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HTC loses $40 million in OnLive investment

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HTC is one of a number of OnLive debtors caught up in its Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) restructure. PC World reports that the embattled Taiwanese handset manufacturer has informed the Taiwan Stock Exchange of a $40 million loss incurred following the dramatic events that unfolded over the...
HTC loses $40 million in OnLive investment

Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut

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Quietly, and without fanfare, Dell snuck out its new pair of hardcore business laptops onto its storefront. Both the Precision M4700 and M6700 come with Ivy Bridge CPUs and a wealth of build-to-order options including Red Hat Linux -- after all, this is Dell we're talking about here. The...
Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut

Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand

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Heavy demand for the 16GB version of the new Nexus 7 tablet has caught Google out after it expected more customers ordering through Google Play to want the 8GB versionSources close to Google say the search giant seriously underestimated the demand for the 16GB version of its 7in Nexus 7...
Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand
Apple registers iWatch trademark in Russia (report)

Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-boards set to hit market in October, power up hobbyists and OEMs

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Intel has finalized the specs of its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) board, and announced it'll go on sale in October for less than $400 with a case and power supply. Carrying a 4 x 4-inch form factor between a Raspberry Pi and mini-ITX board, it'll be equipped with...
Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-boards set to hit market in October, power up hobbyists and OEMs

HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises upgraded offering

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Phone maker HTC is shutting down HTCSense.com, a backup service that allows users to save contacts, messages, photos and other material in the cloud. Users are encouraged to take possession of their information by April 30th at which time the data will be deleted. “HTCSense.com is undergoing a renovation to...
HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises upgraded offering

App Spotlight: Scan business cards straight to your Salesforce account

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Of all the magical things a smartphone can do, I rank business-card OCR among the highlights. Think of it: Instead of manually transcribing each and every card into your phone or desktop address book, you simply snap a photo and presto: an app transcribes everything for you. Shape's Business...
App Spotlight: Scan business cards straight to your Salesforce account

Apple introduces new iPad with Retina display

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Apple has today announced its new iPad 3, which comes packing a new high-resolution Retina display. The device ships with iOS 5.1, the latest version of Apple’s software. It will be available today for all users of iOS devices and comes with new Siri support for Japanese users, which will...
Apple introduces new iPad with Retina display

Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

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Microsoft has confirmed Office 2013 licenses will be locked to one PC and one PC only, halting transfers of the office suite software to replacement computers and perhaps forcing users to use its new Office 365 services. If you install Office 2013 on any PC, that licensed copy belongs to...
Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

Swedish Startups Execs Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Against a 19-Year-Old at the W Hotel

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Mr. Adalberth via Crunchbase Early this morning, the New York Post reported that two "Swedish tourists" were arrested for allegedly molesting a 19-year-old Texas woman at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue and East 50th Street. The alleged attack occurred on 8pm on Saturday. Case details on the New York...
Swedish Startups Execs Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Against a 19-Year-Old at the W Hotel

Dispatch from the post-PC revolution

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We are entering a "post-PC" world and the devices we use will look a lot like iPads, writes columnist Mike Elgan....
Dispatch from the post-PC revolution

Hands on: Acer Aspire S7 11.6-inch ultrabook

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It turns out that we're not quite in the "post-pc" world just yet. While the cheap, poorly-performing netbook trend has died, some say thankfully, the burgeoning market in the industry besides tablets is ultrabooks. As defined by Intel, ultrabooks are designed for reduced bulk without a corresponding hit on performance...
Hands on: Acer Aspire S7 11.6-inch ultrabook

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

Sharp rolls out high-res IGZO LCDs destined for tablets, laptops and monitors

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Well, a week (or two) is a long time in the technology industry, and despite that joint venture with Sony heading south, it's not all bad news for Sharp. According to a press release from the panel maker, it has begun production of the world's first screens based on...
Sharp rolls out high-res IGZO LCDs destined for tablets, laptops and monitors

PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

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A Samsung exec has smacked around Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, calling it out as a big reason why the global PC industry's numbers are tanking. But is this really the smoking gun? "The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Jun Dong-soo, President of...
PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

What Lies in Store for Apple Stores?

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(The following post was originally published on sister blog Tech Europe.) It would be safe to say that eyebrows were raised at news that Apple is hiring John Browett, the chief executive of British technology retailer Dixons, to head Apple Inc.’s global retail division. Presumably Mr. Browett interviews really, really well,...
What Lies in Store for Apple Stores?

It's Google vs Apple as Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer every second

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New and cheaper rivals to Apple's iPad and models aimed at children help to set the tills jinglingRetailers say 2012 will be a "tablet Christmas" as they gear up for a massive surge in sales of products such as the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7.John Lewis, Argos, Currys and...
It's Google vs Apple as Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer every second

Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

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In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries. The company is also gearing up to expand its...
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

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For hackers who are just trying to help, the Dutch government has a new system to report holes. Noting that responsible hacking is "a good contribution" to increasing security in software and other technology, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice set forth guidelines for hackers who spot security...
How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

First iPhone Hack Since 2008 Extracts Entire SMS Database

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Two European researchers attending the CanSecWest conference needed just 20 seconds to successfully extract the entire SMS database of a non-jailbroken iPhone to a web server.Vincenze Iozzo and Ralf Weinmann, who were participating in the conferences’ Pwn2Own contest, created a malicious website capable of pulling an unsuspecting iPhone users SMS...
First iPhone Hack Since 2008 Extracts Entire SMS Database
Google Launches $1,299 Chromebook Pixel With 2560×1700 3:2 12.85″ Touchscreen, Core i5 CPU, 1TB Of Google Drive Storage & Optional LTE

A metamaterial which could stop electronics from eating the planet

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A new innovation could change the amount of recycled components used in computers, tablets and smart TVsGo into a big electronics retailer such as PC World and you'll find no signs that boast of the percentage of recycled electronic components a laptop or smart TV uses. And it's probably an...
A metamaterial which could stop electronics from eating the planet
Q&A: Ray Ozzie on startups, Microsoft, and what he’s dreaming up next
The Era of Their Ways: Apple's Post-PC World Is Microsoft's PC-Plus Future

HP honcho Bradley: Post-PC world claim "just wrong"

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Hewlett-Packard's Todd Bradley might have missed his calling as a politician. Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, clearly lives and breathes his company's products, and it shows in his answers to my questions during a recent phone and email Q&A. His answers often include...
HP honcho Bradley: Post-PC world claim "just wrong"

Winners emerge from high street wreckage

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Primark and Asos succeed in fashion market and Dixons and Argos benefit from demise of CometA burst of retail winners have provided hope for the high street after a week of gloom that has seen the collapse of three of retail's biggest names.Primark and Asos revealed soaring fashion sales despite...
Winners emerge from high street wreckage
Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook

Nexus 7 8GB coming to UK mid-July for £159, 16GB version arriving at retailers July 27th for £199

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We've just had word from ASUS that the 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 will arrive on UK shelves on July 27th -- slightly later than the 8GB model, which will be sold exclusively through Google Play from mid-July. Brits are looking at £159 for the 8GB tablet and...
Nexus 7 8GB coming to UK mid-July for £159, 16GB version arriving at retailers July 27th for £199
Beneath Microsoft’s Surface is a Company in Transition

Apple and the new iPad: By the numbers

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Typical for an Apple event, the company shared a multitude of numeric data points prior to, and during, the introduction of a new iPad and an updated Apple TV. Some of the figures are staggering when you realize that the iPad product line isn’t yet two years old. But the...
Apple and the new iPad: By the numbers
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