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  • Amnesty offered for fake Microsoft software

    November 28, 2013 1:40 PM 38

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Microsoft Kenya has declared amnesty to people using unlicensed Microsoft software in the country to enable them acquire genuine software. The amnesty will run for six weeks until January 15 after which the company in conjunction with the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) will conduct a joint raid and arrest organisations that are not using

  • 90s virtual pet phenomenon Tamagotchi returns on the market

    November 28, 2013 5:47 AM 40

    Tamagotchi, the egg-shaped virtual pet beloved of schoolchildren in the 1990s, is making a comeback and is set to hit the shelves of European shops in time for Christmas. The tiny toy character, which owners have to nurture to maturity, was a worldwide smash the first time around, with maker Bandai selling 40 million units between 1996 and 1999. Now a new, updated

  • Snapchat 'essentially one big Smiley’

    November 27, 2013 8:50 AM 44

    November 27 2013 at 10:44am By Glenn CHAPMAN San Francisco - For 13-year-old Coral Fairchild, Snapchat trumps old-style text messaging as the way to socialize with friends in the mobile Internet age. The northern California girl adds mustaches to faces in pictures or speech bubbles using touch-screen features that allow people to draw on Snapchat images

  • Mother gets call from ‘Satan’ and decides to ring him back

    November 24, 2013 3:13 PM 34

    When a mother got a missed call from ‘Satan’ she was so concerned she rang him back to see what he wanted. Jenn Vest was in the middle of breastfeeding her son at her Colorado home when she received what turned out to be a rather disturbing missed call. After checking her phone to see who had tried to contact her, she saw the number 1-666-666-666. ‘It really

  • 2015 Subaru WRX at the LA Auto Show 2013 – Release Date, Price, and Specs

    November 23, 2013 11:49 PM 53

    Subaru few days back took the wraps off of the new, 2015 WRX at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2015 WRX is a totally redesigned sedan, but the company will not be offering a five-door option. According to the experts, 2015 WRX is more powerful, more fuel efficient, better looking and more intelligently designed sedan, if compared to the car it has replaced

  • Internet founder warns growing surveillance ‘threatens democracy’

    November 23, 2013 7:57 PM 63

    LONDON, Nov 23 (AFP) – The growing surveillance and censorship of the Internet “threatens the future of democracy”, the inventor of the world wide web said on Friday. Tim Berners-Lee was speaking at the launch of his World Wide Web Foundation’s second annual index measuring the Internet’s contribution to social, economic and political development and human

  • What is Instagram’s next big thing? Messaging, perhaps

    November 22, 2013 6:08 PM 33

    Instagram, known as a visual communication platform, is looking for way to expand its appeal to its community of 200 million (and growing) users. First it was short-form video and next up is messaging. Well-placed sources tell us that the company is gearing up to launch new private messaging features inside its still red-hot photo and video sharing service

  • Honda unveils nameless car, says fuel cell drive to take time

    November 22, 2013 6:58 AM 34

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T) has high hopes for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and its advanced technology to reduce tailpipe emissions, although the Japanese carmaker concedes consumers may take a few years to warm to the concept. Honda unveiled the 5-passenger vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. It doesn't have a name, for now, and is referred

  • Acer Aspire R7 newly-integrated digitizer adds to the oddity for the USA

    November 21, 2013 3:42 PM 30

    Today the folks at Acer have taken the notebook with the Ezel-Hinge (the one that makes it look like the Enterprise from Star Trek) and have given it a reboot with an integrated digitizer. This piece of technology makes the machine able to work with an optional Acer active stylus, adding to the already above-and-beyond unique design of the machine. Along

  • Galaxy Gear Will Sink, Google Glass Will Soar

    November 21, 2013 1:32 AM 40

    Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch has reached 800,000 unit shipments. Sounds impressive -- but that's not an actual "sales" figure. The big question: Can Galaxy Gear, Google Glass and other mobile devices really fuel a "wearable computer" product category? Hmmm... First the news: Samsung issued a press release saying Galaxy Gear has achieved 800,000 unit sales