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HTC HD7 death grip response blames “inevitable” antenna shortcomings

HTC HD7 death grip response blames “inevitable” antenna shortcomings

The so-called death grip issue some HTC HD7 owners have complained about has prompted an official comment from the company, who basically reckon that any device can suffer from the way it's being held. "It is inevitable that a phone's signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user's palm or fingers," an HTC spokesperson told Computer Weekly.

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Nokia production line death sparks Indian investigation

Nokia production line death sparks Indian investigation

News of an employee death at a Nokia manufacturing facility in India has broken, with a 22 year old assembly line worker killed at the company's Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai on October 31. Full details on the incident are unknown - according to the statement Nokia gave us, which you can read after the cut, an investigation is still ongoing with the local authorities - but there are unconfirmed reports that the female employee was trapped while repairing a machine that loads sheet metal onto a magazine rack.

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Death Star Planetarium puts you in a galaxy far, far away

Death Star Planetarium puts you in a galaxy far, far away

Perhaps we're just still on a Star Wars high after the Verizon DROID R2-D2 by Motorola dropped on our desk yesterday, but we're eyeing up this Death Star Planetarium and - against our better judgement - wondering if we should pick one up.  The compact ball is decorated to look like the Empire's planet destroyer, but actually creates a map of the heavens - either real or according to George Lucas' imagination - on your ceiling.

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Microsoft’s New Xbox 360 Features Red Dot of Warning

Microsoft’s New Xbox 360 Features Red Dot of Warning

We're hoping, beyond all our hopes and dreams, that RDoW is the new thing that gets passed around. You know, after RRoD (Red Ring of Death), which was so prevalent for the original Xbox 360 back in the day. (As if it was all that long ago.) What's the Red Dot of Warning, you ask? Well, if you'll recall, we told you last week that the new Xbox 360 doesn't feature the RRod anymore. So, as anyone would be, we were curious as to how we would be warned if our system was breaking down, or overheating, in any way. Looks like Microsoft's thought of everything.

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Microsoft Removes Red Ring from New Xbox 360

Microsoft Removes Red Ring from New Xbox 360

While Microsoft's Xbox 360 still sustains one of the most robust and feature-filled online gaming platforms around, it's marred by some bad press. Why? What's known as the "Red Ring of Death." RRoD is something that every Xbox 360 owner out there fears, whether they've experienced it first hand or not. So, one of the many questions most people asked themselves after the announcement of the new Xbox 360, was obviously whether or not we'd have to worry about that red ring or not. Well, we've got an answer. Kind of.

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Sony PS3 Slim still sold at a loss; Motion-controller coming spring 2010

Sony PS3 Slim still sold at a loss; Motion-controller coming spring 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai has confirmed that the company will continue to lose money on each of the $299 PS3 Slim consoles they sell, together with revealing that Sony's motion-controller has been pencilled in for a release in spring 2010.  Meanwhile he also denied that, with the advent of the UMD-free PSP Go, we are seeing "the death of physical media", pointing to the large percentage of the 100 countries Sony sells gaming products in that don't have access to high-speed internet connections for downloads.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Sees Some Staggering Failure Rates

Microsoft Xbox 360 Sees Some Staggering Failure Rates

Whether or not you've had an Xbox 360 or not, doesn't really matter when it comes to hearing about the dreaded Red Ring of Death (RRoD) situation, and for many people, it looks like it may be the bane of their life. At least when it comes to gaming. Game Informer's printed magazine came out with a new report, after surveying 5,000 people, that shows a staggering 54.2% failure rate. We have the rest of their findings, which show some more of the grisly details.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 on death row; bargains ahoy!

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 on death row; bargains ahoy!

Intel are preparing to axe the 65nm Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor, phasing it out in the first quarter of 2009.  According to a Digitimes report, Intel will officially announce a discontinuance notice in Q1 2009, with the Q6600 going into end-of-lifecycle the following quarter.  As a result, PC vendors are planning to cut prices on systems based on the chip by the end of 2008 so as to clear stock.

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