Archives: December 2012

Study: Data caps bilk users and stifle competition

December 19, 2012
New America Foundation says broadband limits don't address network congestion or cover higher operating costs
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New Android malware makes spam-texting more economical

December 18, 2012
Botnet agent spreads through bogus version of popular games and turns Android devices into spam-texting zombies
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The Perl programming language turns 25

December 18, 2012
Hard to believe, but the 'Swiss Army chainsaw of scripting languages' and high-class glue holding the Internet together is 25 years young today
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Android fragmentation: For developers, it's a bug and a feature

December 18, 2012
Platform fragmentation is a given for Android, but developers find an upside to this fact of mobile life
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IBM's next revolution: Computers that see, smell, hear, and taste

December 17, 2012
Following in Watson's footsteps, computers will let users fondle virtual silk shirts and translate baby talk in next five years
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HTML5 now 'feature-complete,' W3C says

December 17, 2012
Consortium's next priority is tackling vexing browser defragmentation for the open Web platform
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Google to Microsoft: Up yours

December 17, 2012
Google's announcements last week about curtailing Microsoft-centric services were more symbolic than real, but the message came across loud and clear
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California leaks Social Security numbers for second time this year

December 14, 2012
Department of Health Care Services downplays latest incident, in which 14,000 Medi-Cal providers' Social Security numbers were posted online
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Buggy Microsoft patch causing fonts to disappear

December 14, 2012
Black Tuesday patch KB 2753842 is making certain OpenType fonts disappear on Windows XP and Windows 7
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Microsoft is winning by losing in mobile

December 14, 2012
So say the analysts, who dig deep to find an upside to Microsoft's lackluster showing in mobile
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