Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, would head a new British institute for web science.
Mr. Brown also announced that the Government would allocate approximately £30 million to create an institute of web science as a part of the Government’s Internet strategy.
The new institute would serve as an academic base for research into semantic and other new Web technologies, which would propel the country into the top league of tech-savvy nations.
Internet service provider Virgin Media has said that its subscribers would have access to speeds of up to 200 Mbps in a few years time.
Virgin Media demonstrated its super-fast 185Mbps broadband service at the Ideal Home Show in London. The Ideal Home Show 2010, which is taking place at London's Earl's Court, will last until April 5th.
However, Virgin Media added that it would not roll out its 200Mbps broadband service commercially for at least coming two years.
The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is available to purchase in the UK from T-Mobile for just £35-a-month on two year contract.
The £35-a-month contract offers 900 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited internet.
The new Xperia X10 is also available for £10-a-month on two year contract that offers 100 minutes, 100 texts and unlimited internet. But, buyers will have to pay £226 up front to get hold of the phone.
The earth-shattering game “Batman: Arkham Asylum” won the best game title at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (commonly known as Bafta) 2010 awards.
Batman: Arkham Asylum bagged the award by outperforming its nearest rival Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which had the most number of nominations.
Batman: Arkham Asylum also took hold of the best gameplay award.
However, Uncharted 2 did not go empty-handed. It took away awards for best action and story. In total, it grabbed four awards.
A global charity event organized via Twitter called Twestival is going to take place on March 25th. The special event, which will bring together the users of social networking site Twitter, will raise funds for the needy.
Twestival event urges people to donate for the needy people. This year, people from more than 175 cities around the world will take part in the event.
This year, the event is going to raise money for Concern Worldwide, which is trying to improve education in poverty striken countries.
Critics of the Google Street View are arguing that the service that now covers almost all of the UK’s streets and roads could jeopardize country’s security by posting images of sensitive buildings.
Herefordshire MP Paul Keetch criticized Google Street View for illegally publishing photos of the SAS headquarters as he feared that this could encourage terrorist attacks.
Mr. Keetch has already urged Google to remove the images of the SAS headquarters.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of one of the most famous characters in video game history, Mario, told the AP today that his main focus is to get children and teachers to use Nintendo's Wii in schools as educational aids or even teaching tools.
Integrating applications in video games for education “is maybe the area where I am devoting myself the most”, said the designer of the historical game character.
MySQL on Friday revealed that Marten Mickos, the longtime CEO of the company, who eventually sold the open-source database company to Sun Microsystems for US$1 billion, is now the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems.
Eucalyptus designs an open-source software platform for developing private clouds, or data centers in which workloads can be moved around across different systems with an aim to maximize efficiency.
Founders of the YouTube pocketed millions of dollars by selling the video giant to Google in 2006, documents unveiled in a copyright tussle between Viacom and Google showed.
Viacom presented the documents to prove that YouTube’s creators and Google benefited from letting copyrighted videos be posted at the website.
Sequoia Capital, which had invested around nine million US dollars in YouTube, received about 516 million US dollars worth of Google stock.
The British developed game “Batman: Arkham Asylum” has bagged the best game title at the Bafta 2010 awards.
Batman: Arkham Asylum outshone its nearest rival Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to win the award. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves had the most number of nominations.
In addition, Batman: Arkham Asylum grabbed the best gameplay.
Awards for best action and story went to Uncharted 2. In total, Uncharted 2 took away four awards.
Internet service provider Virgin Media has announced that it would demonstrate its superfast 200Mbps broadband service at the Ideal Home Show in London from Saturday.
At the Ideal Home Show, visitors will be able to become acquainted with some of the ways the superfast connection can be used at homes.
Speaking about the new service, Virgin Media said, “Ultrafast broadband like our 200Mbps service will enable a whole household to enjoy cutting-edge entertainment, not just via computers, but through an array of gadgets all over the home.”
Google’s controversial Street View service came under fire yesterday after it included detailed pictures of the SAS headquarters.
The entrance to the SAS headquarters had never before appeared on maps for security reasons. But, Street View service showed the 180-degree view of SAS headquarters’ boundary.
Experts say that these images could be used for terrorist attacks.
Google has promised that its Street View service would not show faces and licence plates.
Sky has confirmed that it would launch its much-anticipated 3D service on April 3, with a massive Premier League showdown.
Satellite TV provider Sky will screen Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea on the day of launch of the 3D service.
Commenting on the topic, a spokesperson for Sky said, "It's fitting that one of the biggest games of the season will be the launch pad for our pioneering service."
Though Palm Inc. managed to lower its losses in fiscal third quarter, it cautioned of considerably poorer revenue in the current quarter. Plummeting sales of the company's smart phones has caused a great amount of apprehension.
The sale of the company's Pre and Pixi smart phones haven't matched expectations. The reason for the drop in sales is that Palm Inc. has received great competition from gigantic corporations like Apple. Marketing by rival carriers has also impaired the sale of the phones.
Developer Irrational Games has revealed some of those crooks which failed to become a part of the original BioShock first-person shooter game.
BioShock’s architect Ken Levine posted some of those baddies in company’s official blog.
Some of the rejected baddies were much more striking than the splicers that we saw in final game.