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Sky's O2 broadband deal could signal dark clouds

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O2 and BE customers will soon be transferred on to a Sky service, but past transfer fiascos loom largeHome phone and broadband customers of both O2 and BE, who have officially became customers of Sky, are facing a nervous wait to see what this means in the long term for...
Sky's O2 broadband deal could signal dark clouds

What's Apple going to unveil next week in San Francisco?

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If anyone has the goods, it's Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac's teen blogging phenom Gurman FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) annual World Wide Developers Conference is scheduled to begin with a Tim Cook keynote June 11, but for Mark Gurman the story began in early May. In a series of scoops -- the accuracy...
What's Apple going to unveil next week in San Francisco?

Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

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Canon has announced that it'll ditch human production line employees and rely entirely on robots to build its cameras. Several Japanese companies have felt the pinch thanks to the soaring value of the yen and have acted quickly to move production overseas, but Canon has resisted doing the same....
Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

PSA: Windows 8 and Pro upgrades will jump to $120 and $200 on February 1st

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This should come as no surprise -- we reported the increase back in October -- but Windows 8 upgrades will become a bit more pricey come February 1st. That means you have the better part of two weeks to take advantage of introductory online upgrade pricing of $40 (for...
PSA: Windows 8 and Pro upgrades will jump to $120 and $200 on February 1st

Sustrans and Google Maps launch cycling routes in UK [Video]

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Sustrans, a British charity that promotes sustainable transport, announced today that it partnered with Google to bring cycling routes to United Kingdom-based Google Maps users. Greener-minded Americans are quite familiar with the biking icon and its bevy of alternative transit routes, but now cyclist fans of the mapping app in the U.K. can plan their trips, find...
Sustrans and Google Maps launch cycling routes in UK [Video]
Amazon Blames Generators for Blackout that Crushed Netflix

iTunes and Spotify devastate high street music sales as fans go digital

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HMV and others hit by 'digital music switchover' as more than a quarter of UK population download or stream musicAlmost one in five music buyers have left the high street for good, according to the latest industry figures, as internet-savvy Britons flock to digital products such as Apple iTunes and...
iTunes and Spotify devastate high street music sales as fans go digital

Apple Drops Google Maps For iOS 6, Faces Social Media Backlash

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The switchover from Google Maps to Apple Maps brought on by iOS 6 has caused a largely unhappy response on social media, reports the BBC. Many users have criticized the service, calling it slow and inaccurate, and a joke tweeter even created the obligatory fake account, @iOS6maps, which was swiftly...
Apple Drops Google Maps For iOS 6, Faces Social Media Backlash

It’s like having an address for every star in the universe, times 4.3 billion

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IPv6 is big. Really, really, really big. In fact, much bigger than anything a merely human mind can possibly understand. But hey, it’s fun to try. Internet Protocol version 6 is the newest version of the global internet map. The map is how a packet of computer data — like...
It’s like having an address for every star in the universe, times 4.3 billion

Help scheme runs out of TV boxes

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A scheme to help the elderly with the switchover to digital television is inundated with requests for set top boxes....
Help scheme runs out of TV boxes

Mozilla dispatches Firefox 3.6, fills its chair with version 13 beta

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If you've been defiantly clinging onto Firefox 3.6 by your fingertips, bad news. Mozilla is officially putting it to sleep -- whether you like it or not -- by auto-updating users to version 12. You've still got a few days to bid your emotional farewells, with the switchover being...
Mozilla dispatches Firefox 3.6, fills its chair with version 13 beta
Google to hold Maps event ahead of Apple’s switchover at WWDC

How T-Mobile Has Been Getting Itself Ready for the IPhone

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T-Mobile USA has long been on the sidelines of the iPhone revolution, but the carrier is working hard to change that. Until very recently, T-Mobile had very little shot at being able to carry the iPhone. Although it uses the same type of network technology as AT&T, it uses a...
How T-Mobile Has Been Getting Itself Ready for the IPhone

New era: Windows Phone surpasses Symbian in Finland

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Remove your cover, cadets, it’s time to lower the flag on Symbian: Windows Phone has bested its market share in Finland. The changing of the guard has occurred. While not too many tears will likely be shed at the decline of Symbian, this moment matters as it’s a symbolic victory for Windows Phone....
New era: Windows Phone surpasses Symbian in Finland
Google Crisis Response team launches new crisis map for raging US wildfires

Smart meter rollout delayed for year amid energy firm caution

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Government postpones £11bn rollout of new household gas and electricity meters as suppliers work on 'smooth' switchoverIn the latest reverse on energy policy the government has been forced to delay the introduction of household smart energy meters by at least a year.Smart meters, which are billed as a way to...
Smart meter rollout delayed for year amid energy firm caution

PayPal sets down stricter regulations for file-sharing sites

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After cutting ties to Wikileaks in 2010, and after this year’s raid against Megaupload, PayPal is now imposing increasingly stringent conditions on various online file-sharing sites. According to TorrentFreak, PayPal has recently changed its terms of service, making requirements for file-sharing and newsgroup services far tighter than before. The payment service, owned...
PayPal sets down stricter regulations for file-sharing sites

ICS coming to Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 Plus starting in July

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Ice Cream Sandwich has been in the cards for Samsung's older Galaxy Tabs for a while, but impatient owners can soon wind down their foot tapping: the rollout date is indeed on the horizon. According to SamMobile, Android 4.0 will make its way to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab...
ICS coming to Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 Plus starting in July

Google is allegedly trying to muscle app developers into using Google Wallet exclusively

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According to a report by Reuters, it appears that Google wants all of the apps on its Android Market Google Play platform to use its own payment system for in-app purchases. And by want, it reports that Google is nearly forcing developers to do so. Some developers that are using...
Google is allegedly trying to muscle app developers into using Google Wallet exclusively

Corning announces slim, flexible ‘Willow Glass’ [Video]

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Corning Inc., the manufacturer behind Gorilla Glass, Gorilla Glass 2, and other display products, just announced a new ultra-slim, flexible glass called “Willow Glass“. The Corning, N.Y.-based Company introduced its technology at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week tradeshow in Boston this morning. The main highlight is its ability to ”wrap” around...
Corning announces slim, flexible ‘Willow Glass’ [Video]

EU states must allow 4G Internet use on analogue TV spectrum by January 2013

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The launch of 4G wireless data connectivity in Europe took a step forward today as the European Parliament approved plans to free up radio spectrum for this and other uses. While US consumers have seen 4G connectivity start to roll out over the past couple of years, it’s so far...
EU states must allow 4G Internet use on analogue TV spectrum by January 2013

Report: Google shells out over $5M lobbying in Q2, while Apple barely spends $500K

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The congressional lobbying disclosure reports for Q2 2012 are available, and Google is far ahead of Apple in terms of money spent lobbying. Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt reported that “Google has outspent Apple nearly 10 to one,” and he noted which bills Apple is giving the most attention: The list...
Report: Google shells out over $5M lobbying in Q2, while Apple barely spends $500K
Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Telecoms Regulator Prepping Spectrum Release Plan for 5G, Sees "Untapped Opportunity" For Wi-Fi Hotspots

The Pirate Bay: Kicked Out Of Norway, Welcomed In North Korea?

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Just yesterday, former b-baller and reality TV juggernaut Dennis Rodman arrived stateside after a widely publicized hangout with North Korean leaders Kim Jong Un, saying, "I love him. The guy is awesome. He was so honest." Apparently, Kim's generosity extends to torrenting sites as well. As of this morning, notorious...
The Pirate Bay: Kicked Out Of Norway, Welcomed In North Korea?

Samsung now selling three TVs every second, helping in its bid to dominate consumer households

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Technology giant Samsung has revealed at an event in Monaco today that it now sells three television sets every second. Let that sink in for a moment. Three television sets. Every second. That works out at 180 per minute, 10,800 per hour, 259,200 per day or, roughly, 7.78 million every...
Samsung now selling three TVs every second, helping in its bid to dominate consumer households

2013: When Tablets Beat Laptops

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New analysis from NPD puts definite numbers around a trend you may have spotted: the death of the laptop at the hands of the tablet. NPD DisplaySearch's mobile computing market analysis has predicted a startling prediction for 2013: This is year tablets will occupy over 50% of the market,...
2013: When Tablets Beat Laptops

LoveFilm to offer its users the option to switch their login details with an Amazon account

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LoveFilm, the movie and video game rental service that also offers an on-demand streaming service akin to Netflix in the UK, will soon be offering its users the option to switch their login details with an Amazon account. Amazon acquired LoveFilm in January 2011, but since then the two businesses...
LoveFilm to offer its users the option to switch their login details with an Amazon account
Google to hold Maps event ahead of Apple’s switchover at WWDC
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