Technology

SOPA and PIPA threaten free internet [ANALYSIS]

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It is the day of protests against two US Congress bills, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, which would, opponents...

Defending media pluralism in Hungary

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Over recent weeks serious questions have been asked by the European Commission about 30 new laws in Hungary, including a major constitutional revision, and these concerns continue. These laws have passed against the backdrop of...

Android reports 700,000 activations per day

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Andy Rubin has struck back, reporting that Android has reached the point of 700,000 activations per day. In order to add a little bit more drama, the Android boss said: "And for those wondering, we count...

Facebook explains why ads are important and expects users to understand

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Facebook recently went vocal about how its advertising programme works and why it's important to run ads on Facebook. The company explains that it's ads helping keep Facebook free. "From the beginning, the people who...

New Twitter for iPhone and Android Brings #Discover And New Design

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Twitter introduced revamped app for iOS and Android. The new version of Twitter for the iPhone and Android bring a simplified design making it easier than ever to follow what you care about, connect...

Sony Ericsson Xperia to Receive Ice Cream Sandwich Update in March 2012

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The word is out and Sony Ericsson is more than happy to confirm that Android 4.0 is coming to all 2011 Xperia phones next year. According to the official statement, the entire 2011 Xperia...

Emerging markets’ decade of disruption

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MADRID – Over the past decade, emerging markets have become the global economy’s main growth engine. According to HSBC, 19 of today’s emerging-market countries will be among the world’s 30 largest economies in 2050,...

Google Zeitgeist 2011: The year in review

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It's this time of the year again. The Google Zeitgeist 2011 annual video is out, describing what happened to the online and offline world in 2011. Google looks back at the searches that compose...

Digital Agenda: Improving the radio spectrum

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The European Parliament is expected to agree upon a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) to create a comprehensive EU spectrum policy until 2015, which will complete the Single Market. This programme is key to...

EU to reform data-protection laws after 16 years

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Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Viviane Reding spoke at the second annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference on 6 December. She said that in the 16 years since the current Data Protection Directive was...

Major e-book distributors suspected of anti-trust practices

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The European Commission has opened an inquiry into whether or not international publishers such as Harper Collins, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster have engaged in anti-competitive practices affecting the sale of e-books in the...

NASA Curiosity heading to Mars on mission like no other

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NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the November 26 2011 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. The mission will pioneer precision landing technology and a sky-crane...

Newspeak, the €142 billion budget and the EU’s ‘communication problem’

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The European Union has a 'communication problem'. This is allegedly caused by things such as the fractured nature of European public opinion, the dull work of Brussels or maliciously sensationalist journalism. No doubt these are...

Google Chrome ahead of Firefox

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StatCounter data is out and for the first time Google's Chrome browser is overtaking Firefox in global market share. Starting November 2009 till November 2011, Chrome managed to grab 25.69% in the global market. Microsoft's Internet...

Survey names iPhone 4S best ever

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iPhone 4S owners think of their smartphone as the best iPhone they ever and survey data supports that argument. According to a survey conducted by ChangeWave Research in early November 2011 of more than 200...

Robotics to play greater role in EU life

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The first annual European Robotics Week (ERW) will take place from 28 November-4 December. The goal of the celebration will be to promote awareness about the advances in robotics, and how beneficial they can...

Services without tears

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NEW YORK – A famous claim in economics is that the cost of services (such as health care and education) tends to increase relative to the cost of goods (such as food, oil, and...

iPad 3: Production rumours

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The rumour-mill has it that Apple is already producing iPad 3 somewhere in China, or at least that's what an analyst believes and tech news sites  reproduce. According to this gentleman the new iPad...

Google to end Knol, Friend Connect, Wave, Gears and more

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It's no secret that Larry Page is removing the fat from Google by killing services that didn't make the big time. In a blog post, Google has announced the end of seven different products:...

Kinect for Windows arrives early 2012

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Hold your breath, because Microsoft has dropped a bomb. Kinect for Windows is real, and it's on the market in early 2012. If that wasn't enough, Microsoft is saying that it will be an...

Galaxy Nexus available in Europe

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Galaxy Nexus is now available to buy in Europe, or at least in the UK and certain other parts of the EU depending on availability and carrier deals. The first Android 4.0 Ice Cream...

Google Flight Search: Cheaper and faster

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Google Flight Search helps users find the cheapest and fastest flights available online when traveling in the US. Unfortunately, Europeans will have to wait for the update. Regardless of region support, Google Flight Search offers...

NVIDIA Tegra 3: Unprecedented power for smartphones and tablets

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NVIDIA has officially announced the availability of quad-core mobile computing with the introduction of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, bringing PC-class performance levels, better battery life and improved mobile experiences to tablets and phones. This...

Siri: Apple’s tech culture revolution

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Apple has had two revolutionary breakthroughs in technology culture to this day, and is about to make a third. Perhaps most interestingly of all, Apple did not break new ground with these revolutions; but...

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now open source

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Google has just announced the availability of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich open-source code. In a nutshell, everyone now access to the latest and greatest Android OS for smartphones and tablet. Developers can now adjust...

Rumours suggest Google to sign deal with Universal Music

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Take this with a grain of salt but, according to Bloomberg and "a person with knowledge of the situation", Google is about to sign a music deal with Universal Music. If the deal is inked, Universal,...

Asteroids GUNNER by Atari on iPhone and iPad

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Asteroids GUNNER will bring back memories for all those old-school arcade and Atari 2600 fans playing on iPhone and the iPad. This is the next evolution in the legendary Asteroids franchise with 3 galaxies and...

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Android tablet ships a day early

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Amazon today announced it is shipping Kindle Fire, already the bestselling item on Amazon.com, one day early. Kindle Fire offers more than 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps and games, as well...

Firefox 8 available to download with Twitter search, safer add-ons and WebGL

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Firefox 8 is available to download from Mozilla servers around the world. The new version of the browser retains the same look and feel as the older version but adds a few extra functionality...

Panasonic Toughpad A1

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The Panasonic Toughpad A1 is so tough it handles intense heat, dirt, water, small rocks and strong vibrations with ease. Panasonic made sure that the Toughpad was certified for dirty job (MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certified);...

Adobe to kill Flash Player for phones, tablets and mobile devices

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In a long post on the Adobe Flash Platform Blog, the company explains that is ending Flash Player for all mobile devices. Adobe engineers will focus on bug fixes and support but no further development...

Google AdWords adds location features

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Google AdWords is the driving force behind the tremendous success of the technology company. It provides the platforms for hundreds of million of people around the world to advertise their products and services throughout...

Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1

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Apple is seeding iOS 5.0.1 beta version to some of its customers. The new version promises to address battery life issues on the iPhone, fix Siri connection problems and offer new gesture for iPad first...

Latvia boosts high-speed broadband with cash injection

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The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Latvian support scheme worth LVL 71.5 million (€101.71 million) for the deployment of very high speed broadband networks in Latvia. The project is...

Recommendations made to protect minors from ‘cyber-bullying’

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The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has identified 18 recommendations to protect people against online risks such as cyber bullying and online grooming. A report released by ENISA warns that minors can be...

Video: HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275

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HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 is more than a Multi Functional Printer. This is the first 3D object scanner on sale at an affordable price range for small businesses and home offices. Some of...