News to know: Devil Mountain Software; Lower Merion laptops; Chinese hackers; Google Gears; WiMax phone

A scandal involving Devil Mountain Software tops today's headlines

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Larry Dignan: Why we don't trust Devil Mountain Software (and neither should you)

Christopher Dawson: Lower Merion School District: A case against school-owned laptops

Sam Diaz: WashPost: Diverse group developed codes for Google cyber attack

Garett Rogers: Google pulls plug on Google Gears, leaves developers stranded

Rachel King: Sprint says its first WiMAX phone will land before mid-year mark

Jason D. O'Grady: Apple bans boobs, babes and bikinis from App Store (updated 2x)

Garett Rogers: Hey Google, Opt-out doesn't work for social applications

Doug Hanchard: EPIC explains their FTC complaint about Buzz

Sean Portnoy: Clevo's X8100 loaded gaming laptop packs mobile Core i7, Nvidia GTX 285M graphics

Rachel King: Corsair Padlock 2 USB drive comes with password protection, 256-bit encryption

Doug Hanchard: Bill Gates TED discussion on Energy and Zero carbon footprint finally gets posted

Sean Portnoy: Sony launches its first 3D-capable A/V receiver for $500

Doug Hanchard: I found my Facebook friends advertised on CTV Olympic website

Joel Evans: 20MB downloads may make AT&T's network even worse

Dennis Howlett: Weekend rant - HSBC: global bank...give me a break

Brian Sommer: The State of Professional Services 2010

Paul Murphy: Network security and fun with routing

Andrew Nusca: Review: Avaak Vue personal video network simple to install, difficult to justify

David Morgenstern: Apple iPhone emissions land in the middle of the pack

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Dell Posts fix for Alienware M17x DPC latency issue

Andrew Nusca: PC makers ready iPad rivals, but can they shape an experience?

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Firefox 3.6 suffers from unpatched "highly critical" vulnerability

Janice Chen: Sony announces plans to take on Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras

Andrew Nusca: Report: Apple to implement auto-switching on next-gen MacBook Pro

Doug Hanchard: EPIC urges court to block Google Book deal - breaks user privacy laws

Mary Jo Foley: The other Microsoft ballot screen: Coming to an Office 2010 SKU near you (in Europe)

Jennifer Leggio: Enterprise 2.0 gets Quick'n'Dirty

Matthew Miller: Freescale Smart Mobile Device pundits announced with two ZDNet reps

Heather Clancy: Wireless player plays up smart grid security theme

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Think Different - Fake iPhone for $40

Doug Hanchard; Police officer privacy, should officers be protected while on duty?

Zack Whittaker: EU browser ballot: Will universities let students choose?

Rachel King: Bang and Olufsen introduces 55" BeoVision 7-55 flat screen TV

Andrew Mager: Top 5 most interesting SxSW 2010 BizSpark finalists

Rachel King: Vivienne Tam unveils high-fashion Butterfly earbuds with Monster

Joe McKendrick: Maybe the recession was the best thing that ever happened to SOA

Matthew MIller: MobileTechRoundup show #198, MWC, HTC, and webOS

Rachel King: Windows 7 European browser selection screen screenshot revealed

ZDNet UK: Mozilla patches critical Firefox bugs

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft set to begin browser-ballot rollout in Europe

Rachel King: Details leak on Lenovo ThinkPads W701 and W701ds

Dana Blankenhorn: Will open source accept Microsoft leadership

Tom Foremski: In social media how do brands monitor for sarcasm?

Dan Kusnetzky: Citrix and Novell doing the VM certification dance

Dana Blankenhorn: Text4Baby from Big Brother?

10 open source Windows apps worth a look

Apple CEO Steve Jobs: A modern day Walt Disney?