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  • Non-US iPad Users Get First Glimpse of Their App Store

    Country-specific iPad App Stores are showing up one week early than expected for international users who bought an iPad from eBay or Craigslist, before the tablet officially becomes available in their country.

    20 May 10 23:46 Written by Daniel Ionescu
  • Quantum key security hacked for first time

    An important weakness has been discovered in the technology of quantum key distribution (QKD), which is increasingly being used by military and government to secure sensitive communications.

    20 May 10 23:35 Written by John E. Dunn
  • 'Generation standby' poses security risk to networks

    A collision of recession and technology is creating a new breed of office worker who finds it hard to tell the difference between home and work, a survey has claimed.

    20 May 10 23:34 Written by John E. Dunn
  • Germany launches criminal investigation of Google

    German prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation over whether Google broke data protection regulations when it collected fragments of Wi-Fi data while shooting imagery for its mapping application.

    20 May 10 22:06 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Standing room only for HTML5

    Anyone wondering about the level of interest in the HTML5 specification need only have tried to get into a standing room-only session on the topic at Google's developer conference on Wednesday afternoon.

    20 May 10 20:16 Written by Paul Krill
  • Facebook and Islam: Culture Clash Is Just Beginning

    Is the "<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everybody-Draw-Mohammed-Day/121369914543425?ref=search&amp;sid=648219713.2743249721..1">Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!</a>" campaign on Facebook a celebration of freedom of speech, or a thinly-veiled attempt to offend Muslims? Whatever your take, the latest Facebook fracas certainly has generated a firestorm of controversy and quickly grown into an international incident.

    20 May 10 10:50 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • LTE patent pools taking shape

    Three separate companies are steadily recruiting intellectual property holders into patent pools for LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology, initiatives intended to get more manufacturers building gear for the fast network.

    20 May 10 09:42 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Novell to solicit buyout offers this week, report says

    Novell, which turned down a US$2 billion takeover bid in March, plans to start entertaining offers from other suitors this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

    20 May 10 09:26 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • Android invasion: The next phase begins

    Writing about <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/184659/master_google_android_40_tips_and_tricks.html">Android</a> can sometimes feel like writing science fiction. So forgive me for saying the following:

    20 May 10 08:50 Written by JR Raphael
  • IBM's Newest Supercomputer Mixes Intel, Nvidia Chips

    IBM's newest supercomputer utilizes both <a href="http://www.intel.com/?en_US_01">Intel</a> and <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php">Nvidia</a> chips--the first time that IBM has ever mixed the two processors in a supercomputer, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20005218-64.html">according to a CNET report</a>.

    20 May 10 08:48 Written by James Mulroy
  • Aruba Networks reports record quarterly revenues

    Wireless LAN vendor <a href="http://www.arubanetworks.com">Aruba Networks</a> reported another quarterly loss, slightly smaller than a year ago, but its third-quarter adjusted earnings were slightly better than analysts expected, and it set a record for revenues.

    20 May 10 08:19 Written by John Cox
  • Heartland, MasterCard settle over data breach

    Heartland Payment Systems has made a third settlement deal, this time with MasterCard, related to a massive data breach two years ago at the card payments processor.

    20 May 10 07:37 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • Google focuses on Web media at I/O

    Google officials proposed on Wednesday a standard video codec for the Web and again focused on the HTML5 specification as an advancement for Web-based media.

    20 May 10 07:26 Written by Paul Krill
  • In Pictures: Microsoft Revamps Hotmail With New Tools

    Microsoft will roll out enhancements to its Hotmail Web mail service later this year, with an aim to reduce clutter and make it easier to send photos and handle Office documents. Here is a visual tour of Windows Live Hotmail's new look and features.

    20 May 10 07:14 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • HP says 10,000 cows can power 1,000 servers

    Reducing energy consumption in data centers, particularly with the prospect of a federal carbon tax, is pushing vendors to explore an ever-growing range of ideas.

    20 May 10 05:49 Written by Patrick Thibodeau

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