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AMD cuts 500 employees

AMD cuts 500 employees

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AMD has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has now admitted that it is going to take the drastic step of cutting 500 employees. The company currently has a total staff of 15,500, but has not said where the job losses have been made. The news... >>

Gizoo offering discounted gadgets

Gizoo offering discounted gadgets

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Gizoo is offering one gadget a day at cut down prices throughout November. Every day, a new gadget or gizmo will be on sale from 9am until midnight unless the stock runs out before the clock strikes 12. Once offers have expired, the product will return... >>

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Acer P5260i wireless projector

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The P5260i DLP projector is essentially aimed at businesses. Upon its launch in June, Acer described the new wireless model as "designed to offer cable-free projection in various presenting environments". Software bundled with the projector reaffirms... >>

3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

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Just weeks ago, the web was alive with news of a range of phones called Inq. Created by Hutchison Whampoa, the models are to be available to 3 Mobile customers and the first one will launch on 13 November (although you can pre-register your interest now).... >>

Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

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All of your fav Sega games are being gathered together in one colossal collection ready for release early next year. The Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and brings together 16-bit Mega Drive classics,... >>

Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

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Mark Papermaster, formerly a big cheese at IBM, has been announced as the new head of Apple's iPod and iPhone development team. But IBM is none too happy about the appointment and is going to court over it. Papermaster was vice president of IBM's Blade... >>

Orange offering Eee 901 on monthly tariff

Orange offering Eee 901 on monthly tariff

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If you are a massive Eee PC fan, have £25 per month to spend, and are not frightened by the prospect of a 24 month contract, you may want to have a chat with Orange. Orange is now offering the Eee PC 901 with embedded 3G connectivity. With this deal.... >>

Dell employees asked to take unpaid leave

Dell employees asked to take unpaid leave

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Dell has asked its employees to consider taking up to 5 days of unpaid leave in the next 3 months. The computing giant has already made 8900 job cuts but is now having to ask staff to make sacrifices as well as imposing a global recruitment freeze. An... >>

Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

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Navteq GPS system owners can now download two new tools - which have been released for beta testing. In these times of mounting petrol prices and sinking spending, the company has come up with a tool that will help you find the cheapest place to fill... >>

Do violent websites encourage violence?

Do violent websites encourage violence?

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A team of scientists are pointing to violent content on websites as a cause of violent behaviour amongst youths. The team from an outfit called Internet Solutions for Kids has published its research in Pediatrics mag. Dr. Michele L. Ybarra relates: "Our... >>

Yahoo admits Microsoft deal may be "best option"

Yahoo admits Microsoft deal may be "best option"

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Both Microsoft big wig, Steve Ballmer, and rebel Yahoo shareholder Carl Icahn said last month that they believed a takeover by Microsoft of Yahoo would be a huge benefit to both companies. Said Icahn: "I will say and I continue to say that sooner or later... >>

Orange postpones IPTV roll-out

Orange postpones IPTV roll-out

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Orange's UK CEO has admitted that the company is rethinking whether it is going to roll-out its IPTV service in the UK. The service ce has already been successfully rolled out in a number of countries including France (where it has more than 1.6m subscribers)... >>

Google and Yahoo deal is off

Google and Yahoo deal is off

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It was looking like a "will they, won't they" saga that could easily have matched the shenanigans between Microsoft and Yahoo, but now the ad sharing deal between two of the Internet's biggest players is off. Google and Yahoo have confirmed that the deal,... >>

Coolafone offering luxury hotel breaks for old phones

Coolafone offering luxury hotel breaks for old phones

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There's a new home for old and unwanted mobile phones. Coolafone is a trade-in website where you can swap your phone for nights in boutique hotels with www.mrandmrssmith.com, or gift vouchers to spend in iTunes, Principles or the Ethical Superstore. You... >>

SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

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Animal rights organisation PETA was none too impressed with an ad for the SEGA game Samba De Amigo. The trailer shows a real life monkey shaking a set of maracas and then breakdancing. But the poor little monkey is then pointed at and laughed at by a... >>

Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

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Intel's Nehalem or Core i7 chip was mooted for release this year, and it has yet to appear, but the excitement is still building. So why should we be bothered about it? Well, Nehalem will mean faster computers. It is to be the company's second and last... >>

Japanese themed desktop and laptop from Epson

Japanese themed desktop and laptop from Epson

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Epson is marking the 15th anniversary of its Direct Store with the release of three Japanese themed lacquered desktop models. All three of the designs house an Endeavor Pro4500 (X48 Chipset). You can pick between the Dragon, Cherry Blossoms and the Moon... >>

Games will outsell DVDs and music

Games will outsell DVDs and music

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Titles like Grand Theft Auto IV could see games sales thrashing sales of DVDs and music CDs by the end of this year. According to research by Verdict Research, games sales could overtake music and movie sales for the first time this year. The retail analysts... >>

DataViz updates office suite for new BlackBerry phones

DataViz updates office suite for new BlackBerry phones

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The BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Pearl Flip and BlackBerry Storm Smartphones are all to get DataViz Documents To Go Premium Edition and PDF To Go tools. The new version of the office suite will allow owners of the three BlackBerry phones to view, edit... >>

Yahoo and Google push on with ad deal

Yahoo and Google push on with ad deal

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There had been rumours that the deal was off, but now Yahoo and Google, it seems, are pushing ahead with their ad deal, but have greatly scaled it down. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that both companies were prepared to walk away from the... >>

Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

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Seagate's CEO has confirmed that the company is working on its very own line-up of Solid State Drives in a briefing with Pocket-lint.Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate, gave a rare hint at what kind of SSD technology the company is pumping resources into.Watkins... >>

Noxon iRadio Cube

Noxon iRadio Cube

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Noxon has added to its range of internet radios with the dinky iRadio Cube. This device is claimed to offer access to more than 11,000 stations worldwide, as well as podcasts and FM stations. Manufacturer TerraTec adds that three favourites can be stored... >>

Android G1 gets security update

Android G1 gets security update

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The phone's only been on shelves for literally days but Google has already released a firmware update and now a security patch for the G1 smartphone. According to a report by CNET, the patch is for an issue with the on-board web browser which first came... >>

UK politicians rally behind hacker

UK politicians rally behind hacker

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The British hacker who is facing extradition to the US over allegations that he hacked American military computers has finally got a glimmer of hope. Gary McKinnon has lost appeals in both the British and EU courts over what he fears could be a lifetime... >>

Microsoft big cheese joins Yahoo

Microsoft big cheese joins Yahoo

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It's ad deal with Google may well be on the rocks, and it's only just recovering from the anger around its rejection of a takeover bid by Microsoft, but Yahoo has got a more immediate problem with a continuing exodus of staff. Yahoo has now replaced its... >>

YOYOTech claims new PC is fastest in the world

YOYOTech claims new PC is fastest in the world

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For £3995, you could be the proud owner of what is being mooted as the world's fastest PC. The YOYOTech Fi7EPOWER MLK1610 has walloped previous models using the peak integer rate test with its score of 130. The title of the world's fastest machine was... >>

OCZ launches its first 15-inch gaming laptop

OCZ launches its first 15-inch gaming laptop

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OCZ has unveiled a 15-inch gaming notebook based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform. Why this machine is different is it is part of the company's DIY range - the idea for which is users get to "spec their own systems for their own applications", as explains... >>

Chinese woman claims Asus had her locked up

Chinese woman claims Asus had her locked up

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This must be the most curious story of the year to date. A Chinese woman is claiming that she was jailed for complaining about faults with her Asus laptop. According to the Beijing Times, Huang Jing bought her ASUS V6800V notebook in February 2006. She... >>

Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

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The US Department of Justice has given Verizon the all-clear for its $28 billion purchase of Alltel. The deal will see Verizon overtake rival AT&T as the largest wireless carrier in the US of A. The DoJ agreed the deal but under the condition that Verizon... >>

Circuit City closing 155 stores

Circuit City closing 155 stores

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The American retail chain Circuit City has been hard hit by the credit crunch and has admitted it is going to have to shut down 155 stores. The retailer, which had an unsolicited, and eventually unsuccessful, takeover bid from Blockbuster earlier this... >>

Firms urge Gov to do more on cybercrime

Firms urge Gov to do more on cybercrime

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Recent research has revealed that UK businesses have little faith in the government to protect them from rising cybercrime. Nearly 60% of those quizzed by the Corporate IT Forum said that they didn't think the police were equipped to properly deal with... >>

French vote to punish illegal downloaders

French vote to punish illegal downloaders

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It was rejected by the EU, but the French government has got one step closer to bringing in a "three strikes and you're out" policy towards internet surfers who download copyright material. The French Senate has now voted overwhelmingly in favour of the... >>

Ubuntu launches Intrepid Ibex

Ubuntu launches Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu version 8.10, or Intrepid Ibex, is now available for download. Key updates include native support for 3G networks as well as support for an array of inbuilt devices and external dongles. "Ubuntu 8.10 sees us lay the groundwork for a radically different,... >>

Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant

Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant

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Virgin Atlantic has sacked 13 cabin crew after they posted less than complimentary comments about the airline and its passengers on Facebook. The airline launched an investigation following on from allegations that the staff in question had used Facebook... >>

BSkyB bids for Tiscali

BSkyB bids for Tiscali

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There were rumours that Italian firm Tiscali was going to sell off its UK broadband business way back in March. By May, the contenders were lining up and The Carphone Warehouse was at the top of the list of possibles with a £550m bid. Days after the... >>

IBM tries to stop exec joining Apple

IBM tries to stop exec joining Apple

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IBM is trying to prevent a top exec from moving across to Apple, and is going as far as to threaten legal action. Mark Papermaster, who was vice president of IBM's Blade Development unit up until recently, had worked 26 years at the company. However,... >>

Western Digital launches WD TV

Western Digital launches WD TV

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Western Digital, best known for its storage drives, has now come up with a new solution for home cinema fans. WD TV is a media player that turns files from USB drives, digital cameras, camcorders and portable media players into HD content. It plays music,... >>

O2 revamps broadband offering

O2 revamps broadband offering

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O2 has responded to feedback from broadband users and made some changes to its packages. According to the research by One-Poll, one in ten mobile broadband users feel they have been mis-sold on what they were being offered. What's bothering us? The main... >>

COMMENT: False accusations fly over games downloads

COMMENT: False accusations fly over games downloads

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Games developers, software manufacturers and the music industry are all getting tougher on illegal downloads. Microsoft wanted us all to be waving flags on 21 October - a day it declared Global Anti-Piracy Day (did you remember?) - whilst there have been... >>

Intel predicting product delays

Intel predicting product delays

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It seems that every company in the tech world is going to be affected by the global financial slowdown after all. Intel has warned that its business will be affected not only by the fact that people are spending less, but also because some key suppliers... >>

Universities crack down on Facebook plagiarism

Universities crack down on Facebook plagiarism

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University students are apparently using social networking websites like Facebook to copy each other's work. The consultancy Plagiarism Advice has urged universities to rework their plagiarism policies with "internet working in mind", reflecting how much... >>

Garlik says "Wild West" web getting worse

Garlik says "Wild West" web getting worse

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The FBI have said it, internet security experts have said it, and now another voice has added to those concerned about rising online crime. Garlik - the online fraud investigators, who have offices on both sides of the Atlantic, have released a report... >>

WD Passport Studio drives gets FireWire 800

WD Passport Studio drives gets FireWire 800

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Western Digital (WD) has added a FireWire 800 interface to its Passport Studio portable drive.Thr drive is now claimed to be ideal for use with the new Apple MacBook Pros.The Passport Studio portable drives offer up to 500 GB of storage capacity, are... >>

Google and Yahoo could walk away from ad deal

Google and Yahoo could walk away from ad deal

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There are investigations on-going in the States and Europe, and mounting opposition, including concerns from US politicians, but it seemed Google and Yahoo were determined to push ahead with a controversial ad sharing deal. But now the Wall Street Journal... >>

Mobile handset sales stall worldwide

Mobile handset sales stall worldwide

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At the beginning of this year, phone sales were set to increase worldwide a very respectable 11% according to Gartner. But, come October, analysts everywhere were slashing their forecasts to reflect the world economic downturn. Gartner, however, was still... >>

Vodafone loses out in ASA ruling

Vodafone loses out in ASA ruling

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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld three complaints made about a recent ad campaign by Vodafone. The complaints related to ads promoting the company's mobile broadband service. In particular, they included the boast: "The fastest, most reliable... >>

RoadSync Version 4.0 launched by DataViz

RoadSync Version 4.0 launched by DataViz

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DataViz has rehauled its Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync client, RoadSync 4.0. This tool now includes support for HTML email, Tasks and Contact Photos. The software brings Exchange ActiveSync connectivity to all Samsung, LG and Nokia phones based on the... >>

Monotype and Vodafone launch Flipfont app

Monotype and Vodafone launch Flipfont app

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So this has got to be one for graphic designers, or in fact, anyone who has an obsession with being different. US developer Monotype Imaging has teamed up with Vodafone UK to launch FlipFont. This tool allows you to personalise the mobile user interface... >>

Motorola confirms Android ambitions

Motorola confirms Android ambitions

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Motorola needs to save some money, co-chief executive, Sanjay Jha, has admitted to the Wall Street Journal. The phone manufacturer is going to simplify how it makes devices, says Jha, and, as part of this, is going to stick with its plan of launching... >>

Yahoo and AOL do due diligence on deal

Yahoo and AOL do due diligence on deal

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They're not promising anything but Yahoo and AOL may be one step closer to a merger. The two companies have announced that they have started to do due diligence on a possible deal - to figure out what a merger could mean in terms of both money making... >>