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  • Archive project will digitize WWII Enigma messages

    During World War II, Britain's brightest minds routinely decoded encrypted German military messages, an effort believed to have significantly shortened the war and saved the country further devastation.

    05 June 10 16:04 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Missouri AG looks into Google Wi-Fi mess

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is asking Google to answer questions about how the company's widespread wireless-network sniffing activities may have affected local residents.

    05 June 10 10:46 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Ballmer Bites Back, Disses the iPad

    Ladies and gentlemen, step up to the ring: We've got a good old-fashioned Microsoft-Apple battle a-brewin'.

    05 June 10 10:14 Written by JR Raphael
  • Facebook CTO: Don't forget Facebook is for sharing

    Attention to privacy on Facebook has been intense in recent months after the company made more profile information public by default, added options to its already-complicated privacy settings and introduced features to personalize external Web sites using people's profile information.

    05 June 10 06:27 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • New Yahoo CTO: Standardize then personalize

    Raymie Stata, named Thursday as Yahoo chief technology officer, has a tough job ahead of him: Yahoo has experienced <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/197234/bartz_yahoo_working_to_boost_flagging_user_engagement.html">flagging</a> user interest of late and although it started as a search company, it has since farmed out that area to Microsoft Bing, repositioning itself as an online content and service provider.

    05 June 10 06:13 Written by Joab Jackson
  • PC shipments hit record growth in Q1

    Echoing earlier research, a report from iSuppli shows that worldwide PC shipments hit record growth in the first quarter of this year.

    05 June 10 05:54 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Facebook hopes new privacy page can quell unrest

    In an attempt to quell increasing <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177254/Facebook_CEO_says_mistakes_made_privacy_changes_coming">privacy concerns</a> among its users, Facebook this week launched a new page aimed at helping them better protect personal information posted on the social network.

    05 June 10 04:29 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Computex 2010 chip roundup: The fast, small and cool

    Wondering when you can get a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon smartphone processor to game on the go? Or Optimus-enabled Nvidia chips in your laptop to save battery while traveling? At this year's Computex expo in Taipei, chips are getting smaller, faster, and smarter than ever.

    05 June 10 04:16 Written by Alessondra Springmann
  • LinkedIn etiquette: The right way to request new connections

    We've all done this: You sign into LinkedIn, glance at the "People You May Know" box and recognise a few names. Perhaps they're former colleagues, friends from university, or maybe they're people you've never met before, but you know they'd be a good connection to make. You click "Connect," choose how you know him or her, and fire off the invitation with the typical boilerplate, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

    05 June 10 03:43 Written by Kristin Burnham
  • Apple WWDC speculation heats up: 5 best bets

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) gets underway Monday in San Francisco, and speculation is rampant over what revelations CEO Steve Jobs has planned. Here are my five top picks.

    05 June 10 03:32 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • Charity creates Xbox 360 controller out duct tape, Velcro and a bag of rice

    Steve Spohn is wheelchair-bound, on a ventilator and can barely move because of muscular dystrophy, but he's still able to play video games. He participated in last week's Games for Health conference in Boston, where the AbleGamers Foundation hosted the Hardware Hackers Challenge, a contest to build a handicap-accessible game controller in under two hours.

    05 June 10 03:13 Written by Nick Barber
  • Courts allow search of Gizmodo editor's computers

    The announcement of the newest iPhone is (supposedly) just around the corner, and San Mateo County courts have just now decided to go forward with the Gizmodo-iPhone-prototype investigation.

    05 June 10 00:51 Written by Sarah Jacobsson
  • Over a dozen iPad rivals shown at Computex

    Companies showed off over a dozen new rivals for the iPad at Computex this year, including a nifty 10-inch touchscreen tablet that docks into a speaker from Compal Electronics.

    04 June 10 22:28 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • Hard drive horse race between Western Digital, Seagate heats up

    Western Digital Corp. in the first quarter of 2010 shipped the most hard disk drives (HDD) of any storage supplier, surpassing arch nemesis Seagate Technology for the first time ever on a quarterly basis, according to market research.

    04 June 10 20:13 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Disk storage sales hit double-digit growth

    For the first time in as many quarters, a new report shows that worldwide sales of external disk storage systems experienced double digit growth, offering a strong indication that companies have loosened their IT purse strings and begun purchasing new equipment.

    04 June 10 20:13 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Hitachi LG develops Blu-ray drive with built-in SSD

    Hitachi LG Data Storage Korea is presenting a first-of-its-kind product at Computex this week, an Blu-ray Disc optical drive that combines a solid-state drive.

    04 June 10 15:00 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Android tablets on show by Foxconn, Hardkernel

    Two 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet designs that run Google's mobile Android software are on display at the Computex electronics show in Taipei, one from Foxconn Technology and the other by Hardkernel.

    04 June 10 14:16 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • Storage revenue on the rebound, IDC says

    The storage business recovered strongly in the first quarter, showing clear signs that enterprises have shaken off the effects of the worldwide recession, at least when it comes to their fast-growing storage needs, IDC said Friday.

    04 June 10 14:06 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Startup preps Web-based prototyping service

    A new service that allows drag-and-drop prototyping for Web applications is due for release next month and promises to streamline project management by displaying the desired result in real-time.

    04 June 10 11:32 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • 7 Essentials for a Successful Cloud-first Transformation

    A guide to the critical stages that will get your whole business safely into the cloud.

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    Amazon Web Services enables businesses to gain and keep a competitive edge by dedicating more of their valuable resources to their core business. Organisations leveraging the AWS Cloud benefit from a reliable, secure and cost effective environment which helps them achieve global scale and meet the demands of a constantly changing business landscape. As well as freeing up resources to focus on innovation, AWS customers can also reduce both costly capital expenditures and the overhead costs associated with maintenance of legacy hardware. In 190 countries around the world today, the AWS Cloud powers hundreds of thousands of businesses, enabling them to get to market more quickly, to better understand their customers and react to their needs and to be agile enough to pivot and align with market conditions

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