Latest Tech News – 24 October

by Tiago

Microsoft invests on Facebook, leaves Google behind The battle of giants between Microsoft and Google, to invest on the popular social website Facebook, has been won by M$. The website that was created in 2004 is valued at $15 billion and Microsoft is going to pay $240 million in order to get some goodies on Facebook. What goodies are those? On top of owning 1.6% of the social site, Microsoft …

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Google Maps for Symbian Review

by Andi

Google Maps for Symbian Review

Google have recently released a native version of Google Maps, for Symbian. Compared to the older Java version of the program, this has lots of advantages, the most obvious being start-up speed and runtime speed. Every animation is smooth, loading times are blazing if you have a good connection. An added feature would be the GPS support. This is really cool as long as you have an always-on connection, especially …

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Samsung ups the ante in chip manufacturing

by Edwin

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Samsung has developed a new chip manufacturing technique that will be able to increase the amount of music, videos, pictures, and other data users can store in upcoming iPods, portable media players and devices significantly. This is made possible courtesy of a 64 Gbit multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chip that was manufactured with an entirely new 30 nanometer production technology. To get an idea of how small a …

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RAID Storage in the a flash …

by James

CF RAID

Thanks to ADDONICS, which has released the world’s first compact flash RAID controller. And what’s amazing is that it only costs $50 and can hold up to four cards with a current maximum storage capacity of 32 GB each. With the card filled to capacity with compact flash drive that can be configured as either corporately, as one large drive, individually as four separate drives, or in a RAID array …

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IBM chipset could revolutionize HD era

by Edwin

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IBM has released news that it will be collaborating with MediaTek from Taiwan to develop special computer chipsets that will enable consumers to wirelessly send and receive high definition content to TVs as well as other devices at push-button speeds – something that is still unheard of today. This new technology has been dubbed “mmWave”, and the chipsets will take advantage of millimeter wave radio technology in order to transmit …

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Latest Tech News – 22 October

by Tiago

Napster

AT&T and Napster work together The biggest mobile service available on the US – AT&T – and another giant of the digital music service – Napster – will be working together again in the near future to provide wireless downloads of songs from the Napster catalog. The prices at AT&T can be considered expensive when comparing to iTunes and Sprint Nextel, both sell songs at $0.99 each. In case you …

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Last week’s mobile world mash-up

by Andi

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Last week has been full of rumors and news about the mobile world. The first big announcement was the introduction of a touch interface for Series60. Then, first as a rumor and then as a reality, the Darwin SDK for the iPhone has been revealed. Not too long thereafter, Steve Jobs made us understand that all future iPhone applications will require certificates, and will be fully controlled via iTunes. Add …

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Is the MPAA using hackers to illegally fight piracy?

by James

HACKING THE MPAA

Wired Magazine has an interview of a hacker who claims he was promised money, cars, a house, even Hollywood power if he helped to “save” the industry from piracy. Computer hacker Robert Anderson claims that the MPAA tasked him to hack into TorrentSpy – one of the many bit torrent sites – and illegally provide the entertainment industry with confidential information of bit torrent users. Cloaking his abilities in secrecy, …

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