The future of the UK’s Royal Institution is still uncertain as a special general meeting has been announced to vote on a proposal to replace the entire board of trustees.
The crisis emerged in January this year when Royal Institution’s former director Susan Greenfield was ousted.
Susan Greenfield has started a legal action against the move, claiming she was a victim of sexual discrimination. The legal proceedings could cost the Royal institution as much as £500,000 in damages.
Auto Trader has launched an iPhone app that allows its users to snap a number plate and gather information about the make and model of the car, making searches much easier.
The newly launched app has inbuilt image recognition technology. Auto Trader searches the database based on the image a user takes on his/her iPhone and finds all the cars for sale in user’s area.
The app, which was created by Sapient Nitro, also makes use of GPS to guide its users to the nearest showroom.
National Science & Engineering Week that is running until March 21 emphasizing the importance of science, engineering and technology.
The programme, which consists of more than 3,000 events, is going on across the United Kingdom. Being attended by both the general public as well as professionals is proving very useful in making public aware of the importance of science & technology.
It is covering diverse locations, from shopping centres to schools.
Leeds-based marquee Ginetta has announced that it had acquired Bath-based sport car-maker Farbio, in a deal that will help Ginetta to advance further in the global motorsport industry.
Lawrence Tomlinson, the chairman of Ginetta, had acquired the company in 2005, the same year when Farbio was established by a former racing driver Chris Marsh.
Farbio presents lightweight super car Farbio GTS and its improved models viz. Farbio GTS350 and Farbio GTS400.
Football World Cup 2010 will be a rich experience fro the digital TV customers of Sky and Virgin Media as ITV HD is going to join companies’ TV array on April 2nd.
ITV1 HD is all set to present a number of High Definition programming such as highlights of the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and England international games.
In addition, quite a few HD dramas such as Identity, Father and Son and the Prisoner will also be shown.
Reports suggest that the Auckland Transition Agency has plans to apply a “veneer” of integration, while keeping most of the current council systems as they are for the launch of the Supercity.
The Auckland Transition Agency has been tasked to deliver the new Auckland Council, which will take charge of the city on November 1 this year.
The reports are based on documents received under the Local Government Official Information Act.
Citrix Systems has announced its XenApp 6, which is designed to deliver applications on demand to physical or virtual desktops.
XenApp 6 comes with new features that simplifies management and improve the user experience.
The company claimed that XenApp 6 could scale up to 100,000 concurrent users in a single server farm.
XenApp 6 also offers improved HDX technology that will deliver CD-quality audio and support more USB devices including webcams, scanners and microphones.
Reverse cell phone lookup service is used to gather information about unknown numbers, missed as well as prank calls.
There are many services that claim to offer reverse cell phone lookup for free, but these services are not always work effectively.
Various companies provide up to 75 per cent of the data for free but they ask you to pay for the rest.
Square Enix’s much-awaited game Final Fantasy XIII, the latest game in the Final Fantasy series, has been made available in Europe, the US and some other countries.
Final Fantasy XIII can be played on both Xbox 360 and PS 3 consoles.
It presents some awesome visuals and sound effects that were also present in its predecessors. The game presents the most compelling digital animation.
Coffee maker Starbucks has teamed up with Foursquare to get feedback from customers.
It was announced that frequent Starbucks visitors who would check in at retail locations via Foursquare would get rewards.
However, it should be noted here that there is no financial reward or free coffee to begin with for the winners.
Customers will be able to unlock the ‘Barista badge’ after five times check in.
The coffee maker is using Foursquare to see how popular it has become.
Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has announced that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is now available online and in its stores to buy.
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz boasts of its 8.1 megapixel camera and 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen.
Built-in Facebook and Twitter applications, GPS support, ability to record high-definition video are some of the other striking features of the handset.
In addition, the handset comes with FM Radio as well as TrackID capabilities.
Gavin Cheshire, the vice president of Codemasters, has confirmed that the company was working on the sequel to last year's Colin McRae - DiRT 2.
In an interview with Edge, Mr. Cheshire said that rally driving game DiRT 3 would bring something fresh & new.
Speaking on the topic, he said, “In DiRT 3, I’m not saying we’re throwing all codebase away, but we’re throwing the thoughts away and coming out with something fresh and new.”
Google has launched a new tool called Google Reader Play that will allow its users to browse content linked with a Google Reader news feed.
It may be noted here that Google Reader if a web-based content aggregator which gathers RSS news feed for online or offline reading.
The newly launched tool piles up a slideshow with popular photos, videos and blog posts. Then these items are presented like a visual slideshow.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Colorado man named Douglas James Duchak on charges that he attempted to damage a Transportation Security Administration database.
Forty-six-year-old Douglas James Duchak has been indicted with two counts of sabotaging protected computers. Duchak reportedly attempted to transmit a code that would have damaged a computer that contained a terrorist screening database.
He tried to damage the computer database after he was told his job as a data analyst would be terminated.
Trade unions have expressed disappointment over Vodafone’s decision to slash up to 375 jobs in the UK.
The mobile phone firm Vodafone said on Tuesday that it would hack approximately 125 jobs from its Newbury headquarters and overall job cuts could go up to 375.
Jane Frapwell, a spokeswoman for the company also said that media reports that Vodafone could slash around 500 jobs were wrong.
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