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Last Updated on 11 Aug. 2014, Total: 165 Blog Posts

  1. Bilingual avatars developed by Microsoft

    Microsoft Research presents bilingual avatars at the TechFest 2012. The Monolingual TTS can translate the user's speech into another language and in a voice that sounds like the original user's. Imagine, the tool recognizes your native tongue, translates it to a different language, and plays it with a great deal of approximation of what you sound like! The demo at... Read More

  2. Apple's iPad sales beat HP's PC sales

    According to All Things Digital, Gartner's report reveals that Apple sold more iPads than Hewlett-Packard sold personal computer in the last quarter! 'Apple's total sales of 20M "personal computing devices" far outstripped HP's estimated PC sales of 14.7M in the same time frame'. I would want to see a comparison between the sales figures of total tablets against total PCs... Read More

  3. Dell launches its next generation servers

    Dell announced a full portfolio of 12th Generation blade, rack and tower PowerEdge servers optimized to run mission-critical business applications. Dell designed and built its 12th Generation servers with input from more than 7,700 customer conversations in 17 countries across four continents – focusing on their needs for innovation to deliver business results faster. The new Dell PowerEdge servers work... Read More

  4. No botnet required for low-tech theft

    Pay attention where you leave your security blueprints as these may end up stolen at some train station! Actually, this has happened to a French defence contractor who was carrying blueprints of a drone aircraft being developed jointly by France and United Kingdom. No informatics strategies or high-tech tools were used in this incident! Read the full story here -... Read More

  5. Cloud Computing Challenge

    Amazon is working with the German University – Freie Universitat on the Plat_Forms contest of this year which will focus on cloud computing and scalability. The German contest has been going on a yearly basis since 2007, and it is based on a set of given requirements rather than allowing programmers to participate with all kinds of applications! But they... Read More

  6. Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support!

    Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014 which means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Microsoft recommends users and organizations to migrate to the latest systems and is providing a Deployment Toolkit to accelerate and... Read More

  7. Arbor Networks annual report

    Arbor Networks, a leader in network monitoring and security solutions, has released the seventh edition of its annual report. The report provides information about the latest challenges network operators face, and an insight on the latest IP technologies and infrastructures such as, IPv6. In fact, the report concludes that IPv6 is still immature when it comes to deter DDoS attacks!... Read More

  8. Mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population…

    In 2012 there will be more mobile devices than people, according to Cisco. Cisco's Global Mobile Traffic Forecast report shows that there will be more than 10 billion mobile-connected devices by the end of 2012 which would exceed the world's population estimated to reach 7.3 billion at that time! Two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video while,... Read More

  9. Development of new electronics based on molecules!

    Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new nano-technology platform for the development of molecule-based electronic components using the wonder material graphene. Read more - http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=24231.php... Read More

  10. The ‘Masquerade’ Behind ACTA

    The appointed rapporteur for ACTA in the European Parliament resigns and explains the situation, Mr. Kader Arif says: "I want to denounce in the strongest possible manner the entire process that led to the signature of this agreement: no inclusion of civil society organizations, a lack of transparency from the start of the negotiations, repeated postponing of the signature of... Read More

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