Science & Technology

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Internet cheating far worse than in schools, universities

2009-05-21 I WAS intrigued by three stories about cheating in the last couple of days, none of them to do with MPs' expenses. What links them is the malign influence of the Internet. The popular New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, profiled elsewhere in this...

Dell's new netbook for students

2009-05-21 DELL Inc already the largest seller of PCs to schools worldwide is trying to extend its lead with its first mini-laptop designed for young students at a time adult consumers and businesses are cutting back on technology spending.Dells new Latitude...

Palm launches its new Smartphone on June 6

2009-05-21 THE hand-held device maker, Palm Inc said Tuesday that it would begin selling its long-awaited smartphone, the Palm Pre, in the United States on June 6.The Sprint Nextel Corporation, the telecommunications company, will be Pres exclusive carrier at...

New search engine from Microsoft

2009-05-21 MICROSOFT Corporation is likely to show a new version of its Internet search engine publicly for the first time next week, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.The software giant has been testing a new version of the...

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Finally it is SlingPlayer sans 3G

2009-05-14 THE long-awaited SlingPlayer app for the iPhone is about to land in Apples App Store. I spent some time testing out a pre-release version of the application, and for the most part I like what I see. But there are some notable omissions that are...

Dell bans e-waste export to developing countries

2009-05-14 PC MAKER Dell Inc on Tuesday formally banned the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries amid complaints that lax enforcement of environmental and worker-safety regulations have allowed an informal and often hazardous...

Google unveils new features

2009-05-14 GOOGLE unveiled a grab bag of enhancements to its Web search engine and new experimental features on Tuesday that aim to keep the company ahead of rivals.The new features include Google's first significant effort not only to find information on the...

France bill against Internet piracy

2009-05-14 FRENCH lawmakers in the lower house on Tuesday passed a bill that would cut the Internet connections of those who repeatedly download music and films illegally, creating what may be the first government agency to track and punish online pirates.The...

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Mobile gaming with new DSi

2009-05-07 ALL the new features of the DSi should not distract you from the fact that it is primarily a portable game console.The addition of several cool features makes the Nintendo DSi an improvement to an already excellent handheld game console.The Nintendo...

Acer Aspire 3935 with long battery life

2009-05-07 A FEW weeks ago, Acer Computers launched its new Acer Aspire 3935 Timeline series worldwide featuring its most impressive aspect of performance, more than eight-hour battery life. This Timeline notebook, which rated as the new Editor's choice on...

Simple tips to gain computer efficiency

2009-05-07 NEW applications or enhancements to existing ones can provide big efficiency benefits, but there are also many simple tweaks, unsung tips, and new ways to think about the tools that you are already using that can help you work better. In this post,...

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

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...

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...

Thursday, 23 April 2009

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....

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...

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