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Google Shows iPad Substitute

Google provided a glimpse Wednesday of tablet computer software crafted to dethrone the iPad and courted developers key to the success of Apple gadgets.

Google showed off a Honeycomb version of its Android operating system that will debut on the upcoming Motorola Xoom tablet that won rave reviews at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

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Electronic Arts Sees Bright Digital Future Despite Loss

U.S. videogame giant Electronic Arts (EA) on Tuesday reported a deepened loss in the last quarter but saw a bright future as players opt increasingly for online play and digital downloads.

The Northern California-based firm posted a net loss of $322 million on net revenue $1.05 billion in the quarter ending December 31 as compared with a loss of $82 million on revenue of $1.24 billion in the same period a year earlier.

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Murdoch's iPad Newspaper Launches Wednesday

News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch is to unveil "The Daily" on Wednesday, a digital newspaper for the iPad, the tablet computer the media tycoon has said may be the savior of the struggling news industry.

Murdoch, the 79-year-old chairman and chief executive of News Corp., and Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet Services at iPad maker Apple, are to take the wraps off The Daily at an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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LG's First Tablet to Hit US Market in March

LG Electronics said it would release its first tablet computer in the United States in March as it prepares to go head to head with Apple's iPad.

LG said the G-slate was among the first tablet models to run on the "Honeycomb" operating system, which is Google's latest generation of Android platforms designed for mobile devices with large screens.

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Oracle to Pay $46 Million to Settle Sun Case

Oracle has agreed to pay $46 million to settle claims that Sun Microsystems, which it acquired last year, submitted false claims to U.S. agencies, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

The settlement stems from allegations that Sun paid kickbacks to systems integrator companies in return for recommendations that U.S. government agencies purchase Sun products, the department said in a statement.

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Last Internet Provider in Egypt Goes Dark

The last of Egypt's main Internet service providers, the Noor Group, has gone dark.

The Noor Group had remained online even after Egypt's four main Internet providers — Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr — abruptly stopped shuttling Internet traffic into and out of the country Friday morning.

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Cyber Raids Threaten British,US Stock Markets

Stock exchanges in Britain and the United States have enlisted the help of the security services after finding out they were the victims of cyber attacks, The Times newspaper reported Monday.

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is investigating a terrorist cyber-attack on its headquarters last year while U.S. officials have traced an attack on one of its exchanges to Russia, according to the British newspaper.

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In Future, Cars Might Decide if Driver is Drunk

An alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver's fitness to be on the road has the potential to save thousands of lives, but could be as long as a decade away from everyday use in cars, federal officials and researchers said Friday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited QinetiQ North America, a Waltham, Mass.-based research and development facility, for the first public demonstration of systems that could measure whether a motorist has a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit of .08 and — if so — prevent the vehicle from starting.

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British Arrests, US Raids Over 'Anonymous' Cyber Attacks

British police arrested five people and the FBI launched raids across the U.S. as part of a probe into cyber attacks by online group "Anonymous", which last year assailed websites hostile to WikiLeaks.

In a series of dawn raids in England on Thursday, three teenage males and two adult men were arrested on suspicion of breaking the Computer Misuse Act 1990, London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said.

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New York Times to Publish E-Book on WikiLeaks

The New York Times is experimenting with another source of revenue: digital books.

The newspaper said Wednesday it will publish its first e-book on Monday.

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