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  • Comcast to encrypt basic cable channels

    April 15, 2013 5:24 PM 79

    If you’re a Comcast cable subscriber, be prepared for yet another television transition. Comcast has made official its plans to begin encrypting its basic cable channels. Comcast has begun notifying its customers in select markets that they will need to order a digital adapter if they want to continue to receive basic cable channels through Comcast

  • Red Hat Announces RDO And OpenStack Partner Program

    April 15, 2013 4:55 PM 95

    At the OpenStack Summit today, Red Hat announced RDO, “a freely available, community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives.” In essence, RDO will function for Red Hat OpenStack much like Fedora does for Red Hat Enterprise Linux: new features will land upstream, get integrated into RDO, and eventually

  • LCSO app selected to make move to iPhone

    April 15, 2013 4:24 PM 133

    Sheriff Merritt says it is just another tool that law enforcement can use In July 2012, the LCSO announced that it had launched a free smart phone app for Android devices that allowed people to keep up to date with the law enforcement agency and the Laclede County Jail. Last week, the LCSO learned that is one of four law enforcement agencies that use the app, which

  • Apple manufacturer Foxconn adds workers to make iPhones, report says

    April 15, 2013 3:40 PM 99

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Foxconn has added about 10,000 workers per week since the last week of March to its factory in Zhengzhou, which is a major producer of iPhones. Citing executives familiar with the matter, the Journal reports that the Zhengzhou factory is adding employees to work on the next iPhone. No other details of when the smartphone

  • Verizon offers $1.5bn in Clearwire spectrum grab

    April 15, 2013 3:01 PM 85

    Verizon has offered Clearwire up to $1.5bn to buy its wireless spectrum, news has leaked, with Big Red hoping to use the airwaves to broaden its own 4G deployment. Word of the proposed deal broke on Friday after a regulatory filing by Clearwire that kept the identify of its potential suitor anonymous; however, as first reported by the WSJ, sources claim

  • EA shuttering SimCity Social, The Sims Social and Pet Society on June 14th

    April 15, 2013 1:41 PM 83

    For awhile, it looked like EA was ready to stake a large part of its gaming future on social networking, introducing Facebook-oriented ports like SimCity Social and The Sims Social as well as more original titles. The game publisher isn't quite ready to be a social butterfly, it turns out: following an earlier cull that focused heavily on sports-themed

  • Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Infecting Around 32.8M Android Devices, Report Says

    April 15, 2013 1:23 PM 93

    Mobile service provider NQ Mobile today released a study of malware covering 2012, using data gathered from the company’s Security Labs. It found that malware threats in general on mobile platforms grew 163 percent in 2012, totally more than 65,000 identified distinct forms of app repackaging, malicious URLs and SMS phishing (also known as smishing)

  • Electronic Arts cans more Facebook games

    April 15, 2013 1:13 PM 90

    ELECTRONIC ARTS (EA), otherwise known as the worst company in America, today announced plans to shut down more of its Facebook games. Teens and mums might not be pleased by the news, as EA has announced plans to shut down The Sims Social, Simcity Social and Pet Society. Those who don't play those games could breath a sigh of relief, however, as it might

  • Giant Lincoln Log tower sets a new Guinness World Record

    April 15, 2013 12:17 PM 90

    When it comes to geeky building systems enjoyed by children all around the world, Lego typically jumps to mind. We’ve seen plenty of world records set by various builders around the world using Lego bricks. One of the more overlooked geeky building materials that a lot of us played with as children are Lincoln Logs. You may remember these small wooden

  • GM, Ford To Co-Develop Nine And Ten-Speed Automatics

    April 15, 2013 12:02 PM 105

    Sometimes your enemy is your enemy. Other times your enemy is your friend. This is the latter. It costs a considerable amount of money to develop transmissions these days, especially when the cog swappers have to fit in all sorts of vehicles – subcompacts to full-size pickups – and suitable for different duty applications. GM and Ford recognize this and will play nice to develop