Premium-Inhalt. Research lauded at the 21st Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Thursday night ran the gamut from discovering beetles that mate with beer bottles to understanding the effect having to pee has on thinking.
Premium-Inhalt. One of the features of Amazon's drawing attention is its WebKit-based 'Silk' Web browser. What makes Silk different from most browsers is its : Putting together complicated Web pages in Amazon's Cloud infrastructure before downloading the end result to the browser.
Premium-Inhalt. Australia has tied with Ireland as the eighth most competitive country in the IT space, a new survey has claimed.
Premium-Inhalt. Telstra (ASX:TLS) customers planning to outsource their SAP software applications to the company's Cloud infrastructure have got the green light now the telco has received SAP's Cloud certification.
Premium-Inhalt. The growth of Android tablet shipments has begun outpacing that of the iPad in Australia and New Zealand. However, although Android tablet shipments tripled in Q2 compared to Q1, the iPad still dominates the market and shipments of Apple's tablet doubled in volume during the same period.
Premium-Inhalt. A North Carolina ISP has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, with the ISP arguing the regulations aren't strong enough for wireless and mobile broadband providers like itself.
Premium-Inhalt. Chillingo's Cut the Rope has all the marks of a winning mobile app--it's a physics-based puzzler with simple, intuitive controls, and it stars an adorable lead character. This cutesy puzzler premiered on iOS, but it has finally made its way to Android.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's Xbox Live service is about to replace the cable box and DVR as we know it. At least, that's what Microsoft is planning as reports that the company is currently in talks with Comcast and Version. If the expected business deals are made, Xbox Live would be able to access your Comcast Xfinity TV or Verizon FiOS service though your Xbox 360, much like Netflix can stream directly to the console.
Premium-Inhalt. Well, much to my amusement I recently discovered that there's a new name for Internet users in my age group: We are now called "Silver Surfers" (with apparently no nod to Marvel and its superhero of the same name).
Premium-Inhalt. Occasional add-on incompatibilities have been a fairly common phenomenon each time Mozilla releases a new version of its free Firefox browser, but following the launch of earlier this week, a different kind of add-on problem arose.
Premium-Inhalt. The sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) came to a close on Friday evening after a successful five days of sessions at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi (UNON), Kenya. The IGF has been touted as the largest attracting over 2,000 participants in Nairobi and another 300 remote participants from across the world.
Premium-Inhalt. As of October 1, more than 14,000 residents and business owners whose properties have been passed by the fibre network in the five mainland first release sites will be able to order NBN services.
Premium-Inhalt. New Orleans-based designer Hadaki's $90 is as good at protecting your laptop as it is at inducing flashbacks of your summer abroad in Amsterdam.
Premium-Inhalt. Psystar is determined to drag its court case all the way to the top before failing; the Apple TV may be about to kick off its continental tour; and we bid a fond adieu to a bygone era of gaming. The remainders for Friday, September 30, 2011 would like to ask for a moment of silence.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle may unveil its own platform-as-a-service offering next week, setting it in competition with Microsoft's Azure, Salesforce's Heroku and many other smaller services, analysts said.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has rolled out one extremely helpful service in the form of free, real-time Web statistics--and one expensive yet useful service with Google Analytics Premium.
Premium-Inhalt. Just days after pushing Firefox 7 out the door, Mozilla has released the beta version of Firefox 8. It includes some feature improvements, a handful of interface tweaks, and a few goodies for developers. Mozilla has also added features to the Android version of the browser.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia should have acted more quickly to notify customers of the data breach from the , the office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner has said.
Premium-Inhalt. Neuroscientist and chief science of education officer with education vendor, Promethean, Ramona Pierson, visited Australia recently. In 1984, Pierson was struck by a drunk driver and put into coma for 18 months. The accident broke 104 bones, caused multiple forms of brain trauma and required nearly 100 surgeries. She spoke to ARN about how her accident led her to what she is doing today in areas of education and how technology can help.
Premium-Inhalt. For anyone interested in how the CFO position is evolving -- not just into a business partnership with the chief executive's office, but also into a whole new cross-functional corporate force -- Wan Ling Martello's appointment at Nestle proves this theory of evolution.
Premium-Inhalt. Between striving to contribute strategic value to the company and running an efficient finance department, the finance chief is the Sisyphus of the C-suite. Just about every company activity involves finance, after all, which can make it seem as if a CFO's work indeed is never done.
Premium-Inhalt. When Apple announced the iPad, businesses were elated. Restaurants saw waiters equipped with iPads at tables, architects dreamed of pulling out tablets to check blueprints, and hair salons imagined apps that could help their clients pick a hairstyle. Then everyone found out what the price was going to be, and many of those dreams fizzled.
Premium-Inhalt. Intellectual property and ICT lawyer Rick Shera on his blog calls the ACTA changes to NZ law "minor tweaks", but cautions, as he has before, that US pressure for more far-reaching changes in ACTA could be renewed with the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement (TPP), still in progress.
Premium-Inhalt. For New Zealand to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), it will need to make "minor" changes to copyright and trademark law, says trade minister Tim Groser.
Premium-Inhalt. Ten years ago in October, Apple announced a game-changing device: the $400 5GB . This Tuesday the iPod Classic (now $250 with 160GB storage), with its signature click wheel design and massive storage capacity, is . All signs point to Apple discontinuing iPod Classic as it focuses on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Premium-Inhalt. Hitachi-LG Data Storage has agreed to plead guilty in connection with rigging bids and fixing prices for sales of optical disc drives and will pay a US$21.1 million fine, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. The story, "Oracle rigs MySQL for NoSQL-like access," posted to the wire on Friday, contains an incorrect spelling of the name of the Memcached caching technology in several places.
Premium-Inhalt. The particulars of any new iPhone Apple may or may not announce next Tuesday remain . But we can say with confidence that will almost certainly feature an appearance by the finished version of iOS 5, the next major update to Apple's mobile operating system that's been slated for a fall release.
Premium-Inhalt. You'll never be without a tripod with Joby's latest additions to its lineup. The company has released three new ultra-portable GorillaPods--, , and .
Premium-Inhalt. , a $2 universal app from , is a hilarious and clever way for air guitarists to make real music using the front-facing camera on their iOS device. You can't create -style masterpieces, but you can finally share the music in your head as you rock your air guitar.
Premium-Inhalt. The British high street isn't a happy place. Rising input costs and taxes combined with falling wages and consumer spending makes for a particularly unpleasant cocktail. And while it's a cocktail that retail CFOs have been supping for some time, there's no doubt that the sector is in chronic need of a pick me up.
Premium-Inhalt. Speculation has been that Oracle may introduce its own NoSQL database at the OpenWorld conference, in San Francisco.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Communications has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, the company said Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. To say that the world's stock markets are volatile would be in an understatement. Against a backdrop of the Eurozone debt crisis, political paralysis in the US and increasingly gloomy economic news from major western economies, investors have gone into def con one mode.
Premium-Inhalt. The ODF 1.2 specification, which aims to perfect the spreadsheet workflow, has been approved by the members of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
Premium-Inhalt. In the beginning, when cloud computing was all about public cloud services, many finance chiefs held back because of their concerns about the safety and security of their valuable and sensitive corporate data. But things change - well, some things.
Premium-Inhalt. In one of the bigger security news stories Microsoft struck a blow against an emerging botnet called Kelihos by using a legal tactic to .
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft scrambled earlier today to revise an antivirus definition file that deleted Google's Chrome browser from users' PCs.
Premium-Inhalt. Brother's new $150 (as of September 27, 2011) MFC-J825DW (print/scan/copy/fax) is a budget-friendly choice for your small or home office, enhanced by a few higher-end features--namely, CD/DVD printing and some Web connectivity. A two-year warranty sweetens the deal.
Premium-Inhalt. Recently someone asked me if it was okay to spray Windex on her monitor. I think my shriek of horror startled her. It is NOT okay to spray Windex on a monitor, nor anything else. In fact, when it comes to cleaning an LCD screen, there's a right way and a wrong way. Let's focus on the right way (natch).
Premium-Inhalt. For more than two years, the U.S. mobile industry has warned of an upcoming spectrum shortage, but two analysts at Citigroup don't buy it.
Premium-Inhalt. For the first time since early 2009, recruitment firm AbsoluteIT has seen a decrease in the median base salary in its regular IT salary report.
Premium-Inhalt. "HCL as a company is obsolete now," said the IT services company's vice president and CEO, Vineet Nayar.
Premium-Inhalt. Three mega trends are creating a 'perfect storm' in our world: economic crisis and lack of leadership, changing consumers, and changing employees.
Premium-Inhalt. Steve Jobs apparently tried to talk to Samsung before going nuclear, Apple takes home a victory over one clone maker, and fake iPhones aren't what they used to be. The remainders for Thursday, September 29, 2011 are groovin' on a Thursday afternoon.
Premium-Inhalt. A new skills index released this week suggests CIOs should ditch the 'wait-and-see' contract approach to IT recruitment in the face of increasing offshore opportunities.
Premium-Inhalt. ASX-listed IT services company CSG (ASX: CSV) has informed the market that it has received a non-binding off-market takeover offer to acquire all of the issued fully paid shared of the company.