Technology

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TOKYO - Toyota has developed a motorized stand-up-and-ride Segway lookalike designed to help people scoot around at malls and airports.

Google Moves to Reinvent Transportation

On a sunny afternoon back in June of 2007, members of the media, academia and the tech industry gathered to watch Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin drive a white Prius around the parking lot of the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif.,...


Microsoft's plans for post-Windows OS revealed

David Worthington SDTimes 30.07.2008
Microsoft's plans for post-Windows OS revealed

Microsoft is incubating a componentized non-Windows operating system known as Midori, which is being architected from the ground up to tackle challenges that Redmond has determined cannot be met by simply evolving its existing technology.

Ex-Google engineers debut 'Cuil' way to search

Michael Liedtke IBTimes 28.07.2008
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SAN FRANCISCO - Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system.


Microsoft sets sights on providing an Apple-like experience

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Wednesday issued a company-wide memo outlining his battle plan for the new fiscal year in which he singled out the Apple experience as a benchmark for future success.

Facebook to help some programmers, punish others

Michael Liedtke IBTimes 25.07.2008
Facebook to help some programmers, punish others

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc. is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.


Google close to buying social news site Digg: report

Rumours that user-driven news website Digg is close to being sold to Google Inc. have resurfaced, with the internet search leader reportedly offering around $200 million US for the social news site.

Transport CCTV system contract signed

The Transport Department has signed a contract with PCCW-HKT Telephone for telecommunication services for a closed-circuit television system.


Technology award applications open

Applications for the annual Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008 are open until September 30. The awards recognise and promote local information and communications technology professionals, and the outstanding achievements of their firms.

The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth

BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDo...


German site sued by Facebook says claims without merit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The German company sued by Facebook for running a "knockoff" of the social networking Web site said on Sunday it asked a German court to declare that Facebook's claims are without merit.

Google, Microsoft Looking For Strong Earnings

BURLINGAME, CALIF. - Google and Microsoft just can't seem to stop butting heads. Tuesday, the software giant lobbed antitrust allegations at the Internet king for its recent tie-up with Yahoo!.


Nintendo rolls out Wii games, Sony takes to video

Kiyoshi Takenaka and Jennifer Martinez Reuters 16.07.2008
REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Riding the success of its popular Wii video game console, Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) on Tuesday unveiled fresh titles for gamers to throw frisbees and rock on, while rival Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, ...

Apple Sells One Million 3G iPhones First Weekend. Ten Million iPhone Apps Downloaded.

Despite a few hiccups and stores running out of inventory, Apple was able to sell one million 3G iPhones worldwide across 21 countries its first three days on sale. During that same time, owners of both the new and old iPhone were able to download...


Top 5 iPhone 3G Killers

DigitGeek 15.07.2008
Top 5 iPhone 3G Killers

The iPhone 3G has just released and we have reviewed it already. It is a great phone but definitely not the best out there. We take a look at some phones which, while priced similarly to the iPhone, have many features that are much better than the...

Turning over the keys to the car ... to the car

David Kiley msnbc.com 15.07.2008
Why leave all the fun to David Hasslehoff when you could have your very own K.I.T.T. in the next couple of decades or so?

Autos of the future — the near future — may be able to drive themselves


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MIAMI - For less than $15, you can buy a cell phone loaded with minutes. You can buy more as you go whenever those minutes run out. Best of all, you aren't locked into a long-term contract.

Yahoo rejects joint Microsoft, Icahn proposal

Anupreeta Das and Tiffany Wu Reuters 13.07.2008
REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet (L)/Rick Wilking (R)

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc on Saturday rejected a proposal to sell its search business to Microsoft Corp and hand over the remainder of the company to activist investor Carl Icahn.


Software problems bug Apple's launch of new iPhone

NEW YORK - The launch of Apple Inc.'s much-anticipated new iPhone turned into an information-technology meltdown on Friday, as customers were unable to get their phones working.

Big Brother: The Google cars that will photograph EVERY front door in Britain

David Derbyshire and Arthur Martin Mail Online 11.07.2008
Big Brother: The Google cars that will photograph EVERY front door in Britain

Plans by Google to photograph millions of British homes and publish them online have been condemned as a 'gross invasion of privacy'.



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