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3D printers: Almost mainstream

Richard Smith needed to build a wall-climbing robot for a customer — so he printed one. Smith, director of Smith Engineering Gb Ltd., used a CAD program to design a 3D model of the WallRover, a dual-track roving robot with a spinning rotor in the chassis that creates enough suction to hold the device to […]

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SPIRIT DSP Announces Significant Upgrade to Voice & Video Engines for Service …

MOSCOW, Dec 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — SPIRIT DSP, the world’s top voice and video over IP engines provider, today announced a significant upgrade to its TeamSpirit(R) cross-platform voice and video engines, a set of sophisticated SDKs (Software Development Kit) for service providers, software application developers and OEMs/ODMs to quickly launch HD (High Definition) voice […]

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Schools, parents push to regulate computer shops

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 TABUK, Kalinga — Following the report on high rate of absenteeism and cutting of classes among pupils and students due to computer games, school authorities and concerned parents sought the regulation of computer game business here. In their position paper, school heads and parents called on operators of computer game parlors […]

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Why one trader is selling calls in Dell

Oracle Plunges: Tech Stocks Lead Market LowerAP Technology stocks are leading the market lower after a disappointing earnings report from Oracle Corp.

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Remains of the Day: Copycat cases

Apple’s got a new case on cases, first-generation iPod nano owners are turning into sixth-generation iPod nano owners, and Siri tickles the ivories (but not your funny bone). The remainders for Tuesday, December 20, 2011 are the sincerest form of flattery. Apple Claims Samsung Tablet, Phone Cases Infringe Patents (Bloomberg Businessweek) Samsung’s devices aren’t the […]

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Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

The concept of “bring your own device” – BYOD – is a growing trend for business IT. There are a variety of benefits to allowing users to supply their own PC and mobile devices, but there are also some concerns. Make sure you understand both in order to embrace BYOD with confidence. It used to […]

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GameFly Launches Public Beta for Digital PC Client — Access to Hundreds of Free PC Games for all GameFly Members in "Unlimited PC Play"

  LOS ANGELES , Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — GameFly, Inc., the leading online video game rental subscription service, has launched the public beta for its new one-stop shop PC client. Available to all gamers for free, the PC client features up-to-the-minute news and vibrant games pages with HD videos and screenshots.  In addition to the […]

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SSD secrets, Windows 8 unveiled, Mac malware: my top 10 for 2011

No, the PC is not dead, and there’s plenty of life left in Windows. Those are the unmistakable conclusions I draw when I look at the topics that my readers zeroed in on this year. A record number of visitors stopped by this site in 2011. (Thanks to all of you for that support!) With the help of Google […]

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PC MADE EZ: A dusty monsoon means much needed maintenance on your personal computer

Nathaniel Hawthorne once said, “I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Autumn is a time to reflect on how well we managed to get through another hot summer and the annual arrival and departure […]

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Use JetClean to improve your PC’s health

As we mentioned yesterday, utilities developer BlueSprig has just released JetBoost 1.0, a free PC speedup tool designed to optimize your PC by closing down unnecessary processes. If this doesn’t have enough optimization power for your needs, though, you could alternatively try the company’s new JetClean, a suite of tools with many more cleaning and repair options. There’s […]

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