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  • News: Samsung Galaxy S2 is 'UK's favourite smartphone'

    According to online comparison and switching service uSwitch the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the most popular phone in the United Kingdom, beating even Apple's iconic Apple iPhone 4 handset for the second consecutive month.

  • News: ASA tells Virgin Media to pull broadband speeds advert

    The Advertising Standards Agency has forced Virgin Media to end its online campaign for greater transparency about internet speeds in broadband advertising after. After complaints from BT and BSkyB the ASA decided Virgin's campaign was misleading.

  • News: Nokia sells messaging unit to Synchronica

    Nokia is selling its operator-branded messaging business to Synchronica, a British developer of mobile messaging software, the companies said Thursday. The business unit provides e-mail and instant messaging services to the likes of AT&T and Verizon.

  • News: IBM announces computer memory breakthrough

    IBM researchers have successfully stored multiple bits of data in the cells of phase-change memory chip. This will allow the creation of non-volatile memory with as much capacity as NAND flash but with vastly greater performance and longevity for enterprise-class applications.

  • News: E-Verify needs to be improved, Obama says

    The Internet-based E-Verify employment eligibility system can be an important enforcement tool in the fight against illegal immigration, but only if it can be made error-free and reliable, President Obama said on Wednesday.

  • News: EnterpriseDB adds HP-UX support

    Version 9.0 of EnterpriseDB's Oracle-compatible database is now available, with new support for Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX operating system, the company announced Thursday.

  • News: Worm hits popular Chinese Twitter-like service

    A popular Twitter-like service in China with 140 million users was hit by a worm earlier this week that resembles past attacks that infected Twitter and MySpace, according to a security analyst.

  • News: Arrests made in China over Alibaba fraud case

    Chinese police have arrested 36 suspects for allegedly operating scams that netted US$6.6 million from customers from customers of e-commerce platform Alibaba.com and other sites.

  • News: Energy distribution firms want stronger smart grid security

    The government's roll out of a smart grid energy network needs a more thorough and "coherent" look at security, according to an official report.

  • News: Major risks to £11.3bn smart meter rollout

    The national rollout of smart meters, set to cost £11.3 billion, faces “major risks” on value for money according to a tough report by the National Audit Office.

  • News: Al-Qaida communications knocked offline, says expert

    Terror group al-Qaida has been left without a trusted operational channel on the Internet for distributing its media and propaganda, according to a terrorism expert.

  • News: Japan's gaming market sinks 16 percent in first half

    Japan's console and portable gaming market sank 16 percent in the first six months of the year as new software failed to make a splash and sales of hardware fell, according to data released on Thursday.

  • News: British Hackers Take Down Al-Qaeda Websites

    A group of British hackers today took down Al-Qaeda's communication network and websites, preventing the terrorist organization from posting online messages and videos.

  • News: Chinese city draws ire with controversial cloud zone

    A cloud development zone being constructed in the Chinese city of Chongqing has drawn scrutiny for an alleged plan to offer uncensored Internet access, but only for foreign businesses.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Social-ism

    It's a social kind of day: News Corp. bids adieu to Myspace, Google launches its answer to Facebook, and don't miss the first Holy Tweet. The remainders for Wednesday, June 29, 2011 are making friends all over the place.

  • News: Deathsmiles Coming to iPhone on July 7

    If you're unfamiliar with the peculiar shooter that is DeathSmiles, let me take a moment to enlighten you. Take five underage girls. Dress them in borderline-inappropriate Gothic Lolita outfits. Provide them all with a familiar, magical power and the ability to fly. Then invite them to blast their way through a range of increasingly bizarre levels featuring screen-filling patterns of bullets and bosses as diverse as the literally-named "Giant Cow Mary" and "Deathscythe" as well as my personal favorite, "Tyrannosatan."

  • News: Limbo Headed to PlayStation Store

    For many people, LIMBO was one of the standout titles released on Xbox Live Arcade last year. The monochromatic, silhouette-starring puzzle platformer has had over 750,000 people play it since its release on Xbox Live Arcade, and it was nominated for several BAFTA Video Games Awards.

  • News: Minecraft 'Adventure' Update Adds 'Experimental' Gameplay

    Notch mentioned back on Monday that the Minecraft 'Adventure Update' was going to offer a significant upgrade to the game experience, and that it has subsequently been pushed back to version 1.8. Version 1.7 of the game is due out very soon and simply adds pistons and a few bug fixes, with the large-scale 1.8 update coming after "however long it takes."

  • News: Dead Island Trailer Tops at Cannes Festival of Creativity

    Dead Island's original cinematic trailer from this February was praised for its excellent animation, emotional impact and use of music, but criticized for its misleading depiction of what the game would be about. Some also found the use of children in the video to be distasteful. One thing was constant, though -- everyone had an opinion on it, good or bad.

  • News: GameStop To Take Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Trade-Ins

    Yesterday, some anecdotal reports from GameStop employees surfaced, suggesting that the store would not be accepting trade-ins of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for Nintendo 3DS, on the grounds that users are unable to reset their save data. This strange decision by Capcom has been widely interpreted to be a direct attack on the preowned games market -- as with this system in place, preowned copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will be "soiled" by the previous owner's save file which cannot be removed.



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