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HP EliteBook and Windows 8: The Latest Ultrabook Disconnectview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Michael Dell on Thursday demonstrated Windows 8 ultrabooks, tablets and PCs for The VAR Guy. The message was clear: Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is ready to empower partners for touch, tablet and mobile computing. A few hours later, The VAR Guy returned home and saw a slick direct mail package from Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). (IT news)

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Apple iPhone 5 Boosts Windows Phone 8 Launch Event Buzz?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – An Apple iPhone 5 launch could surface Sept. 12. Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are holding a preemptive Windows Phone 8 launch event Sept. 5 in New York. Meanwhile, the Nokia World conference is set for Sept. 5-6 in Finland, while Samsung and HTC each appear to be prepping Windows Phone 8 devices for launch, perhaps as soon as September. (IT news)

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IBM introduces a ‘new approach’ for transforming social programsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: Government Tech PolicyIBM, through its Cúram Research Institute (ICRI) - part of the Smarter Cities Technology Centre at the company’s Research & Development Lab in Ireland - has come up with a new business model and approach to social program transformation which it has put forward to the federal, state and territory governments to assist their design (IT news)

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Victorian NBN demand reports: similar stats, different spinview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: Government Tech PolicyThe Victorian Coalition Government has released a report on telecommunications demand, claiming that the NBN rollout is failing the state. (IT news)

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Dyzplastic Android Mini Collectibles Series 03 To Arrive By End of Q3, Includes More Flexible Armsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Dyzplastic‘s Android Collectibles are very popular amongst us Android geeks, and the Series 03 collection we got a peek at last month has been delayed. Originally, the series was supposed to be available by the end of Q2 this year, around June, but it’s now been pushed out to the end of Q3. But these are plastic dolls? Why the delay? (IT news)

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All Four Major U.S. Carriers Join Google, ISIS and Major Financial Institutions to Form Mobile Payments Committeeview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – When Google recently updated Wallet with the ability to use any credit card, I was in a training class. I immediately lost all focus in what I was supposed to be learning and began punching in my credit card info so I could use NFC to buy stuff. (IT news)

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Lenovo Offers New ThinkPad Carbon Fiber Ultrabookview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Lenovo unwrapped the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook in Beijing on Monday, lighter, thinner and sporting better connectivity options than its earlier model, with design and features inspired by those common to tablets and notebooks, according to a company executive. The vendor said the unit is the thinnest and lightest 14-inch Ultrabook laptop on the market, a claim this product review supports wh (IT news)

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Today I Discovered: Talk Talkview story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – “Today I Discovered” is an ongoing project here at the Songbird Nest, to see what our product can do for us as regular people looking to discover great new music too! (Software)

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HTC Rezound Android 4.0 Update Officially Rolling Out To First Batch Of Ownersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   After many months and countless leaks, the HTC Rezound smartphone is finally getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update with a heavy dose of Sense 3.6. Of course HTC promised the update would be here by the end of July, but hey— better late than never, right? (IT news)

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Apple, Samsung Square Off in Federal Courtview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung finally are going nose-to-nose in federal court in San Jose, Calif., following bitter clashes in courts in the United Kingdom and Germany over intellectual property, specifically ownership of technology and designs for mobile devices. The lawsuit carries the usual big questions common to patent disputes — who copied whose design, who helped themselves to tech (IT news)