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Sun produces largest solar flare in years: earth not in danger

Scientists have said that the Sun yesterday emitted the largest solar flare in more than four years. Thankfully the report adds that it is unlikely to cause serious problems for the Earth. Joe Kunches, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center said “It was …

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Overclockers double 3dmark score on integrated Sandybridge

In June Futuremark ran a worldwide overclocking competition to push the limits of performance for PCs using Sandy Bridge chipsets. Today, Futuremark congratulates the winners of the contest that saw thousands of entries from more than 60 countries. This contest segment was restricted to PCs with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge …

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Oupeng – new mobile web browser released

nHorizon Innovation (Beijing) Software Ltd., the joint venture announced in March by Opera Software and Telling Telecom, today launches new mobile web browser Oupeng. Simple, fast and data saving, along with an embedded social network platform the new Oupeng mobile browser will bring a whole new Internet experience to Chinese …

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Eggs of unknown species found in Alaska

News reached us last week that an orange substance was found in an Alaskan village. Initial reports seemed rather far fetched, with some people claiming the unknown orange material was in fact a form of ‘alien life’. Fast Forward to today and the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab has claimed …

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Hauppauge release new app for live tv on iPad

Hauppauge Digital, Inc. has announced the launch of the ‘WinTV Extend for iPad’ application optimised for Apple’s iPad. ‘WinTV Extend for iPad’ allows Hauppauge WinTV Extend customers to use a native iPad application to watch live TV on their iPad, either in the home via Wi-Fi or around the world …

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AntiSec leader taunts feds from Defcon conference

AnonymousSabu – the rumored leader of AntiSec has been tweeting from the Defcon security conference. His twitter page says “#DEFCON Come find me in the middle of the vendor room, directly opposite No Starch Press. Mention ANTISEC and get a free sticker. #fuckfeds” According to messages on his Twitter page …

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Microsoft smartphone marketshare continues to decline

The launch of the latest Windows Phone 7 has not helped Microsoft regain any marketshare. In fact according to data released by ComScore it would appear that their marketshare has dropped by 38% since the launch of the Windows Phone 7 platform. Informationweek writer Paul McDougall added “The last number …

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AntiSec release 10GB of confidental data

AntiSec, the high profile hacking organisation formed from members of both Anonymous and Lulzsec have released more than 10GB of confidential data from 70 different law enforcement agencies in the United States. This is one of the largest data dumps yet in history and has been posted into the public …

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GIGABYTE Unleashes G1.Sniper 2 Gaming Motherboard

GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the launch of the new G1.Sniper 2 motherboard, the latest G1-Killer Series motherboard designed for extreme gaming on the latest Intel Z68 chipset and Intel i7 Core ‘Sandy Bridge’ processors. Featuring several state-of-the-art onboard solutions from renowned …

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Could there be life on Mars?

Scientists have found what they think may be signs of salty water, which has been spilling over the rims of craters. They have noticed that ‘finger like’ features, which are seen as formations of dark lines, fading out during winter and reappearing in the spring time. Pictures have been taken …

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GIGABYTE Announces “A75 OC Challenge” on HWBOT

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the “A75 OC Challenge” during the month of August. Since the recent launch of the world’s first APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) from AMD, …

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Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK

Google’s Chrome browser has been growing in popularity now for some time, but the latest news is that it is the UK’s second most popular browser. A report from Statcounter shows that last month, Chrome took 22% of the UK market, overtaking Firefox by a small margin. Statcounter claim that …

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Survey shows Internet Explorer users have lower intelligence

AptiQuant, a Vancouver consulting firm decided to check the intelligence of 101,326 users by holding an IQ test and monitoring the browser they were using at the time. The findings show that users who completed the test using Internet Explorer scored lower than average. Other results show that Firefox, Chrome …

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Nintendo president accepts 50% salary chop

We reported a few days ago that Nintendo are cutting the price of their 3DS portable unit. Sales have not met expectations and the reduction in price is sure to drive more sales. The latest news is that Nintendo employees will also have to face reductions in salary. Nintendo have …

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iPhone 5 spotted in public ?

While the Apple fanboys wait for the iPhone 5, 9to5Mac have apparently got a picture of the product, which they claim was being used by an Apple employee in public. While the image above is hardly proof of the new phone, 9to5Mac claim to have contacted the source to check …

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Nokia still struggling: drop to 15% marketshare

Nokia have been restructuring as they try to bounce back from one of their toughest years on record. Latest reports however show that they have slipped to third place in the global market, dropping to 15 percent share. Nokia drop behind Apple and Samsung with 19 percent and 18 percent …

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Asus F1A75-I Deluxe released

ASUS today announced the launch of F1A75-I Deluxe motherboard. Designed specially to optimize performance for the AMD Llano APUs, the F1A75-I Deluxe has exceptional overclocking capability for the versatile APU with a variety of integrated graphics built directly on the same die. F1A75-I Deluxe is also equipped with the latest …

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Kingston Technology memory breaks two world records

Kingston Technology Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that its world’s fastest dual channel memory kit, Kingston HyperX KHX2544C9D3T1FK2/2GX, was clocked at 2902MHz with CAS 6 and 3082MHz with CAS 7 latencies during a heavy home over-clocking session …

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BBC release iPad application

The BBC have launched a new iPad application targeting 11 countries across the globe. The application is free, but to watch shows there is a charge of €6.99 a month/€49.99 for a yearly subscription. Initially, the US is not included, with the organisation focusing on Western Europe, Belgium, France, Austria, …

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SilverStone Raven Tower RV03B-WA (Titanium Stripes) released

The RAVEN team’s continued push to redefine and perfect the enthusiast tower chassis has resulted in yet another benchmark in the RAVEN RV03. With world-class cooling performance from the previous RAVEN chassis models retained by the included 180mm Air Penetrator fans, a rethinking of the interior layout enabled dramatic reduction …

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Valve remove Dragon Age 2 from STEAM

Valve have removed Dragon Age 2 from their STEAM platform, and as yet the reasons have not been announced. Popular online publication Escapist Magazine filed a report on the removal saying “There’s no information as to why the game has been removed, although some are speculating that it might have …

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Microsoft showcase new ‘Mango’ phone

Microsoft have showcased the new ‘Mango’ edition of their Windows Phone platform in Tokyo. The phone is the first in a new range of products which will be released between now and the end of the year and Microsoft are hoping that the new range will help drive sales in …

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Unofficial Apple store ‘We don’t sell fakes’

Earlier in the week we reported on a fake Apple store in China which has been the centerpoint of media frenzy in the last couple of days. Leading news organisation Reuters decided to investigate the store and they found that while customers were angry, staff were defiant. After the media …

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Largest water body found on Quasar

Astronomers have found the largest water body in the universe. The volume is enough to fill the earth’s oceans by more than 100 trillion times and it was located on a quasar. It was located about 12 billion light years from the earth. Quasars are extremely luminous and were first …

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LG focus on OLED tech for big screen TV’s

LG have said that they are not going to develop Organic Light Emitting Diode Displays (OLED) for smaller portable devices. Kown Young Soo, the chief executive of LG Display said in a meeting with reporters last week “Samsung is misleading the market because OLED displays are not suitable in terms …

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RIM Playbook gets approval for US government

Research In Motion might be struggling in the consumer market, but they have received certification for use within the U.S. Government. RIM said that the Playbook now has Federal Information Processing Standard Certification – meaning it can be used within the official federation government agencies. According to RIM, this is …

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Apple considering a bid for Hulu

Apple are apparently in talks to bid for the video streaming service Hulu, according to sources close to Bloomberg. They were unwilling to reveal the source under claims that the person is not authorised to talk about the subject. According to the report, Hulu offer a subscription streaming service which …

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