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Microsoft tests cloud gaming service using Lumia 520

Microsoft is in the process of building its own cloud gaming service not unlike Sony-owned Gaikai. The goal of the yet-unnamed project is to stream games to Windows devices including the PC and Windows Phone according to sources familiar with…

Cisco acquires flash memory company Whiptail for $415 million

Cisco on Tuesday agreed to purchase privately held Whiptail - a company that makes software to manage cloud-based flash storage - for $415 million in cash. The deal marks Cisco’s 12 acquisition on the year and brings the total money…

Amazon data center glitch knocks out Instagram, Vine and Netflix

Last night, several users began reporting problems accessing some of the major sites that rely on Amazon's cloud-based network. The affected sites and services included Instagram, Netflix and Vine along with several others. Some completely blacked out where as others…

iWork for iCloud now available to anyone with an Apple ID

Without any official announcement Apple has made the beta of iWork for iCloud available to anyone with an Apple ID. First announced at WWDC back in June, initially iWork for iCloud was only available to paid developer accounts and then…

IBM to license Power chip design for custom cloud servers

IBM recently revealed plans to license their Power chips to other companies much like ARM is successfully doing with their own processors in the mobile sector. IBM is creating the OpenPower Consortium as part of the effort alongside partners that…

Last Call: Google Reader Dies Monday, Here Are The Best Alternatives

Google feels RSS is no longer as important as it used to considering how the average internet user receives his fix of interesting links and news via social networks -- most of the time not through their social network, though.

But for millions of professionals that need that constant stream of information from manually selected sources, RSS is a big deal. Journalists, bloggers, programmers, researchers, students, tech savvy people, among others, fall into this group. It's a niche product, but still a big niche. Here are what we consider the best drop-in replacements for Google Reader today.

Adobe Creative Cloud has already been cracked

Adobe Creative Cloud was revealed earlier this month and finally became available just a couple of days ago. The cloud-based software came about partially as a method to thwart piracy yet here we are just two days removed from the…

Google Cloud Print app for Android makes printing simple

Once only possible using proprietary apps by numerous vendors like HP, printing on Android tablets and smartphones just got simpler. Google Cloud Print promises Android users a straightforward method of sending print jobs to any printer connected to Google's print…