Internet `notspots', that have had trouble getting broadband access in the West Wales rural communities, will now go online even as broadband is being installed in these areas. This comes as part of the pledge of BT and the Welsh community to enable broadband in Ystrad Meurig and Beulah in Ceredigion and Llanfynydd and Cil-y-Cwm in Carmarthenshire. A pensioner in Carmarthenshire was recently quoted a figure of
The waterfront on the Dundee city will now see 100 specialists housed in a sophisticated forensic laboratory worth millions of pounds and laced with the latest technologies for fighting crime. This replaces the earlier cramped police headquarters at Tayside. Along with housing the DNA database for Scotland, the house will be the center for crime investigation in Scotland by experts using the latest technology.
Acer has introduced special edition of its Liquid E Ferrari smartphone to Indian market.
The new Liquid E Ferrari smartphone is fine combination of great performance, design excellence and quality materials.
The smartphone runs on Android 2.1 operating system and features a 3.5-inch high resolution capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a 768 MHZ Snapdragon processor and a 5megapixel camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging and ISO options.
Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems will host all information technology (IT) infrastructure needs on the cloud, a move that will help its axe its capital expenditure by around thirty per cent.
Patni has moved around 80 per cent of all its infrastructure needs on a private cloud, only the voice operations such as call centres have data centres as they are controlled by other licenses. Cloud-computing also saves by way of lower power consumption.
Affordable access to Internet, enhanced cyber security and local content were the main points adopted by the fifth International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference that concluded on Friday in Hyderabad, India.
The Hyderabad ITU conference focused mainly on enhancing competition, innovation, and growth of Information & Communication Technology. ITU developed a concept called “Build on Broadband” in a bid to transform the way services are delivered.
Research in Motion has launched its much-anticipated BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone in India on Tata Teleservices’ CDMA network.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is equipped with a 528 MHz next generation processor, 2.46-inch TFT LCD, 2megapixel fixed focus camera with 5x digital zoom, QWERTY keyboard and 3.5mm audio jack.
The phone also features WiFi, HTML, Bluetooth, microUSB connectivity, 256MB of RAM. It is 105g in weight and 109mm by 60mm by 13.9mm in dimensions.
Nokia has announced that it first phone running on Linux-based Maemo 5 OS, the Nokia N900, would arrive India officially on June 9.
The much-awaited Nokia N900 comes with a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen display, 5MP camera with LED flash, Carl Zeiss lens and a QWERTY keyboard. It has 32GB of internal storage, which can be increased to up to 45GB.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs yesterday unveiled the latest version of iPhone, dubbed iPhone 4, at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The iPhone 4 comes with a 5MP camera that can also shoot HD videos, a 3.5-inch display that offers resolution of 960 by 640 pixels, the highest resolution available so far on a phone and a larger and more powerful battery.
It will run faster than its predecessors as it use the same A4 chip that is being used in Apple’s iPad.
Market data analysts Nielsen said Android smartphones have so far failed to make a dent on the big smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and RIM.
Figures show that BlackBerry, most popular in the corporate world, enjoys 35 per cent market share, while Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's Windows Mobile secures second and third places with 28 per cent and 19 per cent market share.
On the other hand, Android operating system is lagging far behind with 9 per cent of smartphone market share.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the much-anticipated third installment in the popular Deus Ex series, will be released early 2011.
The new E3 trailer reveals that Deus Ex: Human Revolution will present some attention-grabbing visuals and action. The eagerly-anticipated game will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 as well as on the PC.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be kicked off on Monday with chief executive Steve Jobs' keynote at the Moscone West auditorium in San Francisco.
Steve Jobs is expected to introduce the fourth-generation iPhone at the WWDC, which will be attended by as many as 5,000 developers. If the next version of iPhone is like the prototype lost by an Apple engineer in a bar, it will feature clearer display, faster processor, bigger battery and a front-facing camera.
Sony has launched an official website for PlayStation Move, which will start providing information, advertisements and developer diaries on compatible games soon.
The newly launched website features a range of games that link via their own homepages, including Move Party, TV Superstars and Sports Champions. The website also lists EyePet, Toy Story 3 and SOCOM.
Detailed information about PlayStation Move is expected to emerge online by the start of E3 event, which will take place from June 15 to June 17 in Los Angeles.
The next-gen iPhone is cherishing all the WWDC buzz it is getting, however, some other Apple products are expected to receive a refreshing mention during Monday's keynote.
According to French blog MacGeneration (French), the next Safari may be unveiled this Monday by Apple at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 (WWDC), and could be equipped with features.
Microsoft has announced that it would release 10 security bulletins on Tuesday, in a bid to patch a total of 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, SharePoint and IE.
Out of the ten bulletins, three have been labeled as ‘critical’ and seven as ‘important’. Two of the three critical bulletins will patch vulnerabilities in Windows, while the third will address issues in IE.
All of the six bulletins affecting Windows will impact firm’s latest operating system- Windows 7. But, Windows 2000 and windows XP will not require bulletin 9.
ARM teams up with five technology firms to boost Linux platform
British chip designer ARM has joined forces with five other technology firms to create a non-profit company called Linaro, in a bid to boost Linux platform.
The group, which is comprised of ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, Texas Instruments and ST-Ericsson, said they would invest resources in open source projects that could be used by Linux-based Linux-based platforms such as Android, Maemo, MeeGo and webOS.
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