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Apple vs. Department of Justice opening statements

Published by on Jun 4th, 2013, No Comments

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The U.S. Justice Department’s case against Apple Inc. began in court yesterday with both sides having presented their opening statements.

The Justice Department claims that ahead of the launch of the iPad and iBookstore back in 2010, the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.

When confronted about the matter in an interview at the D11 Conference last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple rejected the settlement offer because it would have had to admit it did something wrong.

“We’re not going to sign something that says we did something that we didn’t do, so we’re going to fight,” he says.

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Asus launches Zenbook Infinity

Published by on Jun 3rd, 2013, No Comments

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Among many other new products, Asus has just unveiled its Zenbook Infinity at Computex 2013, in Taipei.

This is what we know about the Ultrabook so far.

At 15.5mm the Zenbook Infinity powered by a dual-core Haswell processor features a Gorilla Glass 3 lid, built in touchscreen, backlit keyboard, 13.3-inch screen, USB 3.0 port on each side, SD card slot, micro-HDMI port and a Mini DisplayPort.

Other details of the device in terms of availability, pricing and specs have yet to be revealed.

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Found: Closest copy of original World Wide Web page

Published by on May 31st, 2013, No Comments

A screenshot from Tim Berners-Lee's Nexus browser used to view and edit content on the World Wide Web.

A screenshot from Tim Berners-Lee’s Nexus browser used to view and edit content on the web.

Last week a story called “The First Web Page, Amazingly, Is Lost” by Geoff Brumfiel was reported on npr.org (you can listen to it at the link provided) in which it explains that a team at the CERN lab where the first web page was invented, and has since been lost, is attempting to restore it by searching for old hard drives and floppy disks that may hold missing copies.

The story recalls how it all began:

The story of the Web began in 1989 at a European particle physics laboratory called CERN. Hundreds of the world’s smartest scientists were putting together huge experiments to hunt for new particles. They worked in teams; each scientist would build one little part — a circuit board or a piece of software. Then they’d put it all together.

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In video: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Published by on May 31st, 2013, 1 Comment

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Having just been announced, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini can now be seen in a video posted by UK mobile service provider Three.

The video takes a more detailed look at the new device’s hardware and where it fits in the Samsung Galaxy family and is described as bringing the best features of the Galaxy S4 into a pocketable size.

The S4 mini running Android Jelly Bean features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

Watch the video below:

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Google announces HTC One with stock Android

Published by on May 31st, 2013, No Comments

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The previously rumoured HTC One with stock Android has now been officially announced by Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai at the D11 conference.

The HTC One running Android 4.2.2  Jelly Bean offers a so-called Nexus user experience with all future software updates being handled by Google as with the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4.

According to The Next Web Pachai said that, “Part of what we’re going to do is actively work with partners to make [the best customer experience] happen.  At I/O, we announced the Galaxy S4 with the experience you see on Nexus devices, Google’s take on Android. That’s a small step in the right direction.”

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Samsung announces the Galaxy S4 Mini

Published by on May 30th, 2013, 2 Comments

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Since Samsung accidentally confirmed the Galaxy S4 mini on its Apps site, we all knew that it was, without a doubt, on its way and now Samsung has officially announced the latest edition to the Galaxy mini range on its official global blog.

The announcement comes ahead of its official launch at the Samsung Premiere 2013 event in London on 20th June.

Well, the rumours weren’t too far off when it came to the new device’s specs. The S4 mini features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor (rumours speculated 1.6GHz), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Kaspersky Lab launches affiliate program

Published by on May 30th, 2013, No Comments

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Kaspersky Lab has launched an affiliate program in partnership with OfferForge, South Africa’s top online advertising network.

Kaspersky Lab, firmly positioned as one of the world’s top four leading antivirus vendors continues to improve its market position with global revenue having grown by 14%  since 2012  demonstrating higher growth rates than the market in general.

The program allows publishers who run email mailing lists, websites, blogs and twitter streams to monetize their online community by earning referral revenue from Kaspersky for driving successful online purchases of the Kaspersky products.

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Moto X smartphone confirmed

Published by on May 30th, 2013, 5 Comments

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Since being acquired by Google in August 2012 Motorola will be launching its very first product in October 2013 along with other new devices.

The rumoured Moto X smartphone, formerly known as Google’s X Phone, was confirmed at the D11 conference yesterday by Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside who also revealed that it will be the first smartphone built in the U.S.

The smartphone will feature an organic LED display that will  be thinner and lighter than older LCD displays.

Woodside also reveals that the device will feature always-on battery friendly sensors that will enable it to anticipate what a user is  going to do based on the position of the phone be it in a pocket or inside a moving vehicle and subsequently trigger appropriate user interactions.

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