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Chinese supplier lets buyers design their own handsets

Not satisfied with the iPhone’s camera? Wish LG’s Viewty had a larger screen? Well, one manufacturer will now make you a handset to order, built from the chipset upwards, with all the features you want, for an eye-popping $149.
James Sherwood, 10 Feb 2008
The Register breaking news

French motorwonk savages hybrid cars

A French automotive-industry researcher has published an attack on hybrid cars, suggesting that they aren't a good sustainable way to save the planet and will prevent other technologies from developing.
Lewis Page, 10 Feb 2008
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UK teen is world's youngest certified ethical hacker (maybe)

For as long as he can remember, Shane Kelly has taken a keen interest in taking things apart. When he was 11 and his family took delivery of its first PC, he promptly pulled off the cover and disassembled it, much to the chagrin of his parents.
Dan Goodin, 10 Feb 2008
Yahoo

Yahoo! to! reject! Microsoft! offer!

The board at Yahoo! plans to reject Microsoft's unsolicited $44.6bn takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Scott Snowden, 10 Feb 2008

Apple to announce iPhone and iPod Touch price cuts?

Apple is planning to drop the prices of the iPhone and iPod line within the next month or two - perhaps at a rumoured late February announcement - a Mac enthusiast site has climed.
Scott Snowden, 10 Feb 2008

Bluetooth body confirms Wi-Fi 'hijack' plan

Mobile World Congress The organisation behind Bluetooth will tomorrow go public on its plan to borrow bandwidth from Wi-Fi, allowing the device-to-device wireless connection technology to offer faster data transfers when it needs to.
Tony Smith, 10 Feb 2008
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Zeemote unveils controller for phone games

Mobile World Congress Like playing games on your phone but you're fed up using a numeric keypad to play? Start-up Zeemote reckons it has the answer: a compact Bluetooth-connected joystick controller.
Tony Smith, 10 Feb 2008