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New York spreading wireless access across city

New York spreading wireless access across city One World Trade Center and the lower New York City skyline, including the Brooklyn Bridge, are seen from the air over New York on May 13, 2013(©AFP/File) Free Internet access will be given to more neighborhoods across New York as the Big Apple aims to build a “wireless corridor” designed to boost business, officials announced Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that from December free web access would be available in...

Australia researchers unveil 'attention-powered' car

Australia researchers unveil 'attention-powered' car The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia have unveiled the world’s first 'attention-powered' car on September 25, 2013(©Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia/AFP) Australian road safety researchers on Wednesday unveiled a pioneering “attention-powered car” which uses a headset to monitor brain activity and slow acceleration during periods of distraction. The car, commissioned by the Royal...

Court rules Apple, local firm can use iPhone in Brazil

Court rules Apple, local firm can use iPhone in Brazil The 3G iPhone from Brazil's Gradiente company is pictured at a store in Eldorado shopping center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 16, 2013(©AFP/File) A court has ruled that Apple can use the trademark iPhone in Brazil, ending the exclusive rights Brazilian firm Gradiente had been given by INPI, the Latin American nation’s intellectual property office. Judge Eduardo de Brito Fernandes ruled that the INPI must end the...

Microsoft unveils upgraded Surface tablets

Microsoft unveils upgraded Surface tablets Reporters listen as Vice President Panos Panay introduces the Microsoft Surface 2 in New York on September 23, 2013(©AFP) Microsoft has unveiled two new versions of its Surface tablet, renewing its efforts in mobile computing after the product’s launch a year ago failed to impress consumers. The Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro have “significant updates, including improvements to processing power and battery life,”...

Outgoing Microsoft CEO regrets lapse in smartphones

Outgoing Microsoft CEO regrets lapse in smartphones Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, pictured in June holding Windows phones(©Getty Images/AFP/File) Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his biggest regret is missing the boat on smartphones — but he said the software giant should not admit defeat just yet. “I regret that there was a period in the early 2000s when we were so focused on what we had to do around Windows that we weren’t able to redeploy...
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