Category: Computer

Google faces damages claim from French competitor 1PlusV

Ref: French search engine company 1PlusV said it is suing Google for 295 million euros ($417.7), alleging the company used its market dominance to block the development of alternative services.

The French company is one of four, including Microsoft, that has accused Google of abusing its dominant position by demoting rival sites in search results and giving preference to its own services. The allegation has triggered an investigation by the European Commission.

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Low-priced laptop to hit market in June

Ref: The much-talked-about low-priced laptop of government’s telephone industry will hit the local market in June, said the Telecommunications Minister.

Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju said Telephone Shilpa Sangstha, an industrial unit under the Ministry of Telecommunications, “is now working hard to introduce such an easily affordable laptop”.

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Sites hit in massive web attack

Ref: Hundreds of thousands of websites appear to have been compromised by a massive cyber attack.

The hi-tech criminals used a well-known attack vector that exploits security loopholes on other sites to insert a link to their website.

Those visiting the criminals’ webpage were told that their machines were infected with many different viruses.

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New Chrome ready for the world

Ref: Google on Tuesday released a finished version of its speedy new Chrome Web browsing software for desktop or laptop computers.

The latest version of Chrome promised quick and responsive handling of software running in the Web browser. Read more → hacked

Hackers have broken into the Bangladesh site of leading search engine Google, internet service experts said Saturday evening.

“The site has definitely been hacked,” said Pradip Dey, chief technical officer of ADN, a leading ISP. Read more →

71 percent of tweets are ignored!

Ref: Ever feel like you`re talking to a brick wall on Twitter? That might be because 71 percent of tweets get absolutely no response from the world.

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Microsoft to Launch Windows Phone 7

Ref: Initially released ten years ago, in April 2000, Microsoft`s mobile operating system – Windows Mobile – was once a dominant force in the smartphone and handheld market.

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Cellphones move into cars, to hit satnav makers

Technology that allows cellphones to be used as navigation devices in cars took a step forward on Thursday, putting more pressure on the makers of in-car satnav systems.

German car industry group Consumer Electronics for Automotive (CE4A) unveiled a standard for the technology, which is being pushed by Nokia, the world’s top cellphone maker. Read more →

Change to ‘Bios’ will make for PCs that boot in seconds

Ref: New PCs could start in just seconds, thanks to an update to one of the oldest parts of desktop computers.The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as Bios that initialises a machine so its operating system can get going.

The code was not intended to live nearly this long, and adapting it to modern PCs is one reason they take as long as they do to warm up.

The Bios in modern computers dates from the earliest IBM PCs

The Bios in modern computers dates from the earliest IBM PCs

Bios’ replacement, known as UEFI, will predominate in new PCs by 2011. Read more →

Intel`s Sandy Bridge chipset to revolutionise PC market

Ref:The world`s biggest chip maker, Intel, has unveiled the chipset it is banking its immediate future on and one it hopes will shake up the market.

The product, code-named Sandy Bridge, is Intel`s first architecture to merge a microprocessor and graphics processor onto a single silicon chip. Read more →