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Online retail sales hit three-year high

A wetter than normal July saw consumers staying indoors and spending online, leading to the highest monthly retail sales since before the recession.
20 Aug 2010
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No BlackBerry OS 6 for RIM BlackPad?

Bloomberg claims the forthcoming tablet from the Canadian smartphone maker will use an all-new OS platform based on technology from real-time OS QNX.
20 Aug 2010
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Tech giants strive for web app benchmarking standard

Having already worked on their own solutions, the Worldwide Web Consortium has chosen Google and Microsoft to lead a new body aimed at creating a univ…
20 Aug 2010
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Departing employees target data rather than stationery

Nearly half of all employees would consider taking some company property with them when leaving a position – with data now the biggest prize of all
19 Aug 2010
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Web-connected devices to reach 22 billion by 2020

Soon there will be more internet devices than people on the planet, research firm IMS Research has revealed. And the number is just going to keep on g…
19 Aug 2010
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Multitasking Britons spend half their lives satisfying

Ofcom's annual Communications Market Report reveals that we now spend 45 per cent of our day using digital media and technology, and are getting bette…
19 Aug 2010
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Council IT spending to hit £4 billion by 2016?

A new Kable report predicts local government spending on ICT projects will grow steadily in the years ahead driven by outsourcing, remote working and …
18 Aug 2010
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Yahoo takes a bite out of Google's search lead

The latest comScore's latest search engine figures for the US sees Yahoo rise and Google fall as third-placed Bing prepares to take over Yahoo's North…
18 Aug 2010
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US scientists test mobile sign language technology

MobileASL tool compresses video messages without affecting video clarity around the face and hands to make low-bandwidth video calls for the deaf a re…
18 Aug 2010
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Plug pulled on Bournemouth sewer broadband plans

The group looking to bring 100Mbps broadband to Bournemouth residents has criticised the Wessex Water for blocking plans to lay fibre cables in the ci…
17 Aug 2010
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Security

Symantec warns about Tap Snake Android game

A seemingly innocent free game for Google's mobile OS has been found to be a front for a tracking app that allows hackers to follow your every move.
17 Aug 2010
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Vodafone rolls out own-brand Mi-Fi service

Mobile Wi-Fi competition hots up as Vodafone joins Three with its own all-in-one package starting at £15 per month.
17 Aug 2010
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Mobile

O2 joins iPhone 4 pay-as-you-go party

Network might not match Vodafone for price, but has the handset in stock... for now.
16 Aug 2010
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Network & Internet

Web firm accused of spying on children

Class action claims widget tracks users' online habits through Flash cookies.
16 Aug 2010
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Business strategy

Microsoft launches mission critical support

New Premier Mission Critical service guarantees a response within 30 minutes.
16 Aug 2010
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Microsoft issues emergency patch for shortcut loophole

The software giant has been forced to step out of its normal Patch Tuesday cycle to address a vulnerability leaving all Windows PCs open to attack.
2 Aug 2010
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UK.gov says upgrading from IE6 'too expensive'

Her Majesty's Government won't be upgrading its web browsers anytime soon, despite a 6,000-strong petition from concerned internet users.
2 Aug 2010
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Network & Internet

Facebook launches ‘Questions’ social search tool

It may not be a rival for Google just yet, but Facebook Questions sees the social network making its first steps into the world of search.
30 Jul 2010
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Mobile

HTC looks forward to Q3 after strong three months

The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer is predicting its best ever quarter, after reporting strong Q2 results on the back of Android's popularity
30 Jul 2010
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Forrester remains positive despite Euro fears

IT spending in central and western Europe is feeling the effect of the debt crisis and a weaker euro, but Forrester research still believes the overal…
26 Jul 2010
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Security

IE8 SmartScreen filter racks up a billion malware blocks

Microsoft's malware defence system for Internet Explorer is not only protecting its users from online threats, but is getting better at doing it too, …
26 Jul 2010
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HP says no to Windows Phone 7

Not only will HP be pushing webOS across a 'robust roadmap' of smartphones, it will be doing so exclusively and has no plans to release any Windows Ph…
26 Jul 2010
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Network & Internet

Early FTTP customer reports 77Mbps download speeds

ISP Plusnet has reported that the first of its customers taking part in BT's FTTP super-fast broadband trial in Milton Keynes has achieved download sp…
23 Jul 2010
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Microsoft names initial five Windows Phone 7 hardware

With the appearance of Microsoft's much-talked about new mobile OS now less than six months away, the company has lifted the lid on just who it is wor…
23 Jul 2010
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Apple to spend big on semiconductors in 2011

HP's decade-long dominance as the leading spender on semiconductors is under threat with Apple overtaking Samsung in iSuppli's annual spending forecas…
22 Jul 2010
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HMRC delays leave 18.2 million unresolved tax cases

Delays in implementing the combined NI and PAYE system added more than £100 million in costs and left a huge backlog of unreconciled tax cases, the NA…
22 Jul 2010
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Mobile

Bing lockdown for Windows Phone 7 handsets?

Integration with the Tell Me voice-control feature means Windows Phone 7 devices will be Bing-only by default, a situation even OEMs won't be able to …
22 Jul 2010
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Android typing app promises speed boost

A new text-typing application for touchscreens claims to be able to increase typing speed by as much as 50 per cent.
16 Jul 2010
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Harvard academic claims world wide web is narrower than ever

Harvard researcher Ethan Zuckerman says the huge online bias towards wealthy countries has turned us into 'imaginary cosmopolitans' with only 'the wis…
16 Jul 2010
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Smartphone demand higher than ever

A new ChangeWave survey says we are currently experiencing the “most extensive growth” in smartphone uptake ever seen, but it's not all good news for …
16 Jul 2010
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Software

Global PC sales growth tops 20 per cent

Both IDC and Gartner have released global quarterly PC sales reports, and both report a PC market in unexpectedly rude health thanks to renewed busine…
15 Jul 2010
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Network & Internet

Bing still growing but has it hit the ceiling?

Microsoft's search engine now has a 12.7 per cent share of the US market, says comScore, but Yahoo is responding, reaping the rewards of its latest ad…
15 Jul 2010
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Office 2010 sales so far 'disappointing'

The hangover from the economic downturn and a highly competitive market mean Office 2010 sales have thus far failed to ignite, an NPD analyst has reve…
14 Jul 2010
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Mobile Phones

Are mobile phones making us dumber?

A new report suggests the answer is 'yes', claiming that our increasing reliance on digital technology is steadily eroding our ability to store number…
14 Jul 2010
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Business strategy

Intel smashes expectations in 'strongest ever' quarter

The processor giant has reported earnings up 34 per cent and profits of $2.9 billion for Q2, comfortably outstripping expectations and spurring an ind…
14 Jul 2010