Tech Today: Anonymous, LulzSec form hack alliance

Plus: Black MacBook Air? huge Capcom iOS sale

Bad news for the powers that be as Anonymous and LulzSec join forces to bring down the digital establishment, rumours of black MacBook Airs, a new Nokia MeeGo phone and the HP TouchPad is finally available to buy.

Anonymous, LulzSec join forces to plot mass hacking
The globe's most infamous hacker groups have combined their expertise to mount a massive campaign against high profile targets, banks and government agencies. The so-called #AntiSec campaign is also encouraging the leaking of classified information. "DDoS is of course our least powerful and most abundant ammunition. Government hacking is taking place right now behind the scenes," said LulzSec in a statement.
Link: CNET

New MacBook Air to have black finish?
Rumours were circulating today that the incoming MacBook Air refresh will arrive with a black coating, as well as the traditional aluminium finish. However, the same source later poured cold water on the report claiming that Steve Jobs has nixed the idea for now, claiming that the black powder coat soaks up our body oils. Ew.
Link: AppleInsider

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Nokia Lankku MeeGo phone shows up
Nokia may be focusing its attentions on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 releases, but the MeeGo-running sequel to the N900, the Lankku has finally been spotted in the wild. The candybar handset, which would bare the name N901. Why now? We don't know either.
Link: Engadget

Capcom's big iOS sale
Some of the best games available for the iPhone are available for just 59p a pop in Capcom's summer sale. The company is offering Street Fighter 4, Resident Evil Mercenaries, Dead Rising and Devil May Cry on the cheap for a limited time only. Get on it.
Link: CVG

HP TouchPad available for pre-order
The webOS-running tablet from HP is up for pre-order from HP's website ahead of its release on July 1st. The iPad-baiter can be snapped up for £399 (16GB) and £479 (32GB). The device has been touted as one of the great hopes to offer some competition to the iPad with Honeycomb tabs and the BlackBerry PlayBook so far flattering to deceive.
Link: HP

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