Science & Technology

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Surf for free software and save some money

2009-02-05 THE year looks set to be a rough ride economically, where nothing is certain. But, you can still save money by adopting free software.Here we are trying to do our part by casting aside the myth that there is nothing truly free on the Internet (or if...

Cisco products for small businesses

2009-02-05 CISCO Systems Inc has invested US$100mil (RM350mil) in small-business networking solutions. It used the investment to create its Small Business Technology Group (SBTG) and a Cisco small-business portfolio last November. SBTG is focused on developing...

Google brings Internet to rural villages

2009-02-05 THE road from Nairobi winds 100 miles to this town deep in Masai country. The asphalt gives way to sand and dust, until finally it is just a dirt track climbing over broken hills and plunging back to desert flats. The going is slow.The outpost, with...

Fast supercomputer from IBM

2009-02-05 SEVEN months after IBM delivered the world's fastest supercomputer, it has announced an even speedier one with the computing power of 2 million laptops.IBM said on Tuesday it is developing the technology for its new Sequoia computer, with delivery...

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Islamic co-ops create code

2009-01-29 A NETWORK of Islamic cooperatives in southern Thailand and a private company have developed software designed specially for Islamic cooperatives on the basis of the Syariah principle, believed to be the first in the world. Isma-Ae Samah, general...

Health info-tech saves lives, costs

2009-01-29 HOSPITALS in Texas that used computers to keep track of patient records and manage care had lower rates of deaths, complications and costs, US researchers said on Monday, offering a strong argument for hospitals to go "paperless".They said...

Gmail now accessible offline

2009-01-29 GOOGLE on Tuesday made Gmail available for offline use, in what the company calls an experimental feature.Gmail's new offline feature allows users to handle their email within the familiar Gmail interface, with automatic synchronization of changes...

Wikipedia faces turmoil

2009-01-29 WIKIPEDIA faces a revolt among thousands of its contributors over proposals to change the way the online encyclopedia is run.Until now, Wikipedia has allowed anybody to make instant changes to almost all of its 2.7 million entries, with only a...

Kindle 2 book reader to make New York launch

2009-01-29 MARK your calendars, e-book fans: Amazon.com will introduce the next generation of its popular Kindle reader in New York City on February. 9.The company sent out messages by email on Tuesday announcing a news conference at the Morgan Library &...

President Obama on the 'Edge'?

2009-01-29 NOBODY is saying anything official or on the record about this, but reports popping up all across the web indicate that while President Obama may be able to keep a mobile phone/email device while in office, that device may be something more exotic...

Nokia's first touch-screen phone arrives in Brunei

2009-01-29 NOKIA'S first touch-screen mobile phone, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, hit the headlines news last week when hundreds of "phone-o-philes" waited on the street in the freezing rain in London to get their hands on the latest model — and...

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Internet tattle-tale to be fined in China

2009-01-22 AUTHORITIES in a Chinese province where Internet users exposed an allegedly corrupt official's taste for luxury have made posting such information illegal, state media reported Tuesday. The ruling Communist Party's parliament in eastern Jiangsu...

Friendster expanding and recruiting in Asia Pacific

2009-01-22 FRIENDSTER, the number one social network in Asia and one of the top 20 global websites based on traffic will further expand its team, offices and partnerships in the Asia Pacific region. Friendster has opened up new offices in Singapore and Sydney...

Participate in Obama's government online

2009-01-22 THE White House of President Barack Obama went online on Tuesday with a promise that its slick new website would provide a "window for all Americans into the business of the government."In a posting on the blog of whitehouse.gov, Macon...

Vietnam expected to get 3G in 2009

2009-01-22 INSIDERS in the telecommunications industry are predicting that 3G (third generation) technology will be introduced in Vietnam this year, the Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported.With 3G technology, mobile providers in Vietnam will be able to provide...

Thursday, 15 January 2009

GPS wristwatch helps to track kids

2009-01-15 FOR years, parents have been limited to traditional methods of keeping track of their children's movements: standing in the playground, watching from the window, or asking them to phone home when they are out with friends. Now anxious parents are...

Tetris may help with trauma

2009-01-15 PLAYING Tetris, rated one of the greatest video games of all time, immediately after horrifying events appears to reduce flashbacks that plague sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a British study.The findings could lead to new...

Technology for the elderly

2009-01-15 MY COLLEAGUE John Leland, writing from the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, sent us these musings on the first-ever exhibit there devoted to technology aimed at the elderly, their adult children and their medical providers...

SDXC memory card to hit 2 terabytes

2009-01-15 PROFESSIONAL (or just prolific) photographers will like this: The capacity of SD memory cards will expand this year to 2 terabytes and deliver transfer rates that will eventually hit 300 megabits per second, according to the SD Association. These...

Going for Mac instead of PC may save your school a bundle

2009-01-15 HOW does an academic institution combine innovative structures and inventive pedagogy with considered procurement policies? One example of how to proceed is offered by Leigh Technology Academy, Dartford, Kent, which has taken this science to a new...

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