Die Verbraucherzentrale NRW prangert Hersteller an, die mit einer selektiven Vertriebspolitik für saubere Kanäle sorgen wollen, in der Realität damit aber oft die Kunden treffen. So gehe Konsumenten bei Kauf in Onlineshops oft die sonst übliche Hersteller Garantie verloren – ohne dass diese darüber ausdrücklich belehrt würden. Die Verbraucherzentrale NRW hat diese Praxis bei vielen namhaften Marken-Herstellern entdeckt, unter anderem beim Kaffeeautomaten-Spezialisten Jura und bei den Unterhaltungselektronik-Herstellern Denon und Pioneer. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Megaupload filed a court brief on Thursday asking a judge to decide next week whether to dismiss criminal copyright infringement charges, a request that could result in a quick end to the court case against the company.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's CEO Larry Page has lost his voice and will not be speaking at the company's upcoming public events, a spokeswoman for the company said on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Twitter was forced to roll back its software to a previous stable version on Thursday in order to restore service after a two-hour outage, one of its engineers said in a blog post.
Premium-Inhalt. As major cellular equipment makers push small cells as tools to boost mobile data capacity, two smaller manufacturers are building more intelligence into the devices.
Premium-Inhalt. A California court will limit the number of exhibits Apple and Samsung are able to submit when their multifaceted patent infringement case comes before a jury next month.
Premium-Inhalt. Like the global economy, the world of project management and collaboration software seems to be divided into two significant groups: the "haves" and the "have-nots".
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Premium-Inhalt. On Saturday, British mathematician Alan Turing would have turned 100 years old. It is barely fathomable to think that none of the computing power surrounding us today was around when he was born.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony and Panasonic, two major yet struggling TV manufacturers, plan to join forces to build televisions using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, Bloomberg .
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Premium-Inhalt. Twitter is to blame for a temporary outage, not a hactivist group that claimed it took down the site in a distributed denial-of-service attack, the micro-blogging site says.
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Premium-Inhalt. Don't overlook powerhouse Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2012 just because the program costs only $89 (with a seven-day free trial that can extend to 30 days with registration). If you need to whip-up stunning layouts for print or online, integrate your images seamlessly, and create and edit vector graphics like a pro, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is one program you shouldn't miss. Xara's overlap of photo editing, vector drawing, page layout, and Web features make it useful, plus Xara is light on its feet and easy to love.
Premium-Inhalt. Demand for enterprise social software will grow strongly in the coming years, as more organizations implement the products to improve collaboration and communication primarily among employees, but also with customers, according to IDC.
Premium-Inhalt. LinkedIn has extended a new feature, called "Targeted Status Updates" to all companies that have LinkedIn Company Pages. This feature first launched in April, but was available to only a few businesses.
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Premium-Inhalt. Supporters of Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of rival label EMI's recorded music division found themselves on the defensive at a Senate hearing on Thursday as they squared off against critics who warned that the combined entity would be large enough to effectively dictate the terms of music distribution in the digital age.
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Premium-Inhalt. For decades, business has looked to a centralized IT function to control technology infrastructure and offer services to business units and employees. Now new technologies--cloud computing, consumer-focused mobile devices in the enterprise and Big Data analytics-are eroding that structure. CIOs and the IT functions under them must prepare for transformation or be left in the dust.
Premium-Inhalt. Tech finally got a dose of good news this week from enterprise vendors including Oracle and Red Hat, which offered up some solid financial reports even as analysts continued to downgrade forecasts for IT spending this year.
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Premium-Inhalt. Looking for a little light-hearted adventure this weekend? Check out Quantum Conundrum, a puzzle game that you can buy on Steam right now for less than twenty bucks. The premise for your puzzle-solving is a high-tech Victorian house haunted by the disembodied voice of Dr. Quadwrangle, a curmudgeonly scientist trapped in a pocket dimension who needs your help. To free him you'll need to strap into the sneakers of his precocious nephew and navigate through the malfunctioning mansion by dodging deadly lasers, leaping impassable chasms and traveling to alternate dimensions while your omniscient uncle offers hints and pokes fun at your progress (or lack thereof).Also, you're 12. Did you play Portal? Then let's get one thing clear up front: Quantum Conundrum is very, very similar to Portal. Expect to spend 6-8 hours progressing through a series of locked rooms, solving puzzles of increasing complexity by manipulating physics with a futuristic gadget strapped to your arm. The striking similarity might reflect the fact that Kim Swift, lead designer of Quantum Conundrum, was also lead designer of the original Portal. Swift left Valve Software before was released to join Airtight Games and work on Quantum Conundrum, so it's feasible that fans of Portal might embrace Quantum Conundrum as that games' spiritual successor.