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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

It's the little things that matter in Amazon Redshift upgrade

Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait.

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

RBS to cut IT contractor pay by 10 percent

Royal Bank of Scotland is to reduce the pay of its IT contractors by 10 percent as part of ongoing cost cutting moves.

INTERNET

Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business

Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Fewer college students use tablets; may be a sign device doesn't boost productivity

How much real work can one get done on a tablet? Or are tablets mostly designed for entertainment? The questions arise as a recent survey of college students showed a small decline in tablet ownership.

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

Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing

Apple today followed Microsoft in opening up pre-release, or beta, versions of its personal computer operating system to all comers.

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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