A lot of bad news has been hitting a lot of the technology stocks. For example, Steve Jobs has taken a medical leave from Apple (AAPL) - Get Report, and AmTech Research just knocked down its rating on Dell (DELL) - Get Report from neutral to sell.

If there is any good news at all, the short-sellers may start to scramble to cover their positions, which could create some short-squeeze opportunities.

A short squeeze takes place when short sellers quickly cover their positions on optimistic news, which can move the price of the stock up sharply. The metric for measuring short-squeeze opportunities is the short ratio, which is the number of days it would take the short-sellers to cover their positions based on recent average daily volume.

Stockpickr has reviewed the heavily shorted technology stocks and came up with a list of the

top tech short-squeeze plays for January

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