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  • News: AMD launches next-generation mobile graphics processors

    AMD today announced two new series of mobile graphics processors aimed at high-end and mid-range laptops: the AMD Radeon HD 6500M and the AMD Radeon HD 6300M.

  • News: 75% of smartphone users aim to change OS

    A survey shows that smartphone makers have to fight hard to hold on to increasingly fickle customers, with 75% of smartphone users intending to change operating system when they upgrade.

  • News: Report: Google buys Groupon for $2.5bn

    Google has purchased Groupon for $2.5 billion, according to a report quoting an 'unnamed insider'. Neither Google nor Groupon would comment on the report posted on vator.tv, but the report chimes in with several prevous rumours, and the site claims it source 'is reliable'.

  • News: Online group buying taking off in China

    China is seeing an explosion of Groupon-like websites as more companies and entrepreneurs hope to get in on the group buying trend.

  • News: Hylas-1 broadband internet satellite launched by UK firm

    A satellite that promises to bring broadband Internet to several areas of Europe was successfully launched late Friday.

  • News: Sharp's Galapagos e-book tablet to launch December 10

    Sharp will launch its Galapagos e-book tablets in Japan on Dec. 10, but overseas launch plans are still under consideration, it said Monday.

  • News: Angry Birds Christmas out soon, and free

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has good news for fans of its game for mobile phone and tablet PC: Angry Birds Christmas will be a free update to Angry Birds Halloween, and will be out as soon as the update is approved by Apple.

  • News: Vodafone slashes data prices for travellers to Europe

    Vodafone is to make it cheaper for UK customers to use smartphones when in mainland Europe, in all Vodafone's European countries, plus France, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria.

  • News: South Korean defence minister: 'This isn't StarCraft'

    Defending the delay in his nation's response to North Korean shell attacks, South Korean defence minister drew a surprising comparison with a computer game, saying "This isn't StarCraft."

  • News: Microsoft patents 'tactile touchscreen'

    Microsoft has patented a tactile touchscreen that uses pixel-sized shape-memory plastic cells to produce a 'real' texture, reflecting what is seen on the screen. The technique is designed to give users sufficient feedback to make it feel as though they are interacting with the images pictured on their screen, which may make physical keyboards a thing of the past.

  • News: Orange, T-Mobile offer Apple iPad for £199

    Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed the discounted prices they will be offering on the Apple iPad under their joint 'Everything, Everywhere' brand - you can pick up an iPad for an initial cost of only £199, representing an initial 'saving' of £330.

  • News: Pirate Bay convictions confirmed on appeal

    Three men found guilty of being accessories to crimes against copyright law for their part in running The Pirate Bay have lost their appeal, while a fourth man still awaits trial.

  • News: Microsoft investigates Windows UAC hack

    Microsoft is investigating reports of an unpatched vulnerability in the Windows kernel that could be used by attackers to sidestep an important operating system security measure.

  • News: WikiLeaks links China to Google attack

    The cache of more than 250,000 US Department of State cables that WikiLeaks began releasing on Sunday includes a document linking China's Politburo to the December 2009 hack of Google's computer systems

  • News: Google Maps faces July 2011 deadline in China

    China will investigate and prosecute Google next July if the search engine company does not acquire the necessary state license to operate its Google Maps service in the country, according to the government.

  • News: Orange & T-Mobile confirm cheap iPads

    Orange, T-Mobile and 3 are offering new purchase options for Apple's iPad users, including what the companies will insist are more affordable prices when purchased with a data service plan.

  • News: Call of Duty: Black Ops hits 6.9 billion kills

    Activision's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" - On Saturday an in-game counter noted that the cumulative number of kills in the game has surpassed the planet's real-world population, which stands at about 6.9 billio

  • News: Analysis: How easy it is to commit ID fraud

    Most people think they have nothing worth stealing, but they'd be wrong. We talk to the founder of a company that helps organisations find out which employees pose a security risk because they're likely to fall prey to social engineering traps and other cons. He explains just how easy it is to commit ID fraud.

  • News: 12 apps to boost your Android smartphone

    Make your Android device run longer, run smarter, and run almost anywhere with this collection of essential apps

  • News: Buyer's guide: How to choose a Linux laptop

    With the many choices and factors to consider, choosing a laptop of any kind can be a considerable challenge. Choosing one for use with Linux, however, brings its own special set of considerations, since it's not yet always a plug-and-play world for the open source operating system.

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