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Friday, September 30, 2011

Kindle Fire may force Android tablet makers to cut prices


(Reuters) - Asian technology companies came under pressure on Thursday to slash prices of their tablet computers after launched its Kindle Fire at a mass market-friendly $199.

Johansson defends privacy after nude photos posted online


NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Speaking out for the first time since nude pictures of her were leaked on the Internet, actress Scarlett Johansson defended the right to privacy, even for high-profile celebrities such as herself.

Nazis' Enigma machine sells for world record price


London (CNN) -- An Enigma machine which featured in a Hollywood movie about the codebreakers of World War II has smashed auction estimates and sold for a world record price.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apple stock falls on report of iPad supply slowdown


(Reuters) - Apple Inc shares slipped on Monday following an analyst report that said the company was cutting orders from suppliers of parts for its iPad tablet.

Nevada's big bet on secrecy


(Reuters) - Aaron S. Young, Wayne Andre McMiniment and Richard C. Neiswonger share two things in common.

Rizal and his Love Letters


MANILA, Philippines - Judging from the number of his girl friends (ten at least), José Rizal must have been a world class love letter-writer.

Pedring makes landfall, roars across Luzon


(Updated 12:33 p.m.) - Typhoon Pedring (international name: Nesat) made landfall over the boundary of Aurora and Isabela provinces early Tuesday morning, knocking out power lines and causing outages in a wide area of Luzon, officials said.

MRT-3 to suspend operations at noon Tuesday


Citing power fluctuations and bad weather conditions caused by Typhoon Pedring (Nesat), the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) will suspend operations for Tuesday starting noon.

Australia to end ban on women in combat


CANBERRA - Australian women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles, including as special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, after the government said on Tuesday it was dropping all gender restrictions for the military.

Amazon's tablet serious challenge to Apple's iPad: analysts


(Reuters) - Inc, which revolutionized reading with its Kindle e-reader, is expected to unveil a tablet computer this week that analysts say will seriously challenge Apple's market dominating iPad.

Digital monkeys with typewriters recreate Shakespeare


It's a time-honored adage about the laws of probability: Give 1 million monkeys 1 million typewriters and they'll eventually type the entire works of William Shakespeare.

Friday, September 2, 2011

High-profile tech blogger launches VC fund


Michael Arrington, one of the highest-profile U.S. technology bloggers, has created a venture capital fund to invest in promising start-ups.

4 killed in attack on Shiite Muslims in Pakistan


Islamabad, Pakistan -- Four people were killed Thursday when gunmen opened fire on a bus of Shiite Muslims in northwest Pakistan, a government official told CNN.

Apple techs give away HDD with company secrets


Apple Inc.'s skills at keeping its sensitive data secret just got another black eye.

Smooth sailing for top seeds at US Open


NEW YORK - Roger Federer and Serena Williams both swept into the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday with the sort of ruthless performances that have made them the king and queen of tennis.

Queen of Soul to warm up for Obama in Detroit


DETROIT (AP) — President Barack Obama will have a royal warm-up act when he comes to Detroit to speak during the city's annual Labor Day festivities.

Marquez vows to give Pacquiao a 'taste of hell'


MANILA, Philippines — Arriving in rain-drenched Manila to a rock star welcome Thursday morning, Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico hinted at giving his fire-breathing Filipino foe a “taste of hell” when they square off the third time on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.




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