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  • News: Researchers test emergency Wi-Fi smartphone app

    Researchers at Kingston University near London have invented a Wi-Fi system that lets emergency teams communicate with one another using smartphones and tablet computers when conventional radio channels have stopped working.

  • News: Boom! Steve Jobs now comic book superhero

    Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is being turned into a visionary superhero in a new comic book.

  • News: Xbox Wireless Speed Wheel

    Microsoft has announced a new accessory for the Xbox 360: a low-cost wireless steering wheel for your favorite racing games.

  • News: Cellcrypt releases voice encryption app for Android

    The company Cellcrypt released an application on Tuesday for mobile phones running Android that encrypts voice calls, addressing increasing concern that voice traffic over cellular networks could be intercepted with off-the-shelf equipment.

  • News: PC maker behind OP3 ceases trading, but brand will live on

    PC builder OP3 ceased trading on 31 May - the very same day its much bigger rival MESH entered administration.

  • News: Mac troubleshooting FAQ: start-up woes

    Without a doubt, the issues that cause the greatest consternation to Mac users are those that keep the computer from starting up or, if the computer deigns to boot, that prevent the Mac from operating as it should once it eventually makes its way to the Finder. Here are common startup issues and their solutions.

  • News: Apple, Nokia settle patent dispute with licensing agreement

    Nokia on Tuesday announced that it had reached a settlement with Apple on the two companies’ patent licensing dispute. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple is required to make a one-time payment to Nokia, followed by ongoing royalties to be paid for the term of the agreement.

  • News: Open-source analytics options grow

    The options for open-source data warehousing and analytics grew on Tuesday, with a number of announcements from Infobright, Jaspersoft and Ingres.

  • News: The 6 hottest new jobs in IT

    IT job seekers have real reason to hope. No fewer than 10,000 IT jobs were added to payrolls in May alone, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, reflecting a steady month-over-month increase since January. And in a June survey by the IT jobs site Dice.com, 65 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said they will hire more tech professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months.

  • News: Cash for clunkers: Old tech equipment boosts the bottom line

    Like most big companies, GlaxoSmithKline had systems in place to help keep track of its computers, servers and other IT equipment.

  • News: Samsung Chromebooks: Teardown Pegs Costs at Under $350

    Samsung's Series 5 Chromebooks are getting high marks for sporting attractive displays and snappy response times, but those attributes come at a cost for Samsung, about $332.12 to be exact. Add in Samsung's manufacturing cost of $12.20 and the cost goes up to $334.32. That estimated bill of manufacture comes courtesy of the teardown analysts at IHS iSuppli.

  • News: Securing Volly: A Pitney Bowes challenge

    Ensuring the strongest possible security is one of Pitney Bowes main priorities -- and challenges -- in implementing Volly and planning the infrastructure that will support it.

  • News: Verizon adds 19 more cities to its LTE network

    Verizon Wireless announced 19 more cities that will get its faster LTE wireless network service starting Thursday, bringing the total to 74 metropolitan areas.

  • News: Ericsson to acquire Telcordia for $1.15 billion

    Due to a reporting error, the third paragraph of the story, "Ericsson to acquire Telcordia for $1.15 billion," posted Tuesday, incorrectly explained how Telcordia will fit with the rest of Ericsson. That paragraph has been corrected on the wire and now reads:

  • News: Net neutrality advocates hope Dutch law will inspire others

    Network neutrality advocates are hoping the rest of Europe will be inspired by the Dutch government's work to protect the Internet using legislation.

  • News: Mac OS X Lion: What you need to know

    The last time Apple updated the Mac operating system—2009’s Snow Leopard release—the most noteworthy changes happened under the hood. That’s not the case with Lion, the next major version of Mac OS X. Apple has been gradually pulling back the curtain on its latest and greatest cat, first at a preview event last October and then this week at the Worldwide Developers Conference. And what we’ve seen thus far is a pretty significant shift for the Mac OS, influenced in large part by Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS.

  • News: AMD A-Series Promises Faster Graphics, Longer Battery Life

    Today, AMD is taking the wraps off its Fusion A-Series processors. Whereas the Fusion chips that launched earlier this year were designed to compete with Intel's Atom CPU in netbooks and very-low-cost ultraportable PCs, the A-Series targets midsize mainstream laptops. The CPU cores aren't likely to stand up to Intel's "Sandy Bridge" second-generation Core processors, but the new chips promise superior graphics performance and battery life in laptops priced at between $500 and $1000.

  • News: Top 10 iPhone Passcodes Revealed

    There are 10,000 possible passcodes for an iPhone, yet 15 percent of users have one of the 10 most popular codes, according to app developer Daniel Amitay, whose Big Brother Camera Security app records anonymous passcode data from users.

  • News: With BioTrust, Your Face Is Your Password

    The future has flying cars, replicators, and computers that recognize your face and let you log in just by looking at them. While we may have to wait a bit longer for the cars and the replicators, we can have face recognition right now, and it's surprisingly affordable. I took a look at BioTrust ($13), and it took a look right back at me.

  • News: Despite years of talk, utilities remain compromised

    Experts say power grid remains vulnerable, though progress has been made.



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