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  • Microsoft unveils games for Windows Phone 7

    Microsoft unveiled the first wave of games for the Windows 7 smartphone operating system on Tuesday at the GamesCom 2010 conference in Cologne, Germany.

    18 Aug. 10 04:25 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • BlackBerry Torch fizzles: What's Next For RIM?

    The BlackBerry Torch 9800 was heralded as the second coming of RIM: the BlackBerry phoenix rising from the ashes to assert RIM's dominance of the smartphone market and regain some of its lost former glory. A week has gone by and reports of anemic sales, combined with slashing the price of the Torch in half indicate that RIM may need to give serious consideration to its future.

    18 Aug. 10 04:23 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Solar tech, chicken chatter get top science prizes

    Developments in solar energy research, chicken chat analysis and the search for the perfect sunscreen are among the 19 winning entries in this year's Eureka Prizes for science held by the Australian Museum in Sydney.

    18 Aug. 10 04:02 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • GPUs: Powering your gaming and cracking your passwords

    Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, led by Richard Boyd, have demonstrated that off-the-shelf GPUs (the same that power the video card in your PC) are better at cracking passwords than had previously been thought, according to a BBC report.

    18 Aug. 10 03:52 Written by Chris Head
  • Web could be stylized by new W3C font platform

    While Web publishing continues to challenge the printed page as the primary means of sharing text, in one aspect it still lags way behind Johannes Gutenberg's 500 year old technology: Web developers have a relatively measly choice of fonts. Now the standards body for the Web is hoping to bring online the rich variety of type styles long available to print.

    18 Aug. 10 03:05 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Web multimedia: 6 reasons why Flash isn't going away

    Apple's well-publicized refusal to allow Adobe's Flash technology to be installed on its iOS mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad, has led to speculation that Flash's days may be numbered as the king of online multimedia delivery. "Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of Web content," Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously stated in an open letter titled "Thoughts on Flash."

    18 Aug. 10 02:41 Written by Howard Wen
  • Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod touch

    Barnes & Noble released free Nook e-reader software for the iPhone and iPod touch today, along with updates to Nook for the iPad that provide content rating and more.

    18 Aug. 10 02:15 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • AP drops deal with LOLcats

    The Associated Press has pulled out of negotiations with Pet Holdings because LOLcats-style captions are against their journalistic integrity.

    18 Aug. 10 02:02 Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
  • Dell expands Wi-Fi reseller deal with Aruba

    Dell  plans to actively market and support WLAN products from Aruba Networks for the midsize and small enterprise market. Previously Dell was a reseller only, leaving marketing and support functions to Aruba.

    18 Aug. 10 00:48 Written by John Cox
  • HP to buy vulnerability specialist Fortify Software

    Hewlett-Packard said on Tuesday it will buy Fortify Software, which makes tools to find software vulnerabilities and compliance software, for an undisclosed amount.

    17 Aug. 10 23:21 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Laptop e-mail cache tipped Apple to kickbacks scheme

    Court papers filed by the U.S. Government and Apple against a former manager detail a scheme that allegedly saw confidential Apple data supplied to Asian electronics companies over more than three years in return for kickbacks of more than US$1 million.

    17 Aug. 10 18:38 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Report says Apple to launch 7-inch iPad by Christmas

    Apple is readying another tablet similar to the iPad but with a 7-inch touchscreen for launch as early as the end of this year, according to a major Taiwanese newspaper.

    17 Aug. 10 17:35 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • RIM may allow India to monitor instant messenger service

    Research In Motion (RIM) has offered India some access to BlackBerry instant messages, according to media reports citing government officials. Talks however continue on the Indian demand that its law enforcement agencies be able to also monitor enterprise email, the reports said.

    17 Aug. 10 14:43 Written by John Ribeiro
  • IBM unleashes 256-core Unix server, its biggest yet

    IBM has strengthened its hand in the Unix business with new systems based on its Power7 processors, including a server for large enterprises that scales to 256 cores.

    17 Aug. 10 14:05 Written by James Niccolai
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