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  • News: HP shift on PCs could boost rivals

    With Hewlett-Packard (HP) likely spinning off its PC manufacturing business, other major vendors will almost certainly be looking for a way to get a bigger piece of the hardware pie.

  • News: HP's Apotheker changes his tune on mobility

    Six months after laying out his "strategic vision" for HP, CEO Leo Apotheker took the actions to realize it. And abandoned the mobile computing space.

  • News: A Cable Company May Soon Supply Your Wireless Service

    Could your local cable company's next advertising gimmick be the "quadruple play" of mobile data, phone service, cable, and Internet? That may be the case if talk of a possible buyout of mobile data provider Clearwire is true.

  • News: Beta Tests Soon for GameStop's Console-Streaming Service?

    GameStop is hoping to start a beta test for a console-streaming service by the end of the year.

  • Video: Android app connects city goers, green transport

    Spotcycle lets users search for bicycles for rent in cities worldwide.

  • News: WikiHouse Puts Housing Design in Your Hands

    Prefab housing has been around since the 1940s. The entire point of prefab was not to have to worry about the construction--all that happened somewhere off-site. It was anonymous and standardized, and led to perfectly serviceable homes that lacked even a breath of personality. After decades in which prefab was relegated to postmodernist architects, the modern DIY movement got to it, resulting in WikiHouse: a mix of Wiki software, computer-aided design programming, and CNC machining techniques that puts building design straight into the hands of the end users.

  • News: 10 Questions for HP about WebOS

    Hey, Hewlett-Packard, you're a real head-scratcher. Just 16 months ago you promise to change the mobile world by acquiring WebOS. Now, you've raised the white flag on that $1.2 billion buy. It's a lot of money, even for a mega-corporation. And $500 is a lot for buyers of your TouchPad or WebOS phone. You were just starting to market those products were just getting started. What were you thinking, HP?

  • News: Car Theft Achieved via Text Message -- But Don't Panic

    A recent report by the Associated Press paints a frightening picture: Hackers have learned to unlock a car's doors and start its engine simply by sending text messages to the vehicle's security system.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech

    Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest Internet business (Google), and a major handset maker (Motorola Mobility) marked major realignments in tech this week.

  • Video: The week in technology, 19 August 2011

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week Google announces plans to acquire Motorola Mobility, Samsung is free to sell its Galaxy Tab, the FCC investigates a city subway system after it shut off mobile phone service and MIT researchers hope to improve efficiency on aircraft carriers.

  • News: AES proved vulnerable by Microsoft researchers

    The story, "AES proved vulnerable by Microsoft researchers" incorrectly identified the nationality of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the lead paragraph. The copy has been changed on the wire. The corrected paragraph should read:

  • News: Firefox 7 reaches beta, promises faster browsing

    Mozilla yesterday released a beta of Firefox 7, putting the lighter-weight browser in front of a large number of users for the first time.

  • News: DStv drifta brings mobile TV to Kenya

    DStv, Africa's leading Pay TV operator through Digital Mobile Television Kenya (DMTV) and Multichoice Kenya, has today launched its Drifta mobile dongle in Kenya. The Drifta dongle uses Digital Video Broadcast Handheld (DVBH) to allow watching of various DSTV channels through PCs and mobile devices. The service will be available in Nairobi, Mombasa and the environs of the two cities including Thika, Athi River, Kitengela and Kilifi up to Diani. The announcements were made today by Stephen Isaboke - GM Multichoice and Felix Kyengo - General Manager DMTV, at Nairobi's Sankara Hotel.

  • News: NBA 2K12's Full Roster of Legends

    NBA 2K12's roster of Legends came out today, highlighting some of the best players to ever play in the NBA. But some of the exceptions are bound to start arguments.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Aug. 19

    This week in rumors, there was a warming trend in the iOSsphere with renewed hope that iPhone 5 might actually have LTE radios after all, along with a magnetic power connector, and with speculation the iPhone was delayed because of either an HTC patent complaint or Steve Jobs' upcoming biography.

  • News: After WebOS, Who's Next To Fall?

    Consumer selection for smartphones and tablets is quickly turning into a three-way choice between Apple, Google and Microsoft, with other competing platforms being out to pasture.

  • News: HP's WebOS failure highlight PC giants' mobile struggle

    Vendors like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Toshiba may dominate the worldwide PC market, but their efforts to turn those leads into smartphone success have failed, highlighted by HP's decision on Thursday to stop developing its WebOS-based products.

  • News: Watch Online Videos When Offline, Thanks to RealDownloader

    Web-based videos are great...when you have an Internet connection. If you're offline, however, online videos aren't much use. Unless you've already put Real Networks' RealDownloader to use, that is. This free utility lets you download a variety of Web-based videos with a simple click, so you can save them for viewing later.

  • News: Surge in attachment spam a sign of desperation, say experts

    Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks in a desperate attempt to rebuild a spam-distribution industry under pressure, security experts have suggested.

  • News: Apple Cracks Down on Alleged Knockoff Sales in New York

    Apple has a growing identity problem. Just as it has been battling fake Apple stores in China, closer to home it has been quietly suing electronic retailers in New York City for allegedly selling Apple knockoff merchandise. According court documents unearthed by the Reuters news agency, Apple is taking a stand against two Queens, New York stores, Apple Story and Fun Zone, accusing both of trademark infringements.



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