptive carnival sideshow attractions, but it's just as relevant to online scams--in particular, Facebook scams--today.

  • News: Go Paperless With OfficeDrop

    The original dream of the paperless office has faded some in recent years. We're at least 20 years into the digital revolution (or longer, depending on when you started counting), and the typical workplace is still drowning in paperwork. Since you can't seem to escape paper entirely, you might at least want to avoid storing it for years on end.

  • News: Find a Lost iPhone: Putting Tracking Apps to the Test

    We can't stupid-proof ourselves to prevent losing the car keys or the TV clicker, but when it comes to our iPhone, a glimmer of hope exists. Apps that claim to track your iPhone, sound a remote alarm, or lock up your data from afar could save your bacon when your precious phone goes missing. But do they really work? If they do, how well? And how much will it cost to track down your missing iPhone--when it could simply be buried between two sofa cushions?

  • News: NHS chief information officer resigns

    Christine Connelly, chief information officer at the Department for Health, is set to resign at the end of the month.

  • News: Google Chrome to Get Native Voice, Video Chat

    Google Chrome will soon have voice and video chat functionality built right in, removing the need for third-party plugins and downloads, according to comments on a Google developer forum. The move will allow any third-party developer to create a real-time communications application for the browser through a set of JavaScript APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) as well as HTML 5.

  • News: LoL Championship Draws Record Crowds

    The conclusion of the League of Legends Season One championship at the recent Dreamhack festival was one of the largest eSports broadcasts of all time.

  • News: Serious Sam Indie Titles

    The upcoming Serious Sam 3 is taking an unconventional approach to marketing, with a variety of independently-developed games starring the titular protagonist.

  • News: iPhone 4 is Tops with Flickr Shutterbugs

    The iPhone 4's 5-megapixel camera is now officially the most popular camera used on Flickr, according to the photo sharing site's own statistics. The iPhone 4 outclassed Nikon's D90 for the top spot in Flickr's rankings, and it's the only phone in the top 5, alongside three other Canon EOS cameras.

  • News: Lodsys requests two extra months to reply to Apple's motion

    Back on June 9, Apple filed a motion seeking to intervene as a defendant in Lodsys’s patent infringement lawsuit against various iOS, Mac, and Android software developers. The court has yet to rule on Apple’s motion, and now may take even longer: Lodsys on Tuesday filed an “Unopposed Motion For Extension of Time to respond to Apple Inc.’s Motion to Intervene.”

  • News: Men vs. Women: Who Dominates Online Professional Networking

    It's the battle of the network sexes. LinkedIn pits the women against the men to find out who's better at networking professionally online. Here's what they found.

  • News: Ponemon study: Cyber attacks more frequent, severe

    Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and severe, and the vast majority of businesses have suffered at least one data breach in the past year, a Ponemon Institute survey says.

  • News: LulzSec: Brits nabbed someone 'mildly associated with us'

    The hacker group LulzSec says the British teen arrested in connection with its attack on a police agency's Web site was not an active member of the group.

  • News: Nokia reveals details of Symbian deal with Accenture

    Nokia said on Wednesday it has finalized an agreement with Accenture to develop the Symbian mobile OS as the company retrenches in a competitive mobile device market.

  • News: Eclipse's annual software release train arrives

    The Indigo release train features work from 62 project teams and emphasizes Java and modeling

  • News: SlideShare deepens ties with LinkedIn

    SlideShare, a site for posting, viewing, rating and commenting on business presentations, documents and videos, is deepening its integration with LinkedIn, the professional networking site.

  • News: 22% of grandparents use social networks

    More than one fifth (22 percent) of grandparents over 60 belong to a social networking site, says MyVoucherCodes.co.uk .

  • News: Tesco Bank in chaos as customer login choked offline for third day

    Some Tesco Bank customers have been unable to see their accounts for a third day, prompting scores of angry comments online.

  • News: Mozilla retires Firefox 4 from security support

    Unnoticed in the Tuesday release of Firefox 5 was Mozilla's decision to retire Firefox 4, the browser it shipped just three months ago.

  • News: Web ratings disabled for Chinese Communist Party film

    Theaters in China began showing a new blockbuster movie last week chronicling the founding of the country's ruling Communist Party. But while the film "Beginning of the Great Revival" has enjoyed a wide release, finding out whether if the movie is any good or not has been more of a challenge as Chinese web users wonder why they can't review the film.



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