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Philipp Humm, CEO of T-Mobile, USA resigns

Phillipp Humm has resigned as the CEO of T Mobile USA and will be replaced by Jim Alling on an interim basis. Humm was in charge of the fourth largest U.S. mobile operator since 2010 and he started in the German mobile business before heading to America to take charge. …

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GIGABYTE Unveils First-Ever Touchpad Mouse, Aivia Xenon

GIGABYTE Technology Co. LTD are due to release their Aivia Xenon Dual Mode Touchpad Mouse, the world’s first-ever dual mode touchpad mouse. The Aivia Xenon can serve as a practical mouse with multi-touch gestures, and a portable touchpad. This innovative touchpad mouse makes you free from space boundary, and now …

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UK Nanotechnology industry secures over £20 million

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN – www.nanoktn.com), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that its support and guidance has helped the UK nanotechnology industry secure over £20M in funding and commercial sales. The NanoKTN is committed to assisting its UK …

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Google Chrome for Android leaves beta

We discovered this morning during the first of two main Google I/O keynotes that Google Chrome would become the standard browser in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Today also marks the release of the first stable update for Chrome for Android, leaving behind the beta tag in the process. The update …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now official

The next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system has just been made official at Google I/O and will be known as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It appears to be focussed on the user interface and Project Butter has been introduced. Project Butter combines vsync, triple buffering to offer much smoother …

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Images of the Nexus 7 and Nexus Q leak

We knew it had to happen and it has. Thanks to a leak from Google’s Play Store we now have images and some information on the Nexus 7 tablet and a funnily-shaped object called the Nexus Q. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F5FO-MyR0o’] The Nexus Q is apparently some sort of “social streaming media …

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Specifications leak for three HTC Windows Phone 8 devices

While the Microsoft storm has subdued following the announcement of the Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8 last week, leaked information about some Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC reveal some powerful hardware. Specifications for three phones have been leaked that are currently referenced to as the Rio, Accord and Zenith. …

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Judge stops U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab

A U.S. judge yesterday backed Apple’s request to stop Samsung Electronics selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States. This could have ramifications worldwide for Samsung as Apple chalk up a victory in the patent wars. Apple have had little challenge in the tablet sector since they announced …

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Mozilla release faster, safer Firefox for Android

Mozilla have released a new version of Firefox for Android which they claim is ‘smarter, faster and safer than ever before’. The new version of the browser is said to be twice as fast as the stock browser and it starts faster than before with quicker page loading times. They …

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Xigmatek Gigas Case Review

Xigmatek are well known in the enthusiast market for producing a range of high quality products which offer very good value for money.  One of their most impressive recent products was the gigantic Xigmatek Elysium case that we looked at a few months back which was good enough to earn …

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Lulzsec members confess to DDoS attacks

Four members of the hacking group Lulzsec were in court this week. Two of the four people charged with internet crimes and Jake Leslie Davis, 19 and Ryan Cleary, 20 were facing charges of hacking the CIA and Britain’s Serious Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Cleary from England has pleaded …

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Government to introduce ‘pay to prove innocence’

The government are to introduce a Pay To Prove Your Innocence scheme. As part of the revised Digital Economy Act, suspected internet pirates will have 20 working days to appeal against any allegations of copyright infringement and pay a fee of £20 to do so. The details of this legislation …

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BBM for Blackberry 10 OS images leak online

Images of what is purported to be the upcoming Messenger for Blackberry 10 operating system have leaked online. These images were posted online at N4BB, which highlight a darker theme said to improve battery life. The annotations to the images posted online hint that the darker colours and optimisation for …

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HTC halts operations in Brazil, poor sales to blame

Recent reports have revealed that HTC is cancelling its planned One Series launch in the Brazilian market and ending all phone sales in the nation, effectively immediately. As such, dozens of employees have already been released while a small presence will remain to offer support for current devices. “After careful analysis of …

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Microsoft spend $1.2 billion on Yammer

Microsoft have agreed to spend $1.2 billion on buying Yammer, a social networking firm targeted towards businesses. Microsoft shares dropped 2.7% to close at $29.86 after the deal was announced. Yammer allows companies to set up social networking sites for their business demands. Their employees can then sign up for …

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Optical boffins create 50 GIGA pixel camera

Reports coming out of the University of Arizona say that a 75cm square cube of optical processing goodness has been assembled, with a jaw-dropping resolution of 50 gigapixels. KitGuru eyes its collection of low cost lenses and wonders if any of them will have the right screw attachment. Memory storage …

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Are Apple losing their edge after death of Steve Jobs?

Apple’s sales figures may still be staggering, but ValueWalk published an article yesterday claiming that Apple may be losing their cutting edge after the death of Steve Jobs. Author Brian says that pundits are already wondering if Apple are losing their edge, due to a lack of ground breaking products …

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Sheryl Sandberg, first woman to join Facebook board

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg became the first female to join the company board of directors. Facebook recently became a publicly traded firm with a Nasdaq debut that raised billions of dollars. Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement “Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been …

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Macintosh users spend 30 percent more on hotel bookings

An interesting story broke today based around the myth that Apple users have a higher disposable level of income. Orbitz Worldwide have said that people who use Apple Macintosh computers spend up to 30 percent more each night on hotel accommodation. Therefore the online travel agency is starting to show …

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Tesco’s Brand Users aren’t the brightest

Rob Salter Category Director of entertainment at Tesco’s claims that the new Ultra Violet digital system is just too complicated for the average customer. The comment was made during a debate at the Future of Entertainment Summit in London, where Salter implied that Tesco customer’s would not be able to …

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