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Dell considering going private: Bloomberg, Reuters


The PC maker Dell is considering potential buyouts from private equity firms, reports Bloomberg. According to the news agency, at least two people familiar with the matter have told it that Dell is in talks with TPG Capital and Silver Lake private equity firms, but these discussions are still preliminary and could fall apart. The report further adds that several …

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Archos GamePad coming to US in February for $169


Archos GamePad might have been available in the Europe since December 2012, but now the word in coming in that US consumers will also be able to use this gaming Android tablet starting next month. According to a report at ARM Devices, an Archos executive confirmed at CES that GamePad will make its US debut in February for $169. French …

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Worldwide PC shipments decline in Q4, 2012, a trend?


Seems tablets are finally eating the PC pie. According to the latest preliminary report released by Gartner, the worldwide PC shipments totalled 90.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 4.9 percent decline year-on-year basis.  This fall further gives credibility to the notion that consumers are increasingly choosing tablets as their main computing device rather than opting for …

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Next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles could be priced upto $400: Report


The gaming fraternity is highly anticipating the launch of the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft alike. Many rumours in the past have hinted that both companies are likely to launch their new consoles this year’s E3 with the sales beginning year end. The latest set of findings, courtesy Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research, indicate that the next-gen …

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Oracle releases Java 7 Update 11 with vulnerability fixes


As promised, Oracle has released a fix for recently revealed Java security vulnerability in the form of Java 7 Update 11.  You can grab the download from Oracle website. “This Security Alert addresses security issues CVE-2013-0422 (US-CERT Alert TA13-010A – Oracle Java 7 Security Manager Bypass Vulnerability) and another vulnerability affecting Java running in web browsers,” Oracle noted in a …

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Anonymous hacks MIT website; leaves tribute for Aaron Swartz


Internet is dealing with Aaron Swartz’s suicide in different ways, while some are paying tribute to this free-information activist by uploading academic papers online for free (#pdftribute), others like Anonymous are doing what they do the best – hacking. This hacker collective broke into two of MIT websites earlier today and posted memorials for Aaron Swartz. The hacked webpages have …

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Apple slashes iPhone 5 component orders: WSJ, Nikkei


News is coming in from multiple sources that Apple has cut its orders for iPhone 5 components by almost half in the anticipation of weaker-than-expected demand in the current quarter. While, these reports from WSJ and Reuters (quotes Nikkei) don’t really give any exact numbers, so it is hard to pinpoint an exact reason for Apple’s actions. According to Wall …

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A #pdftribute to Aaron Swartz


Researchers, academicians post their works as PDFs on Twitter in tribute Twitter is suddenly abuzz with academia coming out in the open to share the PDFs of their research and other scholarly works on the micro-blogging website Twitter. These people are paying their tribute to Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide day before yesterday, probably in the depression of on-going federal …

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Oracle to fix Java security flaw soon


Oracle has announced it is preparing an update for the Java software to address a security vulnerability that was identified recently. “A fix will be available shortly,” the company said in a statement following U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s urge to computer users to disable Java from their web browsers. Company also added that the recently discovered flaw only affects …

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Xbox continues its reign at top for 24th straight month


Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox 360 gaming console still holds the top sales spot thanks to 1.4 million unit shipments in December 2012. This makes it the 24th straight month to see Xbox’s reign at the top of console sales, as per data released by NPD Group. Microsoft revealed that data released by NPD group also shows that in …

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