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Sony Buying Toshiba Chip Line »

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Sony is currently in the process of holding talks with Toshiba to buy back Toshiba’s microchip line which is estimated to sell for around 50 billion yen or 598 million dollars in order to increase the output of their mobile phones as well as cameras.

Sony originally sold the facility to Toshiba for 90 billion yen back in 2008 as part of a strategy which was referred to as “asset light”.

Sony wishes to boost the output of a few different devices so they can offer consumers something a little bit more for their money.

Sony has expressed the fact that they feel somewhat inferior in terms of the output of their cameras and phones so they want to buy back the microchip which will allow them to stay on top.

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Google Underwear Scandal: Google Sued For Photographing Japanese Woman Undies »

A woman who was photographed in her underwear on Google Street View is now suing the search engine for taking a picture of her without consent. She says that her anxiety was overwhelming when she discovered the photograph on street cam. She claims at first she thought that she might have been the victim of some sort of sex crime, but later discovered that it was nothing more than Google Street View.

Privacy advocates around the world have been long condemning the efforts made by Google to provide these types of applications to users, including Google Street View and Google Earth, which they say are invasions of privacy.

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Skype Down w Connection Problems: Skype Won’t Connect »

After Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Amazon suffered major down time, earlier today Skype was the latest internet service to suffer a long power outage – and it appears that the massive interruption of service is global.

Skype tweeted a message from their Twitter page at 12PM ET where they apologized for the inconvenience and promised to find the cause of the problem.

The tweet read:

“Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype – we’re investigating, and we’re sorry for the disruption to your conversations.”


Skype posted another tweet at 1 PM that said:

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Net Neutrality Rules Approved »

Net neutrality has been a hot issue in recent months due to the growing number of people who have been rallying for the laws to pass because the internet’s free flow of information.

The net neutrality laws were initially proposed by the Obama administration and since then there have been a number of complaints from Americans who believe that these laws are necessary.

On Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission will vote on the proposed regulations which will give everyone equal access to the internet.

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Lunar Eclipse 2010 »

The solar eclipse which took place at exactly 3:17 AM EST happened to coincide with the winter solstice of 2010, something that hasn’t happened in around 400 years so it is truly a historical event.

The NASA website offered live video of the lunar eclipse as the moon was completely blocked out in the sky. The last time that this happened was in 1638 and astronomers say that it is something that will not happen again until the year 2094.

For some the lunar eclipse was visible on December 20th late at night or December 21st in the early morning, but it varies depending on the location of whoever is watching the sky.

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Honda & GM 135G Vehicles Recall 2010 »

HONDA recently issued a recall on 35,000 Passport SUVs in order to perform thorough inspections on their rear suspension to make sure they are safe and will not result in an accident.

The Passports that have been recalled were made from 1998 to 2002 and they are only sold in 21 states as well as the District of Columbia.

HONDA claimed that the problem lies with the lower trailing links which have been known to corrode over a short period of time, leading to the breaking of a bracket and therefore a crash. Although so far no injuries have been experienced by HONDA SUV owners, there have been over 30 complaints so far.

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