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14 May
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Intel fined $1.5bn for "harming millions" of PC buyers
The EU has found Intel guilty of trying to squeeze AMD out of the processor market and warned it to "obey the law"

Windows 7 "ready by August"
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be released to manufacturing in August

Baby monitors killing urban Wi-Fi
Rogue wireless devices are dragging down Wi-Fi performance in urban areas, according to Ofcom report

Did Oracle really want Sun's hardware business?
SEC filing reveals that Oracle was initially only interested in buying Sun's software assets

Google turns searches into spreadsheets
New feature will deliver tables of detailed information about search terms

Creative industry renews calls to "disconnect file sharers"
On the eve of the Digital Britain report, creative bodies are once again calling for illegal filesharers to be cut off

Will Google save Microsoft from EU charges?
Microsoft will point the finger at Google's search dominance as a reason not to bundle Chrome with Windows

Microsoft: it costs $30,000 to fill an iPod
The software giant is going hell-for-leather on its "Apple tax" adverts by taking on iPods

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HTC Magic
The second Android smartphone arrives to wipe away memories of its sub-par predecessor

Canon EOS 500D
Superb video quality and ISO range are marred by an eye-watering price

Sony pushes the boat out with its dual-SSD, luxury desktop replacement

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