On Tuesday, before a roomful of panting games journalists and sore-thumbed enthusiasts, Microsoft unveiled its latest games console. The curtain was pulled, and the Xbox One was revealed. As gamers ruminated on the implications of the ’box (not hardcore enough? Better than the forthcoming PlayStation 4?), some of us were left confused.
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Thursday 24 June 2010
The release of the new iPhone today sees Steve Jobs once again hailed as a demigod by the technorati, but the Apple CEO and registered US Democrat can hardly have expected he'd also become a darling of the Christian right. Jobs's resistance to anything remotely resembling pornography on iPhones and iPads has seen him widely praised by the faith-based community. In February Apple removed thousands of apps containing "sexual content" from its App Store. "How refreshing it is to see someone that gets it – that yes, there are those of us who prefer to be free from the storm of smut," blogs Mark Earely, head of America's Prison Fellowship Ministries. "We're grateful that Jobs is trying to keep the iPad from becoming an eyesore," chimes in Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, another Christian organisation. Do they know you can still surf for porn using the iPad's standard Safari internet browser? Nope, nor did I. (A friend told me.)
Sunday 30 May 2010
It's quite a long time ago now, but I still remember buying my first mobile phone as if it were yesterday. The Nokia 3210, my first love, the dinky little handset that seemed to promise my spotty adolescent self an infinite vista of possibility, the object that meant that if a girl ever actually agreed to give me her number I would have somewhere to put it: the speed dial to independence, the ringtone of the future, the predictive text message from a new world. It had an LCD screen. It was tiny. It was portable. You could play Snake on it.
Monday 24 May 2010
The chief executive of Yahoo has launched a four-letter tirade against an interviewer after being challenged over whether she had a clear vision for the company. Carol Bartz, who took over the internet giant at the start of last year, lashed out by saying: “I don’t want to hear any crap about something magical that the fine people of Yahoo are supposed to do in a short period of time.”
Friday 23 April 2010
Nokia has delayed the release of its latest range of smartphones designed to take on Apple's iPhone, forcing the Finnish group to cut profit expectations and sending its shares plunging yesterday.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
A new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology could expand what can be done by watches, toys, home sensors, medical monitors and other devices that typically have been limited in their functions because they don't get their batteries changed or charged very often.
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Sunday 14 March 2010
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Internet telephony firm Skype took a second major leap into the wireless market in just a few weeks, unveiling software from top phone maker Nokia Oyj which could run on more than 200 million smartphones around the world.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
The mobile phone market will rebound more strongly strongly than expected this year as improving economies boost spending on new gadgets and handset vendors push cheap smartphones, research firm Gartner said today.
Monday 22 February 2010
The US International Trade Commission said on Friday it has agreed to investigate Apple's patent infringement complaint against Nokia Oyj, as the legal battle between the two technology heavyweights continues to play out.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Whether it's the latest turn in the tale of Jordan's love life or a surprise Premier League transfer, it's fair to say that we never want to be the person who's last to find out. In fact a third of people have admitted to feeling embarrassed when they have discovered they were out of touch with a particular issue. But do we really have a good excuse not to be connected with friends and family, or the latest news?
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The United States International Trade Commission decided yesterday to start an investigation of whether Apple infringes upon Nokia's patents, the trade body's internet page showed.
Monday 25 January 2010
Analysts are looking forward to another strong set of results from British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), the pay-television group which is due to post its half-year results on Thursday. Key performance indicators are expected to have remained strong, with Charles Stanley anticipating news of 165,000 net new pay-TV subscribers during the company's second quarter, while UBS expects to hear of 180,000 net additions. Numis is slightly behind with a forecast of 159,000.
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