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  • Nintendo profits fall for first time in six years

    Nintendo saw profits fall for the first time in six years in the 12 months to March as lower demand for its Wii and DS devices, a lack of blockbuster games and the strong Japanese yen all put pressure on its business.

    07 May 10 05:15 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Facebook Privacy Complaint: A Complete Breakdown

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center and 14 other consumer protection groups lodged a formal complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday. The groups take issue with Facebook's privacy policies and accuse the site of unfair and deceptive trade practices that "violate user expectations, diminish user privacy, and contradict Facebook's own representations."

    07 May 10 04:39 Written by Ian Paul
  • National 3G license in India to cost over $US2.5 billion

    Bidders for 3G spectrum and licenses in India have pushed up the cost of a nationwide license on Thursday to more than 113 billion Indian rupees ($US2.52 billion), further raising doubts about how quickly operators will be able to make money out of the service.

    07 May 10 03:02 Written by John Ribeiro
  • First USB 3.0 portable drives hit market

    A majority of laptops come with USB 2.0 ports, but that will change as its successor, USB 3.0, begins to take hold. HP has said it will bring USB 3.0 to a majority of its high-performance and business laptops later this year.

    07 May 10 02:47 Written by Agam Shah
  • Next iPhone to offer HD video capture?

    New rumors are flying about the latest additions to iPhone OS 4.0, the latest iteration of the iPhone operating system scheduled for public release this summer. Based on the latest developer release, the upcoming OS will supposedly offer new features such as file sharing, orientation screen lock, new iPod controls, and a simplified method for killing apps running in the background.

    07 May 10 00:04 Written by Ian Paul
  • Vic govt cools off large IT projects

    The Victorian state government has become "gun shy" on big IT projects, prompting questions about whether overall IT spending is set to decline, according to an analyst firm.

    06 May 10 11:13 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Hacker develops multi-platform rootkit for ATMs

    One year after his Black Hat talk on Automated Teller Machine security vulnerabilities was yanked by his employer, security researcher Barnaby Jack plans to deliver the talk and disclose a new ATM rootkit at the computer security conference.

    06 May 10 11:08 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Top 10 Android Apps for Entertainment

    Here's a look at some of the best apps for your Android phone that will keep you entertained for hours, wherever you are.

    06 May 10 08:40 Written by Daniel Ionescu
  • Will 'hella' follow mega, giga and tera?

    One day in the distant future, when our descendents complain about their sluggish "yottabit" Internet connections, they may -- thanks to the efforts of a University of California Davis student -- state their desired network performance in hellabits.

    06 May 10 08:21 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Apple's behavior a throwback to 1984, Adobe CTO says

    Apple's refusal to allow Flash on the iPhone hurts innovation and is "like 1984 in a lot of ways," Adobe Systems' CTO said on Wednesday, implying that Apple has become the "Big Brother" it rebelled against in its iconic TV ad from that year.

    06 May 10 06:58 Written by James Niccolai
  • HP's India unit under government investigation

    Hewlett-Packard in India has been issued a show-cause notice to pay 14.5 billion Indian rupees (US$325 million) for evasion of customs duty, according to a statement on the Web site of the country's Ministry of Finance.

    06 May 10 06:20 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Facebook Fixes Bug That Exposed Private Chats

    Another day, another Facebook security snafu. The popular social network has patched a major security bug that allowed users to snoop on their friends' private chats, and view their pending friend requests.

    06 May 10 06:14 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • Facebook bug exposes private chats

    A bug allowed Facebook users to view their friends' chat sessions on the site, prompting the social-networking company to disable its internal instant-messaging service. The bug also let people see their friends' pending friend requests.

    06 May 10 06:08 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Microsoft refreshes IE9 preview, boosts speed

    Making good on a promise two months ago, Microsoft today updated its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) preview, a sneak peek that targets Web developers and others eager to try out the company's next browser.

    06 May 10 04:45 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • FireEye vows to expose 'truth' behind modern malware

    In his interview with CSO last week, FireEye Chief Security Architect Marc Maiffret lamented what he sees as <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/podcast/592577">the inability of security vendors to keep up with the malware innovations</a> made in the pursuit of attacks against the likes of Adobe and Apple.

    06 May 10 04:38 Written by Bill Brenner
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