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Monday, 17 May 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Laser!

Happy 50th Birthday Laser!

It's the 50th anniversary of the laser, and let's take a trip back in time to when the first laser was created.

Steve Jobs Engages in E-mail Debate

Steve Jobs Engages in E-mail Debate

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Ryan Tate from Valleywag engaged in a late night/early morning debate regarding Apple's lockdown on Apps.

HP Snagged Palm after Five-Way Bidding War

HP Snagged Palm after Five-Way Bidding War

More details have been culled from the SEC filling about what exactly happened behind the scenes of the HP acquisition of Palm.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Foursquare Passes 1 Million Users

Foursquare Passes 1 Million Users

Love it or loathe it, Foursquare seems determined to stay now that it's passed the 1 million users mark. It's also expected to announce a funding deal soon that should keep it running for a good long time to come.

Google to Sell e-Books this Summer?

Google to Sell e-Books this Summer?

According to the Times Online, we could see Google entering the e-book market as early as this June or July.

Can Larry Ellison Save Sun?

Can Larry Ellison Save Sun?

Oracle Corporation bought an ailing Sun Microsystems in January 2010 for US$7.4 billion. Can Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison turn the once-great company back around?

Adobe Responds to Apple with Ads

Adobe Responds to Apple with Ads

Adobe took out ads in 24 major newspapers and websites in response to criticisms of Adobe's software by Apple.

Acer Might Debut Google Chrome OS Device at Computex

Acer Might Debut Google Chrome OS Device at Computex

Google's Chrome OS has been reported for an availability by the 2nd half of 2010, and it seems like Acer (and likely other vendors) might reveal all at this year's Computex.

Facebook Privacy Concerns Are Worrying

Facebook Privacy Concerns Are Worrying

Perhaps it's time to worry what Facebook is actually doing to your private information given its blatant lack of concern for your privacy.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) Enables USB Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot

Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) Enables USB Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot

Google certainly has all its cards ready with its upcoming Froyo update, which now includes a USB tethering option (finally) and the ability to create a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Android phone.

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