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45,000 Verizon workers go on strike

With Verizon Communications aiming to cut costs from its dying landline division, 45,000 union workers have walked out of contract negotiations.

Mobile

Rumor: Apple to launch a lower-spec iMac this month

In what looks like a bid to attract students or simply those looking for a better deal, Apple looks set to expand its range of iMacs this month with the offering of a lower-spec machine.

Apple

PS Vita pre-orders go up on Best Buy’s Canada site with a March 30, 2012 release date

Pre-order product pages for Sony's PlayStation Vita have appeared on Best Buy's Canadian website, with the portable gaming device marked for a March 30 release.

Gaming

Borderlands 2 details start to emerge

The first details from Game Informer's cover story on Gearbox Software's highly anticipated sequel Borderlands 2 have hit the web

Gaming

Updater: An online solution for handling your offline communication

The Internet seems to be the sometime-enemy of paper mail, but a new service might actually make your mailbox a friendlier place.

Web

Comcast’s Internet Essentials offers low-cost Internet to struggling families

Comcast launches the Internet Essentials program for low-income families, a $10 monthly Internet package that includes a voucher for purchasing a low-spec PC and access to digital literacy training.

Computing

AntiSec hackers release data from over 50 law enforcement agencies

Potentially placing the lives of police informants in danger, the group of hackers known as AntiSec released a large amount of private data allegedly obtained from law enforcement agencies.

Web

ISPs secretly hijacking search traffic to profit off customers

The next time you search for a company or brand name, watch to see if you are forwarded to the official brand page by the ISP rather than viewing the search results.

Web

Facebook finds digital proof that Paul Ceglia is committing fraud

Did anyone actually think Paul Ceglia's claim of owning the majority of Facebook was legit? After analyzing Ceglia's evidence, Facebook lawyers have taken a step closer to completely shutting down the lawsuit.

Social Media

Opinion: Qualcomm’s secret fix to the Android problem

Qualcomm’s Android-ready hardware and patents may be the solution to the hit-or-miss quality of Android phones and Google’s ongoing intellectual property fiasco.

Android Army

Acer boss calls tablet computers ‘a fad’

Acer boss Stan Shih said he believes tablet computers are merely a fad, despite growing sales of the portable device.

Mobile

Report: Home entertainment spending falls, though Blu-ray doing well

A report published by the Digital Entertainment Group has shown that while overall home entertainment spending in the US fell in the last year, sales of Blu-ray discs are on the rise.

Home Theater

AT&T increasing security with voicemail passwords

Likely spawned out of a reaction to the scandals rocking Rupert Murdoch's empire, AT&T is stepping up security for its entire mobile customer base.

Android Army

Huge rare earth minerals deposit springs from tiny Nebraska hamlet

A new deposit of rare earth minerals found in Nebraska may reduce the US' dependence on foreign supply of these metals used in many modern gadgets.

Cool Tech

Mr Bean actor smashes up McLaren F1 supercar on way home from work

Comedy actor Rowan Atkinson had a hairy moment this week when he crashed his McLaren F1 supercar into a road sign.

Cars