Science & Technology

Thursday, 1 October 2009

EU seeks to turn down the volume on MP3s

2009-10-01 THE European Commission issued new volume standards for MP3 players on Monday to help prevent music lovers damaging their hearing.The new standards require small technical changes to iPods and other MP3 devices so they play at a safe volume by...

New graphic cards convert VDO

2009-10-01 MOST PCs aren't up to the task of converting video between formats. But outfitted with the proper graphics card, they can often take on the job.Graphics cards that fit that bill are affordable these days, reports computer magazine c't.Nvidia and ATI...

Biometrics in Brunei

2009-10-01 AS BRUNEI slowly rolls out its e-government initiatives, one of the best known measures deployed in the Sultanate is biometric passports, better known as "e-passports".Several new features have been incorporated into the new passports, in...

Asian hornets head for UK

2009-10-01 FOR five years they have wreaked havoc in southwestern France, scaring locals with their venomous stings and ravaging the bee population to feed their rapacious appetites.Now, Asian predatory hornets have been sighted in Paris for the first time,...

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Niche factor entices Facebook fans to new 'social networks'

2009-07-30 THE answer may be to try to carve out a separate path by becoming a niche website for a specific audience base that advertisers, hopefully, want to target.While this is no easy challenge - given Facebook's intention to become everything to everyone...

Mobile service for the disabled in the works

2009-07-30 TWO enterprising Malaysians have developed a mobile service that eases several problems faced by the disabled when they travel. The service, based on cellphone technology, helps the disabled locate facilities reserved for them, such as dedicated...

Taking a byte out of Apple's iPhone apps

2009-07-30 ONE day, Lance Stewart was trying to get out of Oxford Circus tube station in a hurry. "I got off the train and suddenly found myself behind a huge crowd of people blocking my way to the exit. I was just an average Joe in the rat race getting...

Thursday, 23 July 2009

PC ownership key to wider broadband penetration

2009-07-23 THE Government needs to get more Malaysians buying personal computers or PCs if it wants to achieve a 50 per cent broadband penetration rate by end 2010, said the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM).According to...

France's 'Big Brother' agency fights music piracy in cyberspace

2009-07-23 NICOLAS SARKOZY'S long-running battle to introduce one of the world's toughest laws against illegal downloading resumes today, as MPs debate the role of a government Internet surveillance agency that critics call "Big Brother".France's...

Digital data self-destructs with Vanish

2009-07-23 A GROUP of computer scientists at the University of Washington has developed a way to make electronic messages self destruct after a certain period of time, like messages in sand lost to the surf. The researchers said they think the new software,...

Explore the moon with Google Earth

2009-07-23 ON JULY 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first small steps on to the surface of the moon. Forty years later you can join them, thanks to a new release from Google. "Moon in Google Earth" brings the lunar landscape to...

People the weak link in cybersecurity: report

2009-07-23 THE popularity of Facebook and other popular social networking sites has given hackers new ways to steal both money and information, the security company Sophos said in a report released yesterday.About half of all companies block some or all access...

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Cybercriminals attack Microsoft Office users

2009-07-16 MICROSOFT Corp warned that cybercriminals have attacked users of its Office software for Windows PCs, exploiting a programming flaw that the software giant has yet to repair.The company issued the warning on Tuesday as it released patches to address...

Office 2010 test opens; free Web versions later

2009-07-16 MICROSOFT Corp is giving a select group of technology-savvy testers an early peek at its Office 2010 software, but it's keeping a key development free Web-based versions of programmes such as Word and Excel under wraps a little while longer.Monday's...

Job easy with photo organiser software

2009-07-16 YOU may have thousands of digital photographs, but where is the one you need? That's the question that virtually everyone with a digital camera faces sooner or later. To be able to answer it, you have to have a system in place for cataloguing and...

China Mobile to connect 98% of rural China

2009-07-16 CHINA Mobile will invest 70 billion yuan ($15b) in the next three years to build and upgrade its networks in the country's vast rural areas and promote the application of its 3G services in the countryside, as part of efforts to seek new growth...

Thursday, 9 July 2009

No more dialling, tell VUI to make your call

2009-07-09 WHEN it comes to designing intuitive, compelling user interfaces, Apple is hands-down the best. Starting with the Mac but most evident with each new generation of 'i' products, iMac, iPod and iPhone, the company has demonstrated time and again what...

Older users become Facebook dominants

2009-07-09 IT STARTED out as a social network that exploded across American college campuses, but now Facebook could be becoming the home of older internet users, according to new figures.Statistics gleaned from the internet company suggest that users aged 35...

Intel pricing can sway, Sony joins the fray

2009-07-09 ONE of the most oft-cited benefits of netbooks is how much they cost, in that they offer much of the basic computing power of a laptop or desktop for a much lower price. This week, however, the focus shifted to how the prices for these handy devices...

Ion LP Dock USB transfers recordings without computer

2009-07-09 TRANSFER your vinyl collection directly to iPod without a computer. Save 10 on the RRP of 149.95.There is no faster or simpler way to get your record collection on to iPod than by using LP DOCK from Ion.Simply dock your iPod video (5th gen &...

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