Science & Technology

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Internet star at least 473 years old

2009-05-07 BECAUSE it is used in every e-mail address and many tweets, you might be forgiven for thinking that the remarkably common symbol @, which English-speakers know as the at sign, but Italians call a snail, and south Slavs know as a monkey, is a fairly...

Draw images with iPhone and send MMSs

2009-05-07 THE traditional art of drawing could see a renaissance helped by the boom in touch-screen mobile phones following the launch of Apples iPhone in 2007, says British artist Derrick Welsh.The touch has tipped, and drawing messaging is where touch leads...

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Fake phones hit prices of global brands

2009-04-30 THE phones sleek lines and touch-screen keyboard are unmistakably familiar. So is the logo on the back. But a sales clerk at a sprawling electronic goods market in this Chinese coastal city admits what is clear upon closer inspection: this is not...

Transfer images the easy way

2009-04-30 COMES with a free 1GB SD memory card, bring your much-loved film negative and slide collection to life by transforming them into digital files and save directly to SD card. No PC required.Once saved to SD card you can playback images on a digital...

Verizon's eye on a version of the smart iPhone

2009-04-30 THE iPhone Apple, the maker of the popular smartphone, is conducting high-level discussions with Verizon Wireless to sell a version of the iPhone that would work on Verizon's network, according to a person briefed on the negotiations. The phone...

US agency begins antitrust inquiry into Google books deal

2009-04-30 THE Justice Department of the United States has begun an inquiry into the antitrust implications of Googles settlement with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service, two people briefed on the matter said Tuesday.Lawyers for the...

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Google to conquer with Black-Box

2009-04-23 GOOGLE wants to conquer the social networking world without creating an explicit social network.The online search giant is weaving the various components of social networks through its existing services. Your contacts in Gmail and Google Talk, for...

Many users tired of online requests

2009-04-23 ALMOST a third of users of social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace are fed up with receiving requests to join online groups or try new applications, according to a study.The study, for industry body the Interactive Advertising Bureau...

Small, but shoot the nature's beauty

2009-04-23 PHYSICS can be such a bummer, you know? Those doggone rules of nature make our luggage heavy, melt polar ice caps and conspire to make the toast land jelly side down.And physics explains why you cant take professional-quality pictures with a small...

Now, comes SpacePilot Pro

2009-04-23 IT IS not for the casual gamer or the casual any one but the US$500 ($753) SpacePilot Pro, arriving courtesy of Logitech subsidiary 3Dconnexion, is full of wow for designers and engineers who work in three-dimensional computerised environments....

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The creator on screen

2009-04-16 THE Cintiq family of interactive pen displays combine the advantages of an LCD monitor with the natural feel and superior performance of Wacom's patented, professional pen technology.By using a pen directly on screen, you work more quickly and...

Garfield creator still creative

2009-04-16 WHAT'S your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life?My favourite piece of tech is my Wacom Cintiq (interactive pen display) I have my 21in (screen) next to my computer. The beauty of it is that I can draw on the screen as...

Travel light, get rid of add-ons from your laptop

2009-04-16 ONE of the wonderful benefits of web working is that we can take our work with us when we travel. Unfortunately, the reliable Internet connection we have at home doesn't usually follow us around, especially if were travelling abroad. As someone who...

Search engine for similar images

2009-04-16 GAZOPA has built a search engine that finds images similar to those you upload or draw. Now the company is spinning out of Hitachi, moving its headquarters to Silicon Valley and when summer comes going into beta stage with its search engine.The...

Streaming from laptop to TV

2009-04-16 STREAMING your laptops content to a television or other display device often involves awkward reaches behind a display and dealing with all kinds of cables. The Iogear Wireless USB to VGA Adapter kit is a welcome alternative that lets you wirelessly...

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Google is just an amoral menace

2009-04-09 br />IF INDEED a new era of global responsibility has come into being with measures that actually restrain banks and isolate tax havens, it may be time for the planet's dominant economic powers to focus on the destructive, anti-civic forces of...

Does YouTube actually make any money?

2009-04-09 THE jury's still out. While the video sharing website is so phenomenally popular that it has become the second biggest search engine in the world ? there's still precious little information on whether the money is rolling in.While parent company...

US plans new laws against cyber terror

2009-04-09 THE US Congress is taking up legislation to dramatically bolster the government's response to the growing threat of international computer espionage and cyber terrorism, a move that would give the president broad authority to sever from the internet...

Friday, 3 April 2009

How to choose a laptop?

2009-04-03 br />!TAKING the time to research and review laptops is time well spent especially when wanting to have the best working laptop for all your specific needs.When reviewing it, would be beneficial to consider these things; Screen Size Usually...

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Vent your frustrations online, not on the road

2009-03-26 AUSTRALIAN motorists are being encouraged to vent their anger on the Internet, and not on each other, via a new website that aims to make roads safer. RoadTube.com.au, styled on popular video-sharing website YouTube, is part of an initiative of the...

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