Water plans observe$330m go away down the drain

THE Queensland administration obtains ownership of its concerned Tugun desalination plant last day.

The step appears as it was exposed the state's difficulty -plagued water-security scheme made losses of $330 million past year. Subsequent to 18 months of maintenance and operating harms, Infrastructure Minister Stirling Hinchliffe expressed that the self-governing engineers established the workshop retain the government's "stringent necessities ".


Next launches pocket-friendly tablet computer

The craze for launching a tablet device is such as it is not only attracting more and more electronic giants, but also clothing retailers.

Britain’s high street clothing retailer “Next” yesterday launched an Android-powered tablet.

The Next tablet runs Google Android 2.1 operating system, and features a 10.1-inch LCD touchsreen with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, 1GHz ARM processor, 256MB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage that is expandable using a microSD card.


Vodafone UK starts accepting pre-orders for Nokia N8

Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has started accepting pre-orders for the much-anticipated Nokia N8. Those who pre-order now will receive the Nokia’s latest flagship smartphone on 22nd of October.

Vodafone is offering the handset on different tariff plans. The £25 per month plan on two-year contract offers 100 minutes, 500 texts along with 500MB of data. On this plan, the handset costs £99.

The £30 per month plan on two-year contract offers the handset for free with 600 minutes, unlimited texts plus 500MB of data.


Samsung to start shipping Galaxy Tab from November 1

Electronics giant Galaxy announced that it would start shipping its new Galaxy Tab in the UK on 1st of November.

The Galaxy Tab runs Google’s Android 2.2 operating system, codenamed FroYo, and features a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen, two photo snappers- a 3.2MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front for video calling.

Other striking specifications of the device includes a Hummingbird ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, 3G connectivity, WiFi and support for Adobe Flash 10.1 player, which is not available in Apple’s popular tablet iPad.


Sky launches Europe’s first 3D channel

Sky on October 1 launched Europe’s first ever 3D channel and marked the much-awaited event with the coverage of the Ryder Cup. However, the event unfortunately was hampered by poor weather.

The new 3D channel does not cost anything additional to customers on Sky's top tier package; however, customers must have Sky+HD subscription, a 3DTV set and the special glasses.



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