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July 26, 2015 By SpeakingPal

Learn English, Speak English by SpeakingPal

*Learn to speak English the easy way*Speak with a video Character and get instant feedback.*You speak English and SpeakingPal listens!*Improve...

June 12, 2012 by

Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.

May 21, 2012

Next-generation 802.11ac routers

A recent flurry of announcements from networking equipment vendors — including Belkin, Buffalo and Netgear — heralds the imminent arrival of the next generation of Wi-Fi products to the UK market. Incorporating many of the design features of 802.

February 28, 2012 by

LG holds back secret features of Optimus 4X HD

The recently announced LG Optimus 4X HD, the company’s first quad-core equipped smartphone, has features that are still yet to be revealed.The device, which is set for arrival sometime in the second quarter of 2012, has at least six as-yet unannounced features a company spokesman let slip to ZDNet UK at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona on Tuesday.

July 20, 2015 By Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH

Raumfeld Controller

Excellent sound and innovative technology has earned the hifi multiroom system Raumfeld from the Berlin loudspeaker specialists Teufel...

October 7, 2011 by

T-Mobile details iPhone 4S pricing

UK network operator T-Mobile has revealed pricing details for the new iPhone 4S, unveiled on Tuesday.The operator is offering the device — which features upgraded internal specifications but retains the same look as the iPhone 4 — on plans of £25.

June 6, 2011 by

What is graphene?

Carbon is valuable as diamond and in oil, but a new form of the pure element may be even more important in our future. ZDNet UK presents the first in a series of features on graphene

October 2, 2009 by

New faces, old hands on ZDNet UK

I'm very pleased to welcome the latest addition to the ZDNet UK stable of bloggers, Simon Bisson and Mary Branscombe.A well-established partnership in IT journalism who have been writing news and features for us for some time, their "500 Words Into The Future" blog will make good use of their experience and insight.

September 21, 2009 by

Dell PowerEdge T710

Dell's PowerEdge T710 is ideal for branch office or medium-sized business use, where performance, expandability and flexibility are key attributes.

December 10, 2008 by

The future? Man falls in love with robot

In the not exactly business technology department an inventor has created the love of his life--a female robot.According to the UK Sun, Le Trung, 33, has created Aiko--a female robot with "with a stunning 32, 23, 33 figure, shiny hair and delicate features.

December 2, 2008 by

Fritz!Box 7270

The Fritz!Box 7270 is well designed and packed with features. DECT and 802.11n are major additions, but the real value lies in the detailed features built around those functions. The 7270 should prove extremely useful as a small office or home gateway.

September 15, 2008 by

Dell Vostro 1310

Dell's small-business-focused Vostro 1310 has a temptingly affordable entry-level price, but a realistic specification soon brings it into line with the competition.

April 15, 2008 by

Toshiba Portégé M700-110

The Portégé M700-110 is a generally solid 12.1in. convertible Tablet PC with a nice dual-mode touch-screen. It's a good choice for Tablet PC fans; if you need HSDPA or a webcam, it's a relatively small step up to the 3G11F model.

March 17, 2008 by

E-TEN Glofiish M800

We are impressed with the range of functions and capabilities E-TEN has built into the Glofiish M800. However, the touch-sensitive buttons on the front are a serious design error, as they interfere with usability to the point of annoyance.

February 3, 2008 by

Particle swarm optimization for pictures

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is a computer algorithm based on a mathematical model of the social interactions of swarms which was first described in 1995. Now, researchers in the UK and Jordan have carried this swarm approach to photography to 'intelligently boost contrast and detail in an image without distorting the underlying features.' This looks like a clever concept even if I haven't seen any results. The researchers have developed an iterative process where a swarm of images is created by a computer. These images are 'graded relative to each other, the fittest end up at the front of the swarm until a single individual that is the most effectively enhanced.' But read more...


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