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Google Now: What it Actually Does

Analysis: Google Now is a voice/context/mobile/data tool in Android 4.1 Here's an overview of its finer points.


Google Appeases Hollywood But Rankles Internet Freedom Watchers

The MPAA praises the move to demote in search results sites accused of copyright infringement, while some advocates of Internet freedom pan the move or have a lukewarm response.


Why Acer Is Wrong About Microsoft Surface

Analysis: Everybody calls Microsoft a software company, but of course Microsoft makes hardware, too.

Apple Said to Be Hit Among Older Consumers

According to a finding by brand perception measurement company YouGov, since mid-July 2011, Apple's biggest supporters are consumers 35 years and older.


Cisco Readying a New Nexus Switch

The Nexus 3500 will reportedly feature 250 nanosecond port-to-port latency and integrated network address translation.

Memo to Microsoft: This is How You Do Marketing

So you think you can salvage Windows 8 Metro? Then join Cringely as he proposes new names for the upcoming OS.

10 Tips for Gmail and Google Calendar

From remote calendar access to auto-declining appointments, here are 10 tips and tricks that will keep you focused, organized and productive.

Official Olympics Website Won't Win a Gold Medal

The London 2012 Website has deteriorated during demand during the Olympic Games, performing poorly in a number of areas.

Apple Matches iPhone Discounts Ahead of New Model

Apple is matching discounted pricing of the iPhone at third-party retailers. Many see this as the strongest signal yet from Apple it will release a new iPhone model soon.


Blizzard Entertainment Warns of Password Breach

The World of Warcraft and Starcraft maker is prodding some users to change their passwords and security questions.

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review: ultralight, pretty, and capable

The updated Zenbook ships with Ivy Bridge, a gorgeous full HD IPS display, and an improved trackpad.

How to Fix Your Wi-Fi Network: 7 Tips

A quick guide to fixing the most common Wi-Fi problems that crop up at home, in the office, or on the road.

Microsoft Opening a Dozen Stores for the Holidays

Microsoft is preparing to open an additional dozen pop-up stores across the country, just in time for the holidays.

Pinterest is (Finally) Open for Business

You no longer need an invitation to join social networking site Pinterest.

How to Get Started With WordPress

Learn how to install and customize one of the most popular blogging platforms around.