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Wal-Mart Latest To Try Smartphone Solution To Long Checkout Lines

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Wal-Mart is testing a mobile app checkout system that will let customers scan items where-ever they find them in the store - hopefully reducing the length of checkout line at the giant retailer. The trial program is the latest in a series of mobile-based solutions designed to cure the dreaded...
Wal-Mart Latest To Try Smartphone Solution To Long Checkout Lines

Seagate Central review: media sharing for the home, plus backup too

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We really enjoy the ability to consume content on any device from just about anywhere we may roam. The cloud has been a big part of making that happen, but there are still a few things the cloud can't do nearly as well as local storage -- namely, share...
Seagate Central review: media sharing for the home, plus backup too

10gen expands MongoDB with storage service

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Open source database provider 10gen is expanding into storage services, offering a hosted backup service for its flagship MongoDB data store.Using 10gen's backup service would save users from the work of setting up their own backup copies, which can be a challenge to implement, according to a 10gen statement...
10gen expands MongoDB with storage service

The webOS Wish List: Online account management

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Here's something we've been practically begging to get for three years now: online account management. Today, if you go to hpwebos.com/account and log in with your webOA Account credentials you get just a handful of options. You can view the devices associated with your account (no more than one...
The webOS Wish List: Online account management

Apple warns ex-MobileMe users with 20GB free iCloud storage of 'downgrade' coming Sept. 30

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Apple has begun sending last-minute reminders to users currently enjoying 20GB of free iCloud storage, warning that from September 30, it will downgrade their accounts unless they take action. Introducing iCloud alongside the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 in October 2011, Apple offered paid MobileMe subscribers a free 20GB extra...
Apple warns ex-MobileMe users with 20GB free iCloud storage of 'downgrade' coming Sept. 30
Why Companies Should File For Patents Now

Japan Rams ACTA Through; Ratifies It While Avoiding Debate

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We heard some rumblings out of Japan over the weekend that the ruling party was seeking to ram ACTA through the ratification process there. This wasn't a huge surprise. Japan was actually a key player in the formation of ACTA at the very beginning, and it was where the first...
Japan Rams ACTA Through; Ratifies It While Avoiding Debate

How to set up your Raspberry Pi to play Atari 2600 games

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So after your brain hurts a bit and you're tired of learning computer science on the Raspberry Pi, you might want to relax with a bit of nostalgia and exercise your thumbs with some retro gaming. Want to revisit your childhood memories of Pong? Ping away. Maybe your kids...
How to set up your Raspberry Pi to play Atari 2600 games
The Sweet, Sweet Cruelty Of Apple's New Lightning Connector For iPhone 5

RIAA Wants Search Engines to Censor “Pirate Sites”

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Later today RIAA CEO Cary Sherman will take part in the “The Future of Audio” hearing at the U.S. House of Representatives. While the music industry group’s main aim at the hearing is to convince legislators to close a loophole that allows radio stations to play music without paying performance...
RIAA Wants Search Engines to Censor “Pirate Sites”

Stephen Wolfram has much better data on his life than you do

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Stephen Wolfram, the genius behind the seminal math software Mathematica, the ambitious book A New Kind of Science, and the quirky search engine Wolfram Alpha, has been collecting data on his life for a long time. For instance, he’s been recording every single keystroke he’s made since 2002, totalling over...
Stephen Wolfram has much better data on his life than you do
Google pushes out 18 new Google+ treats: enhanced Android app, better Events management, low-bandwidth connection for Hangouts, and more
Microsoft's Windows Blue Gets A Video Demo, Borrows More Tricks From Windows Phone
Facebook's Self-Deleting Pokes Can Be Resurrected 90 Days Later (FB)

Internet Outage Last Weekend Was Preventable

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If ever there was a time that seemed to demonstrate the vulnerability of cloud computing, last weekend was certainly it. Mother Nature’s capricious whims put the smackdown on an Amazon Web Service (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, Friday night, bringing down hundreds of websites and quite a few popular...
Internet Outage Last Weekend Was Preventable

Keep your calendar out of the cloud with Efficient Calendar

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When it comes to desktop calendar software on the PC, there is little argument that the big dog in the park is Microsoft Outlook. However, while Outlook comes with a hefty feature set, it also comes with a hefty price tag--more than most people would want to pay to...
Keep your calendar out of the cloud with Efficient Calendar

EFF Starts Operation Mega Retrieval

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When the Megaupload servers were taken down, no one bothered to distinguish legitimate data from data that infringed on the copyright of others. Users who had been using Megaupload as a host for their own files were now in a position where they were denied access to those files, even...
EFF Starts Operation Mega Retrieval

Mac User Rolls His Own Fusion Drive And Details How You Can, Too

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Apple announced Fusion Drive along with its new Macs and iPad mini last week, and while it may have seemed like a straightforward hardware option only available from Apple itself, it’s actually more about how OS X handles storage, startup and other operations at the software level. Which means, as...
Mac User Rolls His Own Fusion Drive And Details How You Can, Too
A tale of two crashes

Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine

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Microsoft is still determined to explore every nook and cranny of Windows 8 on its way to the newly official October launch, and now it's swinging its attention towards File History, its revamped approach to preserving our data. The new component supplements Windows Backup, which Microsoft admits is "not...
Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine

The Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to evade the police

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In a tenacious move that should finally make The Pirate Bay “raid proof,” the world’s largest torrent site has moved… to the cloud!First The Pirate Bay got rid of its trackers. Then it stopped hosting torrent files. And now, in the words of TPB’s Winston Brahma, “we’ve gotten rid of...
The Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to evade the police
Synology Diskstation 4.2 update directly streams AirPlay video, dramatically improves Time Machine/AFP

28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time

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Technology never stops moving foward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing law. But just because computers are one big exercise in evolutionary progress, that doesn't mean certain computing maxims ever go out of style. Take, for example, the...
28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time

Japanese Law Enforcement Uses New Copyright Law To Arrest 27 File Sharers

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Last year, we noted that Japan had put in place ridiculously draconian copyright laws that criminalized unauthorized downloads, DVD backups and even watching infringing YouTube videos in some cases. And, of course, what good is a law if it's not used? So, Japanese law enforcement apparently went on a big...
Japanese Law Enforcement Uses New Copyright Law To Arrest 27 File Sharers

Version Control And Backup Software AutoVer

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A single backup is sometimes not enough which is especially true for files that are changed a lot. Think of a programmer who saves dozens of revisions of the same file throughout the day or a writer who adds to a document so that it grows by the minute.Version control,...
Version Control And Backup Software AutoVer

A tale of two iClouds

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Recent criticism of Apple’s iCloud has exposed just how fractured the brand actually is behind the scenes. Developers are having problems with some of the technologies bundled together under the name and it’s causing some confusion. The truth of the matter is that there are really two iClouds, which couldn’t...
A tale of two iClouds
Apple’s Power Nap Is Basically Microsoft’s Windows SideShow/Connected Standby

Users are having issues with Time Machine and Spotlight in Apple's OS X 10.7.5

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Numerous users are reporting issues with Apple’s OS X 10.7.5 that have rendered Time Machine backups and Spotlight indexing almost unusable. Though Apple’s most recent desktop operating system is OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, the company has continued to update its previous-generation OS X Lion 10.7. However, the latest update,...
Users are having issues with Time Machine and Spotlight in Apple's OS X 10.7.5

Backupify Implements New Oauth IMAP Implementation For Gmail

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Backing up your Gmail just got a whole lot safer. Up until now, the Gmail API only allowed us to pull contacts and the number of unread messages. We couldn’t actually pull email messages. To pull messages for backup, we had to use IMAP, which required us to store your...
Backupify Implements New Oauth IMAP Implementation For Gmail

Review: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores

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Whether you're upgrading computers or just doing a little digital housekeeping, you'll need to move or backup your iTunes media library. You could do it manually, or you could save yourself plenty of headaches and hassle and use CopyTrans TuneSwift instead. This $15 application automates the process and handles...
Review: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores
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