Today in tech: Apple’s millions, HP’s Palm and Google’s wind


Apple iPad sales hit one million

Those who wondered whether the tablet PC would take off may have got their answer today as Apple announced it had sold one million iPads in just 28 days since its release. IT PRO

HP to drop Win 7 slate after Palm deal?

Whilst the iPad has been leaping to success on the Mac side, the PC lovers have been waiting in anticipation for HP to release its Windows 7 slate. However, after it announced the pricey acquisition of Palm last week the company has reportedly canned the deal to focus on products with Palm's webOS platform. PC PRO

Google gets wind beneath its wings

Google is planning to invest $38.8 million (25.6 million) into two large wind farms in North Dakota in an attempt to make up for being one of the largest electricity consumers in the world. The Guardian

Electric cars to make star wars noises

Stealthy electric cars with no loud engine noise may be forced to try out something more futuristic.

The EU plans to enforce the silence to be broken with each car having its own signature noise in a bid to warn pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers of the vehicle's whereabouts. The Times

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.