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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

CAREERS

Outbrain appoints Gulshan Verma as Country Manager

He will lead the company’s expansion in India

IT GOVERNANCE

Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Nadella departs from predecessor's practice, will do earnings call Thursday

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will participate in Thursday's quarterly earnings call, a departure from the company's past practice, when former chief executive Steve Ballmer rarely joined calls with Wall Street analysts.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement

Roughly a year after settling an ugly, protracted legal battle with Oracle, Montclair State University is planning to implement a rival vendor's ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) system.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Report: Attackers have their sights set on the cloud

If you want to catch trout, you have to fish where the trout swim. That same logic applies for cyber criminals--they will focus their efforts wherever there is a fair chance of finding targets to prey on. This is underscored by a new report from Alert Logic that reveals a dramatic rise in cloud-based attacks as more businesses and individuals migrate applications and data to the cloud.

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

Channel Master DVR+: Record over-the-air TV with no fees and few frills

Cutting the cord doesn't have to mean cutting yourself off from broadcast TV. Depending on where you live, an HD antenna will let you pull in dozens of local channels over the air, including sports, news, big events like the Oscars, and a lot of the same network shows you'd find on, say, Hulu Plus.

INTERNET

Meet Project Naptha, an amazing Chrome extension for modifying text in web images

Oh wow, this Google Chrome extension feels like magic.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

China's Xiaomi targets ten markets in international expansion

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to enter ten foreign markets later this year, including Brazil, Mexico and Russia, in a bid to expand globally with its low-cost but cutting-edge phones.

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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