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In its effort to curb game addiction among adolescents, South Korea pulled the plug this weekend on young gamers after midnight by blocking access to game websites, putting a hotly debated law into practice.

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Tweets and apps give TV the X Factorupdated Tue Nov 08 2011 22:25:18

For as long as we've watched television, we've talked about it.

Upstart Unthink wants to become the new anti-Facebookupdated Wed Oct 26 2011 15:13:25

Call it "Occupy Facebook." Or, perhaps, "UnOccupy Facebook."

The best tidbits from the Steve Jobs bioupdated Mon Oct 24 2011 19:54:37

"Steve Jobs,' the biography of the late tech visionary that went on sale Monday, has already produced plenty of headlines: How Jobs met his birth father without knowing who he was, how he swore bitter revenge on Google for developing its competing Android system, and how he waited too long after his cancer diagnosis to get surgery that might have saved him.

Our future: Empty pockets, except for our phonesupdated Sun Oct 09 2011 08:22:34

Here's a Googley vision for the future:

Announcing the $49 computer tabletupdated Wed Oct 05 2011 16:46:51

India's Ministry of Education on Wednesday revealed what it calls the least expensive computer tablet in the world: a device that costs 2,276 rupees, or less than $50.

Apple unveils the faster iPhone 4Supdated Tue Oct 04 2011 14:05:19

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the iPhone 4S, a faster version of its best-selling smartphone that includes a virtual "personal assistant" you can talk to.

Hotmail wants to be hip againupdated Mon Oct 03 2011 22:29:54

Remember when Hotmail was hot?

Are you in danger of 'drive-by' hacking?updated Wed Sep 28 2011 00:19:20

All the talk of phone-hacking this summer has brought the thorny issue of mobile device security to the forefront of the news agenda.

Reports: Amazon to unveil 'Kindle Fire'updated Tue Sep 27 2011 11:51:32

Color is coming to the Kindle.

'Angry Birds' adapted for political satireupdated Mon Sep 12 2011 03:55:37

When Indian activist Anna Hazare last month succeeded in pushing his government to take tougher steps against political dishonesty, victory came only after he endured days on hunger strike.

Ethical hackers battle to prevent 'information security apocalypse'updated Wed Sep 07 2011 23:12:02

Barely a day passes without news of another major computer security breach. Last week a hacking network named "Hollywood Leaks" began their attack on the personal data of celebrities, officially adding the glitterati to a roll of shame that already includes targets as diffuse as Sony, the Church of Scientology and PayPal.

WikiLeaks cables detail Apple's battle with counterfeits in Chinaupdated Mon Aug 29 2011 21:28:16

Apple was slow to act against the booming counterfeit industry in China and other Asian countries, according to cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

Why Apple is more than just Steve Jobsupdated Wed Aug 24 2011 21:44:41

Steve Jobs, who resigned as CEO of the world's largest tech company late Wednesday, is often identified as the singular face of Apple -- the man who is the energy and creative spirit behind the company.

Motorola deal boosts Google's move into home automationupdated Mon Aug 15 2011 17:06:38

One lesser-known aspect of Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility: It brings the technology giant a step closer to offering a Google baby monitor.

The global appeal of 'sticky' live blogsupdated Tue Aug 09 2011 00:34:00

One evening in the spring of 2010, Keith McSpurren settled down with his children in his home in Toronto to watch play-off hockey on television, a ritual repeated in millions of households across Canada.

Will the online poker business become a 'busted flush'?updated Sun Jul 24 2011 17:11:08

The major talking point at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this summer was the extent to which experts had got their predictions wrong.

Chairman: Google should have gone social earlierupdated Wed Jul 20 2011 03:20:03

Looking back on his decade as Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt said the company should have focused more on connecting people -- a hole that allowed the emergence of rival internet giant Facebook.

LinkedIn passes Myspace as No. 2 U.S. social networkupdated Mon Jul 11 2011 12:50:12

Despite new ownership and an injection of Justin Timberlake celebrity cachet, the bad news just keeps coming for Myspace.

Facebook adds Skype video chat featureupdated Wed Jul 06 2011 01:31:00

Facebook is encouraging its members to talk face to face -- over the computer.

How Google+ compares to Facebookupdated Tue Jun 28 2011 18:27:01

With Tuesday's debut of Google+, a new social network, comparisons to Facebook are inevitable, and immediate.

Watch this space: Eye-control to give technology a new lookupdated Mon Jun 20 2011 21:45:12

Using a computer mouse can be a pain, sometimes literally for those suffering from repetitive strain injury, but mouse-killing technology is on the horizon that could also change the way we interact with computers and mobile devices.

Explaining the Internet's new domain endingsupdated Mon Jun 20 2011 16:20:41

On Monday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to allow a new array of Internet domain endings.

From ATMs to the moon: 100 years of IBMupdated Wed Jun 15 2011 18:54:23

What makes Apple's iCloud different from Google and Amazon servicesupdated Mon Jun 06 2011 18:55:16

Consumer technology giants are battling to provide the place where you store your files, and Apple is not about to be left out.

Analysis: The hidden cost of cybercrimeupdated Mon Jun 06 2011 03:50:40

A few years ago a disgruntled employee for a large multinational automotive firm left the company -- but when he walked out the door, he also walked out with plans for a new car model under development on a cheap USB drive.

Does technology have to look good?updated Fri Jun 03 2011 06:52:10

How do computer companies make their products stand out from the crowd? At Computex, Asia's largest computer technology fair, many manufacturers seem to consider attractive showgirls the best way to get even the most prosaic processor noticed.

Can Asia's tech companies take a bite out of Apple iPad market?updated Tue May 31 2011 15:05:56

The tablet computer market is about to get a whole lot more crowded.

Google Wallet 'basically the same' as credit card, exec saysupdated Thu May 26 2011 18:48:54

Google wants to replace your wallet with a phone. The underlying technology isn't actually that different from a credit card, but just make sure to keep the battery charged.

Apple triggers 'religious' reaction in fans' brains, report saysupdated Thu May 19 2011 18:25:33

Next time Grandma asks why you're going to the mall on Sunday morning instead of church, tell her you're going to Apple Chapel.

Ethical fashion weaves in social mediaupdated Mon May 16 2011 00:52:35

Presumably you're reading this article on a device of some sort. Suppose you could see a picture or video of the workers who assembled the device, and learn a bit about their lives. Suppose they could see a picture of you enjoying it.

Sony restoring its PlayStation servicesupdated Sun May 15 2011 03:29:00

Sony began a gradual restoration of its PlayStation services Sunday as the company works to resume normal operations following a security breach that exposed personal details of 77 million users.

Five things Microsoft may do with Skypeupdated Tue May 10 2011 14:20:00

Tuesday's announcement that Microsoft is buying Skype is obviously huge business news, but millions of consumers aren't focused on that.

A new tech solution for the social drinkerupdated Fri May 06 2011 01:09:02

The days of sliding a few coins into a vending machine and waiting for a can of soda to tumble down are now numbered.

Japanese lab invents Internet kissing machineupdated Thu May 05 2011 07:03:05

We admit to being sort of creeped out by this: A Japanese lab has created a device that may let let you "French kiss" someone over the Internet.

After hacks, Sony finds traces of Anonymous groupupdated Wed May 04 2011 20:23:10

Sony has uncovered a file that could link Anonymous, the highly visible renegade hacker group, to a breach that led to the theft of personal information for as many as 101 million people, the company wrote in a letter to the U.S. Congress.

Sony: Hacker stole PlayStation users' personal infoupdated Tue Apr 26 2011 18:53:45

A hacker has obtained the personal information of PlayStation Network account holders and subscribers of the Qriocity streaming service, Sony said in a message to customers Tuesday.

New York Times adds 100,000 digital subscribersupdated Thu Apr 21 2011 19:42:09

Internet activists, perhaps today's new generation of hippies, often chant the mantra that "information wants to be free."

Microsoft's Office 365 available for public testingupdated Tue Apr 19 2011 16:52:40

Office 365, Microsoft's set of business tools that includes an online-only option, opened up for a public round of beta testing on Tuesday.

How to make data look sexyupdated Tue Apr 19 2011 04:33:21

We all know what makes a good graph or chart. It should be a clear, precise presentation of the data. Right?

Grannies help business spin a good yarnupdated Tue Apr 12 2011 00:30:05

Telling everyone you employ a team of grandmothers to do all your manual labor might, on the face of it, sound like commercial suicide. But for Katie Mowat it proved to be a stroke of genius.

Beware, ninjas, of how you name yourself onlineupdated Wed Apr 06 2011 09:12:59

Today we are issuing a cease and desist to all you gurus, ninjas and evangelists out there. And we don't mean the real ones.

3-D smartphones ditch the glassesupdated Thu Mar 24 2011 18:39:02

After a lukewarm reception from television buyers, 3-D technology is pushing its way onto small screens.

Seeing the world in new dimensionsupdated Sun Mar 20 2011 22:47:25

James Cameron's 2009 box office blockbuster, "Avatar", more than revived interest and investment in 3D technology for entertainment purposes.

Crack the 2D code and reap the rewardsupdated Wed Mar 16 2011 22:48:29

You could be forgiven for wanting to give a wide berth to someone who wanted to talk to you about barcodes -- especially if they stressed theirs was two-dimensional (2D).

Google 'smart labels' aim to de-stress e-mailupdated Wed Mar 09 2011 16:39:25

Google on Wednesday announced yet another e-mail feature designed to defuse one of the true time bombs of modern digital existence: information overload.

Will iPads drive the cars of the future?updated Tue Mar 08 2011 21:43:00

If you're looking to upgrade your car this year, you can ignore fuel injection, turbo charging, power steering and a streamlined chassis -- the new breakthrough that will improve your ride is an iPad.

Satisfaction! Rolling Stones selling HD catalog onlineupdated Tue Mar 01 2011 21:50:10

Lovers of high-fidelity audio are about to get some satisfaction.

Microsoft opening Kinect to PC appsupdated Mon Feb 21 2011 17:53:01

Software developers will be able to tap into the Kinect gaming system thanks to an application builder that Microsoft plans to release this spring, the company announced Monday.

LG unveils world's first 3-D smartphoneupdated Tue Feb 15 2011 16:33:13

What's better than receiving a text message? How about a text in 3-D?

Can China become an intellectual property powerhouse?updated Mon Feb 14 2011 23:43:27

China doesn't have the best reputation for respecting intellectual property rights.

'The Daily' and iPad: A revolution in reading?updated Wed Feb 02 2011 22:28:55

With its glossy touch screen and adaptable content, Apple's iPad is reviving longer-form reading, according to a recent report.

'Star Trek' translators reach for the final frontierupdated Mon Jan 31 2011 22:43:01

Last month, Google unveiled its latest innovation, an app for phones that can near-simultaneously translate speech from one language to another.

Why did Google's Eric Schmidt step down?updated Thu Jan 20 2011 22:00:08

Apple isn't the only high-profile tech company that announced a major change in its executive ranks this week.

Do Web users fear the digital Reaper?updated Fri Jan 14 2011 02:42:09

When Jeremy Toeman set up Legacy Locker, an online service to handle people's digital assets when they die, his concept was widely hailed as a brilliant innovation that would become an overnight success story.

Group buying: Fad or future Facebook?updated Fri Jan 07 2011 00:09:55

Group buying websites enjoyed massive growth in 2010 grabbing new customers and the headlines as the sector's biggest player, Groupon turned down a reported $6 billion offer from Google in early December.

'Korean Wave' of pop culture sweeps across Asiaupdated Fri Dec 31 2010 06:32:07

At the end of May, it was announced that a South Korean band called Super Junior would perform at the Shanghai World Expo. Free tickets would be released for those who arrived early on the day of the performance, which was scheduled for the evening of May 30.

China dotcom giant launches English language serviceupdated Wed Dec 15 2010 09:15:09

Tencent, the world's third largest Internet company by market share, launched its popular instant messenger service in English, Japanese and French.

Can Japan deliver a holographic World Cup?updated Tue Nov 30 2010 20:04:42

Soccer and technology don't normally mix; FIFA, the international football body, has long dragged its studded heels over efforts to introduce microchip sensors into match refereeing.

Kinect 'hack' lets user recreate himself in 3-Dupdated Wed Nov 24 2010 02:59:10

A couple of years ago Oliver Kreylos was looking for a cheap 3-D camera when he heard about a company developing a device that would retail at around $200 -- perfect for his project looking at ways of enhancing video communications.

Is China now the world's top supercomputer power?updated Thu Nov 18 2010 02:13:18

China is an emerging superpower, and now, also an emerging supercomputer power.

Can crowdsourcing reconnect with the crowd?updated Fri Nov 12 2010 09:05:39

Crowdsourcing used to be an internet buzz word, frequently used by business visionaries to describe a shiny new economic model. Nowadays, amid claims of exploitation and shoddy standards, the financial luster has gone.

Sharp to launch 3-D phonesupdated Thu Nov 04 2010 14:50:19

Movies in 3-D. Video games in 3-D. Television in 3-D.

Mount Everest gets 3G mobile networkupdated Thu Oct 28 2010 23:38:14

The world's highest third generation (3G) mobile network services base station was set up at the bottom of Mount Everest on Thursday.

Never-ending book heralds new chapter in e-publishingupdated Thu Oct 28 2010 09:28:56

It's an age-old problem for avid book readers: You become so engrossed in a good page-turner that when the end arrives, you're still crying out for more.

Big brands tap into China's online habitsupdated Tue Oct 19 2010 00:32:00

How do western companies market to brand-conscious Chinese consumers?

How they make those adverts go straight to your headupdated Wed Oct 06 2010 22:46:54

Audience testing has been used for decades to judge how well a film or product will be received, but proponents of an emerging field called "neuromarketing" hope it can provide hitherto unseen insight into the minds of consumers.

North Korea -- outsourcing hub?updated Tue Sep 28 2010 22:51:53

As North Korea's ruling elite gather for a rare conference of the country's ruling Korean Worker's Party, the world is watching for clues on the future of this secretive country.

So you wanna be a YouTube star?updated Fri Sep 24 2010 00:05:28

He is the king of clicks, the biggest star in the most powerful media platform to emerge in recent years. But unless your date of birth hovers near the year 1990, you've probably never heard of him.

Can Apple crack China with the iPhone 4?updated Thu Sep 23 2010 23:26:57

The iPhone 4 is coming to China.

Why the Devil doesn't buy Prada onlineupdated Wed Sep 22 2010 22:59:35

The Devil might wear Prada, but until recently he would have had a devil of a time buying it direct from the fashion company's website.

Nokia: No. 1 and fighting for lifeupdated Fri Sep 17 2010 02:21:55

It's been a roller-coaster week for Finnish tech giant Nokia: Turmoil at the top and the introduction of its next generation of smartphones at its annual Nokia World Conference in London, where the message from executives was: "Nokia is back!"

Mind control: Is the internet changing how we think?updated Thu Sep 16 2010 22:19:41

Last week the flurry of information pelted at us by the internet reached a new intensity.

What's next for the former boss of Google in China?updated Fri Sep 10 2010 01:48:47

Can Lee Kai Fu make innovation work in China?

Can Chinese media rule the airwaves?updated Fri Sep 03 2010 01:23:18

At a time when many Western media outlets are contracting, Chinese media outlets are expanding, rapidly.

Does your 'digital reflection' show your true self?updated Thu Aug 26 2010 04:41:22

In mid-2010, managing your internet appearance means much more than just touching up your profile pictures on Facebook. New software is being developed to show you exactly how you seem to others.

Chinese iPod gadget aims to skin Appleupdated Mon Aug 16 2010 00:48:40

Have you ever wished that your iPod Touch was an iPhone? Now it can be, thanks to a new device called the "Apple Peel 520" and created by a Chinese company.

BlackBerry facing woes in India's booming marketupdated Wed Aug 11 2010 12:26:00

Indian businessman Paramjit Saluja battles two money-munching time wasters in his auto exports business: New Delhi's trademark traffic jams and the myriad time zones of his clients.

From Kolkata to Hollywood, digital film changing landscape of cinemaupdated Wed Aug 04 2010 23:42:04

From mobile apps for zombie films to web-only prequels for documentaries, digital filmmaking is establishing itself as integral to both Hollywood blockbusters and small indie films.

StarCraft II shakes up S. Korea's `national sport'updated Tue Jul 27 2010 17:00:32

In South Korea, the launch of "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" is more than just a follow-up to one of the PC industry's top-selling games -- it could shake up what many see as the North Asian country's national sport.

How will China's tech-savvy, post-90s generation shape the nation?updated Mon Jul 19 2010 00:37:30

Lazy, promiscuous, confused, selfish, brain damaged and overall hopeless are all labels that have been given to China's so-called post-90s generation, or those who were born after 1990 who are now mostly in their teens today.

Turning live music on the web into a hot ticketupdated Mon Jul 12 2010 03:42:07

"Here's my dream," Marc Scarpa, a pioneer in directing and producing live interactive media, told CNN.

New global outsourcing hub - Wyoming?updated Mon Jul 05 2010 10:08:20

When it comes to call centers filled with English-speaking employees, India likely comes to mind. Not a tiny town in Wyoming called Ten Sleep, population about 300.

Mobile phones used to get past China's Internet censorsupdated Thu Jun 17 2010 23:41:14

The mobile web in China has loopholes where content could go under the radar of government censors, analysts say.

China: The new Silicon Valley?updated Thu Jun 10 2010 01:32:41

Those living in the sunny innovation capital of the world better up their game or they will be left in Chinese tech dust.

Are you ready for the big Internet crunch?updated Thu May 27 2010 04:05:25

The internet as we know it is reaching its limits.

Party over for Beijing's Google setupdated Mon May 24 2010 00:59:53

While all eyes of the tech world were on Google's annual developer's conference in San Francisco last week, a recent gathering of the intelligentsia in the world's largest Internet market went unnoticed.

Can Microsoft beat Google in the battle to rule cloud computing?updated Thu May 13 2010 03:09:46

Microsoft made a major leap skywards this week with the release of a cloud-based version of its Office software to businesses called Office Web Apps.

Why are computer users still choking on spam?updated Mon May 03 2010 01:16:56

We all know about spam -- clogging up our inboxes with ads for Viagra and too-good-to-be-true offers from renegade African diplomats.

Companies increasingly see possibilities in augmented realityupdated Fri Apr 23 2010 07:09:13

Imagine you're an advertiser looking to get more from your print budget: Wouldn't it be great if there was some way to make your designs literally leap off the magazine page and give readers a fully-3D experience, complete with video clips, audio and almost any other form of multimedia you like?

Seoul orders curfew on web games for under-18supdated Tue Apr 13 2010 23:16:19

South Korea has ordered the operators of the three most popular South Korean online games to block overnight access by users under the age of 18.

India takes bids for giant Internet leapupdated Tue Apr 13 2010 14:16:07

In the good old days, Indians would wait for years for a telephone line to be installed in their homes and workplaces.

How can small companies make money from social media?updated Fri Apr 09 2010 00:12:46

Do an online search for the phrase "Has Bean Steve" and see the results that pop up: "Has Bean Steve" is on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Vimeo, YouTube, and LinkedIn, not to mention at least a dozen or so blogs, forums and other social networking sites.

Google blames China for blocked searchesupdated Tue Mar 30 2010 22:09:10

Google shifted the blame for widespread unavailability of its search services in China on Tuesday to the authorities in the country, after earlier in the day saying that a technical flaw in its own systems had caused the problem.

Google China services partially blockedupdated Mon Mar 29 2010 23:59:53

Google said on Monday that its mobile internet services were being partially blocked in China, the first action by the authorities since it ended its compliance with Chinese censors a week ago.

Analysis: Google-China flap déjà vu for Microsoftupdated Sun Mar 28 2010 23:25:10

A fight between a technology titan and the world's fastest-growing economy. Trade war tensions rising between Beijing and Washington, as U.S. legislators howl about unfair Chinese business practices and the Chinese media assail American arrogance.

Virtually addicted: Weaning Koreans off their wired worldupdated Thu Mar 25 2010 23:37:32

While in high school, Cheong Beom-seok often slept through his classes and played online games seven or eight hours at night, sneaking in front of the computer while his parents were in bed.

Winners and losers of Google's China search pulloutupdated Tue Mar 23 2010 23:54:49

Google's partners in China are beginning to sever ties with the Internet giant following the company's decision to quit self censoring in the country and redirect searches to Google in Hong Kong.