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Apple, Major Publishers Sued Over E-Book Pricing

The United States Department of Justice has sued Apple and five major book publishers, accusing them of colluding to raise e-book prices. The lawsuit, filed in New York district court, names Apple, Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon Schuster as defendants, according to Bloomberg. The Justice Department may announce an antitrust settlement today, presumably […]

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Don’t Wait Till 8 (Windows, That Is) To Upgrade Your OS

by Jay Mellman Against the backdrop of an aggressive upgrade marketing push for Windows 7, it is still a somewhat remarkable statistic to note that essentially 50 percent of PCs still use Windows XP as their operating system. While adoption and migration is certainly on the rise, the large XP contingent begs the question: Why […]

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Farmers in N. Dakota, Minnesota create farming app

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two farmers have developed a smartphone application to help manage their farms even while they’re still sitting on their tractors. Jacob Fannik of Max, N.D., and Ryan Raguse of Wheaton, Minn., developed Virtual Farm Manager to keep notes, store yield records and sync information with web accounts for computer access. “The […]

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Hanns-G HZ281HPB review

Even though the 27.5in Hanns-G HZ281HPB is an older monitor – still available in retail channels though – it also happens to be very stylish with its gloss black and short, thick pedestal that sits out of the way. The support offers little in the way of flexibility though, it tilts a bit and that’s […]

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India’s New $35 Tablet to Get Upgrades Ahead of Launch

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Goofing Off on Your Work PC Not a Crime: Court

State officials increase numbers for recent data breach (NEWSER) – Almost 800,000 Utah residents—that’s one in six people in the state—have been affected by a data breach exposing information including Social Security numbers, names, and dates of birth. Hackers broke into a Utah Department of Health computer server on March 30, and the breach was […]

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Lawmakers ask how much LightSquared tests cost taxpayers

Two U.S. lawmakers pressed a federal agency on Monday to say how much taxpayer money went into testing the proposed LightSquared network, a private 4G system that the FCC ultimately rejected because it would interfere with GPS. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants to ban LightSquared’s plan to build a national LTE network in addition […]

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GMX-PhotoPainter 2.0 – Free Update for Mac OS X and Windows – Virtual

Gertrudis Graphics is pleased to announce version 2.0 of its flagship product, GMX-PhotoPainter, for both the Mac and PC platforms. GMX-PhotoPainter is a Digital Painting Software which enables the user to transform any image into an original artwork. Artists can start with an existing picture such as from a digital camera, scanner, or 3D rendering, […]

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Court: Checking Facebook on Your Work Computer Isn’t a Crime

By Joseph Palazzolo No, checking Facebook on work computer isn’t a federal crime. That’s the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, anyway. In a ruling by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski Tuesday, the court rejected the government’s broad interpretation of an anti-hacking statute called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Judge Kozinski, writing […]

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Asia Markets: Tokyo down for 7th straight day; Asia mostly lower

By Virginia Harrison and V. Phani Kumar, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Most Asian markets fell Wednesday as heightened worries about rising Spanish and Italian bond yields weighed on investor sentiment, sending Japanese stocks lower for a seventh straight trading day. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /quotes/zigman/2622475 HK:HSI -1.06%  fell 1.1% to 20,140.67, Australia’s SP/ASX […]

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