Thursday, 6 May 2010

UK Election Technology 'Pollsters, bookies, and boffins'

Who is best placed to predict the outcome of the general election: the pollsters, the bookies or the boffins - by which I mean a new breed of computer scientists who have tried to analyse sentiment in online discussions and draw conclusions from it?

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'UK election: the parties tech policies examined'

What are the big parties' plans for technology once they're elected?

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

'Smart dust aims to monitor everything'

The latest news comes from the computer and printing company Hewlett-Packard, which recently announced it's working on a project it calls the "Central Nervous System for the Earth." In coming years, the company plans to deploy a trillion sensors all over the planet...

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

'Can anyone compete with Apple's iPad?'

The iPad currently has no real competitors, and the touch-screen computer is so far ahead of the market that it has some gadget makers running back to the drawing boards, according to technology industry analysts...

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'Apple iPad Reaches ‘1 Million Sold’ Twice as Fast as iPhone'

Apple announced on Monday that it has sold more than a million iPad devices over the internet and in its retail outlets, following the Friday release of the 3G version of the device, which can connect to the internet via cellular data networks in addition to Wi-Fi.

Naysayers who jokingly derided the device as a large iPhone with no phone function have been proven wrong about people not wanting exactly that — a testament to the powerful allure of these devices, which sit in a new category of computing somewhere between the smartphone and the netbook....

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Samsung warns of possible health issues relating to their 3DTVs

If you experience any of the following symptoms, immediately stop watching 3D pictures and consult a medical specialist: (1) altered vision; (2) lightheadedness; (3) dizziness; (4) involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching; (5) confusion; (6) nausea; (7) loss of awareness; (8) convulsions; (9) cramps; and/or (10) disorientation. Parents should monitor and ask their children about the above symptoms as children and teenagers may be more likely to experience these symptoms than adults....

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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

'Tech trouble causing Computer Stress Syndrome: study'

Crashing machines, slow boot times, and agony dealing with technical support have Digital Age people suffering from Computer Stress Syndrome, a study available online Tuesday found....

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'Fake anti-virus software a growing online threat: Google'

Google said Tuesday that fake software security programs rigged to infect computers are a growing online threat with hackers tricking people into installing nefarious code on machines....

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

'Web Warning: How The Hackers Are Evolving'

A leading web security expert has told Sky News Online cyber criminals are becoming "more sophisticated" and computer users need to be as well protected as possible....

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'Seller Faces £50k Fine For Sham eBay Bids'

An eBay seller has become the first person convicted in the UK for making sham bids on his own items on the online auction site.

Paul Barrett, 39, from Stanley, Co Durham, could be fined up to £50,000 after pleading guilty to 10 charges under consumer protection laws.

Barrett, a minibus hire firm boss, increased the value of the items he was selling by bidding on them under a separate user name in an attempt to raise prices....

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Monday, 26 April 2010

'McAfee apologizes for crippling PCs with bad update'

"I want to apologize on behalf of McAfee and say that we're extremely sorry for any impact the faulty signature update file may have caused you and your organizations," said Barry McPherson, the security vendor's executive vice president of support and customer service, in a post to the company's blog near midnight yesterday.

It was the first apology by a McAfee executive for the fiasco, which started early Wednesday when an antivirus signature update wrongly quarantined a critical Windows system file after identifying it as a low-threat virus...

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'Antivirus Update Infects Thousands Of PCs'

Thousands of PC's worldwide have been left useless by a faulty antivirus update, according to reports.

McAfee has downplayed the effect the antivirus infection has had on users.
Users found their computers endlessly rebooting after the update from security firm McAfee confused a Windows file for a virus.
Hospitals, universities, businesses and other non-domestic users of Windows XP were apparently hit by the fault on Thursday....

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