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While tech jobs are in no way immune to the ups and downs of the rest of the economy, right now they're holding their own. Here are three reasons why.
Believe it or not (and we have trouble believing it ourselves) Dialogue Box has been recommissioned for a fourth series — and we didn't have to resort to Alan Partridge-style babbling about 'Monkey tennis' to get the nod!We filmed the first episode yesterday, and without giving too much away, I can reveal that we shed (rather bright and exciting) new light on a subject we covered in the first series last year.
All eyes on US-UK speedy transition
In partnership with indie security consultant Rich Mogull (left) Mozilla has launched a valuable Security Metrics Project that could help to -- we can only hope -- put an end to the silly notion that patch-counting helps to determine a product's security posture.The idea is to develop a metrics model that goes beyond simple bug counts to accurately reflect the effectiveness of secure development efforts and the relative risk to users over time.
I've been reading the headlines today, and the main headlines on most of the top technology websites are about the YouTube/Google/Viacom saga. I'd like to call this: Youglecomgate, a potentially volatile situation hovers over the midst of everyone who has been on YouTube ever, so that's probably the majority of the globe.
Once you decide what you want from a cloud, figuring out which kind you need is easy.
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Blu-ray hasn't been setting any sales records, in no small part due to its higher price. That, however, doesn't alter the fact that Sony absolutely had to win the format war, even if media downloads end up supplanting video disc formats.
A federal judge ordered (PDF) Google to hand over 12 terabytes of YouTube user data to Viacom, finding that the list of "login IDs" does not qualify as personally identifying information.In opposing Viacom's request for the information, Google had asserted users' privacy rights: "Plaintiffs would likely be able to determine the viewing and video uploading habits of YouTube’s users based on the user’s login ID and the user’s IP address.
In aim to tackle travel budget…
On Saturday the first alpha release of Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" was made available for download. So what's new on the horizon for Ubuntu users?
Freeware application and Web service Dropbox instantly backs up and syncs your files over the Internet and to any Windows or Mac computer.Once you install the application, it will create a Dropbox folder on your hard drive.
Regular readers know that I'm a Google devotee. Between Gmail and Google Apps, I spend more time accessing Google servers than any other place on the Net.
Hosted email to fuel uptake, says Gartner
As readers here know, I have been checking out the HTC Touch Diamond and found the camera to be one of the first on a Windows Mobile device that actually works quite well. My buddy Arne Hess, from the::unwired, just posted a great article that compares the camera software and photo quality between the HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Pro, Samsung Omnia SGH-i900, and Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. I am just impressed that Arne is able to get so much hands-on time with each of these devices.
The news has been filled with stories of high-profile breaches in cyber security at large businesses. The hacking has caused havoc on a variety of levels, compromising bank accounts, embarrassing corporate...
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How doth my project fail? Let me count the ways.With apologies to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, there are myriad ways that IT projects fail.
Informa Telecoms & Media says operators have failed to voluntarily reduce the cost of SMS roaming in line with an EC deadline of 1 July