Premium-Inhalt. Since 1997 identity theft and fraud has affected more than 5.4 million people in the United States. And that number is on the rise with, more than 1.3 million complaints to the (CSN) between January and December of 2009 alone. (PDF), of the 721,418 fraud-related complaints to the CSN in 2009, this has cost customers [of various products and services] more than 1.7 billion dollars at a median payout of $399. But what can companies do to prevent fraud and identity theft?
Premium-Inhalt. Fancy a home with some stylish and geeky home improvements? OK, you've got the geek gear. You've got the . But have you got the geek house? Read on as GeekTech shows you how to make your home into something friends would be envious of, using cool DIY projects or hacks.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM came out with a study this week that looks at what future and devices, be they PCs, tablet or smartphone might look like.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard is the latest PC maker to jump into tablets--and in entering the market, it has immediately become the latest tablet maker to land under Apple's shadow. The is the first tablet based on the WebOS mobile operating system, which HP acquired when it purchased Palm a year ago. But although WebOS shows some flashes of finger-friendly brilliance (it seems far better suited for a tablet than for the small screen of a phone), the TouchPad suffers from cumbersome design, performance lags, and a poor app selection.
Premium-Inhalt. The long-awaited Google+ debuted to select users Tuesday. The service is Google's latest introduction into the soirée as it tries to pull in some of Facebook's 600 million users with new features, clearer privacy guidelines, and intuitive ways to search and share content.
Premium-Inhalt. I spent half an hour in a meeting, using HP's new TouchPad tablet, before someone realized I wasn't using an iPad. That says a lot about this product--due to be released Friday--and not just in superficial ways.
Premium-Inhalt. This month Microsoft patched thirty-four vulnerabilities, several of which are highly dangerous and have an exploitability vulnerability of 1. Apple released updates for Mac OS X patching a number of vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to gain personal or secure information. Finally, Adobe released an unusual number of patches this month which fix a number of vulnerabilities across a multitude of Adobe products including ColdFusion and LiveCycle.
Premium-Inhalt. The Los Alamos National Lab has shut down two of its largest supercomputers, as wildfires continue to burn near this sprawling New Mexico facility.
Premium-Inhalt. I was really excited back in the day when I discovered that Sharpie made a metallic silver marker. You could draw on yourself and look like a cyborg! Or you could draw on your binder covers so they look like futuristic computers! Of course, I knew absolutely nothing about circuitry, but now that I know a little more, a notebook cover doodle might well be able to become something real--with the help of a designed by a team from the University of Illinois.
Premium-Inhalt. junkies rejoice: The smartphone is coming to and Canadian wireless provider this summer, HTC has announced.
Premium-Inhalt. In the past, CRM served a simple purpose inside your enterprise: It kept track of your customers, their addresses and their orders. Now, though, there's far more that comes under the CRM umbrella, from connecting with your customers through social media to being able to instantly transmit customer data to a call center agent when customers call in for help.
Premium-Inhalt. The media wants you to believe that consumers are , but a new study from Pew Internet & American Life Project disagrees. According to the study, the hot gadget right now is the e-reader, not the tablet.
Premium-Inhalt. CA said on Wednesday it plans to acquire Interactive TKO, which offers a simulation platform designed to reduce the time it takes to develop and test complex applications, for US$330 million in cash.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM's decision to focus on Internet banking and integration with mobile devices seems to be bearing fruit as companies modernize systems across the region to pursue new revenue streams.
Premium-Inhalt. The CEO of a new Yahoo spinoff dedicated to developing and promoting the popular Apache distributed computing platform urged adoption Wednesday of Apache's Hadoop distribution. But Cloudera, also a player in the Hadoop space, is sticking by its own Hadoop platform.
Premium-Inhalt. As African telecom players innovate to beat their competitors, South Africa's MTN Group has pulled a first by announcing a brand and content licensing agreement with Trace, an entertainment television channel.
Premium-Inhalt. Time may be running out for the members of LulzSec as police continue to step up their inquiries into the hacking group.
Premium-Inhalt. The Chinese government is facing accusations that it has helped block news websites in Ethiopia and jammed Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) and other broadcasters, including the Voice of America and German's Deutsche Welle Amharic services.
Premium-Inhalt. With finally saying it will charge $750 for its , there's a lot of comparisons being made between it and the , but those comparisons are misleading.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's , now out in a limited release, isn't the killer that no doubt hopes it will be. However, it's an innovative platform that takes a new approach to social networking by putting you in control of how you share with people. It also includes a number of intriguing features, such as one that makes it easy to ferret out content that interests you and share it with others.
Premium-Inhalt. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Potsdam in Germany have pioneered a new way to continually monitor the physical condition of bridges, aircraft, buildings and other large structures. They have produced a material, or skin, that varies its electrical charge whenever it experiences a change in pressure.
Premium-Inhalt. If nothing else, officials wanted to drive home a point Wednesday about the : It's intended for business users, not consumers.
Premium-Inhalt. launched Office 365 to the world this week, but the company's cloud product development is by no means complete.