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No, Sony Wasn't Hacked, but They Were Mass-Attacked Sony admits its Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment were assaulted, but they weren't hacked.
Apple Opens iCloud Ahead of iOS 5 Launch The site provides a suite of Web apps for e-mail, contacts, calendars, document viewing and finding your iPhone.
iPhone 4S Garners Glowing Reviews A host of reviewers have given the iPhone 4S thumbs up ahead of its release on Friday.
Sony Suspends 93,000 PSN Accounts, Has HDTV Woes Sony discovered a large amount of unauthorized sign-in attempts on PlayStation Network so it took action. The company also announced that it had discovered a defect in 1.6 million Bravia HDTVs.
What You Get With $199 Tablets The demand for low-priced tablets has gone up in recent months, as witnessed by the mad rush to buy Hewlett-Packard's $99 TouchPad tablet.
Cheap Laptops: It's Bangladesh's Turn India isn't the only nation building a low-cost laptop.
Hands-On With the T-Mobile Springboard Budget Tablet T-Mobile's 7-inch tablet, made by Huawei, runs the Honeycomb version of the Android operating system and proved peppy when I used it here at CTIA.
Microsoft Discusses Windows 8 Tweaks After User Feedback Microsoft made changes to Windows 8's apps screen and start screen customization, and discussed a replacement for Windows 7 jump lists in Windows 8.
Samsung Offers Galaxy SII for $2 to Lucky Customers The electronics maker is offering its smartphone to the first 10 people a day to purchase the popular Android-based device at its "Pop Up Shop" in Sydney, two doors from an Apple store.
HP Offers Ink Subscriptions, Magazine Service 'Instant Ink' will supply you with a steady flow of ink to print out the Conde Nast magazines flowing from your printer.
Huawei Aims to Be Major Player in U.S. Smartphone Market The Chinese manufacturer believes it can become a "Top 5" player in the US mobile devices market within the next three years.
BlackBerry Outage Hits U.S. The BlackBerry outage that started Monday in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has now spread to North America.
Asus Introduces Zenbook UX21, UX31 Ultrabooks Asus says the laptops, which have second-generation Intel Core i7 processors, will last more than seven hours and have a two-second resume time.
New Secure Android Tool Divides Data for Work or Play A version of Android built to foil hackers would give your smartphone a split personality, separating professional and personal data.
Study: Many Websites 'Leaking' Personal Info to Other Firms Many top websites share their visitors' names, usernames, or other personal information with their partners without telling users and, in some cases, without knowing they're doing it.
Walmart Launches Local Deals Facebook Page Walmart launches local deals Facebook page, just in time for the holidays.
BlackBerry Outage Totally Unexplained RIM has failed to make public the cause of yesterday's huge BlackBerry outage, which hit many small businesses and consumers who rely on the service.
Social Media Revenue to Hit $10.3B in 2011 It's a good year to be a social networking site.
iTunes 10.5 is Out: 3 Reasons to Get It Now Apple has released iTunes 10.5, just in time for the launch of iOS 5. You should download it now.
Zynga Launching Social Network, Announces Mafia Wars 2 Zynga has gone from depending on Facebook to circulate their game to doing it themselves -- the online games publisher has revealed Zynga Direct.
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