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  • News: Twitter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Twitter and its creators are worthy of being considered for the Nobel Peace Prize for the role they played during the recent civil unrest in Iran, according to a former US national security adviser.

  • News: Facebook could earn $1 billion in 2009

    Facebook board member, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and web browser pioneer Marc Andreessen says that social networking site Facebook will earn over $500m (£310m), and will make many billions of dollars in revenue in five years.

  • News: Apple responds to iPhone overheating issue

    Apple has moved to at least partially answer user concerns about Apple iPhone handsets overheating by posting a newly revised document highlighting the overheating issues reported by some users - particularly those who have the new 3GS phone.

  • News: Netscape founder hunts next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs

    An icon of the dot-com boom is seeking the next big thing in technology, along with the next great leader.

  • News: O2's Palm Pre UK exclusive confirmed

    O2 today announced an exclusive agreement to sell the Palm Pre phone in the UK. The company's parent company Telefonica will also sell the phone exclusively in Spain, Ireland and Germany.

  • Sony VAIO Mini W Series netbook

    Sony has added finally bitten the bullet and launched its own netbook. The Sony VAIO Mini W Series supports high-definition graphics and video.

  • Opinion: Twitter hit by gorilla attack and PR onslaught

    This weekend saw two big news stories in which Twitter proved vulnerable to exploitation by unsavoury characters. And I'm not sure which was more disturbing.

  • News: First Sony netbook available in UK next month

    Sony will begin selling its first netbook computer next month - the Sony VAIO Mini W - and in doing so will enter the only sector of the PC market showing significant growth.

  • News: Symantec's Norton 2010 betas go live

    Symantec has released live betas of Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010. The updates to Symantec's flagship antimalware products feature reputation-based security technologies as part of what the company is calling a new security model - codenamed "Quorum" - that Symantec says will 'tackle undiscovered malware and today's toughest threats head-on'.

  • News: Twitter attack promotes lewd trending topic

    Earlier this week Twitter's "Trending Topics" was hacked by a usergroup who successfully distorted the popular feature so that the topic 'gorilla penis' appeared in the list.

  • News: BT: broadband tax won't pay for fibre upgrade

    As BT begins piloting fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) broadband in London and Wales, it has confirmed that the proposed tax on all of the Britain's telephone lines will not be enough to fund a complete national rollout of fibre.

  • News: Two more AMD netbooks available... despite AMD

    Despite AMD's historical stance that it has no interest in the netbook space, PC makers continue to build the chip maker's processors into low-cost PCs.

  • News: Yahoo tweaks and opens up Search Pad

    Yahoo will today significantly expand the number of people who can test its Search Pad service, an online notebook for saving and sharing notes, links and website content when conducting research using the company's search engine.

  • News: Hackers attack DirectX bug in Internet Explorer

    Microsoft yesterday confirmed that hackers are exploiting an unpatched bug in DirectX. The attack on Internet Explorer (IE) is the second such exploit in six weeks.

  • Opinion: The one essential truth of computer security

    Who doesn't love that scene in "A Few Good Men" in which Jack Nicholson's character tells Tom Cruise's character, "You can't handle the truth. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said 'Thank you' and went on your way."

  • How-Tos: How to preorder Windows 7 for £49

    After the perceived failure of Windows Vista, Microsoft has resisted the temptation slash the price of its successor: Windows 7. But bargain-hungry PC users who want to get hold of the upcoming OS can make massive savings by pre-ordering online.

  • Opinion: 5 hot apps for iPhone OS 3.0 and 3GS

    Apple faces an interesting problem dealing with developers of iPhone (and iPod Touch) applications. If developers focus on the new features of iPhone OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS - the magnetometer and faster CPU, for instance - they'll limit their market. What to do?

  • News: Adobe to patch ColdFusion bug next week

    Adobe Systems will have a patch ready next week for a flaw in its ColdFusion web development software that other security authorities say could result in a hacked system.

  • News: BT drops Phorm WebWise system

    BT has dropped the controversial internet tracking ad-delivery system WebWise, dealing out a huge blow to its developer Phorm.

  • News: Nokia to unveil Google Android phone?

    In an attempt to arrest its declining market share, Nokia will use September's Nokia World conference to unveil its first touchscreen Google Android mobile phone.

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