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Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster

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Chipzilla didn't get its position as the king of semiconductors by twiddling its thumbs, folks. It became a Valley behemoth by delivering us faster and better silicon, and its latest $4.1 billion purchase -- a 15 percent stake in silicon manufacturing equipment maker ASML Holding NV -- should help...
Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster

HP reclaims top spot in PC sales, market as a whole climbs 21 perccent

www.engadget.com
Well, Apple's reign atop the list of the world's top PC makers was short lived. After clawing its way into the lead, if you counted the iPad as a PC, HP is back atop the heap -- even with Cupertino's tablet-inflated numbers. According to Canalys, the Palo Alto company...
HP reclaims top spot in PC sales, market as a whole climbs 21 perccent

ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide

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ZTE has managed to break a run of two straight quarterly losses by posting a net profit of $33 million in its first 2013 financials. Unfortunately, the extra cash has come from selling a $133 million stake in surveillance firm Shenzhen ZNV, rather than any surge in handset popularity....
ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide
Spain challenges Google with 'right to be forgotten' in EU
In post-trial battles with Samsung, Apple fights to keep documents sealed

CloudOn hits the UK today, bringing Microsoft Office to your iPad

thenextweb.com
Whether you think Microsoft Office is a heap of junk or the best thing since sliced bread, there’s no escaping it. Word, Excel, PowerPoint…and all the rest…are simply a way of life in many modern day businesses. This is all very well until you consider that the tablet revolution is...
CloudOn hits the UK today, bringing Microsoft Office to your iPad

Manage collapsed window errors in Lion or Mountain Lion

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If you find windows for a program collapsed in a heap, there are several approaches to help you sort through them. [Read more]...
Manage collapsed window errors in Lion or Mountain Lion

If The People In This Behind-The-Scenes Video Had Screwed Up, A Billion Dollar Company Will Go Kersplat (ZNGA)

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Zynga is already in a heap of trouble.  It's stock price is down from a 52-week high of ~$15 to ~$2. But the situation would be much worse if Zynga did not have new hit game on its hands, Farmville 2. Without Farmville 2's  9 million daily active users, even...
If The People In This Behind-The-Scenes Video Had Screwed Up, A Billion Dollar Company Will Go Kersplat (ZNGA)

Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

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Preface: Although this essay compares the media's similar hyping of Haystack and Cryptocat, the tools are, at a technical level, in no way similar. Haystack was at best, snake oil, peddled by a charlatan. Cryptocat is an interesting, open-source tool created by a guy who means well, and usually...
Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

Report: Troubled Doom 4 being retargeted for next-generation systems

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Nearly five years after it was officially announced and nine years after the release of Doom 3, we've heard precious little about the development of Id Software's Doom 4. It seems that silence has masked a troubled development cycle that has been restarted at least once and is currently...
Report: Troubled Doom 4 being retargeted for next-generation systems
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Netgear's R6200 802.11ac router visits the FCC

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A router, is a router, is a router, right? Well, things get a little bit more interesting when they're of the 802.11ac variety at least. Netgear's R6200 won't sit at the top of its WiFi heap when it hits shelves, but the 1,200Mbps dual band offering will be nothing...
Netgear's R6200 802.11ac router visits the FCC
Microsoft reveals hole in IE, urges people to update their browsers

Dealguru eats up rival Asian Room Service to heap pressure on Rocket-backed Food Panda

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There’s consolidation in Asia’s growing online food delivery space after Dealguru, the firm behind Southeast Asia buying site Deal.com.sg, found its appetite and gobbled up rival Asia Room Service on undisclosed terms. The deal will see Room Service Deliveries merged into Deal.com.sg’s 6-month-old ‘Dealivery’ service, the result (which requires no baking) will...
Dealguru eats up rival Asian Room Service to heap pressure on Rocket-backed Food Panda

HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape

allthingsd.com
Late last summer, Huffington Post launched a streaming video news service, backed by 100 employees, lots of cash and a heap of hype. So how’s it going? Pretty good, says HuffPost Live boss Roy Sekoff. Especially if you choose to look at HuffPost Live as a video clip generator: Sekoff...
HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape
Qualcomm Revamps Its Snapdragon Line, Unveils The High-End Snapdragon 800 And 600 Chipsets

Jelly Bean deemed safest version of Android yet; iOS still way more secure

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Google’s latest version of its Android mobile operating system, known as Jelly Bean, is the safest yet. The platform was designed to protect users from malicious installations and has been properly fortified with an industry-standard defense, Ars Technica reported. Jelly Bean is the first version of Android to properly...
Jelly Bean deemed safest version of Android yet; iOS still way more secure

4th Generation iPad Reviews: Faster, Better Camera, Lightning Port

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Besides the iPad mini, Apple is launching another new iPad on Friday -- the 4th Generation iPad. The embargo has been lifted on those reviews as well, though they contain no real surprises. The 4th Generation iPad came out only seven months after the 3rd Generation model. Image from CNet...
4th Generation iPad Reviews: Faster, Better Camera, Lightning Port

Analyst: Apple can 'relax,' as Google Nexus 7 is 'just another' Android tablet

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One financial analyst says Apple's iPad is in little danger of losing its top spot on the tablet heap to Google's newly-announced Nexus 7, as he believes the device is "just another Android-based tablet."...
Analyst: Apple can 'relax,' as Google Nexus 7 is 'just another' Android tablet
Nvidia demos Dead Trigger 2 game running on Tegra 4 (video)

Is Ericsson rolling out 3G using someone else’s technology?

gigaom.com
When Ericsson bought Nortel’s wireless business in 2009 it instantly propelled itself to the top of the North American mobile infrastructure heap, largely because the deal exposed the Swedish vendor to the dominant network technology in the U.S., CDMA. But the CDMA portfolio Ericsson bought wasn’t entirely Nortel’s own. Rather...
Is Ericsson rolling out 3G using someone else’s technology?

Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users

torrentfreak.com
In a blog post yesterday, Codify, the operators of the free WiFi network at last year’s Microsoft Tech.Ed Australia, described the difficulties they had when a minority of users consumed excessive amounts network resources at peak times. Although network congestion occurred “admittedly only a few times” the blame was leveled...
Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users
Nokia Stabilizes, Aims For Number 3

Windows Phone Makes Official Chinese Debut Today

techcrunch.com
恭喜!Microsoft has officially launched Windows Phone in China today, and Microsoft marked the occasion with a little get-together local press could get a feel for their smartphone efforts. As mentioned before, the first new Windows Phone to hit China is the HTC Eternity (or Triumph, or Titan, as it was...
Windows Phone Makes Official Chinese Debut Today

Yahoo's undercover social network

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Yahoo's (YHOO) not one of the names you think of when you think "social network" - Facebook and News Corp.'s (NWS) MySpace are at the top of that heap. But thanks to new features in Yahoo Answers, that could soon change. Data from Nielsen//NetRatings, released today, shows that Answers is...
Yahoo's undercover social network

Instagram Can Soon Sell Your Photos Without Your Permission

www.fastcompany.com
All your photo are belong to us, says the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site. But a backlash over privacy changes is already going strong, including from Zuck's wedding photog. Instagram has just revealed its new data policy-- and it's a move that may have its more privacy-sensitive users deleting their accounts....
Instagram Can Soon Sell Your Photos Without Your Permission
We Need Apple And Google To Work Together Again

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Reveals One Important Thing He Learned From Steve Jobs

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JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson was interviewed at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen this week. He revealed a great little tidbit about what he learned from his former boss, the late Steve Jobs, on the importance of design and its impact on customers. Take it...
JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Reveals One Important Thing He Learned From Steve Jobs

Verizon Sued For Defending Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

torrentfreak.com
The ongoing avalanche of mass-BitTorrent lawsuits reveal that IP-addresses can get people into a heap of trouble. In many cases the person who pays for the account is not the person who shared the copyrighted material. However, this is the person who gets sued, something that can have all kinds...
Verizon Sued For Defending Alleged BitTorrent Pirates
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