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Wikipedia to go dark in SOPA protest, Twitter declines

Wikipedia has decided to black out the English version of the online encyclopedia for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest against controversial legislation in the U.S., following a cue given by some other Internet sites including social news site Reddi...

IGT to acquire Facebook game developer for $500M

International Game Technology, a maker of slot machines, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire social games developer Double Down Interactive for US$500 million, as it expands in online gaming, it said Thursday.

Tizen project releases preview of OS source code

The Tizen project, which is developing an open-source operating system for devices like smartphones and tablets, is offering a download of the alpha release of the source code of the operating system.

US Commission probing if India intercepted its emails

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) has asked for an investigation after hackers <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/19531/hacked_memo_leaked_apple_nokia_rim_supply_backdoors_for_govt_intercept">posted online</a> a memo ...

Barnes & Noble may spin off Nook business

Bookseller Barnes &amp; Noble is considering spinning off its Nook digital business to help it grow, following strong growth in sales of the Nook reader and tablet and digital content in the nine-week holiday period ending Dec. 31.

Mozilla releases version 2.0 of its license

Mozilla <a href="http://mpl.mozilla.org/2012/01/03/announcing-mpl-2-0/">announced Tuesday</a> the release of version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License (MPL), which provides compatibility with the Apache and GPL licenses, opening up a wider body of co...

Mozilla releases version 2.0 of its license

Mozilla <a href="http://mpl.mozilla.org/2012/01/03/announcing-mpl-2-0/">announced Tuesday</a> the release of version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License (MPL), which provides compatibility with the Apache and GPL licenses, opening up a wider body of co...

Belarus said to restrict access to foreign websites

Belarus has introduced a law that imposes restrictions on citizens and residents in the country visiting or using foreign websites, according to Global Legal Monitor, an online publication of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

US states settle price-fixing claims with LCD makers

Seven Asian companies have come to a US$553 million settlement with several U.S. states in connection with charges of fixing prices of LCD (liquid crystal display) screens, thus pushing up the prices of computers, television sets and other electronic...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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