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  • Nuclear attack: Anonymous targets AFACT

    The loose-knit confederation of internet activists who organise under the banner “Anonymous” appeared to hit Australia again this morning, with Operation Payback targeting a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

    29 Sept. 10 11:03 Written by Renai LeMay
  • Fed’s IPv6 plan called a "game changer"

    Internet policymakers and industry leaders are hailing the Obama Administration's plan to upgrade all federal Web sites and e-government services over the next two years to support IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

    29 Sept. 10 09:21 Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan
  • Forrester: Social media content creators down in U.S.

    This year, a smaller percentage of U.S. Internet users are contributing to social media sites -- uploading videos, writing blog entries, posting comments to news articles and writing online product reviews -- than in 2009, according to Forrester Research.

    29 Sept. 10 09:10 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • More contributors join Open Cirrus cloud computing test bed

    HP, Intel and Yahoo have announced that four organisations are to join the existing group already participating in Open Cirrus, the global open-source test bed organised to fuel advancements in cloud computing research.

    29 Sept. 10 08:18 Written by Anuradha Shukla
  • Report: Apple gives Google Voice app the nod of approval

    It looks like we'll finally be seeing an official Google Voice App for the iPhone in the App Store. TechCrunch reports that not only should we expect to see the official app in the App Store soon, but that it's already been approved by the higher-ups at Apple.

    29 Sept. 10 08:12 Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
  • Man makes life-sized R2-D2 replica, takes it for a spin

    Just when you thought Star Wars robots and figurines couldn't get any better, they did. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaZoqqbz8N4&amp;feature=player_embedded">One man</a> built the ultimate accessory for any Star Wars fan: A life-sized, fully controllable R2-D2 replica. And, oh yes, you can hop in and drive it.

    29 Sept. 10 08:04 Written by Elizabeth Fish
  • Will BlackBerry PlayBook bridge the video divide?

    When I'm on the road, there are few tools in my arsenal that I value more than video chat. But as much as I love it for boosting communication with colleagues during the day and saying goodnight to my kids at bedtime, managing the current mess of disparate and disconnected chat services is a massive pain.

    29 Sept. 10 07:55 Written by Tony Bradley
  • White House issues IPv6 directive

    Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has issued a directive requiring all U.S. government agencies to upgrade their public-facing Web sites and services by Sept. 30, 2012 to support IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

    29 Sept. 10 07:45 Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan
  • Google is world's most attractive employer; Microsoft drops

    Google is the "world's most attractive employer" based on a survey of 130,000 career seekers with an education in business or engineering, according to Universum, a consulting firm that focuses on employer branding.

    29 Sept. 10 07:44 Written by Jon Brodkin
  • Cisco eats its own IPv6 dog food

    Cisco has quietly begun serving up content from its main Web site that supports IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.

    29 Sept. 10 07:25 Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan
  • Facebook clone for the enterprise created by Yammer

    Yammer, which launched two years ago as a Twitter clone for the enterprise, is now revamping itself with a new platform that looks almost exactly like Facebook.

    29 Sept. 10 07:25 Written by Jon Brodkin
  • BlackBerries gain remote support tools

    Research in Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server has tons of management and security features for the popular handhelds. But it lacks tools to let helpdesk staff remotely troubleshoot user problems.

    29 Sept. 10 07:25 Written by John Cox
  • iPad runs Windows 95, universe stays intact

    When it comes to iOS downgrading, most people talk about reverting to an older version of the operating system, like going from iOS 4 back to 3.2. The guy who posted this video to YouTube clearly has an entirely different definition.

    29 Sept. 10 06:59 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Leaked bill aims to create net neutrality law

    Draft legislation from the U.S. Congress would create a new network neutrality law but would prohibit the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from making its own rules prohibiting broadband providers from selectively slowing Web traffic.

    29 Sept. 10 06:53 Written by Grant Gross
  • Rhomobile brings iPhone app dev to Windows PCs

    Mobile application development tools vendor Rhomobile plans to unveil on Wednesday an extension to its software-as-a-service platform that will enable developers to build applications for Apple's iPhone via a Windows PC.

    29 Sept. 10 06:10 Written by Paul Krill
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