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be quiet! DC1 thermal paste released

be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for seven years in a row (Source: GfK Panelmarket Germany, sales units internal computer power supplies, December 2012), announced today the availability of the new high performance thermal compound DC1. The new paste is the logical extension of the award-winning cooler …

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LG buy WebOS for Smart TVs

LG have bought the webOS operating system from Hewlett Packard and will be using it in upcoming television sets, commercial displays and perhaps even cars. They said they won’t be using it in tablets or smartphone however. LG’s CTO Skott Ahn said “The open and transparent webOS technology offers a …

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Opera Mediaworks launched

Opera Software today announced the launch of its fully-owned subsidiary Opera Mediaworks, which focuses on providing advertising, content distribution and monetization services to the global mobile marketplace. Opera Mediaworks services more than 80,000 mobile sites and mobile applications, managing more than 50 Billion ad impressions per month and enabling more …

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UK Travellers Want To Text At 30,000ft

A poll of British travelers has revealed a huge appetite for inflight mobile services. Over 70 per cent of Brits surveyed said they would use their mobile phones during a flight, if they had the option. Almost half of people would use inflight mobile services to send text messages, while …

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Samsung gunning for Apple iPad Mini with new tablet

Samsung have launched their new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet which they are targeting directly at the iPad Mini which Apple launched in November 2012. Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8 inch screen, which is slightly bigger than the iPad Mini’s 7.9 inch. Samsung will be offering a stylus …

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Google are the coolest but Microsoft not so stuffy

Microsoft are getting ‘cool’ again, according to a poll on Reuters/Ipsos although they fall behind Google who were voted as the coolest company. The polling organisation asked America’s 18 to 29 year old’s to vote for the coolest tech brands. Around half of them answered Microsoft, which surprised everyone. It …

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How 4G will shape our lives

On Tuesday 21st February, OFCOM’s much anticipated auction of 4G mobile spectrum raised £2.34 billion – more than 1 billion less than predicted. This will have important consequences for George Obsorne’s budget, but how will increased proliferation of 4G impact the way that we use the technology that has become …

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McLaren reveals P1 engine details – 903bhp

McLaren released details of the engine that is inside the P1 car. This car has been long awaited, as the follow up to the successful F1. It will sport a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine and an electric motor, combining to deliver 903 bhp and 900 nm of …

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Google shares break $800 for first time

Shares in Google topped the $800 mark for the first time in history yesterday. Mobile computing has boosted their growth over recent months. The shares increased by 1.8 percent to $806.85 for the highest closing price since the company went public back in August 2004. Their stock has increased by …

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Hacking scandal originating from China group

A group that is affiliated with the Chinese military has stolen huge amounts of data from many companies and organisations, primarily those based in America. The report was released today by a security firm. Mandiant Corp has said in their 74 page report that a group associated with the China …

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Microsoft to bring more Surface Pro units to US/Canada

We reported earlier this week that Microsoft announced they ran out of stock of their Surface Pro tablet computers, leaving many potential customers unable to buy the new product. Microsoft have announced that they are bringing more stock into the American and Canadian channel next week. Some sources have been …

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Intel will launch Internet TV business this year

Intel have said that they will be releasing a set top box which will bring programming and other services into the home. The processor giant is continuing to try other markets for expansion. Intel are planning to bring a set top box which will enable the consumer to bring TV …

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Apple to release a bendible glass iWatch?

According to reports, Apple are testing a ‘watch-like device’ which may have some features similar to a smartphone. This could mean a watch with built in Mapping, text message capabilities and even preinstalled with fitness applications. The Wall Street Journal has reported from sources that Apple have discussed this kind …

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Microsoft attack Google over Gmail privacy, urge people to move

Microsoft are gunning for Google in a high profile campaign urging Gmail users to switch to Outlook.com over privacy concerns. Their national campaign which they are calling ‘Don’t get scroogled by Gmail’ is based around the point that Google scan user emails to determine relevant advertisements to place alongside the …

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New 3DMark available for download

For those who missed it, Futuremark released their latest 3DMark – simply called ‘3DMark’. Yesterday the company launched the PC version, although there will be versions for Android, iOS and Windows RT released in the near future. In their press release the company say “The new 3DMark includes everything you …

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Microsoft sell 900,000 Surface RT tablets

Microsoft have shipped around 900,000 Surface RT Tablets last quarter, slotting in at 6th place among the world’s tablet makers. Ryan Reith, analyst and program manager of IDC’s mobile device tracking said “There is no question that Microsoft is in this tablet race to compete for the long haul. However, …

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Windows 8 market share 2%: Windows 7 45%

Microsoft Windows 8 has not met with the most successful launch for the company and according to data released by analytics firm Net Applications the market share is still very low. According to the new figures released, Windows 8 only has 2.26 percent of the desktop operating systems market. Windows …

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Sony tease Playstation 4 details at event

Sony have sent out invitations to journalists for a 20th February conference on ‘the future of Playstation’. This may mean a detailed announcement on the next generation Playstation 4 console. The news has caused much debate online on many blog sites. Gamers have been wanting an upgrade for the Playstation …

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Braven release BRV-1 ‘battle ready’ portable speakers

The new Braven BRV-1 speakers look like something Judge Dredd would attach to his motorbike. The hint is in the naming as ‘BRV’ stands for ‘Battle Ready Vehicle’. These speakers are Bluetooth capable designed to work in tough environments, with bullets wizzing past your head. The BRV-1 are equipped with …

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Cherry turn 60!

CHERRY. The cherry logo stands for the best quality, technical innovation and design on the desktop. And this has been the case for more than 60 years now! The brand name CHERRY does not originate from a marketing idea, but rather from Walter L. Cherry, who founded a company for …

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Blackberry 10 launches, to save RIM

Today is launch of Research In Motion’s Blackberry 10 operating system. As we have reported in the past this is a much needed overhaul to get RIM back in the game with a market dominated by iOS and Android devices. The Blackberry 10 hype has been positive for the company, …

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BB10 launches tomorrow: a return to form for RIM?

For many people Blackberry smartphones have dropped off the radar. Research In Motion are hoping that their launch of Blackberry 10 tomorrow will change everything. They are promising a faster series of devices which will offer a great typing experience and the ability to keep personal and work identities separate …

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Twitter ‘Vine’ app turned into porn hub already

We all knew it might happen, but not maybe as quickly as it did. The new Twitter app, called Vine – allows users to publish 6 second videos. People are complaining that the level of ‘explicit’ content is already much too high. The terms of service of Vine states that …

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Microsoft Windows division up 24% on year

Microsoft are proudly reported their revenue for the second quarter of their 2013 financial year. Company performance is strong in all areas however the Windows division is the big talking point, showing 24 percent year on year growth. Revenue was £13,580 billion, an increase of 3 percent on the same …

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IK Multimedia release ‘studio grade’ iLoud portable speakers

IK Multimedia have just announced new portable speaker systems which combine live instrument and music playback capabilities in sizes that can fit into a backpack. The difference? The company claim they are 2-3 times louder than comparable sized speakers already available. The iLoud speakers can deliver 40W RMS alongside the …

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SAPPHIRE Launches new Intel-based mini-PC

Today SAPPHIRE launches a new model in its successful EDGE family of Mini-PCs. The SAPPHIRE EDGE HD4 is based on the latest mobile processor technology from Intel. It shares the same slim, stylish outline as the earlier models but delivers increased performance as a result of incorporating the latest Celeron …

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Steve Jobs threatened Palm if they employed Apple staff

Steve Jobs had apparently threatened Palm with a patent suit if they didn’t agree to not hire Apple employees. The report came from Reuters which was made public yesterday. The court filing is part of a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Pixar, Lucasfilm and others over an agreement those …

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New Laser Pegs light-up construction toys launch

Laser Pegs, the originators of light-up construction, is the world’s only patented range of illuminated construction toys.  Laser Pegs is the first unique toy construction set in the world in which each piece feeds the next piece low voltage current.  A must-have for any construction fan, the new Laser Pegs …

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