Google marked the 120th birth anniversary of the queen of crime fiction Agatha Christie with a doodle on its home page.
Yesterday, Google doodle depicted Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot. The letter G on the Google's home page was transformed into the Christie's moustachioed detective, Hercule Poirot, which was enjoyed throughout the UK and Ireland by users of Google.co.uk.
Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC has finally unveiled the much-anticipated Android-based HTC Desire HD smartphone on Wednesday in London.
The slab shaped Android OS 2.2 Froyo smartphone features a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 8MB camera with two flash and 720p high-definition recording, digital compass, FM radio and 768MB of RAM and 1.5GB of ROM onboard, which can expanded to 4GB using microSD card.
Bungie’s, which marks the end of an influential first-person shooter, has been hailed as the most refined and thrilling game in the Halo series yet.
Sci-fi Halo: Reach is crafted around a tragedy in the game world's fiction: the fall of Reach, which lies between Earth and ruthless alien invaders called the Covenant.
Microsoft has promised that it would improve its system for notifying customers about any potential cloud computing outages.
The promise emerged in wake of a series of outages that dogged its cloud hosted Exchange and SharePoint services, which are also called BPOS, in the past few weeks.
Commenting on the issue, Microsoft BPOS official Morgan Cole stated, "We're reviewing all of our communications and service level measurements to identify areas of improvement.”
Data management specialist NetApp and Oracle Corp. have announced that they had dismissed a three-year-old patent lawsuit against each other without prejudice.
The lawsuits were filed by the duo against each other in 2007, Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems. Each of the two had claimed that the other was infringing some of its patent laws.
NetApp had claimed that Sun Microsystems' ZFS file system and logical volume manager breached its patents. Sun Microsystems responded filing its own patent lawsuits against NetApp.
British microchip firm ARM, whose chips are found in Apple’s popular mobile devices, has introduced its latest microprocessor, the Cortex-A15, for the future smartphones and other mobile devices.
The firm unveiled the 2.5 GHz Cortex-A15 at an event in San Francisco, claiming that the chip would be five times faster than the existing smartphone chips.
ARM said that the dual-core Cortex-A15 processor, which had been code-named Eagle, would be built in 32-nm, 28-nm processes. The first licensees would include Texas Instruments, Samsung and ST Ericsson.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it had plans to offer Kinect bundle with a price tag of $400 when it would launch motion-sensing system for the Xbox 360 videogame console on November 4.
The company said that the bundle would be comprised of a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim, the Kinect controller-free peripheral and a video game, called Kinect Adventures.
The bundle has been priced decently as the 250GB console and Kinect peripheral retails for $300 and $149, respectively.
World’s dominant search engine Google on Wednesday unveiled a new feature, dubbed Google Instant, to allow users to get results in real time as they type their search terms.
Unveiling Google Instant, company’s vice president of search products, Marissa Mayer, claimed that the new feature would yield a much smarter and faster search that before. She added that it would search at the speed of thought.
Britain’s Information Commissioner Christopher Graham reprimanded country’s leading consumer ISP TalkTalk for failing to notify the watchdog regarding a malware system it was launching.
TalkTalk’s controversial system scanned the websites visited by its customers. The aim of the scanning was to help the company in detailing websites that could contain malware.
The concerned system collected the URLs of the websites visited by its customers, without notifying either the Information Commissioner Office or the customers.
A new online version of the BBC iPlayer, which has been running in Beta for the last four months, will go live this week.
The new online version will feature more personalization and links to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook that will allow users add a social dimension to listening and viewing.
Radio elements of the iPlayer have been separated from the TV elements. There will be fewer modules and a number of features that were dropped in the original beta have been restored to pacify critics.
The classic Little Black Dress (LBD) has spruced up on technology soon after designer house converted the device into a mobile phone dress In addition to a SIM card holder. London-based fashion house CuteCircuit who deals with the wearable technology has released the latest version of the ever-green LBD that aides a lady wearing to make and receive phone calls with the aid of gesture recognition software.
The two multi-national Companies, Google and AOL, have decided to continue their partnership for the next five years. They started their collaboration in the year 2002.
AOL Chief Executive, Tim Armstrong said that his Company will work with Google to expand its business in the field of mobile search and online video. These two areas are very important from the perspective of profitability.
Number of people using mobile broadband in the UK has jumped over the last one-year period, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claims.
According to the ONS, 45 per cent of online consumers made use of a mobile device, like a smartphone, laptop or palmtop, to surf the Internet over that past one year. The figure is up from the 40 per cent recorded in the previous year.
Official figures also show that there are now around 38 million internet users in the country. The figure represents 77 per cent of the adult population in the country.
Design software firm Autodesk Inc. has reportedly plans to again bring a version of its flagship AutoCAD software for Apple’s Macintosh computers.
Autodesk Inc. has decided to bring AutoCAD back for the Mc as it is again gaining momentum, owing to its use of Intel’s microprocessor technology.
In the early 1990s, Autodesk had started ignoring the Mac and concentrating on the PCs that run Microsoft’s Windows operating system, at a time when the Mac was losing ground due to rising popularity of windows. The last time AutoCAD was available on the Mac was in 1992.
World’s largest chip manufacturer Intel has agreed to acquire German-based Infineon Technologies for $1.4 billion, in a move that will help it strengthen its mobile operations.
The acquisition will help Intel in reducing its dependence on struggling personal computer sector by allowing it to expand into the fast-growing market for smartphones and other mobile devices.