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Driver Alert: OnStar Opens Its Devices to Third-Party Developers

OnStar announced Sunday that it will open up its ATOMS cloud platform to selected third-party developers in early 2012. OnStar, known for its subscription-based in-vehicle communications services, operates its Advanced Telematics Operating System (ATOMS). ATOMS is a cloud platform that helps OnStar connect to its 6 million customers and bring them services such as turn-by-turn […]

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Virgin upgrade to double broadband speeds

Better for everyone The competition between the two main broadband providers, just makes it better for the consumer. It must be the fear that BT are now rolling out fibre optic cable to their customers. It would be great if Virgin started to lay new fibre optic cable to more areas like BT are doing. […]

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from Solutions By Computer

 Solutions by Computer has announced the introduction of Card Payment Gateway, a payment processing module for credit and debit card that gives Enfinity system users the option of three different payment processing vendors to choose from. Benefits to rental operators include: Non-proprietary integration, with flexibility to “shop” three payment processors for competitive quotes and customer […]

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Tech Stocks: Techs struggle as Microsoft warning weighs

By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Technology stocks wobbled in early trading on Wednesday as Microsoft Corp.’s warning that personal computer shipments may be weaker than expected rattled investors. Microsoft /quotes/zigman/20493/quotes/nls/msft MSFT +0.27%  slipped in early trading, before bouncing back to trade mostly flat. The stock was down a fraction at $27.83 at […]

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Enormous iPod dock weighs in at 900 pounds

For audiophiles with an extra US$30,000 a new iPod dock pumps out so much bass it’ll make your insides shake. See more CES 2012 stories Launched at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show the iNuke from Behringer measures a massive 8 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet, and weighs 900 pounds, or about 408 […]

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Why I won’t be buying Samsung’s ‘future-proof’ upgradable TV

“The only think keeping the PC upgrades industry afloat is gamers and ******** enthusiasts.” Although I should note that gaming is exploding right now. The older generation doesn’t do it too much, but the younger generation does it plenty, and is even teaching their kids about games. IMO it’s gonna be as strong as TV […]

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Woman Discovers Child Porn On Laptop Purchased From Pawn Shop

ANDERSON, SC – Cassandra Martin needed a computer for college so she came to City Pawn Shop. Police say the computer she took home contained pornographic images and videos of children. “I was shocked,” Martin said.  A computer technician found the pictures while hooking up internet access. Martin says that technician told her to have […]

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Microsoft Says PC Sales May Have Missed Fourth-Quarter Estimates

January 11, 2012, 5:38 AM EST By Dina Bass (Updates with analyst’s comment in fifth paragraph.) Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. said industrywide sales of personal computers will probably be lower than analysts had projected in the fourth quarter because supply was hurt by flooding in Thailand. Analysts have estimated that total PC shipments […]

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Belkin’s N900: A New Router for Use With Games and Video

Belkin’s new N900 is a new Wi-Fi router with that will help you prioritize high-bandwidth activities like games. The company also announced an advanced dock that works with Intel’s high-speed Thunderbolt port.The new Belkin N900 DB Router is a dual band Wi-Fi device capable of speeds of 450Mbps per band. In addition to standard features […]

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Asus Transformer Prime gets HD upgrade

 1 of 3 Gallery By Barry Collins in Las Vegas Posted on 10 Jan 2012 at 20:35 Asus is adding an HD display to its convertible Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Transformer Prime, which goes on sale in the UK this week, currently has a 1,280 x 800 screen to go with […]

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