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Gioachino Rossini’s 220th Birthday Marks Google Doodle for Leap Year


You may have never heard Gioachino Rossini’s name before, but you have almost certainly heard his composition of The Barber of Seville; even Bugs Bunny has an adaptation of it. The Italian composer would have been 220-years-old today and Google’s Doodle is honoring him with a leap year opera doodle. That’s right, it is February […]

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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, Google Doodle Honors 155th Birthday


Google changed the ‘tone’ of their logo Wednesday, ah, get it? Okay, aside from bad jokes, Google is celebrating the 155th birthday of German physicist, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, by changing their logo to a frequency wave (you know, tone, derived from one frequency or a very small number of related frequencies… forget it). The work […]

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A5X Chip in iPad 3 Photos Taken


Seventeen days to go still before the real information will be released the specs for the new iPad. Until then, the rumor mill is in full swing. The above photo, taken by Sas126 and posted to the Chinese website, Weiphone, indicates that the new iPad 3 chipset will include the A5X chip, not the rumored […]

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Nortel Hacked Since 2000 by Suspected China-Based Hackers


The former telecommunications giant, Nortel, has been allegedly hacked since 2000 by Chinese hackers according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. For more than a decade China-based cyber-spies have had access to documents, project plans, email addresses and, according to a former Nortel employee who initiated an internal investigation of the hacks, Brian […]

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Canadian Conservatives Bring “Online Surveillance Bill” To the Table


In a move heavily criticized by proponents of internet privacy, the Harper Conservative majority has introduced the so called “Online Surveillance Bill” to the House of Commons. Harper claims that the bill is to protect children from internet predators, but the tenets of the bill seem far more underhanded when examined closely. The bill (details […]

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Rogers New ‘One Number’ Created by Vancouver’s CounterPath


Rogers Communications is stepping outside of the mobile box, providing it’s customers with their new One Number service which allows voice and SMS to any personal computer under their single phone number. Rogers announced on Monday that they have partnered with Vancouver’s CounterPath to use fixed / mobile convergence (FMC) which allows a customer to […]

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Apple Announces Chinese Supplier Factory Inspections


Apple announced Monday that the Fair Labor Association will be conducting inspections in China, including Foxconn, at the request of Apple. The request after a series of fatalities and suicides over the past few years. Foxconn is China’s largest private sector employer, employing more than a million people worldwide. Apple has been in the spotlight […]

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Apple Stock Breaks $500-a-Share


Since posting their first-quarter earnings, Apple’s stock (AAPL) has climbed 11 of the past 14 days and finally broke through the $500 barrier. At 10a.m. EST in New York, Apple sat at $500.60 per share. It shows the perseverance of the late Steve Jobs and the amazing turnabout that Apple was capable of. Apple faced […]

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FBI Releases 191 Page File on Steve Jobs


On Thursday the Federal Bureau of Investigation made public a 191 page file on former Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs. The file was apart of a background check that the FBI had conducted in 1991 when Jobs was being considered as part of George Bush Sr.’s political staff under the export council. Many interviews […]

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iPad 3 Photos Ignite Rumors, Apple Set to Unveil in March


Are the photos of the iPad 3 that were leaked a fake? Maybe a rejection of a prototype. Doesn’t matter. What’s important is that spring is just around the corner and Apple will surely be releasing a successor to the iPad 2. Rumors about the iPad 3 specs say to expect a new camera, larger […]

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