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83-year-old YouTube star celebrates UK’s Silver Surfers’ Day

Friday is Silver Surfers' Day in the UK, and one of the country's most famous silver surfers, 83-year-old YouTube star Peter Oakley, is keen to encourage others his age to join the Internet revolution.
Computing

Google publishes patent for celebrity facial recognition

Google's patent for celebrity facial recognition has been recently published by the USPTO. System works best with A-list.
Computing

New York free speech activists sue Baidu for censorship

Free speech proponents want China to compensate them for blocking their content from search engine Baidu.
Apple

Apple stores mark tenth anniversary

Apple opened its first two retail stores a decade ago, and almost everyone thought they would go over like a lead balloon. How times change.
Computing

Eric Schmidt compares U.S., British domain name blocking efforts to Chinese censorship

Speaking in London, Google's Eric Schmidt compared U.K. and U.S. efforts to block domains of file-sharing sites to the actions of China's government, which routinely censors all forms of media.
Computing

Microsoft offering students free Xbox 360 with new PCs

As of May 22, Microsoft is reaching out to students, offering a free 4 GB Xbox 360 to students who buy a new computer over $699.
Computing

Trojan “Mac Defender” starts to chalk up victims

A fake security program for Mac OS X pretends to scan for security problems, then offers to fix them - for a fee.
Computing

Maingear launches superpowered 4.8GHz 3D gaming laptop

Maingear has announced a new gaming laptop with an overclocked Intel Sandy Bridge i7 processor running at 4.8GHz.
Android Army

Google rolls out security fix for Android data leak flaw

Google issues a security fix to address the flaw discovered earlier this week that puts 99 percent of Android devices at risk "under certain circumstances."
Computing

Facebook to combat child pornography with new Microsoft PhotoDNA software

Facebook will announce this week its adoption of a new Microsoft software, PhotoDNA, which effectively helps root out child pornography from online databases.
Computing

Intel comments on Windows 8 were ‘factually inaccurate,’ Microsoft says

Microsoft calls Intel claims about Windows 8's multiple versions and lack of ARM support for legacy apps "factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading."
Apple

Report: Apple signs deal with EMI for cloud-music service

In a move that takes Apple a step closer to the launch of its cloud-based music service, the company has reportedly signed a deal with music giant EMI.