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  • 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…

  • Sony halts 93,000 online accounts after new breach

    Sony halts 93,000 online accounts after new breach

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    Sony said Wednesday it had suspended 93,000 accounts on its online networks after detecting a large amount of unauthorised sign-in attempts months after a massive data breach. The attempts took place between October 7 and 10 and succeeded in verifying valid sign-in IDs and passwords…

  • Apple unveils updated iPhone, stock slips

    Apple unveils updated iPhone, stock slips

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    Apple on Tuesday unveiled an updated iPhone complete with a built-in "personal assistant" in a move that failed to dazzle investors but promised to keep the smartphones ahead of the pack.Apple shares slipped on Wall Street after the California gadget maker showed off a…

  • First super bus made in Holland

    First super bus made in Holland

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    The first super bus has been developed in Holland costing 7 million pounds and was flown to the United Arab Emirates where it will be used by a sheikh.The super bus crafted with state-of-the-art materials which seats 23 passengers and had a top speed…

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