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Monday, 20 Jun 2011

Google Buys HTPC Software Maker SageTV

Google Buys HTPC Software Maker SageTV

Google has acquired HTPC software company SageTV for an undisclosed sum, which leads to the likelihood that we'll see some SageTV features in Google TV in the future.

Sega Admits 1.3 Million Sega Pass Customers' Details Compromised

Sega Admits 1.3 Million Sega Pass Customers' Details Compromised

Game publisher Sega has admitted over the weekend that nearly 1.3 million customers' information were obtained following the hacking of the Sega Pass website.

UBeam Charges Devices Wirelessly via Ultrasound

UBeam Charges Devices Wirelessly via Ultrasound

UBeam introduces an interesting wireless charging method that uses ultrasound energy emitted from a charging station and converted into viable enertgy via a transducer attached to a device.

Mozilla Posts Final Builds of Firefox 5

Mozilla Posts Final Builds of Firefox 5

Mozilla has posted the final builds of Firefox 5 a few days ahead of the browser's official launch.

Friday, 17 Jun 2011

iPad to get Official Facebook App Soon

iPad to get Official Facebook App Soon

Facebook might finally release an official, tablet-optimized Facebook for the iPad, a year after Apple launched the tablet.

RIM Announces Loss in Net Income, Layoffs Coming

RIM Announces Loss in Net Income, Layoffs Coming

All's not good in the land of RIM, as their latest earnings call reveals some sobering news.

Windows 8 UI Planned Before iPad's Launch: Microsoft VP

Windows 8 UI Planned Before iPad's Launch: Microsoft VP

Microsoft VP, Dan'l Lewin has told TechRadar in an interview that the tile layout in Windows 8 on tablet devices was conceived before the iPad was launched.

New Android Malware Targets Custom ROMs

New Android Malware Targets Custom ROMs

According to Lookout Mobile Security, a new Trojan has surfaced in alternative Android markets, and currently targets Chinese Android users using custom ROMs.

Microsoft Survey Reveals Extent of Emerging Internet Phone Scam

Microsoft Survey Reveals Extent of Emerging Internet Phone Scam

A recent Microsoft survey reveals an increasing trend of criminals using traditional telephone landlines and posing as computer security experts in their scams.

Apple's iBooks Trademark In Contention With Book Publisher

Apple's iBooks Trademark In Contention With Book Publisher

A small book publisher from New York is suing Apple over its use of the "iBooks" term for its e-book store and e-reader app. John T. Colby, Jr., owner of several small independent publishing imprints, filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York on Wednesday for trademark infringement.

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