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Hewlett-Packard plans to axe 1,124 jobs in UK

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard is set to cut more than 1,000 jobs in the UK as part of a global downsizing, the company announced today.

Leap Motion's gesture tech comes as standard in HP's new laptop

Next generation of laptops won't come with gesture interfaces as standard, but Leap Motion plans for their technology to spread far and wide

PC sales fall again marking longest period of decline in market's history

New research from Gartner also showed that Chinese company Lenovo are now the leading global supplier of PCs

IT giants face investigation over Whitehall contracts

Government IT suppliers are in danger of a competition investigation after the trading watchdog turned its spotlight on the £10.4bn public sector computing market.

Watchdog turns spotlight on public sector IT costs

Government IT suppliers are in danger of a competition probe after the UK’s trading watchdog turned its spotlight on the £10.4 billion public sector computing market today.

Dell profits drop 79% as takeover battle rages on

Figures reflect consumers' preference to tablets and smartphones over traditional PCs

PC sales hit by biggest decline in 20 years as tablet takes over

Sales of PCs have been hit by the biggest decline in 20 years thanks to consumers increasingly choosing tablet computers over their less portable counterparts.

UK software firm Autonomy probed over Hewlett-Packard fraud claims

HP bought the Cambridge-based software maker for $10bn in 2011 and then wrote off $8.8bn late last year in a move that stunned Wall Street.

Labour set to cut red tape strangling small business

The Labour Party will up its attempts to win over British business with a report this week that recommends vastly improved broadband access, establishing export hubs and cutting red tape.

Singer Chubby Checker files $500m lawsuit over penis measuring app

The singer, Chubby Checker, has launched a $500m law suit against an app that claims to be able to estimate the size of a man's penis from his shoe size.

The industry, centred around London’s Silicon Roundabout, is rocked by the row over the firm founded by Mike Lynch

The Autonomy saga: Clouds over Britain's tech stars

Fraud claims at success story Autonomy raise questions over the sector

James Ashton: Knives out for the Lynch mob as Whitman calls foul over Autonomy founder's books

The two sides repelled almost as soon as Mr Lynch banked his £500m cheque

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Apple secures fingerprint buy

Expect the next generation of Apple tablets and iPhones to include fingerprint recognition technology. The company last night landed a chunky $356m (£229m) takeover of US fingerprint security firm AuthenTec in a deal that will see it explore ways in which it can improve security for its customers.

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Transport Secretary Justine Greening claimed credit for providing some cheer to the city of Derby.

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