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Yes, Intel inside your TV could be cool but…

A number of industry heavyweights, including Microsoft, Google, and even Apple are seeking to revolutionize the current TV watching experience. Clearly, there is a quite a lot of room for improvement.   

Assange makes bid for Australian senate

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is delivering on his promise to run for  the Australian Senate, applying for the Victorial electoral roll.

Tech giants ordered to explain high Australian prices

The Australian government has summoned Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain why their products cost more there than in the rest of the world.

Under pressure, Apple mulls big shareholder payout

Apple's responded to calls from shareholders to return some of its vast pile of cash, and says it's now actively looking at the idea.

Dell goes private in effort to refocus

Michael Dell has announced plans to buy back his eponymous company after 25 years on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Apple spotlights indie authors

Apple is rolling out a feature that organizes groups of popular self-published e-books and offers them prominent display on iBookstore.

Amazon touts virtual currency for Kindle Fire lineup

Amazon has introduced a new virtual currency targeted at Kindle Fire tablet owners for the purchase of apps and in-game items.

Twitter acquires social TV analytics firm Bluefin

Twitter is buying social analytics company Bluefin Labs in what's reported to be its biggest acquisition yet.

HTC predicts poor first quarter

HTC's warning of hard times ahead, and says it plans to focus on cheaper phones for developing markets.

Teenager escapes jail for PayPal hack

The fourth British man to appear in court over the 2010 hack of PayPal has escaped jail, as he was only 16 at the time of the offence.

Hacker blackmails women into stripping on camera

A California man has been charged with blackmailing over 350 women into sending him nude photos after hacking into their Facebook, Skype and email accounts.

Facebook reports jump in mobile ad revenue

Facebook appears to be succeeding in its push into mobile advertising, with mobile ads accounting for nearly a quarter of its overall ad revenue.

BlackBerry launch - inspired by Steve Jobs?

I’ve often wondered why more companies don't follow the Steve Jobs script when announcing a product.

Tech industry backs immigration reform

With strong support from the tech industry, a bipartisan group of senators has released a set of immigration proposals focused on highly-skilled, high-tech workers.

Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecast

Nintendo has slahed its sales predictions for the Wii U, saying it now expects to sell 27 percent fewer than it previously did.

Understanding the legality of an unlocked smartphone

Legal protection for individuals who unlocked their mobile phones for use on other networks officially expired last weekend.

House panel wants answers over Swartz prosecution

Two members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are attempting to call the Justice Department to account over the treatment of internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Google faces UK action over Safari tracking

Google is facing legal action in the UK, over the Safari privacy breach  that saw the company slapped with a record fine from the Federal Trade Commission last year.

Twitter ordered to identify French racists

In a landmark ruling, a French court has ordered Twitter to hand over details of users who posted racist and anti-semitic content.

Lenovo considers bid for RIM

Lenovo may be considering a takeover of Research in Motion, in an attempt to expand out of its core PC business and into mobile.