Technology

Samsung Electronics v. Apple Inc: The battle of the tablet giants

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Samsung Electronics has filed an appeal against a court ruling banning the sale of its Galaxy tablet computers in Germany. In the latest news of the legal battle between the smartphone giants, Samsung has...

Google Chrome 14: Expanding web frontiers

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Google has just released a new stable version of its Chrome browser. Numbered Chrome 14, this version offers two very important features, namely Web Audio API and Native Client. 1. The Web Audio API enables...

Facebook ‘Subscribe’: Follow everyone

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Facebook has just announced its 'Subscribe' button, a new feature that allows people to subscribe to others' feeds, read and comment on their status update - the feature aims to allow those who want...

Google transportation: Moving sustainably to and from Googleplex

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Everyone knows that Google is crazy about carbon-free operations. From its data centres to transportation, Google is trying to zero its carbon emissions to the environment and be as neutral as Switzerland. In all...

HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio and 1.5GHz dual core CPU

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On 14 September, HTC unveiled its first Beats smartphone and the first-ever Android Beats smartphone. The new HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio is a 4.3-inch screen monster with a dual core CPU clocked...

Windows 8 is official…and it runs on ARM CPU too!

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 Microsoft has just announced Windows 8 during the Build Keynote at Anaheim, California - that's not big news in itself, but the fact that Microsoft has showcased Windows 8 ARM powered tablets is important,...

Arctic15 start-up event in Europe

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Arctic15 is one of the new start-up events in Europe, promising to introduce entrepreneurs and investors to a poolof ideas and creativity. Taking place in September 2011 in Helsinki, Finland, Arctic15 will offer the...

EU lands large-scale IT systems agency

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 On 12 September, the Council of the European Union decided to establish a European agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems.  The agency, to be headquartered in Estonian capital Tallin, should become...

Google buys Zagat to boost its local offerings

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“Did you know there's a place in Menlo Park near the Safeway that has a 27 food rating?”  a friend of Marissa Mayer asked. Mayer one of Google's first employees, and now the VP...

Twitter secures $800 million funding

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With 100 million users and 1 billion tweets every five days, Twitter has just enjoyed a new $800 million funding round. The microblogging platform will receives $400 million direct investment and a $400 million...

Windows 8 boots in 8 seconds, uses kernel hibernation

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 Microsoft is getting ready to widely promote Windows 8 but before that, teaser videos and blog posts enticingly preceed. The Windows 8 team managed to get Windows 8 to boot in 8 seconds. From...

Kroes: Internet balance between entrepreneurship and consumer confidence needed

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Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes took part in a Brussels conference entitled 'The internet for a global sustainable future' on 8 September. Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said that developing information and communication technology (ICT)...

Google Music Magnifier: Discover your music again

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Google Music is still in beta, but that doesn't stop the company improving its service and introducing new features - the Mountain View company has just announced Magnifier, the new music discovery site for...

Twitter: 100 million active users and 1 billion tweets every five days

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Twitter is now reporting 100 million active users around the globe, with 50 million users every day. Although only 40% of the active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their...

iPhone 5 shipments imminent

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 Apple is getting ready to launch its new iPhone, the iPhone 5. Digitimes has quoted sources with production-line knowledge who claim that production of the iPhone 5 at OEM maker Foxconn Electronics has reportedly reached 150.000 units per day. Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly...

Apple versus Samsung: Patent war still on

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The patent war between the two electronic giants, Apple and Samsung, is now taking place in Japan, where Apple is looking to ban sales of certain Samsung Electronics devices such as the Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy...

EIT to play role in Horizon 2020

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Nearly 200 organisations and individuals from higher education, research and business organisations took part in the consultations. According to them, the EIT should play a distinctive role in Horizon 2020, the future EU programme...

Kingston Wi-Drive: SSD over WiFi for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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Bigger is better when it come to storage in portable devices and that's exactly what Kingston had in mind when they created the Wi-Drive. Think of it as a SSD on steroid or NAND...

Carol Bartz fired – Yahoo! seeks new CEO

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Carol Bartz is no longer the CEO of Yahoo! According to an email she sent to Yahoo! employees, she was fired over the phone. The aforementioned email said: To all, I am very sad to tell you...

Nokia: Create a new ring tone and win $10,000

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Nokia wants you to create the new Nokia ringtone for 2012 and become world wide famous. Seriously - you have the chance to win up to $10,000 - the Finns are looking for something...

Wacom Inkling turns your sketches into digital dreams

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Using a digital pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity, Wacom is able to capture every line you draw on paper and transfer it via USB to your PC or Mac. You can use any sketchbook or...

From Vista and 7, to Ubuntu and Jolicloud without a Mac deviation

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People either use a Mac because they are in love with Apple, or Windows because that’s what they’re used to. Then there’s that group of people who really know about computers and can make...

From iOS to Android, and back to S60

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It was September first when I decided that it’s time to go old-school. Having spent over a year with an iPhone 3G and a few months with an Android powered Google Nexus One I felt...