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Friday, 2 Mar 2012

Instagram Gets Update with Faster Camera and Sharing Support to Mixi & Weibo

Instagram Gets Update with Faster Camera and Sharing Support to Mixi & Weibo

One of iOS's most popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, gets an update for its in-app camera. Support is also added for two of Asia's biggest social networks, China's Sina Weibo and Japan's Mixi.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Being Gobbled Up Like Hotcakes

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Being Gobbled Up Like Hotcakes

In just about a day, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has racked up one million downloads. Will this new operating system live up to the hype surrounding it?

Thursday, 1 Mar 2012

Raspberry Pi Goes on Sale, Stocks Cleared Out Promptly

Raspberry Pi Goes on Sale, Stocks Cleared Out Promptly

The US$35 Raspberry Pi single-board computer was launched and was promptly sold out. It was developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to encourage the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Can You Own the Copyright to Bird Songs?

Can You Own the Copyright to Bird Songs?

A recent dispute involving a video uploader and Rumblefish brings into question how YouTube manages copyright complaints. Is the current Content ID system the best answer for resolving such disputes?

Ubuntu Helps Bring Out the PC in Every Dual-Core Smartphone [Updated with Video]

Ubuntu Helps Bring Out the PC in Every Dual-Core Smartphone [Updated with Video]

A new product from Canonical, titled Ubuntu for Android, is aiming to help turn your smartphones into full-blooded PCs. After docking your smartphone, users will be able to use it as a replacement for the CPU in the traditional desktop setup.

Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012

Intel Clarifies Ivy Bridge Delay Rumors

Intel Clarifies Ivy Bridge Delay Rumors

Intel says that its Ivy Bridge CPUs will be only delayed for a few weeks, dispelling the earlier rumor that their release would be delayed by two months.

RIM Demonstrates Confetti Concept for PlayBook

RIM Demonstrates Confetti Concept for PlayBook

At MWC 2012, Research in Motion showcased a concept named Confetti that lets its PlayBook tablet share an extended working space across multiple devices, based purely on its Wi-Fi and camera module.

The Pirate Bay Clears Out Its Torrent Files

The Pirate Bay Clears Out Its Torrent Files

The Pirate Bay, home to the world's largest stash of torrents, has officially removed all torrent links on their website and replaced them with magnet links. But that doesn't mean that it's the end of torrents.

Ousted Olympus CEO Michael Woodford Tells All

Ousted Olympus CEO Michael Woodford Tells All

Last year, Michael Woodford, the first non-Japanese to become the CEO of Olympus, confronted Japanese Olympus executives and board members over questionable deals and was then promptly dismissed by the board. He then went to the press, and the ensuring firestorm has seen arrests of Olympus' previous CEO (among others) and a US$10 million lost blamed on the accounting scandal.

Be Careful What You Share on Facebook (Unless You Want to Sell Lubricant)

Be Careful What You Share on Facebook (Unless You Want to Sell Lubricant)

Be careful what you share on Facebook! Nick Bergus found a giant 55 gallon of lubricant for sale on Amazon, and posted it on Facebook together with a funny line. A week later, his post returned as an ad from Amazon on his friends' news feeds.

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