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100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute

Even if you wanted, there is no way you could sit and watch every video that is uploaded to Youtube. The website has just turned eight years old and they have released some interesting information about their services. Every minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded to the servers. This …

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Explosion on Moon – visible to naked eye

An explosion on the surface of the moon was visible from Earth with the naked eye. Bill Cooke, a NASA scientist said “It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we’ve ever seen before.” According to NASA reports, the blast “glowed like a 4th magnitude star …

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Nokia launch metal flagship Lumia 925 Windows 8 smartphone

Nokia have announced a new series of products this week, including the new flagship Lumia 925. The new smartphone runs the latest version of Microsoft Windows Phone 8 software, available from T-Mobile in America and from other carriers around the world. Nokia have also introduced new camera focused software features, …

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Atari Breakout easter egg in Google image search

Google are celebrating the 37th birthday of the class Atari game Breaktout in a very entertaining way. They have turned Google Image Search into a version of the game. To get the Easter egg running, simply type in Atari Breakout into Google Image Search and press the return key. The …

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Space Station leaking coolant say NASA

Astronauts on the International Space Station have discovered a leak of ammonia coolant on their orbiting habitat. NASA say they are looking into the problem although they say it poses no immediate danger to the crew, according to the latest reports. The space station uses chilled liquid ammonia to cool …

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YouTube offer paid subscription service

Youtube have released details of their plan to let producers sell paid subscriptions to their videos. Youtube is owned by search engine giant Google and they said the subscription rates will range between 99 cents and $7.99 a month. Early adopters are Sesame Workshop, the producer of Sesame Street. They …

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Retina iPad Mini beaten to release by high res Nexus 7

2013 is proving a tougher year for Apple, as they face an increasing challenge from competitors such as Samsung. One of Apple’s biggest selling products is the iPad Mini, so it makes sense for them to enhance its capabilities. According to the latest reports, Apple have two refreshes of the …

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Samsung rename all their PCs to ‘Ativ’

Samsung have decided to rename all their PC’s with the moniker ‘Ativ’, because their Ativ range have been so successful in recent months. CNET posted the information saying that the nonsensical naming started with the Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, both of which are Windows 8 tablets. The …

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Giada Introduces T720 Android Tablet

Known for their range of Android based mini-PCs, Giada is announcing a new tablet based on Android, the T720. This is a significant step up for Giada showing a growing sophistication in design and engineering. The T720 is Giada’s latest Android tablet and the sleek design and hardware features make …

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Sapphire shipping HD7990 Malta GPU

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced that it will start shipping the HD 7990 – the fastest graphics card available based on the highly acclaimed graphics GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD. The SAPPHIRE HD 7990 has a dual GPU architecture with a total of 4096 Stream processors and core …

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Google buys Wavii for $30 million

Google has bought Wavii, a natural language processing startup, for more than $30 million, according to a Techcrunch source. Apple and Google were both competing to take over the Seattle based company, however Google have claimed the victory. Apple apparently were interested in the start up company to help augment …

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Apple quarterly profit projected to shrink

Apple are expected to post a drop in quarterly profit when they issue their next financial report. The shrink may be their first drop in the last decade, hurt by products with lower profit margins and slower iPhone sales growth. According to Bloomberg fourteen analysts have reduced their estimates for …

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Google profit rises 16% to $3.35 billion

Google have posted great results this week, showing continued growth. The results also show that activity on Google’s web search engine is becoming more prevalent on mobile devices. Google’s revenue, excluding their Motorola Mobility hardware unit rose 22% to $12.95 billion from a year earlier and equaled their revenue growth …

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Samsung investigated over ‘fake HTC reviews’ online

Fair trade officials in Taiwan are investigating claims that Samsung have paid people to criticize rival HTC, online. According to reports, Samsung are said to have paid students to post negative comments about phones made by HTC. This wouldn’t be the first time that well known companies have employed this …

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Netflix switching to HTML5 from Silverlight

A while ago Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be unsupported after 2012, many companies looked at alternative options. Netflix are one of Microsoft’s largest users of Silverlight which uses the software to deliver a fast responding media streaming experience. The company have just announced that they will be moving to …

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WonderMedia Announces 10.1” and 7” Turnkey Tablet Solutions

WonderMedia Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of energy-efficient, feature-rich system-on-chip platforms, today announced the latest 10.1” and 7” turnkey tablet solutions based on the highly energy-efficient WonderMedia PRIZM WM8980 ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core SoC platform. The lighter and thinner WonderMedia turnkey tablet solutions deliver an outstanding user experience in a World …

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New Kodak PIXPRO AZ361 camera showcased

Last year Kodak announced their phase out and cessation of all their cameras. The company struggled to maintain market share and sales, competiting against not only Canon and Nikon, but the rise in quality of smartphone cameras. They were involved however in a licensing deal with JK Imaging, a Los …

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HTC profits drop to record low

HTC have documented record low profits in the first quarter of 2013. Delays in production of their upcoming flagship smartphone have not helped. HTC have explained difficulties making camera components for the HTC One device, forcing them to push back their full launch from the first quarter until the end …

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Sony to release ‘price friendly’ 4k TVs

Those interested in the upcoming 4K television sets have been put off by pricing often in the $25,000 zone. Sony however have announced some sets which won’t cost anywhere near as much. While we have no news or information on UK pricing, the 55 inch XBR-55X900A and 65 inch XBR-65X900A …

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Zuckerberg demonstrates ‘Facebook Home’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the company want to be the home screen of any Android mobile smartphone. The Telegraph in the UK say “It is called ‘Home’ because it is on the home screen of any Android phone’. Zuckerberg spoke at a recent event to say that the …

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