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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

Posted by on 23/04/2014
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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

  CHICAGO: During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan. “Look around, do you see many people keeping score?” he […]

Japan’s digital eyes show your emotions for you

Posted by on 21/04/2014
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Japan’s digital eyes show your emotions for you

Japan’s digital eyes show your emotions for you

TOKYO: Can’t be bothered to show anyone what you’re thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer-a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom. Building on a long line of slightly wacky and not-very-practical inventions for which Japan is famous, Hirotaka Osawa has unveiled the “AgencyGlass”. “I wanted […]

SpaceX makes delivery of station supplies

Posted by on 20/04/2014
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SpaceX makes delivery of station supplies

SpaceX makes delivery of station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL: A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station over the weekend for goods delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was shown drifting away in the blackness of space, against the blue backdrop of Earth. It’s transporting 21/2 […]

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India – Smartphone share in India is only 20%

Posted by on 20/04/2014
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Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India – Smartphone share in India is only 20%

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India – Smartphone share in India is only 20%

NEW DELHI: Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India […]

Facebook rolling out location-sharing feature – ‘Nearby Friends’ feature to be available soon

Posted by on 18/04/2014
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Facebook rolling out location-sharing feature – ‘Nearby Friends’ feature to be available soon

Facebook rolling out location-sharing feature – ‘Nearby Friends’ feature to be available soon

                  NEW YORK: Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company has launched on Thursday. The “Nearby Friends” feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn’t expect to broadcast […]

Fired Yahoo executive gets $58m for 15 months of work

Posted by on 17/04/2014
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Fired Yahoo executive gets $58m for 15 months of work

Fired Yahoo executive gets $58m for 15 months of work

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo’s recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to hire de Castro as […]

Zebra to spend $3.45bn on Motorola Business

Posted by on 16/04/2014
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Zebra to spend $3.45bn on Motorola Business

Zebra to spend $3.45bn on Motorola Business

LINCOLNSHIRE: Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical. The acquisition would broaden the bar-code company’s logistics capabilities and create or expand its footprint in more than 100 countries. Motorola’s enterprise business makes hand-held bar code scanners […]

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

Posted by on 13/04/2014
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Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

NEW YORK: It now appears that the “Heartbleed” security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk. The […]

Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

Posted by on 12/04/2014
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Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

PAYERNE: The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland’s Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype […]

Nepalese pioneer inducted into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’ – Over a decade of wireless Internet services

Posted by on 08/04/2014
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Nepalese pioneer inducted into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’ – Over a decade of wireless Internet services

Nepalese pioneer inducted into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’ – Over a decade of wireless Internet services

HONG KONG: A Nepalese educator who transformed the way of life in more than 150 remote Himalayan villages by connecting them to the Internet was yesterday inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Mahabir Pun spent more than a decade providing wireless Internet services to villages which had lacked even a telephone service, opening up […]

Getting started with Twitter

Posted by on 07/04/2014
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Getting started with Twitter

Getting started with Twitter

NEW YORK: With Twitter in the news recently because of a public stock offering, you might be deciding it’s finally time to start tweeting. But what exactly is Twitter, a tweet and the etiquette for using the popular communication tool? Here are the basics. To begin your presence on Twitter, you first need an account, […]

Samsung adds anti-theft solutions to smartphones

Posted by on 06/04/2014
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Samsung adds anti-theft solutions to smartphones

Samsung adds anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday. The world’s largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” anti-theft features to protect the soonto- […]

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