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  • Opinion: Bing, Facebook Deepen Ties, Threaten Google +1

    Microsoft has unveiled a deeper conglomerate of Bing and Facebook that harvests the power of the social Web, one year after forming a partnership to take "social search" to the next level.

  • Opinion: Day 16: Forms, Surveys Made Simple in Google Docs

    Here we are on day 16 of the 30 Days With...Google Docs project. Having spent the last couple days describing the Discussions feature, and describing the pros and cons of my experience trying to use Google Docs Discussions, we are now going to move on and look at the forms feature of Google Docs and some of the ways it can be used.

  • Opinion: UI Problems Mar Jv16 PowerTools

    Jv16 PowerTools 2011 ($30, 60-day free trial) is a utility suite which includes many useful tools for performing all kinds of system maintenance, from temp file cleanup to startup management. Unfortunately, it also has a number of issues, giving it the feeling of something rushed to market a little bit before QA was finished with it.

  • Opinion: Baby Named After Facebook 'Like' Button

    An Israeli couple has reportedly named their baby daughter "Like," after Facebook's Like button.

  • Opinion: Rumor: Apple Hosting Special Retail Event this Weekend

    Thursday will mark the 10th anniversary of Apple retails stores, and Apple is preparing for a special event to celebrate the event. Staff has been mobilizing at Apple stores around the country, preparing for a hardware-related launch, "a solid Apple source" told BoyGeniusReport.

  • Opinion: PSN Apology: What Else Would You Have Sony Do?

    Now that the PlayStation Network’s back, Sony’s trotting out something it's calling a "PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program," prompting cries of "too much" or "too little" in certain press channels.

  • Opinion: Dell Teases MacBook Air Rival with Facebook Video

    Dell has teased its upcoming XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop on Facebook, posting photos and a video to pique consumer interest. The 15.6-inch laptop sports a slim and streamlined design and, like the late Dell Adamo, is meant to take on the MacBook Air.

  • Opinion: HP Outlook Gloomy: Can Tablets, WebOS Turn Things Around

    HP cut its forecast for the year by a billion dollars, and HP CEO Leo Apotheker issued a gloom and doom memo warning staff that times are tough. With consumer demand for PCs, and business demand for tech services down, can HP get back on track with the TouchPad tablet and its gamble to put WebOS on PCs?

  • Opinion: Nook Color App Store Hits 1 Million Downloads in a Week

    Barnes & Noble announced Monday that he Nook Color App Store has reached the 1 million-download milestone. While that isn't much compared to the Android Marketplace or Apple's App Store, it's important to remember that the Nook Color accomplished this feat with a limited selection of apps and within just one week after the Barnes & Noble rolled out its over-the-air software update to its e-readers, allowing users to download additional apps.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Ultrathin Lenovo ThinkPad X1

    Lenovo officially announced the ultrathin ThinkPad X1--targeted toward both business and personal laptop users--on Monday. Besides being the thinnest ThinkPad to date, the X1 adds consumer features, such as a backlit keyboard, with enterprise-level security and other business capabilities. I got a chance to play with this 13-inch ultraportable and have to say the X1 may give the MacBook Air a run for its money.

  • Opinion: Dropbox Drops the Ball on Data Security

    Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their data is more private and secure than it really is. Whether Dropbox was deliberately misleading, or just failed to clearly communicate policy changes, the complaint filed with the FTC illustrates concerns over online data security.

  • Opinion: Solar-Powered Plane Completes International Flight

    The solar eagle has landed onto record history, with the Solar Impulse setting down at Brussels' main airport, after a 13-hour international flight on May 12th. The historic flight began in Switzerland at 8:40 (11:40 p.m PST), cruised at 12,400 feet going an average 43 mph, and finally land at in Belgium at 21:38 (12:38 p.m. PST).

  • Opinion: EMC - Box Alliance Provides Needed Cloud Safety Net

    EMC and Box.net announced a deeper partnership that gives customers a stepping stone to embrace the benefits of the cloud without risking it all. The hybrid approach of EMC Documentum combined with Box.net in the cloud delivers both peace of mind and flexibility at the same time.

  • Opinion: Moving to the Cloud Isn't for Everyone: What to Consider

    Turning to Internet services instead of in-house servers appeals to companies seeking lean, mobile operations. The "cloud" is a hot buzzword, but moving the bulk of your infrastructure and data there isn't right for every business. Most small companies plug along with a mix of on-site and off-site hardware and software. For some organizations, maintaining in-house servers is crucial.

  • Opinion: Simple Hack Brings Hulu to Motorola Xoom

    No matter what brand you have, tablets are pretty cool. They're pretty useful for not only mobile-style gaming, but productivity such as checking e-mails. One really beneficial use that some tablets are still lacking however are TV or movie-streaming apps, such as Hulu.

  • Opinion: Netflix, Miramax Sign Deal - Finally, Decent Programming

    If you've exhausted the decent content on Netflix Instant Watch and are now relegated to endless low-budget horror sequels and the straight-to-DVD dregs, here's some good news: the long-awaited deal between Netflix and Miramax has been sealed, and classic content is on its way.

  • Opinion: Lazarus Add-on Recovers Lost Form Data in Firefox

    This is an update of a post from a couple years back. Once you read it, you'll understand why I felt compelled to run it again.

  • Opinion: Day 15: Google Docs Discussions

    We have reached the half-way point for the 30 Days With...Google Docs project. On Day 14, I discussed the Discussions feature introduced in Google Docs earlier this year, and today I spent some time seeing how it works in the real world.

  • Opinion: Droid X2 may Arrive Next Week

    Motorola's Droid X2, the follow-up to one of Verizon's most popular Android phones, is set to launch in stores on May 26, according to internal documents.

  • Opinion: Protect Your Kids Online

    Tru006 asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for suggestions on monitoring and controlling children's browsing habits.



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