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Thursday, 8 January 2009

Wireless electricity possible

2009-01-08 NO MORE batteries, no more chargers and no more wire spaghetti. This is the future promised by 'wireless power', a means of broadcasting electricity through the air to laptops, iPods and other gadgets without the need for cables and sockets....

Gadgets will be hotter than cars

2009-01-08 RECESSION or not, people like gadgets and they're going to buy them. At least that's what Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) economist Shawn DuBravac and industry analyst Steve Koenig suggested in their presentation at CES in Las Vegas.Of course...

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Music games on iPhone big break for artists

2008-12-25 A start-up company called Tapulous has turned a simple game for the iPhone into an Internet-age mobile stage for musicians.Tap Tap Revenge, a free game that challenges players to keep up with catchy tunes by tapping in the right spots on the phones...

Project Gutenberg now in e-book format

2008-12-25 PROJECT GUTENBERG, the longtime home of free eBooks on the web, has just introduced a mobile-ready version of their hosted content. Called 'PG Mobile', or 'Project Gutenberg's Mobile Edition', the software transforms the plain text of the files on...

Free room & board for 'couchsurfers'

2008-12-25 IT's great for soaking up the sights on a shoestring budget, but as some Asians have found, 'couchsurfing', or staying at a stranger's home, can be a culturally jarring experience, especially if you reciprocate.The recent economic downturn has given...

Book lovers finally picking up e-books

2008-12-25 COULD book lovers finally be willing to switch from paper to pixels?For a decade, consumers mostly ignored electronic book devices, which were often hard to use and offered few popular items to read. But this year, in part because of the popularity...

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Virgin media rolls out superfast broadband

2008-12-18 CABLE operator Virgin Media became the first Internet provider to roll out a mass market super fast broadband service in Britain on Monday, launching a new 50 megabits per second offering.The current average broadband speed in Britain is between...

Mobile phone marketto shrink in 2009

2008-12-18 MOBILE phone sales will shrink next year at their fastest pace ever as consumers cut spending, a new Reuters poll showed with most analysts increasingly concerned about unsold phones piling up in stores.On average, the poll of 36 analysts shows...

Flaw in IE,users urged to switch

2008-12-18 Microsoft Corp. announced today that it will issue an emergency patch tomorrow to quash a critical Internet Explorer bug that attackers have been exploiting for more than a week.The advance warning came less than a week after Microsoft acknowledged...

Cutting phone bills automatically

2008-12-18 FINDING the best value in using phone services usually do take a long spreadsheet, several hours at the computer, a magnifying glass for fine print and a law degree to understand it.There is help. A service called Validas automates what you have to...

ESPN to launch website to boost ads

2008-12-18 THE Walt Disney Co's ESPN sports network launched a sleeker, easier to use version of its Web site on Tuesday that it hopes will boost ad sales by hooking casual sports fans for longer stays.The newly-redesigned site, at beta.espn.com, features a...

Cheapest mobile on sale

2008-12-18 CREDIT crunch Brits are poised to snap up the cheapest mobile phone yet on sale for just £2.89 ($6.56). The pay-as-you-go handset, complete with FM radio, was unveiled by Carphone Warehouse a fortnight after tens of thousands flocked to buy...

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Mumbai terrorists used latest technology

2008-12-11 THE terrorists who struck this city last month stunned the authorities not only with their use of sophisticated weaponry but also with their comfort with modern technology.A soldier in Mumbai during the siege of the Taj Mahal hotel last month. The...

Mobile phone chip to counter radiation

2008-12-11 BELGIAN health products distributor Omega Pharma will be launching a chip it claims can counter potentially damaging radiation from mobile phones and has high hopes for its sales.The company, which sells non-prescription products such as wart...

Sony Ericsson, Vodafone back Google's Android mobile devices

2008-12-11 FOURTEEN of the world's largest mobile phone and chip makers, including Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Group Plc and ARM Holdings Plc, joined the Open Handset Alliance on Tuesday to support the Android mobile device platform developed by Google Inc.The new...

If u cn rd this quickly, gd4u

2008-12-11 MOBILE phone text-message abbreviations and simplifications are not ruining our spelling, but they do take much longer to read and understand than conventional English, a small Australian study has shown.University of Tasmania lecturer Nenagh Kemp...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

83% of retailers plan CyberMonday sales

2008-12-04 IF YOU haven't heard, Cyber Monday, one of the busiest shopping days of the season for the online crowd. And shoppers wont find a shortage of deals, according to a survey by Shopzilla. The poll found that 83.7 per cent of retailers would have...

Hoping to draw market share with touch screens

2008-12-04 THIS holiday, cellphone makers and carriers are pushing some shiny new toys: phones with touch-sensitive screens like the one on the Apple iPhone. The Samsung Omnia from Verizon, based on Windows Mobile, will be in stores soon, selling for US$249 ($...

Holiday gifts for mobile phone fanatics

2008-12-04 WITH so many adherents to different beliefs, it is hard to buy a holiday gift that doesn't risk causing offence. After all, some follow iPhone, some BlackBerry, others G1, and there are even those who adhere to the strict severity of a flip phone....

MySpace delivers video to mobile phones

2008-12-04 MYSPACE users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time.On Wednesday, News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile devices including the...

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