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LulzSec is disbanding

A publicity-seeking hacker group that has blazed a path of destruction on the Internet over the last two months says it is dissolving itself. Lulz Security made its announcement Saturday through its Twitter account. In an unusual strategy for a hacker group, LulzSec has used the account as...
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Connected to keep track of contacts and conversations

Effortless personal contact management has been the promise of countless web services for years — Etacts, Gist and Plaxo come to mind — and yet most of us still manually manage our disparate contact databases and address books, which is almost always a messy process. Perhaps Connected can...
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iPad 2 achieves invisibility

Levity Novelty LLC has today released an iPad app that provides simulated invisibility of the iPad 2 screen on a table or other environment, even as the device is moved. The Invisibility™ app is available in Apple’s online App Store for US$0.99. The Invisibility user simply takes a...
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Apple’s iCloud service announced

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced an online cloud storage service called iCloud, designed to make it simple to wirelessly share music, e-mail, photos, calendars, and other data between handheld gadgets and desktop computers. The new Apple service, which has been the subject of intense speculation for more...
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Microsoft office 365 to launch soon

Microsoft spokespeople have been coy about when the Office 365 cloud service will launch, saying only that it will come out later in 2011. But CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that it will launch in June. Speaking in Delhi, India, to an industry group last week, Ballmer said,...
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What is right in windows 8

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I&feature=player_embedded Microsoft is finally getting serious about multitouch, which users love for its simplicity. The new UI that it showed off at D9 and in the Web video obviously draws a lot of influence from Microsoft’s recent work on Zune and Windows Phone 7. Although Microsoft says this...
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Windows 8

After months of speculation and leaks, most of which turned out to be fake, Microsoft finally showed off a preview of Windows 8 at the D9 conference this week. The new OS is a drastic break from previous Windows versions, and the company has learned a lot from...
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Searching talent among hackers

A Kerala-based IT firm, MobME Wireless, announced an online contest called CodeJAM to find the smartest computer hackers from the state’s colleges, an official said. The company, incubated at Technopark here, said the contest was a unique way to reward the best programmers and was open to all...
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