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IT & Systems Management

Knomo Alice is super stylish, lacks substance

In order to carry laptops, tablets, charging cables, smartphones, headphones, and all the rest of it, some people prefer to use a backpack. Some people prefer the...


Actual Window Manager 7.5 is packed full of features

The Actual Window Manager ($50, 60-day free trial) includes every imaginable desktop-management feature, and then some. Assuming, of course, that you manage to find...


IT & Systems Management

Toshiba USB portable hard drive is also online file server

Toshiba is set to launch a portable USB hard drive that comes with PC or Mac software that can turn it into an Internet-accessible file server.



Microsoft previews Skype for

Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for, allowing users to make calls and send instant messages from within the webmail service using...


IT & Systems Management

Gaming prototypes on display at computer interaction conference

Gaming research and prototypes have created a lot of buzz at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris this week.


IT & Systems Management

Flexible, networked e-ink displays mimic physical documents

Researchers demonstrated flexible, networked e-ink displays that behave like papers on a desk at a conference in Paris. The displays can be used separately or in...


Handheld Devices

Detector finds smuggled cellphones even without batteries or SIM cards

Turning off cellphones or even locking them in metal boxes won't be enough to keep them hidden with a new phone detector introduced on Monday.


Business Management

Kenya ICT Board Learns Tough Lessons from Digital Villages Project

Six years ago, the World Bank teamed up with the Kenyan government to launch an ambitious digital villages project, commonly known as "Pasha."


IT & Systems Management

Slice wood with laser pointer and imagination

Using a laser pointer as a knife, a project at the Computer Human Interaction conference lets users make custom creations out of wood and plastic without spending...



Spanish police say DDoS suspect used a van as a mobile office

The man suspected of participating in a large DDoS attack on an antispam organization that caused intermittent Internet hiccups drove around Spain in a van he used...

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