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Ariane 5 greenlights fat pipe net satellite

A California broadcast satellite provider has inked a deal with Arianespace to launch the highest-ever-capacity commercial internet satellite into orbit over North America.
Austin Modine, 06 Dec 2008

Norwegians spill Opera 10 alpha

Some Norwegians are offering you an alpha version of Opera 10, a new desktop web browser due for official release around the middle of next year.
Cade Metz, 06 Dec 2008

MacBook Air owners get laid

Mac-centric web forums are abuzz with complaints about MacBook Air display problems. It would seem they're getting laid.
Rik Myslewski, 06 Dec 2008

Sun's JavaFX consumer pitch falls on confused ears

Sun Microsystems is once again flogging the consumer pony and talking of monetizing "volume markets" to rally developers to JavaFX, its foray into rich internet applications (RIAs).
Gavin Clarke, 06 Dec 2008

EDS boss Rittenmeyer 'retires' from HP reorg

EDS president and chief exec Ronald Rittenmeyer will retire from HP at the end of the year, as HP steps up efforts to fully digest the massive IT services company it acquired this fall.
Cade Metz, 06 Dec 2008

Samsung Q310 13.3in laptop

ReviewIf you’re left confused by the extraordinary popularity of netbooks, but still want a decent laptop without spending a fortune, Samsung’s Q310 has you squarely in its sights. At under £700, it’s fast, packed with features and the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen – at least that’s what Samsung would have you believe.
Sam Hammond, 06 Dec 2008

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