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  • News: Rickroll emails didn't come from me, says Stratfor CEO

    Emails in which security consultancy Stratfor appears to invite customers to rate its response to a recent security breach are not actually from its CEO, the company said.

  • News: Lenovo gets a jump on Apple in smart TVs

    Lenovo on Sunday announced its first smart TV that will recognize voice commands and run Android 4.0 applications, getting a jump over Apple's rumored pursuit of TVs with advanced features.

  • News: Google Honors 'Graveyard Guru' Charles Addams With Doodle

    Google is giving a nod to the Addams Family.

  • News: Mandriva Linux Maker Could Face Bankruptcy in 10 Days

    It was just a few months ago that Mandriva Linux 2011 made its official debut, but now it looks like the company behind it may soon be forced to close its doors.

  • News: JP Morgan unnoticed IT integration failure results in £1.4m fine for auditor

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been fined £1.4 million by regulators, after it signed off a report containing serious rule-breaking client money practices at JP Morgan Chase – the result of a major IT switchover that failed to keep pace with changed business processes.

  • News: Microsoft scraps 'Where's my phone update?' site

    Microsoft disappointed some Windows Phone users on Friday by saying it would stop providing specifics about who will get software updates and when, and announcing vaguely that a new update is "available to all carriers that request it."

  • News: Lawsuits, competition weigh on Motorola

    The cost of patent lawsuits and a more competitive market weighed down Motorola Mobility's fourth-quarter financial results, the company reported Friday in releasing preliminary numbers.

  • News: Zlango Messaging Review: Emoticons Taken to Extremes

    Zlango Messaging is an application aimed squarely at teenagers, as it adds a plethora of custom icons to help make text messages "less dull."

  • News: NetApp becomes latest vendor to raise disk drive prices

    NetApp announced it will raise the price of disk drives in its storage systems from 5% to 15% in the wake of Thailand's flooding, which affected the world hard drive supply.

  • News: Six CES 2012 stories to watch

    The six things we'll be following most closely at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

  • News: Mozilla to launch enterprise Firefox this month with 7X slower pace

    Mozilla on Thursday said it will kick off a slower-paced Firefox release schedule for enterprises at the end of this month. Insider (registration required)

  • News: Microsoft aims Windows 8 storage at enterprise data centers

    Windows 8 includes a storage scheme suitable for business deployment that can treat hundreds of disks as a single logical storage reservoir and ensures resiliency by backing up data on at least two physical disks.

  • News: Three Benefits of Windows 8 Storage Spaces

    Small and midsize businesses often can’t afford file servers, and struggle with the best way to provide their users with enough space to store data and keep it safe from hardware failure. Windows 8's new feature called Storage Spaces has three benefits: bringing the safety of RAID to the desktop, creating an expanding space to store files, and providing these features at lower cost than other hardware options.

  • News: The road to Hadoop, Part 1: Skill sets and training

    Big data is a concept that's been as widely hyped as cloud computing, and perhaps just as misunderstood in regards to its capabilities and limitations. One of the aspects of big data that is not clearly understood is how existing databases can be used with data storage engines that are non-relational in nature. What's involved in moving data from a relational database management system (RDBMS) to distributed systems? And, perhaps more of interest to IT staff, what's the best way to learn about these big data systems, to determine the best way to use them in an organization?

  • News: Chrome 17 Beta Starts Loading Before You Finish Typing

    Version 17 of Google's popular Chrome browser entered the beta channel on Thursday, packed with an array of new features designed to improve the software's speed and security.

  • News: Warner Bros. Expected to Delay DVD Rentals By 56 Days

    Planning to skip theatrical releases for this year's hot Warner Bros. movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit to watch them at home on your HDTV a few months later? Better add another four weeks to your wait if you rent DVDs from Blockbuster, Redbox, or Netflix. Warner Bros. has reportedly reached a deal with the three DVD rental outlets to double the waiting period from 28 to 56 days between when a DVD goes on sale and when it can be rented, according to AllThingsD.

  • News: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

    There are more interesting Linux desktop distributions to choose from than ever before. However, if you're looking for major distros with a great deal of support, you'll want to look at the big four: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

  • News: Windows 8 Reset and Refresh: Microsoft's New Ways to Restore Your PC

    You've got to respect Microsoft for making a big deal out of Windows 8's reset and refresh features. Useful as they are, the main reason these features exist is because sometimes, PCs can go haywire.

  • News: Mobile Technology Will Dominate Everything

    At this year's CES, tablets will get cheaper, laptops will get thinner, and cameras will become more like phones. Apps will be everywhere, including in cars. And Microsoft's phone-inspired Windows 8 will edge closer to release.

  • News: Is Siri Really a Data Hog on iPhone 4S?

    Users of the iPhone 4S download almost three times more data than iPhone 3GS owners, a study from network firm Arieso shows, placing the blame on Siri, the voice-enabled assistant exclusive to Apple’s latest smartphone. Even compared to iPhone 4 owners, iPhone 4S users are the hungriest, using twice as much data -- but is Siri really to blame?



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