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  • 'Lost' -- The Top 5 Websites

    Soon, we will be watching the culmination of six years of ABC's drama Lost. After so many twists and turns in the plot, you would have thought that nobody is keeping count anymore.

    24 May 10 06:52 Written by Daniel Ionescu
  • Bugnets Could Spy on You via Mobile Devices

    Imagine sitting in a café and discussing the details of a business proposal with a potential client. Neither you nor the client has a laptop; you're just two people having a conversation. But unbeknownst to you, someone half a world away is listening to every word you say. Later, as you leave, you receive a text message referring to the proposal and demanding money in exchange for silence.

    24 May 10 06:30 Written by Robert Vamosi
  • Benefits of Google Encrypted Search

    Google launched a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/196932/encrypted_search_comes_to_google.html">new beta service this week</a>--encrypted search using SSL (secure sockets layer) to protect searches from being snooped or intercepted while traversing the Internet. <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/196908/google_offers_encrypted_web_search_option.html?tk=rel_news">Encrypted Google search</a> is still not entirely private, but it has benefits for individuals and businesses to <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/195659/users_are_their_own_worst_enemy_for_online_privacy.html">ensure sensitive information is not exposed</a> to prying eyes.

    24 May 10 04:50 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Rogue Facebook apps launch 'beach babes' attack

    Another attack using rogue Facebook applications hit users' PCs Saturday in a virtual repeat of last weekend's massive assault, security researchers said.

    23 May 10 08:32 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • HP Expands Battery Recall: Prevent Fire or Injury

    If you have used a laptop computer, you are aware that they generate a substantial amount of heat. The battery is one of the components that generates the most heat, and in the case of specific batteries from HP, the heat may be enough to spark a fire or cause significant injury. That is why HP has expanded a recall to include an additional 54,000 batteries.

    23 May 10 07:59 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Facebook page banned by Pakistan is back online

    The Facebook page that led the Pakistan government to ban the entire site was back online Saturday, at least for some users, after it was inaccessible for about two days.

    23 May 10 04:04 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Google offers encrypted Web search option

    People who want to shield their use of Google's Web search engine from network snoops now have the option of encrypting the session with SSL protection.

    22 May 10 06:33 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Apple iPad: In the Fast Lane to Success

    It's too soon to call the iPad a game-changing tech success story, but that lofty title gets closer by the week. With soaring sales, huge gains as an e-reader, real cuts into the netbook market, and sky-high (albeit early) customer satisfaction rates, the iPad's biggest challenge has been living up to all of the pre-launch hype.

    22 May 10 06:08 Written by Tom Kaneshige
  • Intel seeks reboot in television market with Google TV

    Intel hopes to establish a larger presence in TVs and set-top boxes with the Google TV platform, but the company has to overcome major hurdles including past failures and pricing concerns, analysts said.

    22 May 10 05:20 Written by Agam Shah
  • Japan Proposes Global Holographic World Cup Broadcast

    Holographic TV is the future, literally. Japanese tech-heads revealed proposals to FIFA this week to host the 2022 World Cup, offering with it holographic broadcasts to the globe.

    22 May 10 04:20 Written by Chris Brandrick
  • Forrester: Windows 7 Enterprise Use Rises as IE Falls

    It's no secret that the past few years have been the era of the frozen IT budget. As the global economy went south in 2008, most enterprises went into belt-tightening mode.

    22 May 10 03:58 Written by Shane O'Neill
  • Microsoft releases AppFabric caching software, BizTalk Server beta

    <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft">Microsoft</a> this week offered a release candidate &amp;nbsp;of its Windows Server AppFabric technology for caching of Web applications. A general release is planned for next month.

    22 May 10 02:51 Written by Paul Krill
  • How managers stopped worrying and learned to trust the cloud

    More than half of European organisations believe that cloud computing will result in an improvement in security defences. That's according to a survey conducted on the behalf of IT conference 360.

    22 May 10 02:32 Written by Maxwell Cooter
  • Thai riots spark reporting via Twitter, YouTube

    The serious riots in Bangkok this week have taken a tragic toll out on the streets, but have also sparked an unprecedented emergence of amateur news gathering, shared over YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which has proved ideal for the fast-moving situation.

    22 May 10 02:22 Written by David Legard

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