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  • News: Facebook juror faces jail in High Court today

    A juror who is believed to have contacted a defendant via Facebook is in the High Court in London today facing contempt of court charges. Both juror and defendant could face up to two years in jail if the charges are proven.

  • News: China blocks some Web searches about migrant protests

    China is blocking searches on Google and microblogs for the name of a Chinese city where protests have erupted against local authorities. The move is part of an effort to suppress information on the rioting.

  • News: Lenovo announces single-socket Xeon servers for SMBs

    Lenovo on Tuesday announced low-end servers with new Xeon chips and remote management features aimed at cutting maintenance costs.

  • News: Apple will pay Nokia to settle patent suit

    Nokia and Apple have settled an almost two-year long legal battle over patents with an agreement that will see Apple pay a lump sum and ongoing royalties to the European cell-phone maker.

  • News: AMD pledges sharper graphics with new Fusion chips

    Advanced Micro Devices has promised a boost in video and graphics performance from its first Fusion processor aimed at the mainstream PC segment, which will go on sale in laptops later this month and desktops soon after, AMD announced Tuesday.

  • News: HP announces laptops with new AMD Llano chips

    Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced 11 new laptops starting at US$399, running AMD's new chips code-named Llano.

  • News: VMware to buy Digital Fuel to simplify cloud economics

    VMware is to acquire Digital Fuel Technologies, a vendor of IT financial management software that helps companies determine the cost of IT services.

  • News: Lulzsec sets sights on U.S. Senate and game-maker Bethesda

    The Lulzsec hacking group continues to cause headaches for IT staffers. On Monday it published data it obtained from servers belonging to the U.S. Senate and Bethesda Softworks, a Rockville, Maryland, game maker.

  • News: HP reshuffles executives, prompts departures

    Hewlett-Packard today made some seismic level changes to its top management that included the exit of its CIO, Randy Mott, who is leaving "effective immediately."

  • News: Mozilla gets tough on Firefox memory leaks

    Mozilla will try to plug more memory leaks in Firefox with a new, aggressive approach that relies on weekly bug triage meetings.

  • News: Apple facing iCloud trademark suit

    A company called iCloud Communications filed a lawsuit against Apple last week, alleging trademark infringements over Apple's use of the name iCloud. The suit, filed in Arizona, seeks "preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, monetary relief, and attorney's fees," because of what iCloud Communications describes as "infringement, unfair competition, and injury to business reputation." Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's iCloud service during the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote last week.

  • News: Smartphone Data Plans: How to Keep Bandwidth Usage in Check

    Unlimited data plans are a thing of the past with AT&T and are being phased out by Verizon. Yet new metered plans don't deliver great bang for your buck and you may get blindsided with a hefty bill if you're not careful. Here are five ways to monitor your smartphone data usage and your wallet.

  • News: Survey finds many disappointed in virtualization, cloud computing

    Too often, organizations aren't getting as much out of virtualization and hybrid cloud computing as they first thought they would, according to a Symantec survey of 3,700 information technology managers in 35 countries that was published today.

  • News: Russian bank puts lie detector in ATM machine

    Customers of the Russian Sperbank might in future have to pay attention to how nervous they sound if they wish to withdraw money from the bank’s ATM machines.

  • News: Consumers bored by tablets vs netbooks

    While the hype around media tablets is red hot it appears that most consumers couldn’t give a damn.

  • News: Victorian Steampunk Laptop Finally For Sale

    Live in the past--in style, baby! That must be what this guy was thinking when he came up with the Victorian/Steampunk Laptop. And you can now pre-order one for yourself--provided you can spare $5500.

  • News: How to Manage BlackBerry Application Permissions

    Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone OS is known for security, and that's for good reason. RIM designed the mobile OS with security in mind from the start, and it shows; the BlackBerry OS offers a number of ways for smartphone owners and IT administrators to control how mobile applications interact with your device and all of the data stored on it.

  • News: Cloud security case 3: Inavero

    By now, many people understand that the cloud is not one thing but a variety of possible architectures and options. Nathan Goff, operations director and partner at Inavero, can attest to the truth of that. Goff is using a wide range of cloud offerings from Rackspace, including its IaaS, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and managed-host offerings.

  • News: Cloud security case 1: Mohawk Fine Papers

    Paul Stamas won't deny that cost savings, elasticity and agility are all benefits of cloud computing. However, the CIO at Mohawk Fine Papers would argue that these benefits are not by themselves sound reasons to make the move to the cloud. The conversation, he says, begins and ends with the business context.

  • News: Cloud security case 2: BuildFax

    For Joe Emison, vice president of R&D at BuildFax, scalability was the main motivator for moving the company's infrastructure to the cloud. But once there, Emison says, it quickly became apparent that IaaS was also a boon to security.



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