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October 15, 2011
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Apple's Steve Jobs Gets His Day California Gov. Jerry Brown, in an announcement via a Twitter post, has declared Sunday "Steve Jobs Day."
What Completed Skype-Microsoft Deal Could Mean for Consumers You may not see a lot of change at first, but the possibilities of Skype integrated into Windows Phone 7, Windows Live Essentials, and Microsoft Office are intriguing.
Looking for a Polished Linux Desktop? Consider KDE Created with a focus on end users, this interface is a popular standard in many Linux distributions.
Google Buzz Bites the Dust Google's Twitter-like social messaging platform is officially dead.
Congress Targets Amazon's Silk Browser Privacy concerns are raised about the tablet browser that routes and stores personal data in Amazon's cloud.
Who's Doing What On My Network? There are many sources of user data on networks, but here are some of the main ones.
Hackers, IT Pros Share Personal Information Online, Study Finds A new study finds that people with technical backgrounds are very inclined to disclose sensitive information like addresses and passwords to strangers they meet online, even though they should know better.
Five Reasons Companies Are Going Social At Light Speed The introduction of social media into the corporate world may undo everything we know about IT and business in general.
New Supply Figures Stoke iPad3 Speculation The iPhone 4S smartphone is flying off the shelves and already there is talk about the next version of Apple's popular iPad tablet.
Microsoft Assures Apple, Android Users they'll Still Get Skype The Internet phone service won't suddenly support only Windows, Microsoft assured customers as the acquisition becomes final.
Samsung ChatOn App Arrives in Android Market Samsung's free ChatOn app is now available in the Android Market, but users are having problems getting verification codes.
Throw This Camera Ball to Take a 360-Degree Panorama It's a camera! It's a ball! It's&both! German researchers come up with the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera that can take a single, instantaneous 360-degree image.
US Companies Pushed to Disclose Cyberattacks Public companies may need to look more closely at their exposure to cyberattacks after new guidelines were released this week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
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Light-Light Floating Lamp Is Astoundingly Awesome, Expensive Angela Jansen has created an interesting design for a partially levitating lamp that is subtle yet impressive.
Verizon's 'Can You Hear Me Now' Fleet Testing 4G Verizon Wireless has equipped almost all of its fleet of test vehicles with 4G (fourth-generation) devices to test all the major U.S. 4G networks for speed.
Web 2.0 Summit to Focus on Value, Pitfalls of Online Data This year's Web 2.0 Summit will focus on the critical role that online data plays in the Internet economy and on how its use and misuse can make the difference...
Wall Street Beat: Google, Strong Sales Boost Tech Strong results for tech companies, especially Google, and an easing of concerns about the economy boosted confidence in the computer sector, as markets closed...
Dell Traverses China Challenges to Expand Services Unit Dell is expanding its China services business one step at a time as it tries to overcome quirks associated with running a business in that market, a company...
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