Sylvie Barak

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Google promises offline Calendar support

Google promises offline Calendar support

After announcing much requested offline support for Gmail, Google has now revealed that it will roll out an 'offline enable' tool for Google Calendar within a few weeks.
Jan 31 2009 1:28PM
BBC scraps web search

BBC scraps web search

The BBC has decided to scrap its web search feature, long criticised for being a poor imitation of Google and other popular search engines, after discussions with the BBC Trust.
Jan 31 2009 1:01AM
Mozilla champions Open Source Web video

Mozilla champions Open Source Web video

The Mozilla Foundation is putting its significant clout and cash behind an initiative to create an open video format on the Web which would let users watch streaming video all over the Internet without having to use a plug-in.
Jan 28 2009 6:42AM
Europe steps up nuclear fusion project

Europe steps up nuclear fusion project

The European Commission is boosting its nuclear fusion research project by allowing scientists to access Europe's consortium of supercomputing centres, and connecting them together to form a giant supercomputer network.
Jan 28 2009 6:37AM
HP ProCurve ONE takes on Cisco

HP ProCurve ONE takes on Cisco

HP is going head-to-head with Cisco Systems with the launch of its ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE), a new initiative enabling applications to run inside a network blade.
Jan 28 2009 6:37AM
Researchers develop microrefrigerator on a chip

Researchers develop microrefrigerator on a chip

Researchers from Arizona State University have demonstrated a microrefrigerator which effectively cools a PC system by targeting specific chip hot spots.
Jan 27 2009 6:50AM
Microsoft tightens its belt further

Microsoft tightens its belt further

Microsoft has revealed further cost-cutting measures to help it weather the economic storm, including reducing the use of vendors, slashing marketing spend and postponing plans for a new data centre.
Jan 27 2009 6:40AM
Ink breakthrough heralds bendy PC screens

Ink breakthrough heralds bendy PC screens

Researchers in the US claim to have developed a type of soluble semiconductor ink which could help to make bendable computer screens a reality.
Jan 23 2009 6:16AM
Qualcomm buys handheld business assets from AMD

Qualcomm buys handheld business assets from AMD

Qualcomm has acquired graphics and multimedia technology assets, including intellectual property and resources, from AMD's handheld business.
Jan 21 2009 6:26AM
Open source developers take to the cloud

Open source developers take to the cloud

As many as 40 per cent of developers working on open source projects plan to offer their applications as web services hosted by cloud providers, according to the latest figures from Evans Data.
Jan 21 2009 6:26AM
AMD to lose notebook share for lack of netbooks

AMD to lose notebook share for lack of netbooks

There may be some debate about whether netbooks are an important growth opportunity for chipmakers, or if they’re taking a significant bite out of laptop sales, but the fact AMD doesn’t have a netbook processor in the pipeline could be problematic for the firm.
Dec 8 2008 7:04AM
Firms switch from outsourcing to homeshoring

Firms switch from outsourcing to homeshoring

Outsourcing is so last season. The new trend in tech is 'homeshoring', or contracting customer service employees to work from the comforts of their own homes using only their Internet connection and VOIP phones.
Dec 2 2008 6:44AM
Toshiba optimistic about SSD rescuing NAND maker

Toshiba optimistic about SSD rescuing NAND maker

Sending positive vibes to NAND flash memory makers everywhere, Toshiba says it’s optimistic about wider NAND flash deployment in the next couple of years, mainly within Solid State Drives.
Dec 1 2008 6:42AM
Technology responsible for Mumbai attacks

Technology responsible for Mumbai attacks

While India reels from the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, CyberMedia India Online (CIOL) is ranting that technology is to blame.
Nov 29 2008 3:25PM
India and Pakistan hack it out online

India and Pakistan hack it out online

India and Pakistan have taken to hacking away at each other, with cyber hooligans from both countries using their tech skills to deface their rival nation’s websites.
Nov 28 2008 11:06AM
Scientists explore magnetic properties of semiconductors

Scientists explore magnetic properties of semiconductors

Some specially built semiconductors have been found to display important magnetic properties which could lead to the development of smaller, faster gadgets.
Nov 28 2008 6:40AM
Social networking juror kicked out of court

Social networking juror kicked out of court

Criminals are expected to face up to their actions in court, but trial by Facebook is not an option, apparently, as a British juror discovered after being booted out for running a poll on the social not-working site to determine the defendants’ guilt.
Nov 26 2008 3:42PM
Notebook makers mull Intel and ARM hybrids

Notebook makers mull Intel and ARM hybrids

It's no secret that ARM has wanted to get one up on Intel in the netbook market, but it seems now that makers of little laptops might be willing to accommodate, with talk of hybrid ARM/Intel netbooks just around the corner.
Nov 26 2008 3:42PM
Only one in five video games make a decent profit

Only one in five video games make a decent profit

Only 20 per cent of released video games ever make sizable profit according to analysis outfit Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR).
Nov 26 2008 3:42PM
Google spins its way out of lay-offs

Google spins its way out of lay-offs

Redundancy is a dirty word in Silicon Valley at the moment and Google, claiming immunity from recession, has been trying to hold off saying it with the help of a legal loophole.
Nov 26 2008 6:26AM

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