Sunday, 17 Oct, 2021

Tech

Facebook New Internet

Americans prefer socializing on Facebook to searching for information on Google or looking up videos on YouTube. For the first time since its inception, Facebook beat out Google for a full week as the most visited site in the U.S.  That is the word from online tracking firm comScore. 

Nokia`s mobile chief Anssi Vanjokia steps down

Mobile phone giant Nokia is to lose its second high-profile executive in less than a week. Anssi Vanjokia, the head of Nokia`s mobile business, resigned from a job that he began in July 2010. He took up his job as executive vice president and general manager of the firm`s mobile solutions

Stephen Elop becomes a New CEO in Nokia

FINLAND: Out with the bad one, in with the new one’– this phrase is what Nokia has been following these days. They replaced their old CEO with one of Microsoft’s former President of the Business Software Group.Stephen Elop, the new CEO, who replaced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in Nokia.

Kinect launches new gaming era

Microsoft has been spruiking its new motion detector gaming device, `Kinect` ahead of its Australian release on November 18th. Kinect will retail for $199. Kinect transforms your body into a games controller and kicks off a new revolution in video game technology. Used in conjunction

Using Facebook can lower exam results

It is what parents of teenagers who `revise` in front of the computer have long feared. Students who use Facebook while they study get significantly lower grades than those who do not, according to psychologists. A study has found that the exam results of those who used the social

Facebook testing ÔÇÿsubscribe toÔÇÖ user feature

Facebook is testing out a new feature that will enable users to get notifications whenever another Facebook user uses the social-networking site to update their status or share photos with friends. The “subscribe to” feature allows Facebook users to select which friends or family

iPhone 4 sales in S.Korea start soon

South Korean telecom operator KT Corp said on Sunday it planned to begin selling Apple`s iPhone 4 this week amid growing competition to expand in the potentially lucrative smartphone market. KT, the country`s sole distributor for the gadget, plans to start sending out the gadgets on

Twitter Surpasses 145 Million Users

Buried in last night’s update on skyrocketing mobile usage, Twitter CEO Evan Williams revealed that the company now has more than 145 million registered users. The last time Twitter went on the record with member registrations, it was touting 105 million registered users. That stat

Google plans to sell music online

The search giant is in talks with music labels on plans for a download store and a digital song locker that would let its mobile phone users play songs wherever they are. Google (NMS:GOOG) hopes to launch the service by Christmas, according to sources. Google is trying to compete with

Chrome reaches second birthday

When Google launched its Chrome Web browser in 2008, it was clear that the product had considerable potential. Its emphasis on performance and a its intriguing minimalistic user interface attracted a lot of well-deserved attention. Today, exactly two years later, Chrome has over 80

Skype Introduces new Way Video Calling

Skype — apparently pleased with its five-way beta group video-calling functionality — has just released a new version of Skype 5.0 for Windows that doubles group support. It now allows for up to 10 video callers. Skype 5.0 beta two is already available for download; it includes

Nokia N8: Available from 23 September

NokNok, a Nokia based blog, has got hold of a screenshot showing that the flagship Nokia phone will be available in the UK, directly from the Finnish phone giant on 23 September - with the advert saying this is a week ahead of a general release. There`s no price details unfortunately,

Microsoft seeks China internet search partner

Software giant Microsoft Corp is looking for a partner in China to help the company play a major role in China`s internet search market, Wall Street Journal said. Simon Leung, Microsoft`s Chief Executive for greater China, told the Journal in an interview that the company plans to invest

China`s mobile users must show ID to get number

Cellphone customers in China must provide identification from Wednesday to purchase a new number, state media said -- the latest step by Beijing to tighten curbs over the world`s largest mobile market. The new rules are part of the government`s efforts to prevent spam, pornographic

Nine million adults in Britain have never used the internet

Over nine million adults in Britain have never used the internet, new research has revealed. A study by the Office of National Statistics found the elderly, widowed and people on lower incomes were less likely to connect to the internet. The new ONS report claims a generation gap in

More than a third now watching TV online

Research published today has discovered that a third of television viewers now watch their favourite programmes online, on computers and mobile phones. The joint study by the Radio Times and SeeSaw.com has highlighted changes in the way people now view programmes. A total of 34 per cent

More than a third now watching TV online

Research published today has discovered that a third of television viewers now watch their favourite programmes online, on computers and mobile phones. The joint study by the Radio Times and SeeSaw.com has highlighted changes in the way people now view programmes. A total of 34 per cent

Facebook is trying to trademark face

Facebook, which has gone after sites with the word "book" in their names, is also trying to trademark the word "face," according to court documents.But the social networking site has met with a familiar foe. As TechCrunch first reported, Aaron Greenspan has asked for an extension of time

China`s Lenovo to launch game console

China`s IT giant Lenovo has said it will launch a video games console this year to vie with Nintendo`s Wii, Microsoft`s XBox 360 and Sony`s PlayStation 3 in the booming motion-gaming market.The company -- China`s biggest computer maker -- has developed a prototype of the eBox console and

BTCL to introduce high-speed Internet from next year

High-speed Internet service with multimedia facility would be introduced under the state-sector telecommunications from next year. Post and Telecommunications Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju unveiled the plan here Saturday, saying that satellite television service would be available on