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Google End Piracy, Not Liberty

"Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA. The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late."

Android will kill PCs

"A Finnish analyst has got together some facts and figures which he thinks proves that Android will kill off PCs. Horace Dediu said that iOS and Android devices are considered to be substitutes for personal computers and the PC market is going to collapse. Dediu runs Asymco which sells software development and consulting services for companies interested in deploying mobile applications. However he has come up with a lot of numbers and graphs to prove his point. His rise and fall of personal computing compares PCs to Macs, iOS and Android devices in shipped units and market share.."

SOPA creator vows to fight on

"The man behind the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has revealed that he will continue to fight against illegal file-sharing, regardless of growing criticism of the proposed laws.

Lamar Smith, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, is the author of the Act, which calls for tough new measures to tackle online piracy, such as forcing ISPs to block access to websites and requiring firms like PayPal to stop taking payments for allegedly infringing websites.

Microsoft now paid royalties on 70% of US Android smartphones

"LG has become the latest in a long line of Android handset vendors to sign a patent licensing agreement with Microsoft. The agreement allows the South Korean conglomerate to use Microsoft patented technology in phones, tablets, and other consumer electronics running both Android and Chrome OS.

Internet addiction changes your brain

"Internet addition effects the brain in the same way as alcohol, and cocaine addiction, according to a new study. Researchers in China scanned the brains of 17 adolescents diagnosed with "internet addiction disorder" who had been referred to the Shanghai Mental Health Centre, and compared the results with scans from 16 of their mates. The results showed impairment of white matter fibres in the brain connecting regions involved in emotional processing, attention, decision making and cognitive control.

CES Booth Babes Day 1

Enjoy TechwareLabs Coverage of the booth and party babes for Day 1 of CES 2012!

Keeping Electronics Cool: A Breakthrough Discovery With Graphene

"The results bring graphene – a single-atom thick carbon crystal with unique properties, including superior electrical and heat conductivity, mechanical strength and unique optical absorption – one step closer to being used as a thermal conductor for managing heat dissipation in everything from electronics to photovoltaic solar cells to radars.."

The Nikon D4: This DSLR camera makes the pros drool

"If you're wondering why there are strange puddles everywhere this morning, it's because photographers around the world have been drooling over news about the Nikon D4. Yes, you read that right — Nikon has finally officially announced its new flagship pro-level DSLR camera, the long-awaited successor to the D3. And the new gadget certainly has fantastic-sounding specs.

AMD Catalyst™ 12.1a preview driver

"Additional changes for upcoming update of Rage: Resolves some new texture corruption issues introduced by the latest version of the game. Improved performance ~5%. Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points. Fixed mapbuffer failures when switching maps on 32-bit systems. Fixed a game crash when switching maps back and forth on 32 and 64bit systems."

Lindsay Lohan Leaked Playboy Photos Still Online: Pictures Causing Hef to Sue?

"Now, the question is turning away from where can you see them (here and links can be found here) to "is Hugh Hefner going to sue somebody over them?" Well, the latest info is that there's still "No word on whether Playboy will pursue legal remedies over the leak.

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