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HP is Palm’s Silicon Valley saviour in RM5bil deal

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: Palm Inc a pioneer in the smartphone business that couldn't quite make the comeback it needed, has agreed to be bought out by Hewlett-Packard Co for about US$1.4bil (RM5bil) in cash.


Students don thinking caps for Imagine Cup

b>REDMOND /b>(Washington): College and high school students from around the globe have put their thinking caps on for the 2010 edition of Microsoft's Imagine Cup.


Nokia chairman expected to stay on until 2012

b>HELSINKI/b>: Nokia Corp board chairman Jorma Ollila has signalled his readiness to stay on at the helm of the world's leading handset maker until 2012.


Western Digital pulls away with hard drive deal

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bWestern Digital Corp is trying to pull further away in its neck-and-neck race with Seagate Technology PLC to be the world's biggest maker of hard drives


AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

b>NEW YORK:/bATT Inc will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at US$39bil (RM125bil) that would make it the largest cellphone company in the United States.


Texas Instruments buying Nat-Sem

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bTexas Instruments Inc is buying National Semiconductor for US$6.5bil (RM21bil) in a marriage of two of the world's premier makers of analogue chips. These are widely used in electronics to transform signals such as sound into digital form that computers can understand.


Accessorise your Tab

THERE are a slew of add-on accessories available for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Tab, like all Honeycomb-based Tablets, ­supports the USB On-The-Go (OTG) protocol that allows for ­several USB enhancements that go beyond data syncing and charging. But Samsung hasn't included a USB port or ­memory card reader in the Tab in a bid to keep its model thin and ­lightweight.


Foxconn closes China plant after 40 injured in brawl

Foxconn closed its Taiyuan plant after a personal dispute spiralled into a brawl involving 2,000 workers.


Peering through new Windows

Microsoft's next-generation operating system is versatile enough to cater for both tablets and desktops.


Next generation of Ultrabooks to have touch screens

Intel is reportedly changing the definition of the superlight, super-thin notebooks to take advantage of the touch interface in the Windows 8 OS.