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iPad's Momentum in Restaurants Grows with Buffalo Wild Wings Trial

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Ever since the iPad was introduced two years ago, its potential to revolutionize the restaurant industry has been widely touted, with some restaurants already moving to replace their traditional point-of-sale devices with iPads and companies such as Square seeking to fill that need. And while iPads in restaurants have been...
iPad's Momentum in Restaurants Grows with Buffalo Wild Wings Trial

FCC to dole out up to $300 million to help carriers expand service in rural areas

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It seems like almost every day that we receive a press release announcing Verizon or AT&T is planning to expand its LTE coverage to three, five, eleven new markets. But in some remote pockets of the country, you'd be lucky to latch onto even a solid 3G signal. In...
FCC to dole out up to $300 million to help carriers expand service in rural areas

Apple v. Samsung judge yells 'get to the point, you two'

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Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over the courtroom battle 'twixt Apple and Samsung has ordered that both companies slim down the bundle of litigation so its easy for juries to understand. The docket currently contains 16 patent violations, six trademark issues, five "trade dress" claims and an antitrust matter --...
Apple v. Samsung judge yells 'get to the point, you two'

Samsung's Galaxy Tab(s) 2 delayed by, you guessed it, Ice Cream Sandwich

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Since the calendar clearly says April, we can take it as read that Samsung missed the promised March release window for both the seven and ten-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 2. The company conceded that it was because both it and Google needed more time to tailor the...
Samsung's Galaxy Tab(s) 2 delayed by, you guessed it, Ice Cream Sandwich

Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'

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Undeterred by the fact that even humans struggle to interpret certain gestures, Huawei says it's allocating a chunk of its growing R&D budget to new motion-sensing technology for smartphones and tablets. The company's North American research chief, John Roese, told Computerworld that he wants to allow "three-dimensional interaction" with...
Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'

House passes bill that would call for a single website tracking federal spending

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The last time a proposed law captured our attention it was so widely loathed it was never even put to a vote, but today we bring you the kind of no-brainer legislation that seems to have strong support on both sides of the aisle. The US House of Representatives...
House passes bill that would call for a single website tracking federal spending

ZTE blasts past the speed barrier with field test of 1.7Tbps data transmission

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That bank-breaking 150/35Mbps FiOS connection you're so proud to call your own? Yeah, it looks like dial-up next to the searing terabit speeds recently achieved by ZTE's optical network. The Chinese telco, mostly known stateside for its mobile handsets, has successfully completed an experiment designed to highlight the possibility of...
ZTE blasts past the speed barrier with field test of 1.7Tbps data transmission

Verizon's 'secret menu' Share Everything plans offer 20GB for $150

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Like Starbucks' Short Latté, Fatburger's Hypocrite and Wendy's Meat Cube, Verizon is offering its own not-so-secret menu on its Share Everything data plans. Big V's Brenda Raney told Computerworld that there are five more tiers beyond the 10GB top-limit shown on the company's website -- that are only available...
Verizon's 'secret menu' Share Everything plans offer 20GB for $150

FBI Searches Social Media For Insider Trading

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The FBI launched Perfect Hedge Investigations, an effort to root out insider trading and includes monitoring of social networks. The emphasis on social media and online communications platforms like Skype accents how complex law enforcement is becoming in the connected era: a simple phone tap or document subpoena is no...
FBI Searches Social Media For Insider Trading
New Java exploit puts 1 billion Macs and PCs at risk

Psystar Case Comes to a Close as U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

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More than four years after Psystar challenged by Apple by first selling unauthorized Mac clones and later shifting tactics to offer software supporting installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard on PCs, the dispute between the two companies has finally reached its conclusion. As noted by CNET, Psystar's persistent legal...
Psystar Case Comes to a Close as U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

Nokia Siemens Networks hands business support division to Redknee, reaffirms focus on mobile broadband

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There aren't too many surefire ways to get oneself focused in the business world, but completely detaching a corporation from a business division ain't a bad tactic. Just two days after Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it'd be selling off its optical business in order to focus on LTE,...
Nokia Siemens Networks hands business support division to Redknee, reaffirms focus on mobile broadband

China Telecom introduces corporate iPhone deal as it seeks to overcome recent slump

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China Telecom, the country third largest operation and recent new Apple partner, is wooing corporate customers with a deal aimed at increasing sales of the iPhone 4S and boosting its 3G business, according to The Standard. Beijing-based companies that buy 10 iPhone 4S devices, registered with China Telecom’s subscriber plans,...
China Telecom introduces corporate iPhone deal as it seeks to overcome recent slump

Pew Research finds 22 percent of adults in US own tablets, low-cost Android on the rise

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It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that more Americans than ever now own tablets, but if you'd ever wanted some quantifiable data to go along with that homespun wisdom, then the Pew Research Center is glad to help. According to its latest report, 22 percent of US...
Pew Research finds 22 percent of adults in US own tablets, low-cost Android on the rise

Using Facebook At Work Makes Employees Happy (FB)

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A growing number of employers are realizing that letting employees use Facebook at work is not an evil waste of time. These employers know that people work hard these days. Many work long hours at the office and more at home. Using Facebook for a few bit at work...
Using Facebook At Work Makes Employees Happy (FB)
Department of Energy kicks off five-year, $120 million battery research program

Alliance for Broadband Competition forms to sway opinion against Verizon's AWS acquisition

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The effort to prevent Verizon Wireless from its purchase of AWS licenses from SpectrumCo and Cox just became a bit more intense, as several opponents to the deal have now banded together to form the Alliance for Broadband Competition. The coalition includes T-Mobile and Sprint, along with advocacy groups...
Alliance for Broadband Competition forms to sway opinion against Verizon's AWS acquisition

Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture

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Looks like the decision to not make a decision has... well, created a decision. Back in December of 2011, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung and a smattering of other Japanese firms put their heads together in order to launch a joint venture to manufacture and sell ICs for mobile devices. Communication...
Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture

Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

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Antivirus firm Symantec has published a new blog post examining how the Flashback malware affecting hundreds of thousand of Macs has been generating revenue for its authors by hijacking users' ad clicks. According to the report, the widespread nature of the infection means that malware authors could have been generating...
Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day
Yet another Java flaw allows "complete" bypass of security sandbox
Western Digital releases new 2TB Thunderbolt drive, claims better performance than SSDs
Verizon has five secret data plans you can only get if you know about them

White House e-mail was down 23% of the time in Obama's first 40 days

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White House CIO Brook Colangelo has revealed some harrowing details about his first days on the job. Entering the White House along with Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, Colangelo "delivered the first presidential BlackBerry" and mobile devices to other top administration officials. Yet the White House's technology was...
White House e-mail was down 23% of the time in Obama's first 40 days

AT&T's Glenn Lurie sees the end of WiFi-only tablets

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AT&T's Glenn Lurie believes that WiFi-only tablets won't be around for long as the cost of cellular modems falls. Talking at CTIA Wireless, the "emerging devices" honcho thinks that the low ($30) cost of an HSPA+ radio will eventually make manufacturers abandon the two-tier model -- doubling the potential...
AT&T's Glenn Lurie sees the end of WiFi-only tablets

Take that linear algebra to go: Intel's 48-core chip targeting smartphones and tablets

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Intel's taking its 48-core processor and applying it to a field beyond academia: the world of mobile electronics. The company this morning announced intentions to slip the 48-core bad boy into future tablets and smartphones (emphasis on future), with CTO Justin Rattner saying the mobile implementation could arrive "much...
Take that linear algebra to go: Intel's 48-core chip targeting smartphones and tablets

UK, US seize 36 domains tied to financial fraud

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British and US authorities have moved to seize 36 domain names associated with websites being used to traffic in stolen payment card data. The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) said in a release issued today that the sites used Automated Vending Carts, a type of Web e-commerce software...
UK, US seize 36 domains tied to financial fraud
European Commission confirms probe of alleged Windows RT browser exclusion, details more complaints

Microsoft advises nuking Windows Gadgets after security hole discovery, we mourn our stock widgets

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Whether you see Windows Vista and Windows 7 Gadgets as handy tools or a blight upon a pristine desktop, you might want to shut them off for safety's sake. Mickey Shkatov and Toby Kohlenberg have found that the desktop widgets' web-based code have flaws that would allow malicious Gadgets,...
Microsoft advises nuking Windows Gadgets after security hole discovery, we mourn our stock widgets

Everspin throws first ST-MRAM chips down, launches commercial spin-torque memory era

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Who says scientific breakthroughs never amount to anything? Everspin has followed up on research developed by IBM, TDK and German researchers years back and released the first commercial spin-torque magnotoresistive RAM (ST-MRAM) onto the market. The technology works by taking advantage of electron "spin" to store data in a...
Everspin throws first ST-MRAM chips down, launches commercial spin-torque memory era
Taiwanese university sues Apple for Siri-related patent infringement
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