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Intel ignores Steve Jobs, adds touchscreen to Ultrabook

CES 2012Intel's research department has overruled Steve Jobs: touchscreens have been added to the next generation of Chipzilla's Ultrabook spec.
Rik Myslewski, 10 Jan 2012
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Astronomers map largest ever zone of dark matter

An international research team has presented the largest ever map of dark matter at the 219th American Astronomical Society conference in Austin, Texas.
Iain Thomson, 10 Jan 2012
HD Juice Box HDMI over Powerline kit
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HD JuiceBox HDMI over Powerline kit

Review
Steve May, 10 Jan 2012
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Bit-part actress slings sueball at IMDb over age gripe

An actress who claims work dried up after her age was revealed on movie compendium website IMDb is suing the Amazon-owned company.
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jan 2012
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CES headman: 'Microsoft not gone, just on pause'

CES 2012When Microsoft said in December that this year's Consumer Electronics show would be its last, it failed to convince the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the organization that produces CES.
Rik Myslewski, 10 Jan 2012
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Vodafone using 'partners' to help it penetrate global markets

Vodafone is increasingly adopting local partners, rather than buying up local operators, to push its brand and services into new markets around the world.
Bill Ray, 10 Jan 2012
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French court fines Google $65k over search suggestion

Google has been fined $65,000 by a French court after its search engine suggested the French word for 'crook' when users typed-in the name of an insurance company, according to reports.
OUT-LAW.COM, 10 Jan 2012
Orange Tahiti
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Orange touts tropical tablet

Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
TV Guide UK Android app icon
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TV Guide UK

Android App of the Week
Alun Taylor, 10 Jan 2012
Samsung 55in OLED TV
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Samsung shows 55in OLED über-TV

CES 2012
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
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NASA halts 'naut flogging Apollo 13 notebook

NASA has sparred with one of its most famous astronauts over the sale of a checklist of life-saving calculations.
Anna Leach, 10 Jan 2012
Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook 53OU
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Samsung joins Ultrabook race

CES 2012
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
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Siri's artificially intelligent news anchor sister bags $6.2m

Siri's little sister Trapit, an intelligent discovery engine that pumps individually curated digital content to users, has closed a $6.2m Series A round of venture funding led by Hong Kong’s Horizon Ventures.
Natalie Apostolou, 10 Jan 2012
Tesla Model S family e-car
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Tesla 300-mile e-car UK debut set for 2013

Detroit Motor Show
Alun Taylor in Detroit, 10 Jan 2012

In Netflix vs Lovefilm, the winner (probably) takes nowt

AnalysisIt isn't exactly your cliche of two bald men fighting over a comb, but victory in the battle royale between Netflix and Amazon's Lovefilm might not mean much to the eventual 'winner'.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Jan 2012
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HP unveils glass-cased Ultrabook

CES 2012
Caleb Cox, 10 Jan 2012
Nokia
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Nokia sheds light on latest Lumia

CES 2012
Caleb Cox, 10 Jan 2012
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German cops hacked in revenge for dad spying on daughter

An infiltration of a German federal security system last year has been traced back to a botched attempt by an unnamed security official to use a Trojan to monitor his daughter's internet usage, Der Spiegel reports.
John Leyden, 10 Jan 2012
HP Pavilion dv6-6b06sa 15.6in AMD quad-core notebook
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HP Pavilion dv6 15.6in quad-core notebook

Review
Simon Crisp, 10 Jan 2012
VW e-Bugster e-car
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VW catches electric Beetle

Detroit Motor Show
Alun Taylor in Detroit, 10 Jan 2012
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Think twice before moving to SaaS office

Reg Reader StudyWe all have enough scars to remember that when it comes to core email and office productivity capabilities, migrations are never as easy as they seem. So when SaaS vendors claim that they can magically make things cheaper and simpler we know that it may not be quite that smooth in practice. So what's the real deal when it comes to Office and Email in the SMB space?
Phil Mitchell, 10 Jan 2012
Sony Crystal LED TV
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Sony goes inorganic for 'eye popping' OLED TV rival

CES 2012
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012

Oracle mounts Cloudera's elephant for big data ride

When Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison clambered onto his own Big Data elephant back in October as his company announced the Big Data Appliance, Oracle gave the impression that it would be rolling up its own implementation of the open-source Apache Hadoop data muncher. This turns out to be not true.
Sony Xperia NXT smartphone
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Sony shows off NXT-generation smartphone

CES 2012
Caleb Cox, 10 Jan 2012
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Profs call for harsh taxes on sweet carbonated beverages

Medical scientists in San Francisco have sent a chill wind blowing through the IT industry as they issue a call for swingeing taxes on "soda, fruit punch, sweet tea, sports drinks, and other sweetened beverages".
Lewis Page, 10 Jan 2012
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Opera's new store beams HTML5 apps into tellies

CES 2012Opera Software is making a play for turning your TV into a window-on-the-web with the announcement of Opera TV Store.
Gavin Clarke, 10 Jan 2012
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Powerline Ethernet group posts 1Gb/s spec

CES 2012
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
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Samsung: 'We'll nick Nokia's global mobe crown this year'

CES 2012Samsung is feeling confident that it can ship more handsets than Nokia this year, making it pretty much the top mobile phone company in the world.
Brid-Aine Parnell, 10 Jan 2012
Kinect
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Microsoft schedules Kinect for Windows launch

CES 2012
Caleb Cox, 10 Jan 2012
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Sprint tucks Google Wallet into new pay-by-tap phones

Sprint's two newly announced 4G handsets both support Google Wallet, bringing an important boost to Google's aspirations, but they also hammer the death nail into WiMAX in the USA.
Bill Ray, 10 Jan 2012
Panasonic Skype Communications Device
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Panasonic pitches portable Skype screen

CES 2012
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has a massive package

Apple CEO Tim Cook bagged a huge award when he took the helm at the fruity firm last year.
Brid-Aine Parnell, 10 Jan 2012
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Michael Dell: PC profits plunge not down to tablets

The sluggish demand for PCs that saw Dell's profit dive below Wall Street estimates in the last quarter is not due to tablets, Dell CEO Michael Dell said yesterday.
Anna Leach, 10 Jan 2012
WD TV Live video streamer set-top box
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WD updates video streamer for Netflix, iPlayer

CES 2012
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
DVD it in many colours
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Facebook obsessives overlook enterprise riches

Open ... and ShutIt's not that enterprise software is boring. But let's face it: if you had the choice to tell your mom that your company makes it easy for 800 million people to talk to each other, or that your business makes it easier for companies like Chevron to do business more productively, the former is going to sound a heck of a lot cooler.
Matt Asay, 10 Jan 2012
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Pro-Israel hackers threaten tit for tat after credit card leak

Pro-Israel hackers have reportedly breached Saudi shopping sites in retaliation for the publication of Israeli credit-card details by a pro-Palestinian "Saudi" hacker last weekend.
John Leyden, 10 Jan 2012
SmartGoggles, Sensics Natalia
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Android-powered goggles bring virtual reality closer

CES 2012
Caleb Cox, 10 Jan 2012
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Foreign sabotage suspected in Phobos-Grunt meltdown

The head of the Russian space agency has hinted that foreign sabotage might be to blame for the malfunction of the country's Martian space probe, Phobos-Grunt.
Brid-Aine Parnell, 10 Jan 2012
For Sale sign detail
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OCZ conquers Everest, flashes 3-bit NAND at world

OCZ is showing the first mainstream computer flash drive using 3-bit NAND at CES 2012.
Chris Mellor, 10 Jan 2012
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AT&T joins 'Linux for cloud', boosts HTML5 apps

AT&T – one of America's largest internet, phone and TV service providers – is throwing up an open-source cloud running OpenStack to court application developers.
Gavin Clarke, 10 Jan 2012
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Hubble shows images from record-breaking 13.1 billion light-years

The Hubble telescope has broken its own distance record, spotting a cluster of five galaxies 13.1billion light-years away.
Iain Thomson, 10 Jan 2012
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IBM pumps out two Xeon rackers

It may seem odd that IBM would update two x86 servers when Intel is prepping its "Sandy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5 processors for launch in early 2012, but the cut-throat competition in the server racket waits for no chip launch. And thus, IBM is revving up two "value priced" Xeon-based servers to compete against Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and others without having to cut prices on existing System x machines with pricier components.

Juniper stalled by Q4 slowdown

Juniper Networks is having its Cisco moment, but it doesn't look like it is much to worry about.
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Google merging more personal data into search results

Mountain View is rolling out much tighter integration of its Google+ network into search results with what it calls “Search plus your World.”
Iain Thomson, 10 Jan 2012

Panasonic buys into JT's MySpace TV experiment

Has Justin Timberlake just sounded the death knell for subscription TV? Timberlake and Specific Media, the new co-owners of Rupert Murdoch’s digital mischance MySpace, have unveiled a new platform with Panasonic which they claim that it will transform the television experience into a social one.
Natalie Apostolou, 10 Jan 2012

IBM helps GlobalFoundries ramp New York foundry

GlobalFoundries has begun baking chips at Fab 8 in upstate New York, and is doing so for none other than semiconductor process partner IBM.
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Vodafail riles ACMA again

The house of VHA is in trouble with authorities again, this time attracting the ire of the Australian Communications and Media Authority for breaching the ‘Do Not Call Register’ Act.
Natalie Apostolou, 10 Jan 2012
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Boeing backs biofuel boffinry

Boeing and the CSIRO have signed an agreement to look at whether Australia’s far north is a good place to grow biofuel feedstocks.
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Jan 2012
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$18k for Aussie domain sets new record

The domain name creditcard.net.au has set a new sales record in the Australian market for a .net.au domain name, selling for $AU18,200 in a private trade.
Natalie Apostolou, 10 Jan 2012