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    Was IT-Profis von Forrest Gump lernen können

    Es gibt gute Gründe, warum ein Mann mit einem IQ von 75 für Freiberufler und andere IT-Experten ein Vorbild sein kann. Nicht nur, weil er Apple-Millionär wurde. …mehr

  • Mozilla ships Firefox 3.6 release candidate, nears final

    Mozilla on Friday shipped a release candidate build of Firefox 3.6 that, barring problems, will become the final, finished version of the upgrade. …mehr

  • Acer recalls Aspire laptops after some casings melt

    Acer is recalling about 22,000 Aspire laptop computers after customers reported that some models were overheating. …mehr

  • Gunman: Augmented reality sniper game for iPhone

    While augmented reality apps have been positioned as the "new hotness" on smartphones for a while now, there have been very few that blend all of the requisite parts of the technology to make anything that's actually . Shadowforce seems to be onto something with its new app (iTunes link), however. Described as "laser tag meets urban paintball" the game is played by pointing the iPhone's camera at opponents and "shooting" them through the simulated scope. The game features a number of different game modes (Wi-Fi required for multiplayer) and works its magic by recognizing the colors that other players are wearing. Check out the video below to see it in action. …mehr

  • AMD to show upcoming laptop processors

    The story "AMD to show upcoming laptop processors," posted to the wire on Wednesday, incorrectly described how workloads can be divided up between CPUs and graphics processors. The story said tasks can be offloaded from graphics processors to CPUs; it should have said from CPUs to graphics processors. …mehr

  • iHome Embraces the App Store, Kitchens

    It appears that iHome maker SDI Technologies has adopted Apple's philosophy of using software to sell hardware, with an iPhone app that's free to all and two speaker docks designed for it. …mehr

  • Ford Sync: And They Say Texting Is Dangerous?

    Automakers are feverishly adding all sorts of tech gadgetry to their latest models. The most recent announcement is courtesy ., which this week at rolled out a series of new features for its Sync technology, including a that brings Wi-Fi and Web apps, including social networking sites like Twitter, to some new Ford models beginning in 2012. …mehr

  • Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi to provide video downloads

    Aircell, the company offering the Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service on many airlines, will launch an in-flight video downloading service later this year. …mehr

  • Wireless power group sees standard within 6 months

    The group developing a standard for wireless charging expects to complete its first specification within six months, opening the door for makers of cell phones, digital cameras and other devices to bring compatible products to market. …mehr

  • Screens from former OLPC CTO now in devices

    Mary Lou Jepsen and her team at start-up have their display-screen technology in several products being shown at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and plan to put a DIY (do it yourself) screen kit on the market early this year. …mehr

  • Symbian lays out mobile OS roadmap

    Symbian Foundation, responsible for development of the Symbian mobile OS, is readying its Symbian^3 and Symbian^4 versions of the platform, with version 3 likely to be feature-complete next month, a Symbian blogger said this week. …mehr

  • Microsoft asks for rehearing in Word case

    Microsoft asked an appeals court for a rehearing in the patent case that requires the software giant to pay US$290 million in damages and prevents it from selling the current version of Word starting on Monday.  …mehr

  • Quick look: The LG GW990 and Intel's role in 'superphones'

    The upcoming LG Electronics GW990 smartphone looks, and feels, like it could be a real hit when it finally gets to the market in the second half of the year. …mehr

  • Add Network Folders to Windows 7 Libraries

    I'm a big fan of Windows 7's Libraries feature, which makes it easy to find the documents, music, pictures, and videos scattered across various locations on your hard drive. …mehr

  • Court order to shut down H-1B sites called 'deeply dangerous'

    A New Jersey judge's order issued two days before Christmas is drawing sharp criticism from an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. …mehr

  • Court Questions FCC Authority to Impose Net Neutrality

    No decision has been made yet, but, if Friday's arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals in DC are any indication, it doesn't appear that the will prevail in exerting its authority over . Losing this battle may be just what the FCC needs to move forward with its efforts to . …mehr

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