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Sony restart more plants in Japan: supply problems

Sony were hit hard when the earthquake disaster hit Japan. Latest news has reached us that they have managed to get all but two of their factories up and running again. Sony’s semiconductor last factory in Miyagi prefecture has partially restarted yesterday with other factories coming online over the last …

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Steve Ballmer rated worst CEO by own staff

The latest results from Glassdoor might not surprise many of our readers, but Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO has been voted the worst CEO by employees of his own company. The employees were evaluated for a full year before the final scoring was released. Google employees rate Eric Schmidt highly as …

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Paedophiles sharing child porn across corporate computers

New research is showing that UK business and local councils are growing in risk from paedophiles who use their networks to spread child images and videos of children being sexually abused. The new report is called ‘Cleaning Up Britain‘ and software company NetClean highlight the problems of paedophiles sharing illegal …

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UK recruitment up 25% year on year

Just like graphic cards and CPUs, there are a lot of metrics for measuring the health of an economy. Arguably one of the strongest indicators is the number of jobs available. A report just out from Reed Recruitment shows that the UK is well on the way to recovery. KitGuru …

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Anonymous strike out against Sony: websites get hit

Anonymous, renowned hacktivist group have announced a war against Sony, and they appear to have struck the first blow already. They announced on Sunday that Sony’s legal actions against hacker Geohot and their other corporate behaviours “have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom.” They have …

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Mozilla ask add on developers to improve code

Mozilla have announced a crackdown on slow Firefox addons. In a recent blog post, Justin Scott, Add on product manager described the measures the organisation will take to minimise the slowdowns. “We’ve updated our Performance Best Practices and have begun reaching out to developers of slow add-ons and asking them …

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Nude female web coders wanted for naturist environment: UK

A Buckinghamshire company are looking to recruit ‘a number of female web coders’ who are prepared to work naked, in a ‘warm and private’ naturist office environment. As they say ‘The office environment is all that a naturist could wish for – warm and private – and will be great …

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LinkedIn sued for leaking user data to advertisers

Business social networking site Linkedin has been sued for violating users privacy, in a suit filed with a Californian court. The site is accused of handing advertisers information about their users. San Francisco resident Kevin Low is furious, claiming that Linkedin gave ad networks his information that allowed them to …

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Mother’s Day Technology? Bit of Camden magic

Every year, millions and millions of technology enthusiasts are plagued by the same question. Why is it so easy to buy cool new stuff for ourselves and yet so hard to innovate for family members who just don’t share our passion. KitGuru HQ has been sent some pictures of a …

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Game attacks HMV, but which is the main event?

One of the largest dates on the gaming calendar is the London Games Festival, which runs from 22nd to 25th September 2011 near Earl’s Court in London. At the time it was announced, it was settled into a nice, solo spot. It seems that’s set to change. KitGuru brings the …

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Japan disaster will cause gadget shortage

The recent disaster in Japan is going to impact gadgets relying on silicon chips. Many of Japan’s major producers are still struggling to keep up with demand as existing inventory is running out. Toshiba and Hitachi are two of the bigger companies who are feeling the impact of the Japan …

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Foxconn post $218.3 million loss

Foxconn International Holdings have posted a full year net loss which was larger than many analysts estimated as costs increased and sales dropped. Shares have also fallen. The net loss was $218.3 million, 3.06 cents a share, compared with net income of $38.6 million in 2009. The mean estimate of …

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Acer president falls out with board and resigns

Acer have announced the resignation of their chief executive and president GianFranco Lanci. He is leaving immediately. A company spokesperson said that Lanci held different views from the majority of the board, which lead to a rift which could not be healed, despite several months of negotiations between the parties. …

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UK TV Show Top Gear sued again, this time by Tesla

Geeks love Top Gear, especially for the witty, politically incorrect comments of Jeremy Clarkson. Tesla Motors are suing them for allegedly falsely representing the performance of one of their cars. In a segment which aired three years ago, Top Gear showed a Tesla Roadster running out of electric charge during …

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Google receive penalty from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering Google to implement a comprehensive consumer privacy program that will force the Internet Giant to submit to regular privacy audits for 20 years. This is the first time this has ever happened in the Federal agencies history. The action comes from a settlement of …

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World stops turning for 1/5 of Earth’s population

OK, it’s official. Almost 20% of the world’s population has downed tools and tuned in TV sets. A hush has fallen over many parts of the world – and yet for the countries unaffected by this latest interruption to business, there is absolutely no sign that anything is going on. …

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Twitter co founder Evan Williams leaves to pursue startup

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has posted on his personal blog that the time had come to leave Twitter and look at doing something new. Twitter announced earlier this week that co founder Jack Dorsey was back in charge of product development and that Williams who had replaced Dorsey as CEO …

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Symantec claim Rustock takedown reduced spam by 33%

Between March 15th and March 17th, global spam volumes fell by 33.6% according to a Symantec MessageLabs Intelligence report. We can all thank Microsoft for this global improvement. The Rustock botnet takedown has been a good thing, spam in a single week has reduced from 52 billion to 33 billion. …

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Dell exec says Apple iPad will eventually fail

Executives from both Dell and Hewlett Packard have spoken out against Apple this week, with the Dell executive saying that the iPad will fail. The Hewlett Packard executive claims that Apple have less than ideal relationships with their partners. Andy Lark, Dell’s global head of marketing spoke to Lisa Banks …

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AMD fighting hard to get Fusion into consoles

AMD are working hard in the efforts to get Fusion involved in the next generation console platforms. Neal Robinson, AMD’s Senior Director of Content and Application Support said that Fusion systems make sense for consoles. Fusion should give the Xbox more headroom and a good balance between CPU and GPU …

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Nokia attack Apple with yet more patent claims

Honestly, if we could make this into a soap opera it would be more popular than Eastenders in the UK. Nokia have taken the gloves off again, and have responded to Friday’s ITC determination by filling another complaint against Apple, this time they are claiming that seven new patents are …

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Amazon launch ‘cloud drive’ for music storage

Amazon, the giant online store have launched a new cloud based storage service called ‘Cloud Drive’. To tie in with the launch they have also released a music player which they call Amazon Cloud Player for the web. Amazon have launched the storage service as a means to access music …

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NASA plans for Mars Rover 3D camera cancelled

NASA have had to cancel plans to build a 3D camera for the next robotic rover that they will send to Mars. Time was against them and they wouldn’t have had enough time to test the device for inclusion on the new ‘curiosity’ rover scheduled to launch later this year. …

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Microsoft offer $7.5m for 666,624 IPV4 addresses

Microsoft have offered to pay $7.5 million for 666,624 IPv4 addresses from bankrupt Canadian telecom equipment maker Nortel. This move indicates that IPv4 addresses are increasing in value as they become more scarce. Nortel have filed a motion seeking approvals for the sale from the Bankruptcy Court for the District …

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