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Trackside with Cadillac's new 464 h...

Trackside with Cadillac's new 464 horsepower ATS-V coupe and sedan

Cadillac's performance V-Series grows with the addition of the very capable compact ATS-V. We hit the track at Texas' Circuit of the Americas.
Tiny Bluetooth receiver adds wirele...

Tiny Bluetooth receiver adds wireless phone connectivity to your car

The Aukey Bluetooth car kit brings music streaming and hands-free phone calls to most cars, in a smartly designed small package.
Affordable on-ear headphones worth ...

Affordable on-ear headphones worth listening to

With an improved design and performance, Marshall Headphones' Major II model is a nice upgrade over the original and among the better on-ear headphones for the money.
Affordable on-ear headphones worth ...

Affordable on-ear headphones worth listening to

With an improved design and performance, Marshall Headphones' Major II modeil is a nice upgrade over the original and among the better on-ear headphones for the money.
Eureka's new vacuum takes care of t...

Eureka's new vacuum takes care of tangles

The Eureka Brushroll Clean can handle tangles on its own, and claims to clean carpets better than the Dyson DC41.
Xiaomi's Mi 4i debuts with polycarb...

Xiaomi's Mi 4i debuts with polycarbonate body in five colors (hands-on)

Launching first in India, the Mi 4i has a 5-inch display and a quick-charge feature for a rapid battery boost.

PCWorld

Capgemini to expand in North Americ...

Capgemini to expand in North America with $4B acquisition of iGate

French IT services company Capgemini is to acquire iGate in the U.S. for US$4.0 billion, in a bid to expand its presence in the North American market.

The deal will boost Capgemini?s revenue from North America by 33 percent to $4 billion, making the region the first to account for 30 percent of its revenue.

The iGate acquisition also brings to Capgemini additional expertise in application and infrastructure services, business process outsourcing and engineering services. Capgemini also gets iGate?s clients, including key customers such as General Electric and Royal Bank of Canada, to whom it can now cross-sell its own services.

After the acquisition, the merged entity will have an estimated combined revenue of ?12.5 billion ($13.6 billion) in 2015, an operating margin above 10 percent and around 190,000 employees. About 50,000 of these employees will be focused on North American clients.

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Nepal communications hit by power o...

Nepal communications hit by power outage, last-mile issues

Phone and Internet communications have been hit in Nepal?s capital city of Kathmandu after a devastating earthquake, forcing aid workers at times to ask people to go across with messages.

The International Red Cross and tech companies like Facebook and Google introduced tools to help users check online on people affected, but their effectiveness could be impacted by large-scale power outages and last-mile Internet connectivity problems.

?Communication is very difficult within Kathmandu and to rural areas,? said Zubin Zaman, deputy director at aid agency Oxfam India.

Telephone links are patchy and the Internet is extremely slow, Zaman said Monday. The problem with communicating over the Internet has been compounded by an electricity outage which has affected people?s ability to recharge their smartphones and laptops, he added.

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Google removes Nexus 7 from its sto...

Google removes Nexus 7 from its store, but the Nexus 9 lives on

If you were looking to buy a Nexus 7, you?re out of luck as Google?s 7-inch tablet is no longer available for purchase from Google?s online store.

If you visit the Nexus 7 page on the Google Store, you?ll be presented with a message stating that ?the Nexus 7 is no longer available for purchase.? It?s unclear as of this writing whether Google has discontinued the Nexus 7 outright, or whether it?s merely out of stock or is planning to release a refreshed version.

At the time of its release in 2013, we praised the current Nexus 7 as ?the best 7-inch tablet that money can buy,? and especially liked its sharp, vibrant 1280 by 1920-resolution screen. The Nexus 7 hasn?t received an update since then, however, so given the tablet?s age, it wouldn?t come as a shock if Google stopped production.

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Internet steady in Nepal after eart...

Internet steady in Nepal after earthquake but last-mile connectivity an issue

The Internet is playing an important role in communications in Nepal after a devastating earthquake, as phone links were choked by the large number of people trying to connect.

Internet service was disrupted after the earthquake hit near the capital city of Kathmandu on Saturday and cloud services provider Akamai said its traffic to the country saw a steep decline just after 6:00 UTC.

Nepal Telecom survived the earthquake while smaller Internet service providers experienced outages, Internet performance monitoring company Dyn said. It had earlier reported that the earthquake had rattled the Internet in the country.

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Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alex...

Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alexa into talking with Nest and Wink

Ever since Amazon announced the release of an SDK (software development kit) for its Echo interactive speaker early last month, we?ve been salivating at the prospect of using Alexa (Echo?s built-in virtual assistant) as a smart-home factotum. It appears some of the developers with access to the SDK are thinking along the same lines.

One such developer is Holland, Massachusetts-based web engineer Jeffrey Bachand, who has come forward with a video of him using Echo to control his Nest Learning Thermostat and Wink smart-home hub. In the 71-second YouTube video, first reported on by Engadget, Bachand can be heard bombarding Alexa with a barrage of commands: ?open Wink?, ?turn the living room [lights] off?, ?open Nest?, ?turn it [the temperature] down?, and so on. On each occasion, Alexa does exactly as told.

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Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even...

Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating

The wait is over. Debian 8.0??Jessie??will be released on April 25, after a nearly two-year development cycle for the next release of this long-standing Linux distribution.

Microsoft is even throwing Debian a birthday party, complete with cake. Sure, it?s basically just an advertisement for Microsoft?s Azure cloud-computing platform, but it?s still amusing.

Software, security, and desktop updates

As usual?with every Linux distribution, really?the biggest changes you?ll notice are package updates.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

Capturing the Stars That Light Poll...

Capturing the Stars That Light Pollution Has Taken From Us

Capturing the Stars That Light Pollution Has Taken From Us

Two filmmakers-turned-photographers seek out the last true "dark sky" locations on Earth.

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Broken Age Brings Back a Classic Fe...

Broken Age Brings Back a Classic Feature: Unfair Puzzles

Broken Age Brings Back a Classic Feature: Unfair Puzzles

Double Fine's Broken Age is a great point-and-click adventure revival, but some of its puzzles aren't just difficult---they're unfair.

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The Plan to Bring Nature Back to th...

The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

Los Angeles' river, a long-neglected wasteland, is about to become an urban oasis: a linear, riparian Central Park.

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Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Sc...

Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED?s Coders

Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders

WIRED announces the rebirth of Webmonkey, with a new podcast on what happens behind the scenes at WIRED, and what's happening in the greater web community.

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While You Were Offline: The Avenger...

While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell

While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell

If there's a running theme to this week's online stories, it's the idea that being a celebrity is fairly weird.

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Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Li...

Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina?s

Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s

In this Geek's Guide to the Galaxy author and Ex Machina director Alex Garland discusses why sci-fi films need more big ideas.

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Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

As Japan ages, robots may get more ...

As Japan ages, robots may get more jobs

A growing number of Japanese businesses are testing out robots as a possible solution to the country's shrinking workforce.
The man who makes clouds in a lab

The man who makes clouds in a lab

It may be the secret weapon against global warming -- using focused laser beams to affect the weather.
YouTube marks 10 years of uploads w...

YouTube marks 10 years of uploads with new studios for filmmakers

As it marks 10 years since the first upload, YouTube is striving to improve the quality of its content by investing in "YouTube Spaces."
Second robot captures glow inside s...

Second robot captures glow inside stricken Fukushima plant

A second robotic probe sent into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has captured images of a strange green glow.
Is this the future of flight?

Is this the future of flight?

This antenna could give good plane ...

This antenna could give good plane Wi-Fi

BBC

VIDEO: Smart card is 'wallet replac...

VIDEO: Smart card is 'wallet replacement'

The Stratos card aims to be a single credit-card sized replacement for all the existing cards in a person's wallet.
Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
Valve expands Steam 'mod' market

Valve expands Steam 'mod' market

Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'

Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'

A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'

Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'

Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
Cyber-thieves 'avoiding' bitcoins

Cyber-thieves 'avoiding' bitcoins

The falling value of bitcoins is making the virtual cash much less attractive to cyber-thieves, claims a security expert.

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