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  • Opinion: Apple Brings iWork to iPhones, But Problems Remain

    Apple Tuesday introduced a new version of its iWork suite of office applications, for the first time making the productivity tools available on its Phone and iPod Touch devices as well as on the iPad.

  • Opinion: HTC Desire HD Hacked To Run Ubuntu Natively

    The HTC Desire phone range are pretty nice as it is, but it would also be cool to see how the phone runs under another operating system. It didn't take the guys over and the XDA Developers forum too long to get the Android phone to boot Ubuntu natively.

  • Opinion: Verizon Bill Follows Customer to the Grave

    Sometimes you get the feeling that the bills keep coming and they won't stop until you're dead. And sometimes, even then, the bills keep coming.

  • Opinion: Disney Researches Force Feedback on Your Spine

    Sometimes I don't think games are immersive enough. I'll pull some ridiculous maneuver in Dirt 3, and all I get is a little controller shake. Pffh. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks this, because, according to New Scientist, the engineers at Disney Research in Pittsburgh are working a "Tactile Brush" that can mimic motion across your back.

  • Opinion: US Government Embraces Consumerization of IT

    The agencies of the United States government, under the guidance of CIO Vivek Kundra, are adapting to the consumerization of IT and letting users make their own technology decisions. Unfortunately for RIM, it seems that users are not choosing BlackBerry, which has previously been dictated as the government standard.

  • Opinion: E3 2011: What to Expect

    Next week, the video game industry will descend upon downtown Los Angeles for the E3 expo, an annual trade show with gaming's biggest publishers and hardware makers. It's going to be a hectic show, with lots of new gaming systems and the sensory overload of countless video games in every corner of the L.A. Convention Center. No E3 is without surprises, but here are the top 5 safest predictions for E3 2011:

  • Opinion: Intel Ultrabook Will Power Bring-Your-Own-Computer Trend

    With the introduction of the Ultrabook, Intel has made the consumerization of IT even more of a reality.

  • Opinion: Asus Padfone, MeeGo-Based Eee PC Expand Choices

    The product announcements are coming fast and furious from the trade show floor at Computex in Taipei, including a virtual sea of tablets. There are a number of interesting contenders in there, to be sure, but two new offerings from Asus--my favorite hardware maker--strike me as being particularly rich with possibilities.

  • Opinion: How to get 10-meg broadband, anywhere in the UK

    As we reported earlier, Eutelsat Communications today announced affordable, always-on broadband for everyone in the UK, regardless of where they live in relation to the nearest phone exchange.

  • Opinion: Apple Confirms iCloud Launch for WWDC

    Apple Tuesday morning confirmed that it will launch an online service called iCloud next week, about as much of a solid preview as one can ever get from the always-secretive Apple.

  • Opinion: MSI Shows Off Slew of New 'Vaporware' Tablets

    MSI is revealing a variety of new products at the Computex 2011 conference this week, including a variety of tablet models. The real question, though, is when--or if--they will even be available, because MSI has been 'unveiling' tablets for over a year now.

  • Opinion: Twitter to Launch Photo-Sharing Service, Reports Say

    Twitter is set to launch its own photo-sharing service this week, according to reports. Twitter has been slowly invading the territory of third-party developers who built on their platform, and the release of its own image-sharing service will endanger popular services such as Twitpic and Yfrog.

  • Opinion: Sony Promises PlayStation Store Back this Week

    Finally. The PlayStation Store should be back this week--one month after the PlayStation Network was hacked and shuttered--along with anything else still missing in action, says Sony. A press release dropped through the official PlayStation blog Monday signaled the online service's return to full health by June 5th in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, though excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

  • Opinion: Study: Friends Hard to Keep Up with on Twitter, Facebook

    Finding all those friends on your social networks is easy, but keeping up with them can be tough.

  • Opinion: Kobo, Nook Newcomers vs. Kindle: Chart

    The e-reader field is getting more crowded.

  • Opinion: Asus' Padfone Combines Smartphone With Tablet Dock

    It's the hybrid of the gadget world, and computer maker Asus wants in.

  • Opinion: 5 Unique Ways to Make Money Online

    Who says you can't make money online? Prison guards at a Chinese prison camp are reportedly forcing inmates to smash rocks by day and play World of Warcraft at night. The purpose of the all-night WoW sessions is to obtain virtual gold by completing in-game tasks. The prison bosses then turn around and sell the virtual gold in the real world making as much as $930 a day, according to the Guardian. Called "gold farming," the practice is not uncommon and it's believed as many as 100,000 full-time virtual gold farmers operate in China alone.

  • Opinion: Asus Teases Smartphone-Tablet Combo, More

    Asus has posted teaser pics on Facebook for three new devices it will introduce at Computex the week of May 30: a smartphone-tablet mystery device, a revamped Eee PC netbook, and "a tablet that jumps out at you."

  • Opinion: Zuckerberg's New Diet: Kill Your Own

    Mark Zuckerberg has conquered the world and made half a billion friends along the way, and now he wants to conquer his own dinner. The Facebook founder recently made the bizarre declaration that he plans to only eat meat he kills himself for the time being.

  • Opinion: Day 26: OCR in Google Docs

    There are enough different features and scenarios to explore with Google Docs that 30 Days With...Google Docs only scratches the surface in some ways. For example, here we are with 25 days down and a only a handful to go and we haven't yet examined the OCR (optical character recognition) feature.


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