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Intel’s New Research Brings James Cameron’s Terminator Closer To Reality

Intel has flagged-off a  new research initiative in Israel on machine learning. This is an attempt to make devices smart by making them “learn” about their users. This project is a joint effort between Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence and Israel’s Technion and Hebrew Universities. Under this project, specialists will strive to develop new applications … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg Says Mobile And Advertising Top Facebook Priorities

Facebook‘s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has told investors that mobile and advertising experience are his company’s top priorities for 2012. He said that integrating online apps with Facebook is also a major objective. 27-year old Zuckerberg stated that there is need to improve Facebook’s mobile app and integrate it with other online apps so that a … Continue reading

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EU To Examine ISPs Role In Providing Fair Internet Access

The European Union is to investigate whether internet service providers (ISPs) are providing fair access to online services. It may lead to new rules banning ISPs from restricting access to data-heavy services during peak periods. ISPs argue that traffic management is key to maintaining a quality service. However, the EU’s annnouncement falls short of the demands … Continue reading

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Nokia Challenges Google Earth By Launching 3D Ovi Maps, Currently Limited To PCs

Nokia has launched its beta  Ovi Map service in 3D which covers scans of world’s major metropolitan cities. The company made the announced today at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California. This free feature allows PC users to turn their web browsers into virtual cities where they can explore an entire city, from … Continue reading

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BT To Provide 20 Mbit/s Broadband Service To 20 Million Premises Through Copper Infrastructure Upgrade

BT plans to upgrade huge swathes of its copper broadband infrastructure by the end of 2011. The upgrade will provide access to 20Mbit/s services to 20 million premises. Currently, only 2.3 million premises are connected to BT’s ASDL2+ copper broadband service, Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC). The latest announcement extends that significantly. It will also enable … Continue reading

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Google Could Face FTC’s Antitrust Investigation

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering a broad antitrust investigation into Google’s dominance of the Internet-search industry, two people familiar with the matter said. Before proceeding with any probe, the FTC is awaiting a decision by the Justice Department on whether it will challenge Google’s planned acquisition of ITA Software Inc. as a threat … Continue reading

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New Malicious Virus On The Prowl, Infects More Than A Million Web Pages

More than one million website pages have been hit by a sophisticated hacking attack that injects code into sites that redirect users to a fraudulent software sales operation. The so-called “mass-injection” attack, which experts say is the largest of its kind ever seen, has managed to insert malicious code into websites by gaining access to … Continue reading

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UK Assigns £50 million for Super-Fast Broadband, 50 Mbps Speeds to Become Norm by 2015

An additional £50 million will be made available to local authorities across the United Kingdom as the current government steps up its effort to kickstart the roll out of so-called super-fast broadband services in the country. The BBC underlines the fact that no firms or technologies have been chosen yet for trial tests that were … Continue reading

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Microsoft Wants People to Stop Using Internet Explorer 6

  Even though Internet Explorer 9 is now out in beta form, Microsoft estimates that 12 percent of Internet users are still using the 10 year old version of Internet Explorer 6. In response, Microsoft has launched a website asking people to stop using the outdated browser. Most Internet users have moved on from Internet … Continue reading

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ITU Head: Smartphones Clogging Global Mobile Networks Due to High Data Usage

Smartphones are causing heavy congestion on the world’s mobile networks and governments need to act quickly to support wireless broadband growth, the head of the International Telecommunications Union warned on Friday. High-tech mobiles such as Apple’s iPhone consume five times more data than traditional handsets, straining mobile broadband capacity in many areas, ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure … Continue reading

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