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Microsoft is laying off 18,000 workers and will end Android experiment

MicrosoftMicrosoft has followed up their email on the new productivity focus of the company with a far more alarming set of messages from Satya Nadella and Stephen Elop. It looks like a lot of people will be losing their jobs.

Just a few months after taking up Nokia and beginning their own Android experiment, Microsoft is cutting back on funding for the project. That includes the slashing of 18,000 jobs, a massive cut that could begin as early as this week. A full 12,500 of those jobs are coming directly from the merged Nokia workforce.

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Rumour has it: Yahoo and AOL might be merging

  • 14/07/2014 at 22:24 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Yahoo Head LogoVarious sources have confirmed that Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has been seen hanging out with Tim Armstrong of AOL. Could a possible merger between the two be on the horizon?

According to many, the two were seen spending hours in the late night at a resort bar, talking animatedly. There is a chance they were doing nothing more than getting a few drinks and letting off steam, perhaps keeping up on their connections like all good execs.

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Facebook breaks down their role in taking down Lecpetex botnet

  • 09/07/2014 at 23:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Lecpetex Botnet worldwide spreadFacebook has released a post describing their role in taking down the Lecpetex botnet, a security threat that was spread through the social media platform.

“Lecpetex”, named by Microsoft, was a lesser known bit of malware that first started to show a pattern about seven months ago. Giving a way in to the infected computer via the social account itself, it would hijack user accounts to promote spam files that further spread the malware.

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Google’s Larry Page talks plans for total Google domination

  • 27/06/2014 at 11:10 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Larry Page GoogleLarry Page has been interviewed about the coming plans of Google. It seems to be less about new devices, and more about new ways to run all devices with Google software.

If you can take anything from the Google I/O Dev Conference (other than smartwatches still aren’t cool), it is that Google wants to be everywhere. They want to be on your computer, your tablet, your phone, your accessories, your TV, your car and – literally – on your face.

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Small startup Cruise to release first self-driving car kit

  • 23/06/2014 at 23:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Cruise Self Driving Car PodThose of us who thought Google would be the first to release a self-driving car are stunned today after a small startup called Cruise beat them to the crossing line.

Cruise is a startup made up of only eight people. Apparently cutting the fat works, because they are now the first to produce a self-driving kit that is consumer ready.

The interesting gadget is only compatible for newer Audi’s, and only mapped for San Francisco. So if you happen to be wealthy and in that particular city, you’re in luck!

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‘The Machine’ could offer HP the comeback they have been looking for

  • 12/06/2014 at 01:11 by It's a Gadget Staff
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hp LogoHP, once one of the biggest brands in computers, has been struggling for quite some time to become relevant in a world increasingly focused on mobile technology. But now they have a chance to make their comeback, thanks to what has been ambiguously named ‘The Machine’.

Essentially, The Machine is an all-in-one game changer for the computer industry. HP Labs have been researching the different components for some time, the most prominent of which is their memristor. This ultra-speedy, massive data storage is delivered in a single chip that could multiply current storage capabilities within computers many times over.

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Vodafone exposes secret surveillance wires

  • 06/06/2014 at 22:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Smartphone SpyReady for your latest dose of privacy horrors? Vodafone has revealed the existence of secret wires that allegedly allow state agencies to listen in and record conversations on a whole new level.

It is being referred to as a “nightmare scenario” by privacy advocates. Vodafone, the second largest mobile phone company in the world, says that at least six world governments have been using secret wires to listen in and record customer calls on a massive scale.

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