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Spotify growth peaking at 2.5 million subscribers

Spotify are positioning themselves in a strong position, after a somewhat rocky start, three years ago. Claims have been made that they were struggling to convert users from free ‘advertising funded’ services into fully paying subscribers. There have also been some complaints made from artists and record labels over the …

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EOL HP Touchpad outsells Galaxy Tab in US

The TouchPad was a disaster for Hewlett Packard. They spent millions researching and developing the product, then released it, killed the operating system and decided to stop production leaving them with huge inventory. The only people who won in this scenario were the people who bought one for less than …

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HP policy shift under new CEO – will keep PC business

Hewlett Packard have said that they will not be selling off their PC section of the business. CEO Leo Apotheker was fired in September over his plans for the future, and the company have reversed this particular decision. The Guardian newspaper in the UK has heard that HP do plan …

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Anonymous group take down child porn sites

Well known hacking group Anonymous will be popular this week as they claim to have taken down 40 child pornography websites while publishing the names of 1,500 people involved. This happened around a week ago but has just surfaced at the weekend. They posted statements on pastebin saying that they …

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T-Mobile fighting US ban on Samsung products

T-Mobile USA have attempted to prevent a preliminary injunction by Apple against Samsung, to stop sales of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet and Galaxy S 4G smartphone. They claim that the sales damage would be high. T-Mobile said in the brief to the United States District Court of Northern District of …

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Are Facebook changes a security risk?

Facebook have made some dramatic changes to their software, which we covered in detail last week. As with all major software overhauls the public reception has been mixed. Bitdefender claim however that the changes may open up users to more serious, security related problems. Bitfender, an internet security developer said …

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Sony release super high res 4k projector for home cinema

If you aren’t happy with plain old 1080p, then perhaps the new Sony VW1000ES projector will satisfy your cinema demands. They are releasing the new 4k projector for the home, which is the same standard used by full size cinema projectors. DigitalTrends.com have a great story published on the new …

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Google users targeted with fradulent SSL certificate

Around 300,000 unique IP addresses originating from Iran requested access to google.com using a rogue certificate which was issued by digital certificate authority DigiNotar. The report from security firm Fox-It was published yesterday. Google also issued a blogpost on the problem. The rogue certificate was revoked on August 29th. Fox-It …

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Kingston goes head to head with AData

In highly competitive world of modern computing, it’s strange how often the smaller battles can mirror the larger ones. While over at GamesCom 2011, KitGuru spies sent back some interesting pics. When they were compared to the pics from Multiplay’s i43 at the Telford International Centre, something unusually competitive was …

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Template Monster survey explorers browser habits

The stunning simplicity of working with Template Monster product reminds you of first time you saw sliced bread, round wheels or the Facebook. The idea is so obvious that it is painful. Smart folks develop thousands of working web site templates and then make them available for a handful of …

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Two people charged with sale of iPhone 4 prototype

Two people were charged by a California county district attorney’s office for the sale of an iPhone 4 prototype in 2010. Brian Hogan, 22 and Safe Wallower, 28 have been accused of misappropriation of lost property and Wallower has also been charged with possession of stolen property. Many will remember …

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iPhone 5: 4G proving a cost issue?

With the iPhone 5 around the corner, many people have been asking what the new phone will offer to customers. Apple always maintain a tight press black out before a new product is released, but many analysts and tech sites have been taking educated guesses as to the hardware inside. …

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iPad 2 no longer a virgin, first ‘jailbreak’ posted

The iPad 2 has just broken virgin territory by receiving its first ever jailbreak hack. Developers have used some unpatched vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS to ‘jailbreak’ the flagship tablet from Cupertino’s favourite technology company. Graham Culey, a senior technology consultant with UK Sophos said in his blog “If they exploited …

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The pope joins twitter – enjoying the iPad

Who says the religious leaders are behind the times? Pope Benedict XVI joined twitter earlier this week, using the social networking site for the first time a few days ago. He said “Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus …

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Nokia Windows phone – pictures leak online

A Hungarian blog appears to have published some rather blurry pictures of a new Nokia Windows Phone. Fudzilla sourced the information today and it appears that the device is based around similar hardware used in the N9. Nokia are betting their companies future on Windows Mobile platform, a rather daring …

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FBI on rampage to get Lulzsec

Lulzsec’s recent high profile attacks have gained the attention of the FBI – who are now spending a lot of their resources trying to track and prosecute the organisation. In a series of raids, the agency targeted a datacentre in the US this week and walked away with a selection …

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Valve to develop games for Wii U?

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell spoke to Joystiq at the 2011 Games For Change Festival and was happy to give his views on the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console. He said that the new Wii U console “sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU …

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New AMD marketing slogan revealed

In these days of micro-managed-mega-branding, corporations search far and wide to come up with the perfect positioning statement. Something that will stir the hearts and minds of all who see it. Searching through the Computex B-roll, it seems that our happy snappy chappies captured the next evolution of AMD’s messaging. …

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Apple will pay Nokia licensing fees

Apple and Nokia have been locked into legal wrangles now for years over patents for the mobile phone sector. Apple are agreeing to pay Nokia licensing fees which will be a huge cash revenue boost for the Finland based Nokia. This deal is going to settle all the patent litigation …

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Will Asus UX21 prove a threat for MacBook Air?

KitGuru reported on the UX21 some time ago – the hot new supersexy laptop from Asus which has the MacBook Air firmly in its sights. At Computex, the UX21 was causing quite a sensation, with many people focusing on the stunning appearance. Asus clearly want to get sales from the …

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Nintendo to showcase new game console

E3 visitors will have a treat on hand this year. The Los Angeles event will be the launching ground for Nintendo’s new upcoming game console. Nintendo said this week that they are going to showcase the Wii replacement at E3. They have not yet given a name for the new …

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GIGABYTE G1-Killer gets Bigfoot Advanced Stream Detect

Gigabyte announced that Bigfoot Networks has released a free software update for the Killer E2100 Networking Platform, bringing Advanced Stream Detect technology to all GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards. Advanced Stream Detect delivers unprecedented intelligence and improved network performance to GIGABYTE G1-Killer based systems by dynamically classifying all network traffic and prioritizing …

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Windows 8 preview video

Microsoft Windows 8 is the hot topic of conversation right now. Many people are hoping it isn’t a repeat of Windows Vista, and more in line with Windows 7 (although I am probably one of the few journalists who liked vista). Microsoft showcased a few aspects of the new “Windows …

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