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Hewlett Packard sack another 275 people

Hewlett Packard have sacked another 275 people, almost half of the 600 people working in the business unit acquired with the $1.2 billion takeover of Palm in April 2010. The recent redundancies hit after 500 webOS employees were sacked last September after they decided to shut down the TouchPad tablet …

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Apple face global battle over ‘iPad’ name

The legal action over the ‘iPad’ name is being taken to the next level by Proview as they seek to regain ‘worldwide rights’. Proview Electronics are suing Apple for alleged fraud and unfair competition, hoping that they can reclaim ownership after a 2009 sale of the name. Proview, a Taiwanese …

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Yahoo say Facebook are infringing 10 to 20 patents

Yahoo are claiming that Facebook are infringing on 10 to 20 patents which they own. The NyTimes say that the two companies spoke on Monday to discuss the concerns and the sources involved in leaking the information are not authorised to discuss the issue publicly. Yahoo are asking Facebook to …

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iPad 3 may already be in U.S according to sources

The iPad 3 news frenzy shows no signs of slowing down as information was leaked this weekend that the iPad 3 may already be in America, after some shipping documents were posted online. These documents show that shipments are already underway starting February 26th from Foxconn to the United States. …

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Imperva Analyzes High-Profile ‘Anonymous’ Attack

– Imperva, Inc  a pioneer and leader of a new category of data security solutions for high-value business data in the data center, released today a report that reveals details on an attack by hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ against a high-profile unnamed target during a 25-day period in 2011. The Hacker …

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Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 – is it enough?

Research In Motion have released their latest operating system, for the Playbook, simply entitled ‘2.0’. The Playbook hasn’t received a very warm reception since it was released, with many people feeling the operating system was never fully featured. This latest update is set to address many of the concerns by …

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Dell revenue falling below expectations, share value drops

Dell have forecast fiscal first quarter revenue below Wall Street’s expectations which is causing concern that the PC industry has not fully emerged from the downturn. The company shares have dropped by 4 percent. Dell are ranked number 3 in the world in the personal computer sector and they have …

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Apple iOS sales in 2011 beat Mac sales over 28 years

Asymco published an interesting report yesterday which highlighted the incredible strength of the Apple iOS platform. Apple have sold 140 million Macintosh computers in the 28 years they have been available on the market. They have sold 55 million iPads to date and 22 million iPods in the first five …

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Study shows that BitTorrent doesn’t damage US boxoffice

An interesting study was released that shows BitTorrent piracy may not have such a bad impact on box office sales. The University of Minnesota and Wellesley College indicated that BitTorrent piracy doesn’t have a significant impact on movie sales even though industry executives may feel otherwise. The report says that …

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IT guy shoots daughter’s laptop over Facebook rant

Have you a family member who spends too much time on social networks? Perhaps a sibling who gets aggressive from time to time when you interrupt their online conversations? An American father responded rather dramatically after his daughter posted something rude on Facebook. He shot her laptop and posted a …

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Reddit clamp down on child pornography

Some good news this morning as Reddit have decided to ban the posting of sexually suggestive and exploitative images of children. It may seem like a logical course of action, but Reddit have been dealing with child pornography on a ‘case by case’ basis for years now. This means that …

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iPad 3 ‘shell’ photos posted online

Many people are waiting on the iPad 3 to hit retail shelves. With the promise of a new super high resolution screen and additional processing power, it looks to be the tablet to rule them all. Apple remain tight lipped about the design and specifications, but as expected the rumour …

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Apple being sued for $38m over ‘iPad’ name

The term ‘iPad’ may be synonymous with Apple, but a Chinese company are suing the shiny fruit maker in a dispute over the iPad trademark. They have said they are also demanding an apology and anticipates that Apple will be fined $38 million by a Beijing court. AppleInsider have the …

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Xoom tablets sold online, with previous owner data

The Motorola Xoom hasn’t been a great success story, even though it was the leader in the Honeycomb tablet sector. Motorola decided to sell around 6,200 refurbished Xoom tablets online through Woot.com, at bargain prices. Sadly for Motorola (and the previous owners) it appears they failed to correctly wipe the …

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Mark Zuckerberg almost as rich as Larry Ellison

It look as if Mark Zuckerberg is set to get even richer than he is now. His stake in Facebook is said to be worth $28.4 billion, making him richer than Google’s co-founders and almost at the same level as Larry Ellison, who started Oracle almost 35 years ago. The …

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Sex is more likely for Android users

Match.com have published the findings of their latest survey. It may be enough for geeks to ditch their iPhone or Blackberry device. They claim that 62 percent of singles who use Android devices have had sex on the first date, compared with 57 percent of iPhone users. Blackberry users get …

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Ultrabooks expected to gain momentum later in the year

The Apple train keeps ‘a rolling with no sign of slowing down. The latest reports from analysts Canalys show that Apple shipped 20 million personal computing devices in Q4, claiming 17 percent of the total market. This is split between 5 million Macs and 15 million iPads. Hewlett Packard are …

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Megaupload data safe – for now

Yesterday we ran with a story which explained that Megaupload users may start losing their data. The latest news to reach us is that the data will be safe for a while longer. Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload is under trial for piracy, money laundering and racketeering charges and subsequently …

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RIM claim Blackberry are No1 seller in UK

Research In Motion had a rough year in 2011, but it appears that they have escaped unscathed in the United Kingdom. According to the company themselves, their handsets claimed the number 1 spot. Data released has highlighted that Blackberry have averaged 27.7 percent market share in 2011 and have now …

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Megaupload users may start losing data

Federal prosecutors in the states have said that data from Megaupload users could start being deleted by Thursday this week. The lawyers for the defense however are trying to fight the procedure, saying that they are less able to defend themselves in court if data is removed. US prosecutors have …

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Nintendo loss measured at £395 million, poor Wii sales

Nintendo have had a tough 2011, facing stiff competition from the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. More and more people are shifting to high definition televisions which is the strength of the Microsoft and Sony consoles. Other costs for Nintendo include the development and launch of the 3DS hand …

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Apple jailbreak downloaded a million times in 3 days

There is a huge audience who love to ‘open up’ their iPhone handsets, verified today by the latest figures released by Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team. The joint developers of an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S have said that the hack was downloaded around 1 million times …

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Youtube uploads pass 60 hours per minute

Youtube bosses posted in a blog that the amount of video content uploaded to the sharing site has increased by a factor of 10 times since 2007. They said “Since the dawn of YouTube, we’ve been sharing the hours of video you upload every minute. In 2007 we started at …

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Adult tablet adoption: 19% USA, 7% UK

The netbook market was hit hard in 2011 by the growing adoption of tablets. Latest research from the PEW Research Center has revealed their latest figures, which indicate that 19 percent of adults in America are now using a tablet of some kind. The main bulk of the growth in …

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Blackberry in disarray as both CEO’s step down

Research In Motion co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have both stepped down, after many years holding the reins. The company has been struggling in the last year to compete in the mobile phone sector and a new leader has been put in place to reverse the fortunes. Thorsten Heins, …

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iPhone claws back marketshare from Android

The U.S. market is dominated by Android powered smartphones, however according to research from Nielsen Apple iOS was able to take back some percentage points in the last quarter. Nielsen say that 44.% of consumers who bought a smartphone in the last three months bought an Apple iPhone. That number …

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