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Sprint launching HD Voice in months, following SK Telecom

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Sprint is going to launch its HD Voice LTE service by the end of this year. The service, initially using HTC EVO 4G LTE handsets at both ends and requiring the local network to be upgraded with Network Vision, aims to improve the voice call experience by offering a wider...
Sprint launching HD Voice in months, following SK Telecom

Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

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Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks. Apple described how such a standard could be used at...
Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers
Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S3
TC Labs Created Occupy.here To Give You An Internet All Your Own

Exploring the Mac's sharing features

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Last week I showed you how to connect your Mac to the Internet and to a local network. Now that your computer is on speaking terms with other devices and services, let's examine exactly how you can put those powers of communication to use for sharing the devices and files...
Exploring the Mac's sharing features

Korea's KakaoHome passes 1 million downloads after doubling user base in 4 days

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KakaoHome, the Facebook Home-style Android application from South Korea’s top messaging company Kakao, has crossed the one-million download mark just four days after it passed 500,000 downloads last week. The figure – listed on its Google Play page – is impressive considering that KakaoHome was launched only 13 days ago...
Korea's KakaoHome passes 1 million downloads after doubling user base in 4 days

And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine

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Drum roll, please. Google Compute Engine is now available to everyone, not just those who pay $400 per month for Google Gold support. (Update: Actually, it turns out folks can sign up for GCE starting at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday.) Notably, Google will offer its resources in sub-hour increments...
And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine
Flying drone swarm could bring free Wi-Fi access to protesters [video]

Microsoft renders Flame contained with Windows Update revamp

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Following a groundbreaking cryptographic attack that hijacked the platform Microsoft uses to deliver updates to millions of large customers, the company has issued changes designed to prevent similar exploits from working again. The company's Windows Server Update Services, which businesses and organizations use to deliver patches to large fleets of...
Microsoft renders Flame contained with Windows Update revamp
Cablevision's Optimum app for PC and Mac exits beta, live TV streaming now available to all

WiGig, the next generation of Wi-Fi

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The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance have been working diligently on the next generation of high-speed, consumer Wi-Fi…and its name is WiGig. WiGig, which will run on the 60 GHz  (yes, Gigahertz) spectrum, can reportedly reach speeds of up to 7 gigabits per second. In all likelihood...
WiGig, the next generation of Wi-Fi
Microsoft accidentally gives pirates the keys to Windows 8

Google testing mystery device, may be testing 802.11ac

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Two applications from Google to the FCC, one asking to test a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled "entertainment device" from December and other seeking to set up a residential gateway using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from earlier this month may indicate that Google is planning to deploy or at least support future 802.11ac...
Google testing mystery device, may be testing 802.11ac

Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With New Pricing And Data Tools To Compete With AWS

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Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available, marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its pay-as-you-go pricing. The service is now open to any developer or business. In its post...
Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With New Pricing And Data Tools To Compete With AWS

NYC-backed health startup lab wants to turn academics into entrepreneurs

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The Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab, a new startup program supported by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), is betting that it can turn a group of mostly science-oriented academics and researchers into business-savvy entrepreneurs. The program which launched at the end of last year, this week announced the...
NYC-backed health startup lab wants to turn academics into entrepreneurs
Aereo licenses Bloomberg TV as first cable station

Review: The Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS Drive Is Heavy Iron For The Small Office

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Short Version While there is plenty to be said for cloud storage, sometimes it’s nice to have a few terabytes on your local network for backups, document storage, and fun. That said, the Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS drive performs all of the functions of a small NAS admirably and, with...
Review: The Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS Drive Is Heavy Iron For The Small Office

Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling

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Anti-consumer legislation SOPA and PIPA might be all but dead, but there isn’t time to rest. There is a seemingly never-ending flow of proposed legislation, statutes and bills queued up, ready to bust down doors and storm living rooms. One of the latest involves the forced transition from analog to...
Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling
Android "BitTorrent Certified" box wants to bring torrents to your TV
Boxee TV now supports DLNA streaming, 3D movie rentals

Google Cloud Print: The Future of Printing?

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These days everything from your mobile phone to your desktop PC will most likely have an Internet connection. This means you you can send an email, collaborate on a document or share a photo between almost any device using the myriad of web services that are available today. But printers are still...
Google Cloud Print: The Future of Printing?

Google opens up powerful AWS competitor Compute Engine to all

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Google cloud infrastructure service Compute Engine is now open to all developers who want to use it, the search giant announced today. Compute Engine was first announced about a year ago and aims to compete with Amazon Web Services,...
Google opens up powerful AWS competitor Compute Engine to all

Maxthon Cloud Browser adds local network file transfers for Android and Windows

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While many browsers sync through the cloud, few know how to cope with the local network -- what if we just want to push a file to another device nearby? Maxthon doesn't think we should have to resort to an online service or a dedicated app for the purpose,...
Maxthon Cloud Browser adds local network file transfers for Android and Windows

Flame Malware Listens To Your Conversations And Watches Your Email

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Kaspersky Lab, a Russian antivirus firm, has discovered Flame, a dangerous, sophisticated new piece of malware that appears to be targeting Iranian government computers—just like Stuxnet, a hostile computer program which sabotaged Iran's nuclear program. But unlike Stuxnet, Kaspersky researchers said, Flame is 20 times more complex than Stuxnet....
Flame Malware Listens To Your Conversations And Watches Your Email

Facebook moves all users to HTTPS for added security

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Just in time for holiday travels, Facebook is moving all users to HTTPS connections to help block attacks over Wi-Fi networks. HTTPS is a secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the essential method your browser uses to connect with websites. At the expense of a little speed, it...
Facebook moves all users to HTTPS for added security

World IPv6 Launch Day: Escaping the IPocalypse

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Do not adjust your NIC: As of this morning, unbeknownst to you, you might be surfing the IPv6 internet. Your memorable, 4-to-12-digit IPv4 address may have been replaced by a gribbly IPv6 monster that looks something like this: 2001:0db8:85a3:0000: 0000:8a2e:0370:7334. In a world that has virtually exhausted its IPv4 address...
World IPv6 Launch Day: Escaping the IPocalypse

10 Things to Try in Google Chrome 5 Beta

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If you're using the stable version of Google Chrome, the latest beta release (Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 for Windows, Mac and Linux) will be a pleasant surprise. Here are 10 things you should try after installing Chrome 5 beta:1. Google Chrome remembers zoom settings for each domain. Go to http://www.nytimes.com, zoom...
10 Things to Try in Google Chrome 5 Beta

Researcher: UPnP flaws expose millions of networked devices to remote attacks

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Tens of millions of network-enabled devices including routers, printers, media servers, IP cameras, smart TVs and more can be attacked over the Internet because of dangerous flaws in their implementation of the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol standard, security researchers from Rapid7 said Tuesday in a research paper....
Researcher: UPnP flaws expose millions of networked devices to remote attacks

Netflix iOS and Android apps have a remote control easter egg for PS3 owners

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Now that the revamped Netflix interface has hit phones and tablets for both Apple and Android powered hardware, the service has quietly enabled something else: second screen remote control. Currently the feature is only known to work on the PlayStation 3 with a mobile device on the same local...
Netflix iOS and Android apps have a remote control easter egg for PS3 owners

Google wants to let Chrome apps interact with your TV and other devices

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Google’s Chrome team appears to be looking to extend the way the browser connects with other devices, incorporating support for a new protocol that will enable Chrome apps to discover and interact with “first screen devices.” According to François Beaufort, who recently discovered that Google will attempt to bring Google...
Google wants to let Chrome apps interact with your TV and other devices
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