Technology Sector

Multi-functional printers can scan and copy, too

Berlin  - Multi-functional devices are the Swiss army knives of the peripherals world. They can print, copy and scan all in one package. There are downsides, though. If one function breaks, the whole device has to be brought in for repairs. The devices won't win prizes based on their prowess in the individual disciplines, either -their value is as a package.

Potential buyers should decide beforehand how they intend using the device.

More and more spam carries infected attachments

Mainz, Germany  - Spam is losing none of its annoyance and is becoming even more dangerous, according to analysts at Sophos - a German security software firm.

During the third quarter, one out of every 416 e-mails contained a potentially dangerous attachment compared with one in every 3,333 e-mails in the second quarter, Sophos said.

The increase can be linked to a large series of malware-spam attacks over the summer. Fake mails were doctored to appear as if they were coming from delivery company UPS and designed to steal money or online identities. All the bigger attacks targeted computers running Windows.

More online worlds to explore on release of November's new games

Hamburg  - Fans of online role-playing games will have even more worlds to explore this autumn when game publishers release expanded versions the most popular titles.

World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online and Everquest are all set to release expansion packs this autumn. The Chronicles of Spellborn marks the introduction of at least one brand new online world. And for players who want to stay offline, there will be an apocalyptic world to explore in Fallout 3. If you just want to race a car, there's Need for Speed - Undercover.

Computer model to forecast human behaviour and learning developed

Computer model to forecast human behaviour and learning developedWashington, Nov 8 : Researchers have developed a computer model that can predict how people will complete a controlled task and how the knowledge needed to complete that task develops with time.

Frank Ritter, associate professor of IST and psychology from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, led the research team.

IT Minister reiterates allocation of 3G spectrum

IT Minister reiterates allocation of 3G spectrumNew Delhi, Nov 7 : Union Minister of Communications and IT A. Raja reiterated on Friday that India will allocate spectrum for next generation wireless networks as planned earlier.

Successful bidders would be allocated the spectrum by the end of January after holding an auction, the Minister said.

The decision is likely to affect all leading telecom operators.

According to reports, India expects to earn 40-50 billion rupees in revenues annually from a higher spectrum fee to be levied on mobile telecom.

Climate change has been most significant in recent decades, says study

Climate change favors creatures with short lifespansWashington, Nov 7 : A new study has determined that while Earth experienced numerous changes in climate over the past 65 million years, recent decades have experienced the most significant climate change since the beginning of human civilized societies about 5,000 years ago.

The study was led by oceanographer Charles Greene, from Cornell University in the US.

Wireless gadgets emit too little radiation to be hazardous

Wireless gadgets emit too little radiation to be hazardousWellington, November 6 : A new study conducted by Australian researchers suggests that wireless gadgets like cordless phones and baby monitors are safe because they emit "minuscule" levels of radiation.

The researchers associated with the study came to this conclusion after testing the levels of electromagnetic waves in 20 Melbourne homes.

The research project was undertaken after some studies raised questions about health hazards.

Discarded hard drives are teeming with confidential data

Hard DriveWashington, Nov 6 : Computer hard drives— that have been disposed of or sold into the second-hand market by corporations, organizations, and individuals—still carry sensitive data that may pose a big security threat.

That’s what an ongoing research has suggested which claims that a huge amount of private data is usually left on redundant computer hard disks.

According to the authors, such data represents a significant level of risk for commercial sabotage, identity theft, and even political compromise, and suggest that better education is essential to reduce the risk of harm.

LG Electronics aims to sell 1 million monitors during current fiscal

LG Electronics aims to sell 1 million monitors during current fiscalLG Electronics, a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, is looking at selling one million monitors during this fiscal. 
The company is targeting to sell one million monitors (both CRT and LCD) in 2008-09, of which 6.5 lakh are in the LCD space and 3.5 lakh will be CRT monitors.

LG Electronics, a major player in the global flat panel display, has recently entered into the B2B space for corporate and enterprise customers to increase sales. 

Yahoo, Google scale back scope of their ad deal

Google & YahooIn a last-ditch effort to win US antitrust approval, Yahoo Inc and Google Inc have drastically scaled back the scope of their search advertising deal, calls for Google to place ads next to some Web search results on Yahoo, lifting Yahoo's revenue.

The companies had said in June that the search ad deal was expected to boost Yahoo's cash flow by up to $450 million in the first year.

Razorfish acquires Spain-based Wysiwyg

Razorfish acquires Spain-based WysiwygMicrosoft-owned digital marketing firm Razorfish has informed that it has acquired Wysiwyg, one of Spain's largest digital advertising agencies.

The purchase of Wysiwyg (which stands for "what you see is what you get") is part of Razorfish's larger goal to generate a third of its sales outside the U. S. by the end of 2009. The Madrid-based Wysiwyg offers digital services across a range of platforms, including video and mobile.

New Digital Products Launched by Canon India

New Digital Products Launched by Canon IndiaMany companies offers decent discounts and new products to cash on the festive season. After Sony, now it's Canon who has launched many new Digital products in the market .The products are better versions of existing models as well as new products from digital cameras,camcoders,printers,copiers and all-in-ones besides quite a few software applications. 

The company, for the first time, has launched cable ID printers and card printers and is very confident of their performance.

Yahoo determined to cut 10% of its Work Force

Jerry Yang Yahoo Cuts Work Force Amid Recession

The global financial crisis is having adverse affects on all the industries. First it was the aviation industry which cut its employees, and recently it has been learnt that Yahoo has also taken a step to cut its workforce by 10%.

BlackBerry Bold Set For August 16 Launch On Orange network

The new Blackberry Bold mobile phone has already set a solid impression, with making Orange its first network operator, which will provide this exclusive handset to the users in UK. August 16 will see the availability of the smartphone to all the Orange customers. The launch will be weeks ahead of T-Mobile, which had earlier announced the plans to launch the phone in the month of September and also restricted to only business customers.   

A statement passed by RIM’s chief operating officer, Don Morrison said, “The BlackBerry Bold is a breakthrough smart phone for both professional and personal use

Airtel, Vodafone To Launch iPhone On August 22

At last, the launching date of the much-awaited 3G iPhone in the Indian Airtel, Vodafone To Launch iPhone On August 22market has been declared.

The two leading Indian telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone will be launching this hugely successful instrument on August 22.

President Bharti Airtel mobile services Sanjay Kapoor said, “iPhone has been an iconic technological revelation of this year and Airtel has been at the forefront of innovation and customer delight in the Indian telecom sector.”

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