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»
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»
Not satisfied with a security hole which allowed 4Chan users access to minor celebrities’ porn stashes, the Fruity Cargo cult Apple has some more problems with its cloud.
According to MacRumours there is a serious bug with the “Reset All Settings” option in iOS 8, causing users who activate the feature to lose all of their iWork documents stored in iCloud Drive. more»
Network giant Cisco said it has added 30 partners to its Intercloud initiative.
Customers want the cloud to be less hazy less than it is and Cisco believes it can help itself and them by developing standardised cloud apps as well as very secure hybrid clouds. more»
Lenovo’s offer to buy the remainder of IBM’s X86 business is likely to be concluded this Wednesday.
IBM is disposing of the deal to the Chinese manufacturer for $1.8 billion and when the acquisition is complete, it will finally have washed its hands of all of its X86 business. more»
Apple is not set to launch its iPhone 6 family in mainland China for a while, but that’s just created a smuggling racket as crooks try to cash in on demand for the devices.
According to the Taipei Times, crooks are selling imported iPhone 6s for as much as $3,000 – but authorities have made several seizures of the machines in the last week. more»
A report said Microsoft is cutting the licence cost on Windows 8.1 in a bid to offer notebooks costing $250 or less.
Digitimes Research said manufacturers will be offered Windows 8.1 with Bing with a tentative release date of February next year. more»