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Ten HD to dump HD content – moves to sport

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According to one Citigroup analyst talking to Smarthouse, the Ten Network has become the laughing stock of the entire television industry after announcing that it would be ditching its HD stream in favour of a 24-hour HD sports network. The new move will see shows like Rush, Neighbours, NCIS and Life no longer having a HD simulcast, and would also displace many of its shows that were shown on the […]

More Windows 7 News – we can’t help our selves

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While we enjoy the occasional news about Windows 7, we found a bounty today. And since we are getting ready to get back to work because of the long holiday that we usually get out of the Melbourne Cup, we decided to merge the entire thing in one post. First off, Download Squad has found out that Windows 7 can now burn ISO images to a CD/DVD disk. While we […]

Want to Chrome Firefox?

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While Google Chrome and Firefox are arguably the two most popular browser alternatives to the monopolistic Internet Explorer (sorry Opera and Safari fanboys), why not merge the two into some weird, yet “sexy” (according to one comment) twist. Introduce Chromifox 2, a skin for Firefox 3 that makes it look like the Chrome browser. While you don’t get the “tabs being separate windows” feature or the tabs being on the […]

iPhone subsidiary costs Optus $44 million

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Optus has spent $44 million on subsidising the iPhone to make it cheaper, according to its parent company Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), during the first quarter when the iPhone was released. However, its not all bad news for Optus – 55 percent of the iPhones were sold as Optus as the carrier. Along with Telstra and Vodafone, Optus is one the three selling the iPhone in Australia. However, Optus’ 3G network […]

Yahoo, Google to submit new revised ad deal to Justice Dept.

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Yahoo and Google is being reported to have submitted a revised version of their proposal to form an advertisement partnership to the US Justice Department anti-trust regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal – citing “people familiar with the matter”. According to the newspaper, both parties have added new provisions to limit the “scope of the deal” in a bid to get the green light from the Justice Department. It […]

Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro

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First it was Vista, but now Windows 7? Geeklog has now posted up pictures of their installation of Microsoft’s new operating system on the latest MacBook Pro. However, they could not connect to the internet, even though they had the Boot Camp disk, and various features from Windows 7 were disabled. Though, it seemed fun. You can read the entire post here.

Circuit City store shutdown update – locations announced

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After breaking news that Circuit City will be shutting down 155 stores in the US, today we find out the stores that will be shutting down by the end of this year. The stores shutting down are located in 55 US Media markets, and it will exit 12 of them. According to Engadget, the stores shutting down will begin their “store closing” sales on November 5th (a day after the […]

Sirius shareholders sue Sirius XM management over “enriching themselves”

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A group known as Save Sirius has launched a lawsuit against the management of Sirius XM for “unjustly enriching themselves at the expense of shareholders,” according to a press release, released today. Filed in the US District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division, the case also says that the company also violates the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and breaches the Fiduciary Duty and the Sherman […]

Dell in $500 million discrimination lawsuit

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Four former senior Dell HR executives, all of them women, have filed a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of gender and age discrimination – alleging that the company targeted women and employees over the age of 40 in its plan to lay-off 10 percent of its staff worldwide, or 8,800 employees in total. The women, being represented by law firm Sanford Wittels & Heisler, want to “change Dell’s […]

Obama’s policy on technology – education and universal broadband

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Just days before the US Presidential election, we managed to find a video about him talking about what is his plan with technology. His plan includes allowing people to comment on new legislation before it is signed, enforce anti-trust laws (no more monopolies!), and ensuring that every American will have broadband. At least his plan does not include a filter. You can view the video below, or if you like […]

Circuit City to shut down 155 stores – Consumerist

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According to anonymous insiders talking to several sites, Circuit City will be shutting down 155 stores, and will be withdrawing from 12 markets. However, the stores will not be announced until tomorrow at 8am. According to a posting on a Google Finance forum, all the 155 stores shutting down will be closing by December 31. “I’m an employee @ Circuit City and today there was a mandatory store meeting for […]

Oz TiVo gets some interactivity – finally

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While its not video on demand, streaming movies from Netflix, skipping advertisings or any other cool features that were taken out of the TiVo box when it came to Australia; we might be getting them soon. Thanks with the Seven Media Group’s efforts, they announced that they have struck a deal with Blockbuster to give owners of the TiVo here in Australia a free movie every week – sent via […]

ASUS brings new laptop for the “corporate elite”

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Joining its line of “business” notebooks, the ASUS B80A is claimed to be the “flagship system” for the entire line up, according to the press release. It features a 14.1 inch WXGA (or WXGA+) screen, a choice of either a T9400, T5850, P8600 or P7350 Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM and a choice between 160GB, 250GB and a 320GB SATA hard drive. Among the features, it has a […]

France becomes first country to use Dolby Digital Plus in HD TV

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Four of France’s terrestrial broadcasters have announced that they will be using Dolby’s new Digital Plus and Dolby Digital on their new high-def channels. In fact, France will be the first country that will be using the new audio technology. The channels will include TF1 HD, France 2 HD, ARTE HD, Canal + HD and M6 HD. All these channels also form the new HD service from Television Numerique Terrestre. […]

Motorola layoff 3,000 workers, says adieu to most of its handset division

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Motorola, the makers of the popular RAZR phone line, has announced that it will be axing 3,000 people in 2009 to make savings up to US$800 million, with many of the cuts affecting two-thirds of employees in its handset division. The layouts, according to ComputerWorld, will happen across its operations around the world, and across all of its businesses. The reasoning for the major cuts in its handset division is […]