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Lady Gaga to Little Monsters: 'start asking for IPADS FOR XMAS!!'

Apple even has the benefit of Lady Gaga fanning hype around its iPad and smartphone leading into next week's anticipated iPhone 5 announcement. The singer this week encouraged her fans (a.k.a. Little Monsters) to "start asking for IPADS FOR XMAS!!" in order to showcase her upcoming album, dubbed ARTPOP.

Written by Bob Brown06 Sept. 12 19:40

Is your iPad keeping you up at night?

Researchers have discovered that relatively little exposure to tablets and other electronics with backlit displays can keep people up at night by messing with their circadian rhythms.

Written by Bob Brown27 Aug. 12 15:29

Evernote for business coming in December

Evernote, the popular consumer app for taking notes and remembering things, is coming to small and midsize businesses as of December.

Written by Bob Brown24 Aug. 12 19:22

Google+ sucks up to more big shots with vanity URLs

Google this week is greatly expanding availability of custom URLs for users of its Google+ social networking site, a move designed to make it easier for people and companies to promote their presence.

Written by Bob Brown23 Aug. 12 20:27

Serval: Princeton researchers tout "Layer 3.5" Internet upgrade

Some researchers have proposed plans in recent years to reimagine what the Internet would look like if you started with a clean slate. Others, like those within the systems and networking group at Princeton University's Computer Science Department, are inventing ways to make the Internet more flexible for data center operators and more useful to mobile users by slipping technology in between layers of the current architecture.

Written by Bob Brown02 Aug. 12 19:40

Apple roars about OS X Mountain Lion downloads topping 3 million

Never one to shy away from touting positive milestones, Apple has announced that its OS X Mountain Lion software has topped 3 million downloads in just four days, the fastest sales start ever for one of its OS X releases.

Written by Bob Brown30 July 12 15:31

Google Talk users lash out over major outage

Google Talk, a desktop and mobile text and voice chat service used by many Google Gmail customers, has suffered a widespread outage Thursday morning that the company says is affecting "a majority of users."

Written by Bob Brown27 July 12 17:22

Google Talk users lash out over major outage

Google Talk, a desktop and mobile text and voice chat service used by many Google Gmail customers, has suffered a widespread outage Thursday morning that the company says is affecting "a majority of users."

Written by Bob Brown26 July 12 15:28

Clemson CIO tapped for new Internet2 post

Clemson University CIO Jim Bottum has been named Internet2's first Presidential Fellow, a post that will entail serving as a liaison between Internet2 and the research community, other CIOs, government agencies and others.

Written by Bob Brown24 July 12 14:51

Google brings Antarctica to warmth of your home or office

The way Google and the University of Minnesota see it, most people would rather visit Antarctica in 360 degrees rather than -74 degrees, the temperature today at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Written by Bob Brown17 July 12 20:26
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