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Cell phone use 'possibly' a cause of brain cancer, says WHO panel

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Cell phone use 'possibly' a cause of brain cancer, says WHO panel
Reversing an earlier conclusion that no such link could be established, the World Health Organization today has issued a new report that says cell phone use is "possibly carcinogenic to humans, based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer." While stressing that more research will be required to confirm the link, these experts nonetheless are recommending that cell-phone users... Read More


World IPv6 Day with Cisco
By the end of 2011, there will be no more IPv4 addresses. Cisco IPv6 solutions can help your organization extend its reach and harness the power of the growing Internet. Based on your industry, we can help you maximize the value of your existing investments while you prepare for the next wave of Internet growth. Learn More>

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More malware apps sneak into Google Market
More malware targeting Google Android devices but pretending to be legit apps managed to sneak into Google Market over the long holiday weekend, and Google did take steps to yank them, according to a mobile security firm. Read More

Steve Ballmer: Office 365 to launch in June
Steve Ballmer said Microsoft's cloud productivity service will launch next month. Read More

Jobs to keynote Apple WWDC, introduce iCloud
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will introduce the iCloud service, as well as updates to OS X and iOS Read More

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Delivering applications to remote users is a significant undertaking. Applications need to be available, and they must be delivered securely and quickly. Through a range of products, F5 has solved the security plus acceleration challenge for remote users with BIG-IP Edge Gateway and BIG-IP APM. Read More!

Daily innovation smackdown: Biz Stone vs. Lou Gerstner
Lou Gerstner was chairman of the board at IBM from 1993 until his retirement in 2002 , during which he made network-centric computing a cornerstone of IBM strategy. He saw to it that even though IBM faded in the PC market, it remained relevant with Big Blue's mainframes. Biz Stone had plenty of naysayers when Twitter was rolled out. What can you say in 140 characters, many asked. Perhaps riding the coattails of Facebook, Twitter became an integral part of social networking to the point of now saying it has 105 million users. Read More

Spending on new software projects rises, survey says
For the first time, companies around the world are planning to spend as much on new software projects as they do maintaining existing systems, according to a new report from Forrester Research. Read More

Ricoh announces enterprise device with tablet features
Ricoh on Tuesday announced a tablet-like device that can function as an e-reader and digital clipboard for enterprises to electronically write, capture and record documents. Read More


3 Steps for Choosing the Right UC Solution
Communication is at the heart of how many small businesses operate. However, few organizations stop to consider how the way they communicate is inefficient. Many consider this to be a cost of doing business. But what if your business could overcome these problems? Learn More

Why Microsoft and Citrix need each other
Desktop virtualization company Citrix made news last week with an overhaul of its major product lines and the introduction of "Project Olympus," a cloud infrastructure stack based on open source software. But pretty high up in CEO Mark Templeton's keynote at Citrix Synergy Conference 2011 in San Francisco was a big shout out to Microsoft. Read More

IBM improves Sametime platform
IBM recently released enhancements to its IBM Sametime platform with improvements that deliver native and third-party audio and video conferencing in browser-based meetings, and extend unified communications to new mobile devices. Read More

Oracle says ERP software woes are school's own fault
Oracle has fired back against a New Jersey university's claim it is responsible for a problematic ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project, saying school officials have embarked on a "scorched earth" litigation campaign in order to cover up their own shortcomings. Read More

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The 20 Best Gadgets of 2011--So Far

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The 20 Best Gadgets of 2011--So Far It's been a good year for tech toys, and it'll probably get better, but here are some of the best gadgets we've seen in the first half of 2011.
Sony Promises PlayStation Store Back this Week All PlayStation Network services will resume by June 5th in the Americas, Europe, and most of Asia, says Sony.
Twitter to Launch Photo-Sharing Service, Reports Say Details on how the photo-sharing service will work are scarce but Twitter's CEO is expected to announce it tomorrow at the D9 conference.
Intel's Ultrabooks: What You Need To Know Intel's Ultrabooks herald a new class of laptop blurring the line between notebook and tablet.
Verizon Bill Follows Customer to the Grave Verizon billed a woman for months after she died of breast cancer, and even turned the matter over to a collection agency.
Opera 11.50 Beta's Speed Dial Gets Widgety Speed Dial can now include widgety little applications, such as the weather one in the lower left-hand corner of the screen above.
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How America Clicked with the TV Remote The TV remote matters -- so let's pause to remember some of the most significant models to appear since 1950, plus a not-so-significant curiosity or two.
More Malware Apps Sneak Into Google Market Approximately 25 apps were pulled from Google Market by Google, but an estimated 30,000 to 120,000 users appear to have been infected by them prior to the discovery they were malicious apps.
iPhone 5 May Launch This Summer New speculation puts the iPhone 5 launch date as July or August and suggests that the handset will have an 8MP camera and SIM-less design.
Top 5 Social Media Security Threats Organizations face real risks to using social media, ranging from damaging the brand to exposing proprietary information to inviting lawsuits.
"Bigfoot" Video Tops Half-Million Hits on YouTube A Washington woman unwittingly captured the beast on video, then did what any responsible citizen would do--post it to YouTube.
MSI Shows Off Slew of New 'Vaporware' Tablets If I seem jaded, it might be because MSI has 'unveiled' essentially the same lineup of tablets at four major tech conferences in a row now.
Intel to Add New Hibernation Features to PC Chips Intel is adding a pair of new features to chips used in notebooks and netbooks, one of which will allow the devices to turn on within five to six seconds after...
Intel: Ultrabook Is Not a Sign It Failed in Tablets Intel's proposal of a new class of laptop, the Ultrabook, isn't an admission that it is losing the battle to put its microprocessors in tablets, according to a...
Intel Launches New Class of 'Ultrabook' Laptops Intel announced plans for a new class of thin and light laptops at the Computex trade show on Tuesday, its latest move to improve its competitiveness in the...
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Asus Padfone and MeeGo-Based Eee PC Expand Choices The new devices will give users new options and flexibility in terms of form factors and operating systems.
Google Establishes Chrome OS Center in Taipei Google has established a software engineering center in Taipei to work with Asian laptop makers on computers running its Chrome OS, a Google executive said...
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