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Opening the Gaming Gadget

When you think about portable gaming gadgets, it's hard to rattle off a hefty list of possibilities. They mostly follow a path of heavy marketing -- the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable are heavily advertised, and their sales are strong. But some hardcore gamers have become attracted to devi...

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Physicist Ian Appelbaum Puts New Spin on Semiconductors

University of Delaware's Dr. Ian Appelbaum is looking to "spin" his research on the magnetic properties of electrons to get more electronic enhancements from semiconductors. Appelbaum's research is now funded in part with a nearly half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Experim...

The Shift to SOA: Repurposing Priceless Business Logic

"SOA transition" is buzz term growing in popularity among IT managers, especially when they meet with corporate boardroom residents. Businesses are transitioning into service-oriented architecture by tapping into the increasing number of SOA products software makers are creating to meet this new int...

Why Do Bad Things Happen to PCI-Compliant Companies?

Caution: Just because your company has a payment card industry compliance certificate, don't assume your data is perfectly safe and secure. You can still suffer a breach. That's the lesson recently learned by retail clothing company Forever 21. Company officials posted a notice on their Web site las...

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PC Fixer Lassos Customers the Old Fashioned Way: Free Services

Getting reliable and reasonably priced tech support for an ailing computer is time-consuming and frustrating. PC users at home, school and work face malfunctions caused by human error, software failure and hardware configuration glitches. On top of these problems are the increasing daily threats pos...

Can Merb Knock Ruby Off Its Rails?

Engine Yard, a software developer of cloud deployment and open source tools for Ruby on Rails applications, last week released an open source framework for building fast, high-performance Ruby applications. Called "Merb," the programming tool is similar to Ruby on Rails. Merb is an MVC framework. It...

The Untapped Open Source Online Gaming Opportunity

Open source software is often an unsung hero in the online gaming universe. Game engines are complex applications with core functionalities provided by numerous modules. These include a rendering engine for 2-D or 3-D graphics and a physics engine or collision detection and response calculator. In a...

Cisco Stirs Up AXP Interest With Dev Contest

Cisco Systems announced on Tuesday the extension of its Application Extension Platform as well as a contest for developers to provide new applications. The Cisco AXP is an open, Linux-based hardware module for the Cisco Integrated Services Router. Its Linux-based integration environment comes with a...

Blacklisting and Whitelisting: Color-Coding Security

For many businesses, keeping computers out of harm's way is a full-time job. IT departments spend increasing amounts of resources keeping out the bad stuff or finding and removing it when malware does slip in from careless users or sloppy adherence to best practices. Viruses, spyware, Trojans and ma...

AppDeploy Community Launches Free Windows Installer Tool

AppDeploy, an online community for both systems management professionals and application and computer administrators has released a free software tool called "AppDeploy Repackager." The tool is the industry's first free application dedicated to the complex task of Windows Installer repackaging, acco...

PRODUCT REVIEW

RealDVD Works Great – If You Can Get It

RealNetworks released its controversial RealDVD movie ripping application last week but within days removed the program from its Web site due to a legal feud with the Motion Picture Association of America. RealNetworks provided TechNewsWorld with a final prelease version of the RealDVD software last...

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ubExact Gives Search a Little More Personality

Google and Yahoo are so well established in my daily Internet search routine that I wasn't expecting to find anything new with a beta engine from a start-up search company. But ubExact had more than one pleasant surprise in how it lets users search. ubExact launched its beta on Sept. 2 after spendin...

Survey Says: Windows and Open Source Play Well Together

Open source adoption is growing rapidly, but adopters in U.S. are lagging behind European enthusiasm, according to software provider OpenLogic. OpenLogic announced Tuesday it has discovered more than 300,000 open source package and project installations in use around the world through its Open Sourc...

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Open Source to Go

The age of mobile computing is upon us. Small form-factor laptops, even smaller netbooks and smartphones keep us continuously connected with colleagues, family, friends and our bosses around the clock. These mobile gadgets make it possible to take all of our data with us wherever we go. Mobile techn...

Linux Where You’d Least Expect It

OK. You've heard of Linux. It's another operating system for a computer. But why use it when you can choose between Windows and Macs? Unless you run business-class servers, Linux isn't really something consumers really need to hear about, right? Well, if that's what you think Linux is, you couldn't ...

The New Biology of Biometrics

To a lot of computer users, the concept of biometric authentication is limited to thumb drive reader devices, eye scanners and voice pattern recognition. Such technologies still face stiff competition in most enterprise circles, where passwords and user tokens seemingly work well enough and are quic...

IronPort Offers New Layer of Armor Against Invisible Web Menaces

Internet security firm IronPort Systems announced on Monday an enhanced layer of protection for its Web Security appliance S-Series with the addition of Exploit Filtering technology. The company made its announcement on the heels of the March launch of its URL Outbreak Detection and Botsite Defense....

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When Your PC’s Ailin’, Who Ya Gonna Call?

When you buy a PC, chances are darn good that the service package will be neither very convenient nor inexpensive. Most in-home or in-office service plans amount to little more than a local repair shop guy traipsing through your front door on a first-available basis. Even carting the computer to an...

The Winds of Cyber War

The computer attacks Russia allegedly orchestrated against Georgia in August have raised the cyber warfare bar to a new threat level. The cyber assault that accompanied Russia's armed maneuver into its former territory of Georgia escalated to an international event. The concept of hurting a nation...

Firms Partner to Open Window on Enterprise Virtualization

GlassHouse Technologies announced on Monday the release of Managed Services for Virtual Environments, a first-of-its-kind suite of managed services. The company broke the news at the VMworld 2008 Solution Exchange in Las Vegas. GlassHouse, an independent IT infrastructure consulting and services fir...

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