Microsoft Office to Launch in the Cloud

Microsoft is launching a cloud-based version of its Office software package. Named Office 365, the service puts its Outlook, Word, Excel and other programs on the web. Microsoft will make these programs accessible via laptops, tablets and desktop computers, as well as Apple and Android Smartphones. Office 365 will be […]

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Google Acquires SageTV

Google has made their latest purchase, this time acquiring SageTV for an undisclosed fee. Software company SageTV’s product allows TV shows to be watched and recorded from any computer with a high-speed internet connection. The message on their homepage mentions “By teaming up with Google, we believe our ideas will […]

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Google Street View Halted in Bangalore

After launching just last month, Google has put a halt to its Street View service in Bangalore, India following objections from the police. Cameras mounted on cars and tricycles had collected high definition images in streets across Bangalore. India is not the first country to have concerns over Google Street […]

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Web Domain Suffixes to Increase Next Year

A global internet body has voted for the biggest change in the online world in years, with the allowance to create new website domain suffixes. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) plans to increase the number of domain endings, up from the current 22. Icann will begin […]

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British Library Makes Search Deal with Google

The British Library has reached a deal with search engine giant Google that will allow readers to view, search and copy from 250,000 out-of-copyright texts dating back to the 18th century.  This feature is available on both the library and Google books websites. The selected works date back to between […]

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Hackers Stole 1.29 Million Sega Users’ Data

Video game software developer Sega has confirmed personal date of 1.29 million of its users was stolen in an attack of its systems. The Japanese company said that email addresses and dates of birth stored on the Sega Pass database were accessed by hackers. Sega say that payment information, including […]

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Google Chromebook Goes on Sale in the USA

The first Google Chromebook laptop has gone on sale in the United States today. Google claim the Samsung machine is a new way of computing – purposely being a browser-based laptop. Currently, many applications available for Windows, Mac and Linux do not exist for Chrome. Chromebook is available in WiFi […]

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Google’s New Reverse Image Search

Google has released a new reverse image search tool to their collection. Google is using a similar technology to TinEye, in that you can upload images into Google’s search bar, and Google will do its best to match the image to content. To test the new tool, I added my […]

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FarmVille Developers Open Office in Dublin

The world’s largest social games developer, Zynga, best known for creating the FarmVille game for Facebook has opened an office in Dublin, Ireland. With over 250 million monthly users, the company has grown substantially since it was established in San Francisco, USA four years ago.  Nearly 100 staff have been […]

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Google Adds Flight Schedules to Search Results

In time for the summer getaways, Google has added a new feature that pops up at the top of your results when doing relevant searches for flights. For example, searching for London Flights brings up this set of results: While this information is basic, clicking on the Show all non-stop […]

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