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Computer Shipments Fall Again

Computer shipments again declined in the third quarter, and though the retreat wasn’t as steep as in recent periods, the sector remained troubled, according to two leading research firms.
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Waves airline, expected to start commercial flights in July, will be launched on the Channel Islands - but its creator hopes that it will eventually be used throughout the UK.
Evan Blass (of @evleaks fame) claims to have details of the two devices, LG's Watch Sport and Watch Style.
Officially known as Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, the hoverbike could someday be used to carry supplies to soldiers on the field.
In November, Apple vowed to fix a global technical issue for the iPhone 6s by providing a replacement battery. But it has now denied rumours that it will be extending that exchange program to the iP
The patent awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia, hints at Amazon’s ambitions to control fleets of vehicles and roads as well as its dream of ‘reve
President Barack Obama’s decision Tuesday to commute U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence was hailed by many but attention quickly turned to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. Assan
Thomas Barbusca revealed the reasons why he auditioned for the role of Chip on “The Mick.” In a recent interview with Pop-Culturalist, Barbusca said that he had a couple of offers from other shows wh
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Japanese consumer electronics group Toshiba on Wednesday lost an appeal against an EU cartel fine levied on its joint venture with Panasonic five years ago, after Europe's highest
India would “very much” like the US-based iPhone maker Apple to set up a manufacturing base in India and the government will “surely” consider the company’s proposal with an “open mind’’. “We would..
A new and exciting use for Intel’s incoming Compute Card.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will consider Apple's request for incentives to invest in the country with an "open mind", Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Wednesday.
Android has become the most widely used OS in the world. We chart its rise.
KIEV/MILAN (Reuters) - A power blackout in Ukraine's capital Kiev last month was caused by a cyber attack and investigators are trying to trace other potentially infected computers and establish the s
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Rival Palestinian sides Hamas and Fatah announced a plan to form a Palestinian unity government, a decision made in light of several recent geopolitical events. The agreement, reached late on Tuesday
It is already known for a fact that Mars, our arid neighbor, once had liquid water. And while the planet has polar ice caps, frozen water was also recently found underground in the mid-northern hemis
No internet connection? Google will save your offline search and answer it as soon as you’re back online.
President Barack Obama granted 209 commutations and 64 pardons Tuesday, possibly his final use of executive clemency during his time as the commander-in-chief. While the commutations, or shortened pr
How to decide what happens to your Facebook, Google, Twitter accounts and more when you die and the steps you must take.
Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.
This Playbuzz quiz, created by user Liz Carlson, asks: 'Do You Actually Know The Definition Of The 17 Trickiest Words In The Dictionary?'
Chris Morling, pictured, founder of, spent £3million renovating the company's 10,000 sq ft headquarters in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Ubisoft is offering access to all the game's features to enjoy for three hours on PS4 on Xbox One.
 Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt.
Flush strength, front and back bidets, and air drying are all common features of toilets in Japan.
Amid the ongoing divorce drama between "Flip or Flop" stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa, the latter reportedly slammed his estranged wife's new boyfriend Gary Anderson. In an Instagram post, which
Former Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is going to work for an international schools group and return to his "roots" in India.
Called 'Neopalpa donaldtrumpi', it was discovered hidden in the collections if the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California. It is native to southern California and Baja Mexico.
You need to select a charitable organization to receive donations, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Government's chief medical officer, warned that the increasing prevalence of superbugs could soon make routine operations risky.
In a Reddit AMA Gabe Newell hinted at the possibility of a new single-player IP in the Half-Life/Portal universe.
They're mostly male, middle-aged and STEM educated.
App stores backed by giant corporations have created choke points for the internet, which governments are now exploiting.

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