A motion in the European Parliament to be debated tomorrow and voted on on Thursday has raised the ire of the United States.
Two MEPs are proposing that Google should be dismembered because its power is excessive.
And even though the European Parliament has no powers to enforce such a move, it’s attracted ire from the US mission to the EU, according to Reuters. more»
Beancounters at mighty chip behemoth Intel can stop playing with their worry beads as it looks as though servers based on ARM technology are failing to dent X86 server business.
A report in Taiwanese wire Digitimes said that ARM has made serious attempts to invade the server business but hasn’t succeeding in storming the Intel fortress. more»
The use of Software as a Service (SaaS) by enterprises is becoming “mission critical”, according to a survey by IT market research company Gartner.
Gartner said that cost and agility are the main reasons for SaaS cloud adoption by enterprises, based on a survey involving four countries in four regions around the world. more»
Yesterday we reported that Thomas Cook wants to woo customers by showing them fun places they might like to book a holiday.
And so they might be interested in research from UCLA which finds the brain reacts completely differently to virtual reality than to seeing and hearing things in the real world. more»
A team at the Nebraska Lincoln University has created a mixture of ammonia and graphene to improve properties that will be used in next gen memory technology.
The team have created a better memory structure called a ferroelectric tunnel junction.
This junction uses a ferroelectric layer thin enough that electrons can tunnel through it. more»
Want to book a holiday abroad? Thomas Cook claims that it’s going to give you the experience of a lifetime before you ever get near an airport.
The firm said it will use head mounted virtual reality display headsets to customers in a number of shops it has in the UK, Germany and Belgium. more»
The UK Home Secretary Theresa May will unveil additional powers to curb terrorism on Wednesday and those will cover ISPs (internet service providers) too.
Companies will have to tell police who was using a PC or a mobile phone and as part of the proposed bill, ISPs will have to keep IP data that links users to their devices. more»
Giant Korean company Samsung looks set to shuffle its leadership following a year which has seen its mobile fortunes dip.
The Wall Street Journal, quoting people “familiar with the matter” is tipping the toppling of mobile head JK Shin – he’s the co-CEO of a company that has made in its time everything from motor cars to aircraft jet engines. more»
The attempt by Intel to penetrate the tablet market has cost it dear in subsidies over the last two years.
But it appears that the chip giant hasn’t given up the ghost on such a plan and, according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, is likely to pour more cash into the venture. more»
A motion to break up search giant Google will be debated in the European parliament this week.
That follows scrutiny of Google’s practices within Europe by antitrust regulators.
The vote, proposed by MEPs from Germany and Spain proposes that Google’s search business should be separated from the rest of its business activity. more»
Giant telecomms firm BT confirmed it is in preliminary talks to buy O2 UK from Spanish giant Telefonica.
That’s something of an irony because BT spun off its Cellnet unit in 2002. It then renamed itself as O2 and sold itself to Telefonica for over £17 billion in 2005. more»
The company which designer Jonathan Ive described a week or two back as built on integrity has finally agreed to cough up $450 million after it conspired with five publishers to hike the prices of e-books.
On Friday, US district judge Denise Cole told Apple it must pay $40 million to as many as 23 million people if it lost a hearing that showed it was liable under antitrust laws. more»
Slow PCs mean people in the UK are wasting hours messing around with machines rather than doing more constructive things like cooking, going on a date, or even having a nap.
Those are the results from memory company Crucial, which surveyed 1,148 people in the UK in November this year. more»
Computer companies have been touting video calling as the perfect way to hold conference calls and important conferences since the 1990s, but now it seems it’s all happening under their noses.
A Gartner report said that over a third of people aged 18 or over now use their smartphones to make video calls. more»
Anti-virus company Symantec said it has uncovered a clever piece of spyware that was probably designed by a Western government.
The spyware, called Regin, has been around for about six years and is clever enough to steal your passwords, go onto your hard drive and resurrect deleted files, and take screenshots. more»