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Sites Rage Against the SOPA Machine

Sites like Wikipedia and Google have vowed to take new steps in opposing SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, as the debate over the controversial proposed legislation continues. SOPA seeks to give new powers to law enforcement and copyright holders to fight the illicit exchange of copyrighted content ...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Galaxy Nexus: A Dazzling Phone With an Enormous Appetite

OK, Greenpeace, arrest me now as an eco-criminal. I must have single-handedly deforested a good tract of the Amazon rain forest over the last few days. In mitigation, I plead that this was because of the requirements of my job. I was testing the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The device is sleek and sexy, ha...

‘Nightmare’ Hackers Take Swipe at Israeli Stock Exchange, Airline

Hackers believed to belong to the pro-Palestinian group "Nightmare" struck at the websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Israeli airline El Al on Monday in what appears to be an escalation of cyberbattles between Israelis and pro-Palestinian hackers. Three Israeli banks were also attacked. The ...

Data Plunderers Run Off With Zappos Customer Info

Thieves have made off with personally identifying data on 24 million customers of online shoe and apparel retailer Zappos. Announcing the hack on Sunday, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh said that the thieves broke into the company's system through one of its servers in Kentucky. Although customers' personal d...

Google Asks Android App Devs to Design by the Book

It's well known that Android is fragmented or, as Google CEO Eric Schmidt contends, "differentiated." In a bid to codify design principles for the operating system's look and feel, Google unveiled Android Design at CES on Thursday. This website seeks to help appdevs create apps with a more uniform l...

SCIENCE

IBM Discovers How to Store Data in a Dozen Atoms

Researchers at IBM's Almaden Labs have created a 12-atom magnetic memory bit, in a continuation of work on atomic-level memory storage first posited in 1959 by American physicist Richard Feynman. Disk drives currently use about 1 million atoms to store a single bit of information, according to IBM. ...

WinPho Struts Its Stuff at CES

After a difficult year spent at the lower depths of the global smartphone market, Microsoft's Windows Phone devices roared out of oblivion at CES 2012. Analysts and the media outlets are raving about the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II, which are displayed at the event. "Once people get over th...

EPIC to FTC: Did You See What Google Did There?

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has written to the Federal Trade Commission to look into new features in Google's search engine. "We've asked the FTC, as part of its investigation for possible antitrust violations, whether changes in Google search constitute an antitrust violation and ... ...

Dell to Take Another Whack at Tablets

A few short months after killing off its Streak 5 and Streak 7 tablets, Dell is apparently discussing plans to make a comeback to the tablet market later this year. The company's Chief Commercial Officer Steve Felice said that Dell has been lying low and learning from competitors' mistakes. "I've kn...

Google’s Schmidt Does the Android Definition Boogie

As Android smartphones sell like hot cakes -- 3.7 million were reportedly activated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day -- concerns about the fragmentation of the operating system are increasing, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt sought to allay those fears while speaking at a panel at the Consumer El...

With Sony’s New Crystal LED Display, Color – and Costs – Go to 11

Sony demoed a 55-inch prototype model of a next-generation television that it calls a "crystal LED display" at CES on Tuesday. It's claimed to be the first 55-inch full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source. Sony claims the display offers better contrast, more color and faster vide...

Google Makes Search Really, Really Personal

Google has expanded its search engine to include personal results, profiles and Google+ pages related to a given search. The new search capability, called "Search Plus Your World," was announced Tuesday. A search can now turn up relevant Google+ posts and photos from the searcher's friends as well a...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Washington Does the Security Watusi

With the apparent resurgence of hacker community Anonymous, as well as concerns that cybercriminals may have recently penetrated the networks of a number of small utilities, two United States federal government initiatives to improve cybersecurity were launched this past week. As of Jan. 6, companie...

Vizio Knocks on PC Market’s Door

Vizio will roll out five new PCs at CES 2012. Together with the company's HDTVs, these will constitute an attack on the multiscreen home entertainment market, which Apple dominates at the high end. Vizio's plans are "part of the battle for the living room, where you've got all your devices able to s...

Symantec Source Code Scattered to the Winds

Source code for two security applications from Symantec has been stolen and posted on the Web. The hackers claiming responsibility, who call themselves the "Lords of Dharmaraja," say they obtained code for the Norton Antivirus application. However, it appears they actually got their hands on code fo...

Wireless Data Hogs Only Getting Hungrier

It's well-known that iPhone owners use lots of cellular bandwidth, but it seems that the iPhone 4S has taken bandwidth consumption to new heights. Owners of the iPhone 4S use twice as much data as iPhone 4 users and nearly three times as much data as iPhone 3G users, according to an Arieso report. H...

SCIENCE

What Just Happened? Researchers Demo Time Cloaking

Researchers at Cornell University's School of Applied and Engineering Physics have demonstrated a way to cloak, or hide, an event in time. The phenomenon is similar to what happens when you remove frames from a film by cutting and splicing, except that instead of losing data about an event, you hide...

More Google Tablet Noise: What Price, What Content?

A recent report has once again stirred up rumors that Google is planning a tablet of its very own, a product line that could be akin to the company's series of Nexus Android smartphones. The tablet could debut sometime in March or April of this year, according to the report, and it will be priced t...

Supersized AMOLED TV Will Likely Be a Wallet Walloper

Korean electronics giant LG will unveil the world's largest OLED TV, with a 55-inch screen, at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. This will offer natural, accurate colors using technology developed by Kodak. It will have a narrow bezel, weigh 16.5 pounds, and measure just 4mm, or ...

Cisco’s Pricey Videoconferencing Tech Slinks Into the Shadows

Cisco has reportedly stopped selling its Umi home videoconferencing system. The decision marks the end of a short life for the product, which was launched just over a year ago in October 2010. It's yet another move by Cisco to reduce its presence in the consumer market, where the company has had dif...

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