Wednesday , 26 September 2018

Google unveils new data centres in Asia to manage growth on continent

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The security behind Wi-Fi on the London Underground

Identity and access management firm Enline has revealed the details of the security solution underpinning Virgin Media’s new Wi-Fi service on the London Underground. The service itself went live in 72 stations by the time the Olympics began earlier this year. Ben Bulpett, alliances and enterprise account director at Enline, told Computing that his firm advised Virgin Media that the ... Read More »

iPhone water damage? Apple locks down ports with new shutter patent

In Apple’s patent application, a rotating shutter protects components from damaging contaminants. Image: Apple Apple is exploring a system that would automatically block speaker and microphone ports to protect them from liquids and other contaminants when not in use. Apple made its iPhone 6S water resistant by covering its logic board in silicon. That measure targeted components that are highly ... Read More »

AT&T Samsung Galaxy View hands-on: 18.4 inch Android tablet serves as a cord-cutter’s dream

When I first read of the Samsung Galaxy View I almost fell off my chair laughing at the ridiculous idea of a massive tablet that required a built-in handle to move it around. I then spent a couple weeks with the ATT model and think it may be perfect for the right buyer. I have a small eight inch tablet ... Read More »

Hands on the Asus T100HA, which upgrades a popular Windows 2-in-1

The Asus T100HA is available in several colours, and yes, the white one does show the dirt… Photo: Asus The Asus T100HA is a new version of an old favourite, the T100TA, which pioneered the market for 2-in-1 Windows hybrids. The most obvious advances are the 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10 and a new USB Type-C port, with a faster Cherry ... Read More »

Google denies Israeli YouTube monitoring deal

Google has denied that it made a deal with the Israeli government to assist in monitoring YouTube videos inciting attacks on Israelis, saying its meeting with the minister was routine. According to a previous statement from the Foreign Ministry, Google executives met last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely and agreed to institute a mechanism whereby they would ... Read More »

Obama and Bill Gates tout plans to double clean energy research spending

President Barack Obama today announced that the U.S. is joining 19 other countries and 28 leading technology innovators to double funding and other resources for clean energy research and development. The multinational program, known as “Mission Innovation,” was announced at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris. Along with public funding, the high-profile investors — known as the Breakthrough Energy Coalition — ... Read More »

How a telecom investment in North Korea went horribly wrong

An Egyptian company that launched North Korea’s first 3G cellular network and attracted as many as 3 million subscribers has revealed that it lost control of the operator despite owning a majority stake. The plight of Orascom Telecom and Media Technology in North Korea takes place against a backdrop of rapid telecom modernization and a public eager to adopt a new technology. ... Read More »

Oracle User Group fires back at suggestion that customers have ‘hostile’ relationship with Oracle

The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG), which represents over 1,050 organisations that are all customers of Oracle, has fired back at suggestions that the vendor’s approach to licensing and auditing has resulted in customer relationships that are predominantly “hostile and filled with deep-rooted mistrust”. The suggestion came from Martin Thompson, the founder of the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL), a ... Read More »

Taking Stock Of Tech’s Third Quarter

I trust that you are sated, smiley, and generally recharged by the recent Thanksgiving cycle. Earnings time. You may have thought that you were out of the non-GAAP woods. Not in the least. Certainly, Box still has yet report, but the majority of tech shops have dropped their digits, leaving it up to you and I to parse the mix. Akin ... Read More »

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