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BlackBerry reveals new Dev Alpha C handset with physical keyboard

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Today BlackBerry unveiled an update to its SDK and debuted the QWERTY-sporting Dev Alpha C handset at its Jam event in Amsterdam to help coders build apps for BB devices with physical keyboards. It also announced the WebWorks SDK, which… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy brand trumps Android in popularity contest

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Samsung's Galaxy brand is slowly becoming more popular than Android. According to blogger Benedict Evans and a bit of Google Trends number crunching, an increasing number of people are associating Samsung's own brand with all Android phones.… Go To Full Article

Chip sales down 2.7 percent in 2012

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Semiconductor sales are down in line with gloomy forecasts, but things might not be as bad as they seem. Chip sales dipped $291.6 billion in 2012, down 2.7 percent from record sales of $299.5 billion in 2011. … Go To Full Article

Microsoft working on advanced crystal ball

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Software giant Microsoft is considering abandoning its faithful set of tarot cards as its key method of predicting the future. According to Parity News, the Vole has decided that tarot cards are no way to predict the… Go To Full Article

Ahmadinejad wants to be first in space

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Comedy president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has announced that he is "ready to be the first man in space". Ahmadinejad, who apparently has not heard of Yuri Gagarin, would not be the first world leader to be… Go To Full Article

British army uses 10cm nano-hornets to sniff out insurgents

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The British Army is deploying nanobots in the war against Afghan insurgents. While not exactly being the sort of nano bots which Wesley Crusher could use to destroy the Enterprise, the pocket-sized spy drones are pretty small. Go To Full Article

Dell deal still being thrashed out

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It looks like negotiations between Michael Dell, his backers and the company are dragging on a lot longer than many expected. The deal, which would give Dell control of his company and allow it to go private,… Go To Full Article

HDD sales expected to plunge

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HHD sales will take a canning this year as SSDs boom, according to beancounters at iSuppli. iSuppli claims that HDD revenue is set to drop to about $32.7 billion this year, down 11.8 percent from $37.1 billion… Go To Full Article

Nokia went for Windows over a fear of Android dominance

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has explained that the reason he dumped Symbian in favour of Windows was to prevent Samsung from gaining too much power. While many thought that Elop, who used to work for Microsoft, had… Go To Full Article

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

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Last month we reviewed Patriot's low voltage SODIMM 'Memory for Ultrabook' RAM and found it increased notebook battery life over standard 1.5v SODIMM memory. We're back now to answer the question we left with last month - what happens to… Go To Full Article

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