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China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

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

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APPLICATIONS

Legal insight: The wrong development contract

If your project is agile, and your contract isn't, you may be signing up for a major dispute, writes Stuart van Rij of Wigley & Company..

CLOUD COMPUTING

Avoiding the Cloud is not detrimental: SolarWinds

Businesses will not be at a significant competitive disadvantage if they do not deploy a public Cloud solution, according to SolarWinds.

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

Lytro returns with Illum, a very expensive light field camera

Lytro, the company whose light field camera technology made waves a few years ago, is back with even fancier hardware.

INDUSTRIES

5 ways Microsoft will enable your PC to see, sense, and understand

Two years ago, Microsoft's Kinect for Windows literally opened the PC's eyes. And now Microsoft researchers are teaching it to see.

INTERNET

WhatsApp is well on its way to 1 billion users

Facebook bought WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg dreams of the day when his messaging app has a billion users. WhatsApp is well on its way with 500 million active users, 50 million more than when Zuck acquired the startup two months ago. Not too shabby.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Google Glass dips its toe into iOS pool

As Google added a taste of iOS functionality to Glass, one analyst said this is just the beginning of efforts to draw in Apple users to the computerized eyewear.

NETWORKING

Yes grows in Sabah

YTL Communications expands its 4G service - called Yes - to Sabah with 60% population coverage and also signs with Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Two tricks to take the hassle out of managing Windows 8 Wi-Fi connections

Windows 8.1 has some great little goodies in it, and Microsoft gave us a few more with the recent Windows 8.1 Update, which greatly boosted the operating system's usability on traditional PCs.

SECURITY

While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

The panic over the Heartbleed bug is proving to be a convenient distraction for hackers using standard techniques in a fresh wave of attacks targeting at least 18 U.S. universities, according to a computer security researcher.

STORAGE

Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand

As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of capacity.

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BLOGS

Big data, big dilemmas

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

Blurred Lines -- Living on the Edge of Digital and Physical Worlds

The “cyber physical” is changing the way we experience everyday life.

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