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With the 2014 Kia Soul, we finally get a touchscreen that isn't a drag

The touchscreens in cars I've tried up to now have largely been frustrating--herky-jerky, hesitant. You jab the screen repeatedly and glance over (which you're not supposed to do) to see what the holdup is. That's because most of these touchscreens use resistive technology, which is notoriously unresponsive.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

Google AdWords cleared in geotagging patent lawsuit

Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a U.S. judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services.

OUTSOURCING

Offshore service providers in AP to brace for increasing competition: Gartner

Latin American and Eastern Europe countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals.

PROJECT MGMT

Shortage of project managers sends businesses scrambling

When it comes to project management, many organisations find themselves understaffed and that's putting them at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study by ESI International.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT

Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud attacks are following enterprise workloads

Enterprise workloads are shifting to cloud and hosting environments in ever greater numbers and attacks that have historically targeted on-premises environments are following them, according to a new report.

DATA CENTER

Intelligent cooling system for Malaysian data centres: Schneider Electric

The new InRow Chilled Water solutions help match the increased IT load of modern data centres, said APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia's VP John Atherton.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

4K brings flexibility to digital photography: Panasonic

Panasonic has unveiled its latest digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera, the Lumix DMC-GH4, which features 4K high definition video recording capability.

INDUSTRIES

ARM says 64-bit chips have begun shipping in high volume

Although ARM reported a drop in royalty payments for its embedded chip designs, the company reported an increase in licensing revenues and a healthy boost in the chips it sells into smartphones, including the first 64-bit sales.

INTERNET

Bing for schools out of pilot stage, promises ad-free search

Microsoft is throwing open an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible kindergarten to 12th grade schools in the U.S., after completing the pilot stage of this program that was first run in five large public school districts.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time

Android smartphones and tablets now get the most mobile ad traffic worldwide, but iPhones and iPads still get 52% of the revenue.

NETWORKING

Fortinet bags Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Network Security 2014 award

Fortinet's extensive product portfolios have scored a hat trick with three Frost & Sullivan awards in the region this year, said Frost & Sullivan analyst Vu Anh Tien.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country's networking infrastructure.

SECURITY

Malaysian oganisations must adopt a proactive security posture: Symantec survey

Know your data and where it is going, advises Symantec's Eric Hoh during the unveiling of an 'era of mega breaches' in the latest Internet Security Threat report.

STORAGE

Toshiba, SanDisk NAND flash memory shrinks to 15-nanometer process

Partners Toshiba and SanDisk have developed 15-nanometer process technology for NAND flash memory widely used in smartphones and tablets.

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BLOGS

iPhone up, iPad down: What Apple's device mix says about mobile devices

Apple's reported earnings revealed a strong product mix contrast: iPhone sales increased 17% in units and 14% in revenues, while iPad sales decreased 16% in units and 13% in revenues.

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

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