Intel is to turn London into a testbed for new technologies that it hopes can make city life more connected and sustainable.The company announced the creation of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities on Thursday.
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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both the fixed and wireless varieties, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices. He is based in Berlin.
Google is to provide more than a hundred trainee computer science teachers in the UK with Arduino or Raspberry Pi kits as teaching aids, chairman Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday.Speaking at London's Science Museum, Schmidt noted how computer science education was essential to the development of engineering skills.
Microsoft has had to come up with a new way for Windows 8 users to boot from USB drives because the operating system's start-up time is too quick for the old method, the company has said.Since Windows 95, users have been able to press a function key such as F8 or F12 during start-up, to access advanced boot menus, debugging options and other features.
The Metropolitan Police Service is giving mobile fingerprint scanners to its officers, to use on those suspected of or wanted for criminal offences.The Met said on Wednesday that it was deploying 350 of the 'MobileID' devices in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Newham, Westminster, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Brent, Croydon, Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey.
Google is warning around half a million users that their computers or routers are infected with the notorious DNSChanger clickjacking malware.The company said on Tuesday that it was notifying the infected on their search results pages, much as it did last July for a separate piece of malicious code.
Microsoft has temporarily removed the street imagery feature from Bing Maps in Germany, following complaints.The company launched the Bing Streetside feature for its Germany users last year.
The GitHub hosting service for software development revision control has released its first official Windows client, a year after a similar client for Mac OS X came out.The GitHub for Windows client, which was unveiled on Monday, works on XP, Vista, 7 and the pre-release version of Windows 8.
AMD has launched an embedded counterpart to its notebook-oriented Trinity chipset, targeting graphics-intensive applications such as digital signage and surveillance systems.The company unveiled its AMD Embedded R-Series accelerate processing unit (APU) on Monday, just a week after it revealed the Trinity as a direct competitor to Intel's Ivy Bridge.
SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship has successfully taken off, days after a launch attempt was aborted at the last minute.SpaceX's Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule has successfully launched.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is developing an add-on camera module for the popular and cheap mini-computer, and plans to put it on sale later this year.The Raspberry Pi's upcoming camera module is designed to help build robots.
Europe's smaller telecoms firms have warned of a return to the age of telco monopolies, claiming that larger companies are still charging them too much in wholesale fees for their legacy copper networks.The companies, which are members of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), told digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday that their business case for fibre deployment was not sustainable.
ICANN will reopen the application system for generic top-level domains on Tuesday, the organisation said late last week.The body, which administers the DNS root zone, had to shut down the gTLD application system on 12 April due to a bug that made some applicants' details visible to others.
Waterstones is to sell Amazon Kindles and offer special deals to customers who use the devices in its physical stores.Waterstones will begin selling Amazon Kindle devices in its stores.
The chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange has apologised for technological hiccups that delayed the start of Facebook's public flotation on Friday.Facebook's IPO turned out to be a moderate success at best.
HP is preparing to announce at least 25,000 job cuts next week in an effort to stem falling revenues, according to multiple sources.As reported by The Guardian, the FT, The Wall Street Journal and others, the cuts will reduce HP's headcount by between 8-10 percent, or roughly between 25,000-30,000 people.