Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

Tech

Saudi Arabia, BlackBerry Reach Deal

A Saudi telecom official says an agreement between the authorities and the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smart phone has been reached averting a ban on the service. He said the deal would involve Canadian firm Research in Motion installing a server inside the kingdom allowing the

Google drops Wave after lack of interest

Google said it would drop Google Wave. The over year-old service had "not seen the user adoption [Google] would have liked" and won`t be developed further. Two brothers Jens and Lars Rasmussen, who were also behind Google Maps, created the product. It combined e-mail, instant messaging

200,000 Android phones sold every day

About 200,000 smartphones based on Google`s Android operating system are sold every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday. Schmidt told reporters on the sidelines of an industry conference in Lake Tahoe that Android -- a mobile software launched just over a year ago -- was gaining

Internet Explorer Gains Market Share, Firefox, Chrome Decline

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has defied its critics and rivals, gaining global market share for the third month running, according to new figures. Net Applications’ latest statistics show that the world’s most popular browser accounted for a 60.7 per cent share of the global

Drag-and-drop received attachments in Gmail

People who regularly receive emails with attachments could benefit from a new feature that has been introduced to Gmail.Rather than go through the process of clicking on the attachment and deciding where you want to save the file to, you can simply drag and drop the file onto your

India`s largest IT park in Kerala marks second decade

Thiruvananthapuram-based Technopark, the largest IT Park in India with 4.5 million square feet of built-up area, has successfully completed 20 years of operations in Kerala. It is the first and largest technology park in India."Technopark has played a key role in shaping IT businesses in

Hacker builds $1,500 cell-phone tapping device

The attack Chris Paget showed Saturday illustrates weaknesses in GSM, one of the world`s most widely used cellular communications technologies.His attack was benign; he showed how he could intercept a few dozen calls made by fellow hackers in the audience for his talk at the DefCon

Private Facebook Data Becomes Big Business

When a security researcher made personal profile information of more than 170 million Facebook users available to the public on BitTorrent--a peer-to-peer file sharing site--many questioned why he did not attempt to sell that information to an interested party. Names and profile data on

Microsoft Will Try to Block Google-Yahoo Japan Deal

A legal battle is brewing between Microsoft and Google for control of Japan`s lucrative search market.Microsoft will try to convince Japan`s Fair Trade Commission that a search advertising agreement struck earlier this week between Google and Yahoo Japan will be harmful to competition,

Blackpad Could Compete with Apple iPad

Research In Motion will introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc`s iPad, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. The Waterloo, Ontario-based maker of the BlackBerry smartpnone will call the device the Blackpad, according to one of the sources.The Blackpad is expected

YouTube Increases Video Length Limit

YouTube is said to increase the video length limit from the current 10 minutes to a whooping 15 minutes. There’s no confirmation from Google, but it would be a pretty significant move for the biggest video site in the world. While most videos on the site are significantly smaller that

Oldest Tweeter Ivy Bean dies at 104

Britain`s oldest Tweeter has died in her sleep at the age of 104, staff at her care home have said. Pat Wright, manager of Hillside Manor where Mrs Bean lived, broke the news on her Twitter feed.The centenarian had clocked up an astonishing 56,300 followers on the social networking site,

Sky to launch 3D channel

Sky will fully launch its 3D channel on October 1 but will only be available to those with the Sky+ HD package and a 3D-enabled television.The station has been live since April 3, but other than six Premier League football matches, has only been playing promotional snippets of 3D footage.

Facebook launches Facebook Questions

Facebook has introduced a new `ask a question` option for a small number of beta testers. Sitting next to “update status” on a user’s wall, questions are automatically public to all users of Facebook, and will allow people to tap in to the collective wisdom of Facebook’s 500

Yahoo! Japan adopts Google search engine

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Tuesday that it will use Google technology to run its search engine and search ad delivery system, after a similar deal in the U.S. was derailed by regulators concerned about a monopoly.The decision by Yahoo Japan, which is largely independent from its California

Microsoft sells 10 Windows 7 licenses per second

Microsoft sold nearly 10 copies of Windows 7 every second over the last month, according to numbers the company released Thursday. 25M sold in last 29 days, 175 million since launch, crows Company. Peter Klein, Microsoft`s chief financial officer, announced the latest Windows 7 milestone.

Banglalion launches WiMAX at Khulna

WiMAX internet service provider, Banglalion Communications Limited, launched its WiMAX service in Khulna this time after Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Rajshahi.Banglalion authority disclosed this in a press conference at a local hotel on Saturday.  Chief Commercial Officer of the company

Unmanned solar plane lands after 14 days

A British-designed, solar-powered aircraft today finally landed after shattering the endurance record for an unmanned plane.The Zephyr completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a US Army range in Arizona before finally coming in to land.It has more than doubled the unofficial record of

IBM launches new mainframe computer

IBM unveiled a new mainframe computer called "zEnterprise," which it said was the most powerful mainframe ever and is more cost-efficient than previous-generation products.IBM said its zEnterprise is 40 percent to 60 percent faster than its predecessor, System z10, but uses about the same

Cheapest Tablet Unveiled by India: Costs $35

In another attempt to bring a usable computer to the masses at an extremely affordable price point, India has developed a touchscreen-computing device, which will cost only $35. India`s Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that