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Thursday, 25 December 2008

Free room & board for 'couchsurfers'

2008-12-25 IT's great for soaking up the sights on a shoestring budget, but as some Asians have found, 'couchsurfing', or staying at a stranger's home, can be a culturally jarring experience, especially if you reciprocate.The recent economic downturn has given...

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Flaw in IE,users urged to switch

2008-12-18 Microsoft Corp. announced today that it will issue an emergency patch tomorrow to quash a critical Internet Explorer bug that attackers have been exploiting for more than a week.The advance warning came less than a week after Microsoft acknowledged...

Cutting phone bills automatically

2008-12-18 FINDING the best value in using phone services usually do take a long spreadsheet, several hours at the computer, a magnifying glass for fine print and a law degree to understand it.There is help. A service called Validas automates what you have to...

ESPN to launch website to boost ads

2008-12-18 THE Walt Disney Co's ESPN sports network launched a sleeker, easier to use version of its Web site on Tuesday that it hopes will boost ad sales by hooking casual sports fans for longer stays.The newly-redesigned site, at beta.espn.com, features a...

Cheapest mobile on sale

2008-12-18 CREDIT crunch Brits are poised to snap up the cheapest mobile phone yet on sale for just £2.89 ($6.56). The pay-as-you-go handset, complete with FM radio, was unveiled by Carphone Warehouse a fortnight after tens of thousands flocked to buy...

Virgin media rolls out superfast broadband

2008-12-18 CABLE operator Virgin Media became the first Internet provider to roll out a mass market super fast broadband service in Britain on Monday, launching a new 50 megabits per second offering.The current average broadband speed in Britain is between...

Mobile phone marketto shrink in 2009

2008-12-18 MOBILE phone sales will shrink next year at their fastest pace ever as consumers cut spending, a new Reuters poll showed with most analysts increasingly concerned about unsold phones piling up in stores.On average, the poll of 36 analysts shows...

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Mumbai terrorists used latest technology

2008-12-11 THE terrorists who struck this city last month stunned the authorities not only with their use of sophisticated weaponry but also with their comfort with modern technology.A soldier in Mumbai during the siege of the Taj Mahal hotel last month. The...

Mobile phone chip to counter radiation

2008-12-11 BELGIAN health products distributor Omega Pharma will be launching a chip it claims can counter potentially damaging radiation from mobile phones and has high hopes for its sales.The company, which sells non-prescription products such as wart...

Sony Ericsson, Vodafone back Google's Android mobile devices

2008-12-11 FOURTEEN of the world's largest mobile phone and chip makers, including Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Group Plc and ARM Holdings Plc, joined the Open Handset Alliance on Tuesday to support the Android mobile device platform developed by Google Inc.The new...

If u cn rd this quickly, gd4u

2008-12-11 MOBILE phone text-message abbreviations and simplifications are not ruining our spelling, but they do take much longer to read and understand than conventional English, a small Australian study has shown.University of Tasmania lecturer Nenagh Kemp...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Hoping to draw market share with touch screens

2008-12-04 THIS holiday, cellphone makers and carriers are pushing some shiny new toys: phones with touch-sensitive screens like the one on the Apple iPhone. The Samsung Omnia from Verizon, based on Windows Mobile, will be in stores soon, selling for US$249 ($...

Holiday gifts for mobile phone fanatics

2008-12-04 WITH so many adherents to different beliefs, it is hard to buy a holiday gift that doesn't risk causing offence. After all, some follow iPhone, some BlackBerry, others G1, and there are even those who adhere to the strict severity of a flip phone....

MySpace delivers video to mobile phones

2008-12-04 MYSPACE users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time.On Wednesday, News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile devices including the...

Croat police turn on Facebook

2008-12-04 CROATIAN police have detained and questioned Web activists who are criticising or ridiculing the government, media and the opposition say, accusing authorities of violating basic civil rights.Media said on Tuesday police had detained organisers of a...

83% of retailers plan CyberMonday sales

2008-12-04 IF YOU haven't heard, Cyber Monday, one of the busiest shopping days of the season for the online crowd. And shoppers wont find a shortage of deals, according to a survey by Shopzilla. The poll found that 83.7 per cent of retailers would have...

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Mobile users opt for touchscreen devices

2008-11-27 USERS of touchsreen phone are now currently discovering that much of the fun in their devices stems from all the applications those little nuggets of convenience, amusement and distraction that are available for download on the slightest whim.A good...

Gaming community in Brunei bent to scorch the global arena

2008-11-27 GAMING community in Brunei is indeed a growing trend over the recent years since, and especially so during the advent seventh generation console systems (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) and the online gaming boom.Much like how Friendster popularised the...

Cybercrime economy booming

2008-11-27 THE popular underground cybercrime economy is a self-sustaining market that is thriving despite the current economic downturn, according to security company Symantec. Credit card information was by far by the most popular advertised and requested...

Causes of Cyberchondria

2008-11-27 IF THAT headache plaguing you this morning led you first to a Web search and then to the conclusion that you must have a brain tumor, you may instead be suffering from cyberchondria. Now, Microsoft researchers published the results of a study of...

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