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iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 29
Evidence, or "evidence," surfaces this week showing the Next iPhone will be either a lot like the existing iPhone or radically different. Apple moves into weapons manufacturing. Read More


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Facebook to pay hackers for bugs
Facebook is going to pay hackers to find problems with its website -- just so long as they report them to Facebook's security team first. Read More

Debt reduction deadlock drags down corporate capital spending on software, more
The U.S. debt reduction deadlock in Congress is already taking a toll on how much companies are spending on property, buildings and equipment, including computer hardware and software, according to a new survey by ChangeWave Research. Read More

SysAdmin wanted to star in a Hollywood film
Happy SysAdmin Day. In honor of that, business video provider Qumu is inviting real life system administrators to enter a contest in which the winner will star in a short film, as part of series of short films. Qumu commissioned "Gears of War" video art director and filmmaker Jerry O'Flaherty to create a science-fiction short film with the SysAdmin as the hero. The first one is out now and is... Read More

Google gets defensive, buys IBM patents
Google acquired 1,030 patents from IBM in a defensive move aimed at protecting itself from lawsuits. "Bad software patent litigation is a wasteful war that no one will win," Google says. Read More


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Data center startup Plexxi lands $20 million more
Stealthy data center startup Plexxi has landed another $20 million in funding as it continues development of a network fabric to tie together applications, compute and storage. Read More

Apple has more cash than US government! Buyout not imminent though
Given the current level of disarray and ineptitude of the elected officials in Washington DC right now this news probably shouldn't be all that shocking: Apple with its $76 billion in the bank has more cash than the US with its almost $74 billion. The news has prompted a variety of reactions. More wacky news: 20 of the weirdest, wackiest and stupidest sci/tech stories of 2011 (so far!) Read More

A10 countersues Brocade over patents
A10 Networks said it is countersuing Brocade for patent infringement and seeking to bar sales of its competitor's products in response to a motion filed this week by Brocade to bar sales of A10 products. Read More

Latest Windows Phone 7 tools let coders ready Mango apps
Microsoft has released the latest beta version of the Windows Phone 7 Mango development tools and OS build to developers. They can now start final preparations for submitting the first batch of Mango apps for certification in August. Carriers and handset makers are already testing near-final code for new phones due this fall. Read More

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Anonymous claims to have breached ManTech International's network
A tweet sent by the hacker group Anonymous at midnight yesterday claims the group has broken into the network of defense contractor ManTech International and intends to release seized documents within 24 hours. Read More

Malwarebytes preps enterprise edition of PC-cleaning software
Malwarebytes this fall expects to release an enterprise-grade anti-malware platform that it says doesn't compete directly with traditional antivirus software because it relies more on observing how the malware acts and less on seeking code signatures. Read More

CA Technologies buys Watchmouse for cloud monitoring
CA Technologies is purchasing WatchMouse, a maker of SaaS-based tools for monitoring mobile and on-demand applications, the company announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed. Read More

How to survive Black Hat and Defcon without getting hacked -- maybe
Among the thousands of security experts at the Black Hat, Defcon and Security BSides conferences next week in Las Vegas, some will surely test whether they can break into nearby laptops, phones, networks -- even RFID-enabled room keys and credit cards. Read More

Best of Google Labs: A Retrospective
As Google shuts down Google Labs, we look back at the many innovations the effort brought us, including Gmail, Google Goggles, Google Earth and Google Maps, among others. Read More

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Windows Mango Matches Apple and Android in Features: But for How Long?

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Windows Mango Matches Apple and Android in Features: But for How Long? Windows Phone 7's Mango update will bring much-needed features to the mobile operating system, bringing it up to speed with iOS and Android. But how long until iOS and Android outstrip WinPho7 yet again?
AT&T May Switch to Throttling with iPhone 5's Arrival, Says Report AT&T is rumored to be changing its data plans once again alongside the arrival of Apple's next iPhone.
Verizon's First 4G Laptop is Overpriced, Here's Why Verizon and Hewlett-Packard offer a wireless broadband-ready laptop for $600
Microsoft Pokes Fun at Google in Spoof Video: "The GMailman' Microsoft allegedly took another swing at Google--and Gmail--in the form of a GMailman spoof video that was shown at a recent private sales conference.
Android Tops Smartphone Market With 39% Share Android's multiple vendors are keeping it on top in the U.S. smartphone operating system wars, although Apple is still dominant as an individual manufacturer.
It's Selectric! IBM's Classic Typewriter Turns 50 It's the anniversary of the release of one of the best-selling office devices ever -- and the midpoint of IBM's history.
Top 10 Google Wins and Fails of 2011 (So Far) We're only halfway through the year, but Google has already had its share of successes and failures.
Macs Infringe S3 Patents, Could Face U.S. Import Ban A trade agency judge has ruled that some Macs infringe patents held by S3 Graphics and could be barred from the U.S., according to a decision made public Wednesday.
E-Commerce Sites Based on Open Source Code Under Attack About 100,000 Web pages for e-commerce sites based on the open source OS Commerce software have been compromised with malware through a mass iFrame injection.
Jeff Vogel Revisits Avernum in 'Escape From The Pit' Spiderweb Software announces Avernum: Escape From the Pit, the next phase in indie coder Jeff Vogel's longstanding Mac and PC fantasy roleplaying series.
At Last! Watch Flash Video on Apple iPhones or iPads With SkyFire's VideoQ App The $2 Skyfire VideoQ app converts Flash videos to HTML5, making them playable on iPhones and iPads.
A Hacker Speaks: How Malware Might Blow Up Your Laptop Researcher Charlie Miller has found a security hole in Apple laptop batteries that could allow hackers to attack your PC. We spoke with him about how it works and how you can fix it.
Sprint s Move To LTE Not Great News For Consumers Does the Sprint news move consumers closer to mobile standarization? Nope. Each of the four wireless players currently use, or will use, different frequencies for LTE.
Nintendo Cuts 3DS Price to Push Sales UPDATE: Under pressure from Sony's unreleased PlayStation Vita, Nintendo slashes the price of its handheld gaming device to grab market.
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Apple Topples Nokia, Samsung as Top Smartphone Maker In four short years Apple has become the smartphone maker to beat, blowing past once market share leaders Nokia and Samsung, according to IDC research.
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Gundam Car Navigation Software Now Available for iPhone Ever wished your commute to work had more random battles? Enter Namco Bandai with the first in its Character Navi series.
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