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Noon News: Wireless Hotspot Alternative To 3G/4G, HTC Updates Gingerbread, Duke Nukem Published 2K Games Fires PR Agency

Wireless hotspots may be increasingly used in the future to complement 3G and 4G services as dozens of companies, including some of the world's biggest telecommunications companies, will meet up in Paris next week to discuss plans to start trials for Next Generation Hotspot technology during an event organised by the Wireless Broadband Alliance.

Version 5.5.3 of the AirPort Utility contains references to the yet-to-be-released 4th Generation Time Capsules and 5th Generation AirPort Extremes, feeding speculation about an imminent software update, according to a new report. The new version of the program, aimed at both Windows and Mac users, was unveiled by Apple on Tuesday.

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has issued yet another update on the Gingerbread upgrade that the Desire was not supposed to get only for HTC to make a humiliating U-turn after scores of users threatened to leave the brand altogether. HTC said on its Facebook page that "To resolve Desire's memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologize for any confusion.”

A jealous husband, who was allegedly cheated on by his wife, went to Twitter and other social networking sites in order to tell the world about his wife’s extra-marital affair, a court recently heard. Ian Puddick was dragged into the court by Haynes after Puddick allegedly flooded Timothy Haynes’ friends, family members, and even neighbours with phone calls and text messages related to the 10-year-long affair.

2K Games, the publisher of Duke Nukem Forever, fired its PR agency on Tuesday for allegedly threatening journalists who gave the game negative reviews. The problems started on Monday on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

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