Scientists at the QUT say that modelling a human eye, a rat’s brain and combining them with robots could well lead to new technology.
Dr Michael Milford, lead researcher, said: “This is a very Frankenstein type of project.” The study uses newly designed computer algorithms to let robots navigate intelligence. more»
Worried UK motorists have bombarded the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website causing it to crush as they rushed to pay their car tax online..
From this Wednesday, drivers don’t have to display the paper discs familiar to all in the windscreen. more»
Big Blue and Lenovo confirmed they have completed the sales of IBM’s X86 server business, as expected.
Under the terms of the deal, Lenovo will buy System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, X86 based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers as well as software, blade networking and maintenance operations. more»
A company called Contour Crafting that offers a method of 3D printing large structures direct from CAD packages, has won a prize in a design competition.
Contour Crafting claims it automates building whole structures and cuts down the time and cost of construction. more»
A report from ABI Research said that sales of branded tabets such as those from Samsung and Apple only grew by 2.5 percent in the first half of this year.
The report said that sales of Apple iPads fell by 13 percent while sales of Samsung tablets grew by 26 percent year on year. more»
Software giant Microsoft appears to have lost count with Windows 9 and has instead jumped to Windows 10 as the next version of its operating system.
Microsoft today skipped a number and announced Windows 10, the OS formerly known as Threshold and the successor to Windows 8/8.1. more»
Despite his surprise exit from Oracle, Larry Ellison was still the main draw at Oracle’s annual conference in San Francisco.
Ellison has given up his position as chief executive of the enterprise software behemoth he co-founded 37 years ago, however he stuck to his tradition of delivering the main presentation at Oracle OpenWorld. more»
Hong Kong’s activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any mobile phone connection.
The move comes about because of fears that the Chinese government would block local phone networks to stop protestors organising.
However activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. more»
Desperate to keep Apple afloat after it released a phone which was easy to bend and break, the Tame Apple Press is actually releasing stories claiming it is all a conspiracy theory “on a par to 9/11.”
BGR insists that all the videos you see where the phone is being bent are all doctored, just like the moon landings. more»
A German data protection watchdog has snarled at the search engine Google for the way it creates data profiles from its various services.
The data protection commissioner for the German city state of Hamburg has ordered Google to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee that their users can decide on their own if and to what extend their data is used for profiling. more»
A report from PwC said the number of reported security incidents with tech rose 48 percent in 2013 to hit 42.8 million attacks.
That, said PwC, is equal to 117,339 attacks every day. The Global State of Information Security Survey said the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) has increased by 66 percent year over year since 2009. more»
Memory company Sandisk said it has introduced the X300 solid state disk (SSD), suitable for corporate environments.
The drive uses its X3 flash technology and also builds in nCache 2.0. This is next generation tiered caching technology that uses SLC and X3 flash blocks to improve life, increase efficience and give faster performance for large organisations. more»
A survey showed that UK users of the internet are still a bit confuzzled by the pesky thing.
Tata Communications revealed its report today – garnered from 9,417 people across the world – and including 1,770 internet users in the UK. more»
A report commissioned by NCR claims that the world and its dog all love to use self checkout when we’re shopping in supermarkets.
The survey covered nine countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, the UK and the USA – and polled 2,800 shoppers. more»
As we reported yesterday, Lenovo will acquire Intel’s X86 server business this week and that means it will be the biggest server company in mainland China.
Market research firm IDC released its figures for server sales in China for the first half of this year and Lenovo – which includes prior IBM system business – comes out the leader at 23.91 percent (see chart). more»