Archive for December, 2012

China closes Internet loophole and forces Internet users to give their real names

China closes Internet loophole and forces Internet users to give their real names

China is famous for censoring the Internet with one of the largest nationwide firewalls in the world. China's firewall is called the Great Firewall of China and many Chinese citizens have used loopholes in the system to get access to unfiltered news from outside the country and blocked websites such as Gmail and others. This loophole was exploited by Chinese citizens by accessing foreign VPNs to be able to access block sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and others.

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LG Display hunts Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales ban in Korea

LG Display hunts Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales ban in Korea

Apple isn't the only company to bear a grudge against Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1: LG Display has filed an injunction for a ban on the stylus-equipped tablet in Korea, as well as nearly $1m in damages for every day Samsung keeps it on sale. The latest phase of an ongoing patent dispute between LG Display and Samsung Display, Dow Jones reports, the suit alleges that the screen used in the Note 10.1 infringes its technologies in the way it boosts viewing angles.

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OUYA details special translucent Dev Consoles as SDK thrown open

OUYA details special translucent Dev Consoles as SDK thrown open

We already knew OUYA's Dev Console was shipping slightly ahead of schedule, but the open-source gaming team has now revealed exactly what comes in the box: a special edition frosted translucent version of the console. The limited availability version is headed off to 1,200 developers with a new casing - along with a few hardware tweaks - while OUYA has also thrown open the doors to its Dev Portal with the full development kit (aka ODK) and full support forums.

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Department of Justice opens investigation of the HP and Autonomy acquisition

Department of Justice opens investigation of the HP and Autonomy acquisition

HP acquired Autonomy for $11.1 billion, only to take an $8.8 billion writedown due to alleged fraud on Autonomy's part. HP states that Autonomy is guilty of "serious accounting improprieties," and that it fraudulently inflated its apparent worth to make HP bid accordingly. Now the U.S. Department of Justice has gotten involved, opening an investigation in the matter.

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