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Sony Vita Portable sells out – sales numbers aren’t given

Sony executives will be celebrating in the boardroom today as they have issued a statement to say that they have sold out of the Playstation Vita portable device, via preorders in Japan. Andrew House, chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment told reporters yesterday “There were lines to make reservations …

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3DMark 11 update released

Futuremark have just released an update to 3DMark 11 which is available for download from their website, and from media partners. You can get the update here http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/download/update/ Release Notes for 3DMark 11 v1.0.3: Bullet physics library updated to version 2.79 to improve compatibility with future CPUs and GPUs. For …

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Google donate $11.5 million to help fight slavery

Google have announced today that they are donating $11.5 million to several organisations who are fighting against modern day slavery of 27 million people around the world. The associated press said “In what is believed to be the largest ever corporate grant devoted to the advocacy, intervention and rescue of …

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Hewlett Packard: confusing strategy changes cost them billions

Hewlett Packard have a name immediately synonymous with technology. This year however is one they will want to forget, due to a bewildering array of decisions which have cost them literally billions of dollars. Leo Apotheker, the previous CEO decided that the company should no longer develop smartphones and tablets …

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Samsung tablet to use staggering 2560×1600 resolution

The Apple audience are waiting with baited breath for the upcoming iPad 3, which is said to feature a super high resolution ‘retina’ display with 2048×1536 resolution. We have been following the rumours now for many months. Breaking news last night however would indicate that Samsung are keen to beat …

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Amazon Kindle Fire – how is it selling?

The Amazon Kindle is reckoned to be the most serious tablet challenger for Apple to date. Analysts have been quick to post that they feel it will slip into the number 2 spot soon, if sales are as initially predicted. How is the tablet selling so far? Amazon have not …

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Facebook and Germany in battle over privacy laws

Facebook have been in the spotlight recently over privacy concerns and Mark Zuckerberg has admitted some mistakes in the United States saying they would make policy changes to appease the American regulators. The Federal Trade investigation have accused Facebook of ‘unfair and deceptive’ practices which can invade user privacy. They …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab ban in Australia is overturned

Samsung will be able to sell their Galaxy Tab 10.1 again in Australia as the Federal Court of Australia has overturned the preliminary injunction which was initiated by Apple, who claim that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on the design of their own products. Luke Hopewell reported for ZDNet Australia …

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RIM to offer security features for rival phones

Research In Motion are aiming to get a new income source by offering a new tool to rival smartphone devices, such as the Apple iPhone. The company said today that they are going to launch a new ‘Mobile Fusion’ device management software package in Q1 2012 which will allow corporate …

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Apple customers are the most loyal

A recent study has confirmed what we already knew – Apple have the most loyal customer base. According to research firm GfK, Apple products generate the most fanatical following. 84 percent of the iPhone user base say that they would buy another iPhone to update their device. Google Android is …

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Join the ROCCAT WTF! World Tour

Roccat have announced their ‘WTF!’ World Tour, a Facebook contest which celebrates worldwide gaming ‘while focusing on the strange, the fascinating and the unexpected’. Fans are asked to submit their own photos, so we can only begin to imagine what will be posted soon! They say: “As part of the …

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European court: providers not required to monitor online activity

The European court has ruled yesterday against forcing online providers to monitor customers online activity, to try and filter out illegal sharing of music and software. The ruling, by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will certainly please many people in Europe, but it will not please music copyright …

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Are Facebook planning a new Phone: codename ‘Buffy’?

If you follow the mobile sector regularly, you might already be aware of the HTC Status and HTC Salsa which were launched earlier this year. According to All Things Digital they have received information that Facebook themselves might be planning a new phone with a code name of ‘Buffy’. All …

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Are your passwords as bad as these?

All of us use passwords to protect our online accounts, such things as ebay, paypal and even sometimes our bank accounts. SplashData have compiled a list last week which show that many people are letting the hackers run away with their accounts. According to their research, the worst passwords online …

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Android malware problem up by 472 percent

As Android continues to grow in popularity, so does the problem of aggressive malware code. Expert reports are claiming that the growth of this malware is a staggering 472 percent since July. SecurityNewsDaily spoke with Tim Armstrong of Kaspersky Lab and he said “Android malware is growing at an exponential …

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Arctic launch bargain headphone sale weekend

Arctic Cooling have launched a huge sale for this weekend to clear some stock. They are offering a wide range of headphones from 59c to $4.95. Don’t worry its not just USA customers. Europe is also supported with this sale. Check it out below and pick yourself up a new …

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Facebook battle sex and violence spam attack

Facebook have been battling to get the recent spam attack targeting their members under control. The attack shows images containing graphic sexual acts and violence. They have issued a statement warning their members to be careful and to help prevent their accounts from being hacked. Over 800 million people use …

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1st gen Apple Nano being recalled

Apple are recalling the first generation Nano device due to a faulty battery that overheats. Apple posted a note on their website which said that the problem seemed to be rare among the first generation owners, but that devices sold between September 2005 and December 2006 may be affected. Apple …

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Apple iOS 5.0.1. update improves battery life

Apple have had to deal with reports that their iPhone 4S has suffered from poor battery life. Kitguru reported on this before and it was apparently tied down to a bug in iOS. Apple said they would be working on a fix. Apple issued a statement to All Things D …

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Research In Motion customers experience more problems

Research In Motion are investigating claims that some users are experiencing delays with their BlackBerry services. RIM have acknowledged that they are looking into the reports which seem to be affecting users in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East. The company updated their statement yesterday and said that services …

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Barnes & Noble fight back against Microsoft: US Probe

Latest reports from the US news group Bloomberg show that tablet maker Barnes & Noble have asked U.S. regulators to investigate Microsoft as they seek to monopolise the mobile market demanding royalties on electronics running on Google’s Android operating system. Barnes & Noble said “Microsoft is embarking on a campaign …

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Zuckerberg returns to Harvard to recruit students

He may be a multi billionaire but Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t mind doing some grass level recruiting. He returned to Harvard yesterday since he left to form Facebook. He appeared to recruit students for internships at Facebook, according to a report that was posted on the Harvard Crimson. It was the …

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iPhone 4S Battery life gets tested: better than expected

The Apple iPhone 4S battery life has been the topic of conversation since it was released and we reported that many customers were complaining about excessive drain. Apple have acknowledged a problem with the location services system in OS 5 and have released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to …

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Sony’s CEO Stringer may step down

According to insider news, Sony Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer may step down, passing the leadership to a new, fresh successor. The New York Post say they have received information on the subject claiming ‘sources close to the situation’. Howard Stringer has had one of the worst years he could …

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