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  • Samsung to release modified tablet in Germany

    Samsung to release modified tablet in Germany

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    Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has modified the design of its newest tablet PC to bypass a sales ban in Germany, and would start selling it there as early as this week.The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, based on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, has a different…

  • Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs

    Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs

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    The sun's abundant energy, if harvested in space, could provide a cost-effective way to meet global power needs in as little as 30 years with seed money from governments, according to a study by an international scientific group.Orbiting power plants capable of collecting solar…

  • PM Gilani inaugurates ground station of Paksat-1R

    PM Gilani inaugurates ground station of Paksat-1R

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    Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani formally inaugurated the commercial operation of Pakistan’s second communication satellite Paksat-1R in Lahore Saturday, Geo News reported.Paksat-1R was launched on August 12 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC). It was moved to…

  • Japan computer smashes speed record

    Japan computer smashes speed record

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    A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.The "K Computer", which has more than 88,000 central processing units - the computer's "brain" - compared with the fewer than four…

  • ST-Ericsson beats Qualcomm Windows Phone

    ST-Ericsson beats Qualcomm Windows Phone

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    ST-Ericsson won a deal to supply chipsets for future Nokia phones based on Windows software, breaking Qualcomm's monopoly over Microsoft's mobile platform.ST-Ericsson said on Wednesday its technology would enable Nokia, the world's largest cellphone vendor, to offer cheaper Windows Phones and in new regions.…

  • Angry Birds tops 500 million downloads

    Angry Birds tops 500 million downloads

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    Mobile gaming firm Rovio said on Wednesday its hit game Angry Birds had reached a record 500 million downloads in less than two years since its launch."It's more than any game ever before," Rovio's marketing chief Peter Vesterbacka told a conference in Helsinki.Unlike…

  • Moscow's Mars volunteers to 'land' after 520 days

    Moscow's Mars volunteers to 'land' after 520 days

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    Six volunteers Friday will emerge blinking into the outside world after spending almost one-and-a-half-years in isolation at a Russian research centre to test the effects on humans of a flight to Mars.The six men, who have spent 520 days in a capsule in a…

  • Bill Gates unfussed by Steve Jobs' jab

    Bill Gates unfussed by Steve Jobs' jab

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    Microsoft founder Bill Gates coolly parried some harsh criticism from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, in an interview Sunday, saying their professional rivalry was positive.Gates, who maintained a long rivalry with the Apple innovator, was asked about an authorized biography of Jobs by Walter…

  • Apple celebrates life of Steve Jobs

    Apple celebrates life of Steve Jobs

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    Steve Jobs was honored online and off Wednesday as tributes poured into a memorial website set up by Apple for its late co-founder and shops closed temporarily as workers celebrated his life.Doors were locked and curtains drawn at Apple Stores to allow retail store…

  • Apple wins Australian ban in Samsung tablet case

    Apple wins Australian ban in Samsung tablet case

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    US technology giant Apple on Thursday won a temporary ban on Samsung selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, the latest victory in its global battle over patents related to the iPad.The Federal Court of Australia granted an interim order against the sale of…

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