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  • News: Sharp plans to launch e-book reader this year

    Japan's Sharp plans to enter the increasingly competitive e-book reader market later this year with a device that can read a new e-publishing file format of its own, it said Tuesday.

  • News: Amazon Kindle book sales outpace hardcover copies

    Predictions for the Kindle's death at the hands of the iPad appear to have been premature as Amazon reported strong growth in sales of its popular e-reader in the US

  • News: Lenovo LePad to challenge Apple iPad

    After releasing its own handset to compete with Apple's iPhone, Lenovo looks like it may be preparing to take on the iPad. The Chinese company plans on releasing its own tablet PC at the end of the year.

  • News: 5 reasons to try Windows Live Photo Gallery Wave 4

    Whether you're repairing a leaky faucet or editing your photos, everything is easier if you use the right tools for the task. I use a variety of programs on my own photos, for example. When I'm editing a photo I plan to print or publish, for example, I use Adobe Lightroom. For projects that require compositing--such as combining multiple images in layers, replacing a sky, or moving a person from one photo to another--I'll use a more traditional photo editor like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Paint Shop Pro.

  • News: BT wants to provide national smart meter system

    The potentially lucrative smart meter market has seen a new competitor enter the fray, after BT said it was looking for large contracts.

  • News: Intel launches new six-core Core i7 chip

    Intel on Monday introduced a six-core Core i7 desktop processor targeted at enthusiasts like gamers, while also cutting prices of some desktop and server chips by up to 48 percent.

  • News: Dell to acquire storage vendor Ocarina Networks

    Dell announced Monday that it plans to acquire Ocarina Networks, a maker of hardware and software designed to reduce the amount of storage capacity enterprises need, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: WSJ: Nokia searching for new CEO

    Struggling to keep up with newer and more inventive rivals, number one phone maker Nokia is looking for a new CEO, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

  • News: Motorola deal may end mobile-gear consolidation

    Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of most of Motorola's cellular networks business may be the last move in a long game of consolidation in the industry, which has been hammered by price pressures.

  • News: After worm, Siemens says don't change passwords

    Although a newly discovered worm could allow criminals to break into Siemens' industrial automation systems using a default password, Siemens is telling customers to leave their passwords alone.

  • News: Google making strides in emerging businesses

    Google's second-quarter financial report last week provided further signs that, after years of trying, Google may finally be seeing material results from emerging businesses that could help it diversify from search advertising, which still generates most of its revenue.

  • News: Apple squashes bugs with iTunes 9.2.1 update

    To kick off the start of the new work week, Apple has released a minor update to iTunes 9.2 to fix some bugs and keep iTunes trucking.

  • News: iBooks adds audio and video support, better PDF handling

    If you couldn't get enough minor update goodness on Monday afternoon, here comes a brand new version of iBooks, Apple's very own e-book and PDF reader.

  • News: Apple lays out location collection policies

    Responding to questions from U.S. lawmakers about what kind of location data it collects, Apple said it gathers location information from some users every 12 hours.

  • How-Tos: How to use a 64-bit web browser

    My Windows 7 laptop has icons for both 32bit and 64bit Internet Explorer. I have no problems using the 32bit version, but the 64bit software wants to install Adobe Flash Player every time I visit a news site. If I click on the yellow bar at the top of the window and accept the installation, nothing happens. I’m confused about 64bit and its benefits if it won’t work with some websites.

  • How-Tos: How to change your web browser's home page

    I have a shortcut on my desktop that’s supposed to launch my web browser and navigate to my ISP’s home page, sky.com. When I click on it, an error message reports: ‘could not locate internet’. My PC launches Internet Explorer, but I have to manually browse to the ISP’s website. I haven’t knowingly changed any settings.

  • How-Tos: How to fix folder view in Windows Vista 64-bit

    I can’t view folders properly on my Windows Vista 64bit PC. I set the folders to show the view and icon size I wanted, then clicked 'Apply to Folders', ticked the 'Remember each folder's view settings' option and checked that 'Restore previous folder windows at logon' wasn’t selected. But Windows is unable to remember my settings. I don’t have this problem with my Vista 32bit PC.

  • Sony Cyber-shot TX9 digital compact camera

    Sony's latest compact cameras, the Cyber-shot WX5 and the Cyber-shot TX9 come with one notable, futuristic feature: 3D.

  • News: 17% use Facebook when they should be working

    On average Brits spend nearly four a week using social networking sites, such as Facebook, while they're at work, says T-Mobile and Sony Ericsson.

  • News: BT to increase line rental from October

    BT has confirmed that it will be increasing line rental by 50p from October.



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