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Is Android becoming less ‘open source’ ?

Google have been under some criticism lately from various corners with many saying that they are trying to lock down Android to become less and less an ‘open source’ project. Andy Rubin, the head of the mobile software team said that he and the company are still committed to keeping …

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Toshiba release 24nm NAND

Toshiba have released SmartNAND based on the 24nm manufacturing process. It uses a control chip which support error correction Code (ECC) and can manage sizes up to 64GB. The technology is exciting because it can remove the ECC load from the host processor, while minimising protocol changes. It helps to …

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Steve Ballmer rated worst CEO by own staff

The latest results from Glassdoor might not surprise many of our readers, but Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO has been voted the worst CEO by employees of his own company. The employees were evaluated for a full year before the final scoring was released. Google employees rate Eric Schmidt highly as …

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millions potentially affected by Epsilon email breach

Permission email marketing outsourcer Epsilon have announced a data breach which could affect millions of people. In a short statement, they announced that the breach affects a ‘subset’ of its customer data, but has yet to disclose the full extent of the problem. The unauthorised entry into its email system …

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Amazon launch ‘cloud drive’ for music storage

Amazon, the giant online store have launched a new cloud based storage service called ‘Cloud Drive’. To tie in with the launch they have also released a music player which they call Amazon Cloud Player for the web. Amazon have launched the storage service as a means to access music …

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Apple send ‘cease and desist’ order to Adult ‘App Store’

While Apple and Microsoft battle it out through legal channels over the trademark of ‘App Store’, Apple are current taking more legal action against MiKandi – an ‘adult app store’. MiKandi have received a ‘cease and desist’ order from Apple, over the use of the term ‘App Store’, company co …

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Apple sue Amazon, over ‘app store’ term

Apple have taken the gloves off, suing Amazon for using the phrase ‘App Store’ without their permission. Heavy hitter Apple have been fighting Microsoft in legal channels recently for the permission to trademark the term. Apple have filed the complaint against Amazon in the federal court for the Northern District …

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Indilinx get taken over by OCZ

Indilinx, a South Korean company who specialise in flash controller technology have been acquired by OCZ Technology. The takeover only cost OCZ £20 million in stock. Indilinx patents will be transferred over to OCZ as part of the deal, giving them a wide poll of technology to call from, including …

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Motorola Xoom wifi launching at $599

Motorola are launching the wifi only Xoom on March 27th, according to a Staples flyer, offering a 3G free and cheaper version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Droid Life spotted the flyer, which indicates a $599 price for the Xoom WiFi model. This is the same price as Verizon …

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Powercolor HD6870 Eyefinity released

Powercolor have been releasing some brilliant video cards in the last year, and the latest announcement comes in the form of the Radeon HD6870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card. Specifications are set to 900mhz on the core, with the 2GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 256 bit memory interface, …

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