Science & Technology

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Digital revolution's negative side effects

2009-02-26 BARONESS Su-san Greenfield, the cross-bench peer who is also a distinguished neuroscientist, was speaking in a debate about social net-working sites and asking a question that is far more important than who leads a political party: is the new way of...

Cyberterrorism in context

2009-02-26 HAVING a Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) is crucial to any nation because the destruction or disruption of its IT systems and communication networks would significantly affect its economic strength, image, defence and security,...

Exploring a Deep Web that even Google cannot grasp

2009-02-26 ONE day last summer, Google's search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows about. But as impossibly big as that number may seem, it represents only a fraction of the entire...

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Collins looks to Bebo generation for 'piff' ideas for new dictionary

2009-02-19 ANYONE over 21 might struggle on Bebo, the social networking site that's as popular with UK teens as Facebook is with office workers. Maybe you're being mugged, but plenty of Bebo's users think the bare piff words on the website are totally seen.For...

Silver surfing offers new lease of life

2009-02-19 THE older generation are using the Internet to help them stay connected and mentally active. But it is tough to keep abreast of progress.Margaret Koroidovi is searching the Internet for information about the black American GI father she has never...

Spotify is set to take iTunes' spot

2009-02-19 OUR household's two most recent technological acquisitions are: a) iPod DJ decks and b) a Spotify account. The first is my husband's. He loves iPods: so much that he has three. Three! One of them was mine, originally: he liberated it before I...

Breaking the rules for a Twitterific time

2009-02-19 WRITING can be solitary work, but not when you write a tech column. Feedback pours in so quickly by email, on blogs, in online comments that its almost real-time performance art.For the longest time, my readers kept nagging me to check out this...

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Skype steps ahead with v4

2009-02-12 WHEN AT&T demonstrated its video telephone at the 1964 World Fair, everyone including AT&T pretty much figured that it would be the future. People wouldn't just hear each other over the phone they would see each other, too.What everyone...

Sony's latest Handycam maintains its popular focus

2009-02-12 SONY's Handycam HDR-SR11 is among the cream of the hard-drive AVCHD crop right now, and the same is true for its sister, the HDR-SR12, since the only difference between them is the size of their respective hard drives. The SR11 sports a 60GB drive,...

A fuel cell for your cell phone

2009-02-12 THE promise of mass-market fuel-cell technology has been long coming perhaps as far back as its invention in 1839 by 'The Father of the Fuel Cell", Sir William Grove.In a nutshell, a fuel cell is a device designed to produce electricity...

Tech forum looks to a bright future

2009-02-12 MORE cancers will be preventable in five to 10 years, using a vaccine. People wearing artificial feet may scale walls a la Spider-Man. Robots will come with lifelike faces that convey human emotion.That was just a sampling of the technology...

SanDisk to release 64GB memory cards

2009-02-12 SANDISK on Tuesday said it will begin mass producing flash memory cards with an unprecedented 64 gigabytes of storage capacity.Northern California-based SanDisk developed the high-performance card in collaboration with Japanese electronics titan...

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...

Online venting risking corporate image

2009-02-05 EMPLOYEE sabotage and misdirected emails are among Asian executives' greatest concerns, according to a survey by leading public relations firm Weber Shandwick. The survey, conducted in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, found that 74...

Thursday, 29 January 2009

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...

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...

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