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HTC snub invitation to Microsoft Windows 8 party

HTC have dramatically snubbed Microsoft by refusing to attend their Windows 8 party. Microsoft previous apparently refused their tablet development team access to the forthcoming operating system. Microsoft made the call when looking at their tablet sales figures and factoring in their inexperience, according to insiders who spoke to Bloomberg. …

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Virgin Galactic get clearance for rocket test flights

Virgin Galactic have been working hard to offer members of the public the opportunity to travel into space onboard a rocket powered craft. Their partner Scaled Composites have been granted an experimental permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is the first step in getting their dream a reality. …

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Google remove 1 million ‘infringing’ links, every month

Google remove around 1 million links, every month. These links lead to infringing content, such as video games, music, software and movie downloads. The interesting part of the report is that over half of the requests for removal originate from Microsoft. Google released the data late last week as they …

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Hewlett Packard cut 27,000 jobs, company struggle

Hewlett Packard are facing tough times, they are axing 27,000 people while their profits continue to decline along with their revenues. Their profits for the latest financial quarter dropped by 33 percent while the revenues were also down 3 percent. This is a far cry from their glory days. Meg …

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Did Pakistan government overreact by blocking Twitter?

Pakistan blocked Twitter for several hours because it refused to remove some Tweets considered offensive to Islam. The report was fed by one of the countries top telecommunications officials. The tweets were promoting a competition on Facebook to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims consider depictions of the …

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Yahoo’s ex-CEO told board he had cancer

Scott Thompson resigned over the weekend as CEO of Yahoo Inc. He spoke to the board of directors and told them he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He discussed his situation last week before he resigned. The decision for him to resign was partially due to his cancer diagnosis, …

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Proview suit against Apple dismissed in California

Regular readers will be aware that Proview Electronics have been gunning for Apple, entering into legal wrangles in China over the iPad trademark. Proview won’t be happy as a California judge, Mark Pierce dismissed the lawsuit against Apple which was first filed in February. Proview had claimed that Apple deceived …

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RIM to release updated Blackberry Playbook

Research In Motion haven’t generated anywhere close to the sales they wanted from the BlackBerry Playbook, released April 2011. Instead of cutting their losses and moving ahead they have decided that they will release an updated model later this year. The move is causing some confusion in the industry as …

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Apple UK ‘4G’ claims under regulator scrutiny

Apple face an inquiry in the United Kingdom after advertising 4G support from their latest iPad tablet. The Advertising Standards Authority have widened their search according to the BBC. It appears that the regulator are not happy with Apples advertising for the iPad and their subsequent claims to comply with …

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Amazon revenue grows 34 percent

Amazon have posted very strong first quarter profits that have exceeded analyst estimates and raised stock value. The Kindle Fire is a best seller, helping them to exceed the estimated results. Net income between January and March was $130 million. Revenue grew 34 percent to $13.18 billion, more than the …

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Apple add new features to Final Cut Pro X

Apple are due to update Final Cut Pro X with new features. The Final Cut Pro X 2012 update includes: Multichannel Audio Editing Tools Dual Viewers MXF Plug-in Support RED camera support Larry Jordan, video consultant and trainer met with Apple before the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters show and …

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Skyrim hits Kinect with full voice commands

Surely this has to be one of the most awaited game mods in the last year? Yes, Bethesda Softworks have been working hard to allow The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to work flawlessly with the Kinect controller. Skyrim was the second highest grossing game in 2011 and it received many …

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Jack Tramiel of Commodore fame dies at 84

One of my first computers was a Commodore 64 and I still have fond memories of trying to get a game to load (after 20 minutes) via the tape deck. I could never afford the powerful 68000 powered Amiga a few years later, so had to make do with the …

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Apple 4G advertising: UK Watchdog investigate

We have reported before on the 4G problems that affect people in the UK and Europe. It looks as if the British Advertising Watchdog are going to investigate Apple however because of the misleading marketing campaign. Apple will be investigated over claims that the new iPad offers 4G connectivity, which …

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Sharp continue to face panel delays for iPad 3

Apple will start selling their new tablet computer later this week, but they won’t feature panel technology from Sharp in the early phases due to deliver delays, according to a report published on the Wall Street Journal. Sharp are well known for creating a quality panel, and have experienced success …

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Windows 8, will you want to upgrade?

Windows 8 may be floundering in the shadow of the iPad 3, but the consumer test for the upcoming operating system has been met with mixed, yet mainly positive reaction. Microsoft are offering a free download (classed as a preview) for the latest beta version of the operating system which …

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Opera Mobile for Android now available for Intel architecture

Today Opera Software is showing off a labs version of the Opera Mobile web browser for Android, now optimized for Intel architecture. This Opera Mobile Labs release will include advanced HTML5 and WebGL demos on the latest mobile devices powered by Intel chipsets. Opera and Intel have been working together …

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iPad growing in popularity as an educational tool

The Apple App store is the store to rule them all, according to latest information released. Last year, the British Version of the App Store received a total of 255,922 applications, which averaged around 21,326 a month. We can’t verify the quality of the applications, but for those people who …

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Whitney Houston music tops iTunes sales after death

After her death on Saturday sales of Whitney Houston music climbed worldwide charts. Apple iTunes mirrored the interest in her music, with her ‘Greatest Hits’ album claiming the Number 1 spot. Fans and musicians have been shocked to hear of her death at such a young age, only 48. Aretha …

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