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UK spot gas up on lower flows in last 2011 trading

* But overal spot price levels remain low on mild weather * Weak economy pulls NBP summer 2012 gas to 10 month low LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) – British prompt gas prices rose on the last trading day of the year as gas flows from continental Europe (Chicago Options: ^REURUSD – news) dropped, but the […]

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2012: The Year Ahead for Small Business Tech

There are many reasons why I do my best to avoid making technology predictions. Here’s one: So much of what’s interesting about this industry is so very unpredictable. For instance, if you’d told me at the start of 2011 that HP would release an ambitious tablet and then kill it six weeks later — and […]

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Courtenay computer store helps charities

ACS Computer Solutions is kicking off the New Year with a project to help non-profit and charity groups. Any local organization can apply to get help with their technology needs, be it a small computer repair to a complete office network setup. “We have had another good year,” said Andre Tewinkel, owner of ACS Computer […]

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World stocks waver on last trading day of the year

During a panic sell-off in August, when politicians were staring into the abyss due to the European debt crisis, the top flight index was 19% lower and below the 5000 threshold. It closed today at 5572.3, down 327.7 points, or 5.6% lower. City experts have forecast more fluctuations in 2012 and with the future of […]

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Dino PC Volcanic 4100

Normally, we don’t expect budget PCs to come with a dedicated graphics card capable of playing games at decent frame rates, but Dino PC’s Volcanic 4100 includes an AMD Radeon HD 6670 which scored 56fps in our DiRT 3 benchmark. It even comes with a 22in Full HD monitor to show off the card’s performance. […]

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Improve your PC’s performance with this end-of-year software sale

Late December is traditionally the time of year to snap up a bargain in the post-Christmas sales, and there is no shortage of special deals to be found in the Downloadcrew Software Store. Take a browse through the store and you will find everything from security software to video editing tools — there really is something […]

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Rockets hold off Spartans 41-39

Missed opportunities became a decisive factor on Wednesday night, Dec. 28, in the tightly fought contest between the Rushville-Industry Rockets and the B-PC/A Spartans at the Mississippi Valley Invitational Tournament in Mendon. In a game which rarely saw a point margin larger than four for the entire 32 minutes, the Rockets and Spartans went at […]

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43 pc Brits shop online after drinking

London, Dec 29: Individuals who shop while they are tipsy are more generous in buying for others and more likely to regret their purchase, a new survey has found. According to the survey by shopping comparison website Kelkoo, 43 percent of those surveyed said they had shopped online after drinking. Kelkoo found that a quarter […]

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Japan Hot Stocks-Onkyo, Marubeni, Chiyoda

TOKYO, Dec 30 (Reuters) – The benchmark Nikkei (Osaka: ^N225 – news) average and the broader Topix both gained 0.4 percent on Friday. The following stocks were on the move: **ONKYO SOARS ON REPORT TO END RETAIL PC SALES** Onkyo Corp soared 30.6 percent to 111 yen, having briefly risen by its daily limit, after […]

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Ipad 3 Set To Get Super Sized Battery Upgrade

iPad 3’s Most Significant Upgrade Will Be… The third iPad is getting one upgrade consumers won’t be able to refuse. A battery that packs more than twice the capacity of the iPad 2. That’s according to this DigiTimes report (via Business Insider), which claims that the battery capacity for the “high-end” version of Apple’s next […]

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