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Thursday, 21 August 2008

Indelible snapshots of computers' private lives

2008-08-21 YOUR hard drive is watching you: it's the spy in the machine. It records all you do online — where you go, what you look at, what you read and write. And that data can live on even if you think you've wiped it away. Like a traitor, your hard...

Toshiba DVD player end-runs blu-ray

2008-08-21 WHAT'S your next step if your company's high-def DVD format lost the war? If you're Toshiba, you come out with a new DVD player that converts to high-def. Toshiba America announced Monday its XD-E500 player with XDE technology — that is,...

T-Mobile vs iPhone

2008-08-21 T-MOBILE said Monday it plans to launch a mobile phone powered by Google's Android software, making it the first operator to do so and posing a direct threat to Apple's popular iPhone. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's German parent, declined to comment...

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Electric car captures buyers

2008-08-14 IN A a bid to show the demand for the upcoming all-electric Chevrolet Volt, a proponent of the car has released details of an unofficial waiting list for the vehicle with over 33,000 prospective buyers.Lyle Dennis, a New York neurologist who has...

Hackers hacked at DefCon gathering

2008-08-14 IN THE end, it was hackers at DefCon that got hacked. After three days of software cracking duels and hacking seminars, self-described computer ninjas at the infamous gathering in Las Vegas found out Sunday that their online activities were hijacked...

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Video game helps young cancer patients take meds

2008-08-07 PLAYING a specially designed video game can help adolescents and young adult cancer patients adhere more closely to their prescribed treatment, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics."Targeted video games can help improve the lives of...

Camera with strong built-in features wins the market

2008-08-07 A SURVEY by JD Powers revealed that weather-proofing topped the list as the most desirable feature camera buyers are looking for in future models.The survey also reveals that Internet product and review sites are the most important resource in...

New software for BlackBerry

2008-08-07 ROYAL Philips Electronics last Thursday unveiled the SpeechExec Enterprise 2.5 for BlackBerry devices, a mobile dictation and dictation management application that allows voice files to be recorded on BlackBerry devices and downloaded for...

New smaller SLR cameras

2008-08-07 JAPAN'S Olympus and Matsushita announced a new digital camera format on Tuesday that will make single lens reflex (SLR) models smaller and lighter, in a bid to drive sales of their advanced machines. SLR cameras, which are high-end models with...

Nokia 6210 Navigator shows the map

2008-08-07 NOKIA says that the Nokia 6210 Navigator is expected to be warmly received by the public as it is described as a new converged device with integrated compass that offers easy navigation for drivers and pedestrians.The Nokia 6210 Navigator is the...

Intel's line of graphics chips could have broader uses

2008-08-07 INTEL is planning to release on Monday the first technical details of a new family of chips intended to soup up computer graphics and, eventually, a broad range of computing tasks.The new microprocessor family, code-named Larrabee, will be available...

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Will e-books spell end for paper books?

2008-07-31 THERE'S one simple case for the importance of the ebook reader. It's made by the teetering piles of books around my flat, by the bookshelves two or three deep, and by the harrowing sifting sessions, sending a few precious volumes to the charity shop...

Women bloggers turn earners

2008-07-31 LAST weekend, about a thousand bloggers, almost all women, attended the annual BlogHer conference at the Westin St Francis Hotel here, which began in 2005 to help female bloggers gain exposure. It has since evolved into a corporate-sponsored Oprah-...

UK govt wants to cut illegal filesharing by 80%

2008-07-31 THE UK government has set a secret target to reduce illegal filesharing of music and films by up to 80 per cent over the next three years.The goal was outlined in a letter by Baroness Vadera, the United Kingdom business minister, relating to the...

Yahoo, HP 'cloud computing'

2008-07-31 YAHOO and technology giants Intel and Hewlett Packard on Tuesday announced an alliance to advance "cloud computing", backing a trend that would reduce reliance on packaged software.Earlier this year Google and IBM teamed up for the same...

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Big Facebook redesign to give users more control

2008-07-24 FACEBOOK INC is making sweeping changes to the world's largest social networking site, aiming to give users more control and to curb new forms of spam, company officials said late on Sunday.Facebook's redesign aims to make user profiles more dynamic...

Hi-tech turns us into time-wasters

2008-07-24 TIME-WASTING is not just an irritating habit. It is an affliction that ruins millions of lives and often requires therapy and other treatment for sufferers, psychologists have warned.According to new research, one person in five now suffers from the...

'Telepresence', when meetings go virtual

2008-07-24 JILL SMART, an Accenture executive, was skeptical the first time she stepped into her firm's new videoconferencing room in Chicago for a meeting with a group of colleagues in London. But the videoconferencing technology, known as telepresence,...

New add-on for Flight Simulator X

2008-07-24 X1SOFTWARE announces an add-on for the Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FS X. Alaska Adventures — this is the name of the add-on for the Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FS X which is currently under developement and release in July 2008. Alaska...

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Technology reshapes classrooms in USA

2008-07-10 FROM online courses to kid-friendly laptops and virtual teachers, technology is spreading in America's classrooms, reducing the need for textbooks, notepads, paper and in some cases even the schools themselves.Just ask 11-year-old Jemella Chambers....

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