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Posted 25/03/2011

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VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech
A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

Evidence links China to GitHub attack
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.

Amazon launches home ordering kit
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 tablet
Microsoft shifts its entry-range tablets to Intel processors, allowing them to run a wider range of software.

Facebook attacks data use criticisms
Facebook has reacted angrily to a report that said it may be in breach of EU privacy laws over its tracking policies.

Samsung and LG bury legal hatchet
After a lengthy battle, the two firms have said they will seek talks in future disputes and leniency for each other in existing ones.

HP files $5.1bn Autonomy lawsuit
HP sues Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and ex-finance officer Sushovan Hussain, as Autonomy's former management says it will launch a counter-claim.

Women give tech sector wake-up call
Lack of gender diversity and alleged discrimination against women are uncomfortable issues once again in the spotlight for the technology sector.

Turkey hit by massive power cut
A huge power cut hits dozens of provinces across Turkey for several hours, causing transport chaos.

Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram
TV presenter and actor Stephen Fry says he's deleting his Instagram account telling his followers he was "hounded off".