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  • Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers

    WASHINGTON — Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet slow-down for 48 hours. Those who claim they're innocent can protest — for a fee.

  • Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

    WASHINGTON — Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the East Coast in their textbooks.

  • Strong passwords and other security tips

    NEW YORK — Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident, whether it's Chinese hackers accused of breaking in to The New York Times' computer systems or Burger King finding its Twitter account taken over by pranksters.

  • A look forward in the datacenter real estate industry

    Keep your eyes on the datacenter real estate industry as the U.S. economy slowly emerges from the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression in the early 1930s. The consolidation and efficiencies required to be a successful business enterprise on a local, regional, or global platform have put datacenters center-stage in the new economy. The ever-increasing demands and requirements for faster computers, increased connectivity, and more secure data storage environments are today’s reality.

  • Qualcomm gives back to stockholders, community

    Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm Inc. CEO and chairman, told a packed crowd of board members, shareholders and his dad, Irwin, in the front row -- the original brains behind the now-No.1 supplier of wireless chips -- that he thinks his company had a "pretty good year."

  • Tanks, aircraft interact for virtual Army training

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- More than a dozen troops carefully maneuver through overgrown shrubs, firing laser-tag rifles at the enemy as they advance on a compound in the New Mexico desert. Fifty miles away in West Texas, other soldiers in helicopter and tank simulators provide air and ground support for the virtual training exercise.

  • Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone a strong contender

    There has been a lot of buzz about Nokia's new 920 mobile phone. This is Nokia’s latest, top-of-the-line model that runs Microsoft Mobile 8. Some friends in the high-tech industry tell me they’ve replaced their iPhones and Androids with this new phone. Is this because it’s a novelty, or is there something special about this phone? I decided to see for myself, and I’ve been trying one out for the past two weeks.

  • Hacking, big and small

    You just downloaded the latest security software on your PC. So, now you're safe from hackers, right? It used to be that you could go to Staples, Office Max, or Best Buy and purchase the latest and greatest security software and you were protected. Today, if you believe that, you've being lulled into a false sense of security.

  • Websharing becomes a must for today's small to mid-sized businesses

    Over the past several years, websharing has evolved into one of the main forms of communication among top businesspeople because it enables businesses to collaborate in real-time through webinars, teleconferences and online presentations.

  • Qualcomm Life, WebMD collaborate

    Qualcomm Life Inc. is joining forces with WebMD, an online source of health information, to enable millions of consumers to access and manage wireless health data from an array of fitness, wellness and medical devices.

  • Private US firms take major role vs. cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON -- When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.

  • The true cost of colocation

    For years both large and small corporations have been migrating their in-house servers to data centers that specialize in colocation services. Colocation facilities provide the space, power, cooling and security the servers require.

  • Accessory roundup: some of the more useful, novel items

    As I wrote in January from CES, one of the biggest categories of products on display was accessories of all kinds. There's a good reason for that. They’re easier for small companies to make, compared with complex electronic platforms, and their profit margins can be huge, up to 80 percent.

  • Feds roll out cyber plan as Hill vows legislation

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring that America is losing an aggressive cyber-espionage campaign waged from China, administration officials and lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to push legislation that would make it easier for the government and industry to share information about who is getting hacked and what to do about it.

  • Cyber attacks rose 600% last year, study says

    Cyber attacks have increased by nearly 600 percent over the past year, according to a report released Wednesday by Websense Security Labs, a research team of San Diego’s Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), which produces security software for email and mobile communications.

  • The changing landscape of (IT) infrastructure

    Businesses have two options today when it comes to their Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure:

  • San Diego's premier technology organization creates education, information sharing opportunities with TCR Services at the forefront

    AITP (the Association of Information Technology Professionals) is the community of IT knowledge focused on empowering IT professionals by helping them reach their full potential.

  • Calculating cloud ROI

    Cloud computing presents businesses with a variety of options while gaining cost savings through the shift of capital expenditure (CAPEX) to operating expense (OPEX).

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