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  • Proposed Web video restrictions cause outrage in Italy

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.
  • Debate swirls around ICANN plan to fast-track new top-level domains

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    A controversial plan to introduce hundreds of new top-level domains into the Internet has reached a crossroads: The plan will either be accelerated or delayed based on public comments due at the end of January.
  • RIAA tells FCC: ISPs need to be copyright cops

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should avoid adopting strict net neutrality rules that would limit broadband providers' flexibly to "address" illegal online file sharing, the Recording Industry Association of America said in comments filed with the FCC on Thursday.
  • Verizon Wireless slashes rates for unlimited voice

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 1:10 pm

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  • Opinion: With smartphones, toss the checklists and focus on the details

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    It's not enough to determine whether a feature is present in a device; you have to take a close look at how well it's implemented.
  • D-Link issues fixes for router vulnerabilities

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Router manufacturer D-Link admitted Friday that some of its routers have a vulnerability that could allow hackers access to a device's administrative settings, but it has issued patches.
  • T-Mobile USA Waives Call Charges to and From Haiti

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced that they will be doing what they can to lend their aid in the wake of the magnitude 7 earthquake that shook the Port-au-Prince area on January 12. The company will allow current T-Mobile customers to make phone calls to Haiti free of charge. T-Mobile is hoping to help unite family members by enabling phone calls without charges retroactively from January 12, 2010, until January 31, 2010. And any T-Mobile customers will also be able to roam free-of charge while in Haiti.
  • Half of employers check Facebook

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

    More than half (53 percent) of employers research potential job candidates on social networks such as Facebook, says
  • China eBay rival to sell merchant tools in 'app store'

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Chinese auction site has launched a download store for applications that help buyers and sellers use its service, a move it hopes will generate additional revenue.
  • Juniper, Symantec investigating after Google attack

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 2:10 am

    Juniper Networks and Symantec said Thursday that they were investigating a widespread cyber-espionage incident that has hit dozens of technology companies, including Google and Adobe.
  • Cox wireless service coming in March

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Cox Communications will launch its wireless service in March in three markets, starting out on Sprint Nextel's network while Cox works to build its own network.
  • Nexus One Naysayers Are Missing the Bigger Picture

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Google's getting a bit of a beating in the media these days. Since unveiling its Nexus One Android phone last week, the company's come under fire for everything from poor customer support to poor first-week sales with its first foray into the mobile market.
  • Haiti Relief: How to Use Tech to Make a Speedy Donation

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    In response to the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this week, many foundations have created simple ways to make a donation to the relief effort via the tech we love. With tech access at your fingertips, you have many different options for making a quick donation toward earthquake relief in Haiti. Unconvinced that giving is the way to go? Click here for before-and-after photos of Port-au-Prince, and see the collateral damage yourself.
  • Researchers use PC to crack encryption for next-gen GSM networks

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    An encryption algorithm designed to protect calls on GSM phones has been broken by three cryptographers using only a dual-core, Intel-based Dell Latitude PC running Linux.
  • 40/100G Ethernet transceiver market to reach half billion in 4 years

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    The market for 40G and 100G Ethernet transceivers will reach $545 million in revenues by 2014, with about two-thirds coming from 40G Ethernet products, according to market research firm CIR.
  • Obama seeks IT advice from tech execs

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    More than 50 CEOs from tech and other firms gathered at the White House today to offer advice on modernizing federal IT systems.
  • Honeywell to build next-gen handhelds for UPS drivers

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    UPS and Honeywell plan to work together to deploy 100,000 next-generation wireless handhelds for UPS drivers next year.
  • Update your Adobe software Now

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Use Adobe Reader or Acrobat? Then you need to update your programs Now.
  • Nortel's bankruptcy: A year of major change

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Thursday marks the end of a very busy year of bankruptcy for Nortel, one that saw painful dismantling of the once mighty telecom giant and that leaves Avaya on the verge of revealing exactly what it plans to do with the enterprise VoIP and switching assets it bought.
  • Palm Benefits from Apple Alums

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Apple's former chief software technology officer has joined venture capital firm Elevation Partners, which heavily backs Palm. Are Apple alums coming to Palm because they smell rebirth?
  • Netgear Announces New SMB Wireless Network Controllers

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Today, Netgear announced three new wireless network controller offerings that take some of the network management features of their enterprise products into the small-to-medium business market, including mass firmware upgrades, centralized configuration options, and load-balancing, for networks from five to 1500 users.
  • Compellent adds RAID 6 to Storage Center SAN

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Compellent has launched Storage Center 5 incorporating several new features aimed at simplifying data replication and improving virtualisation.
  • ZTE announces Android push, will ship phones in Q1

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Chinese network equipment vendor ZTE has joined the growing number of phone manufacturers using Android. It plans to launch smartphones based on the operating system in the first quarter of this year, it said Thursday.
  • Track Down Network Problems With Wireshark

    Posted January 14, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Ethernet networks can run remarkably well for long periods of time, lulling IT admins into a false sense of security. Unfortunately, disaster can strike at anytime, and to the under-equipped, network issues can be downright debilitating.
  • Wireless for power utilities uses WiMax guts

    Posted January 13, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    A Silicon Valley startup has combined the technology underlying WiMax with a software-defined radio to build smart grids for electric utilities.

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