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Microsoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again

Another day, another completely spurious rumour from Taiwan's DigiTimes. The website is reporting that Microsoft is about to kill off its Surface line of tablets. There are mountains of salt not large enough for our scepticism on this claim. Such a move could conceivably make sense: The first two Surface generations bled money for the…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again
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The Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so

I've been holding off talking about this, because it sounds insane - but the din in the tech scene won't go away because it is largely a massive echo-chamber. Everyone is reporting 'rumours' that Apple is planning an iPad (possibly a 12" iPad) that runs Mac OS. Now, perhaps I'll look back on this post…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so
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The Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

Yesterday we reported on some horrendous games that had made their way on to to the Google Play store. "Bomb Gaza" and "Gaza Assault" amongst others were games themed around the on-going conflict on the Gaza Strip. Hey, at least Call of Duty had the decency to give it a few years, guys! As you…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

The Skep-Tech: This kid DIDN'T sell his game to Apple

The Daily Record, a Scottish newspaper, has published the most bewilderingly stupid technology story. They claim that a student is "set to make a fortune" after "selling his app to computing giant Apple" – unfortunately, this is nonsense. Here's what…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: This kid DIDN'T sell his game to Apple

The Skep-Tech: Are e-books really in decline?

The BBC have today reported the words of Tim Waterstone, the founder of the Waterstones chain of bookshops. "E-books have developed a share of the market, of course they have", he is quoted as saying, "But every indication – certainly…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Are e-books really in decline?