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The much awaited MSI Wind U200 will be available soon in Europe.

The much awaited MSI Wind U200 will be available soon in Europe. The notebook is now up for pre-order on German retailer Notebook.de. According to the German website, the CULV-based ultraportable should be shipping in about 3-4 weeks. This 12-inch notebook comes with Intel’s 1.3GHz Pentium US2700 processor and 4GB RAM, a 320GB HDD. It(…)

Sprint and Samsung teamed up to announce the eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim phone

Sprint and Samsung teamed up to announce the eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim phone. The device is the first mobile phone in the U.S. which claims to be made from nature-friendly bio-plastic material. Manufactured by Sprint, the phone has been constituted from around 80% recyclable material and has been packaged in a recycled paper. The Reclaim is(…)

Nokia have launched the 5530 XpressMusic in the UK.

Nokia have launched the 5530 XpressMusic in the UK. The touchscreen phone should come in the country via Carphone Warehouse, as the retailer managed to get six-week exclusivity on the handset. The 5530 XpressMusic was announced back in June 2009. Introduced as a cheaper and smaller version of the popular 5800 XpressMusic, The Nokia 5530(…)

Axel Springer’s embrace of mobile digital content delivered by Apple iPhone 3G.

European newspaper giant Axel Springer is more than a huge print operation, it also aims to become Europe’s most creative and profitable multimedia publishing enterprise. To this end, the company has transformed itself from an old-school publisher to a digital media powerhouse. One phase of this metamorphosis is Axel Springer’s embrace of mobile digital content(…)

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. For Web users and advertisers, this(…)

As per the plan, India would produce 20,000 megawatts of electricity from solar sources

The National Solar Mission, envisaged in India, has received a booster dose with the Union government according conditional approval for billions of dollars in proposed investments in this regard. According to the plan, India would produce 20,000 megawatts of electricity from solar sources. Current solar energy production in India totals about 100 megawatts. The government has taken(…)

Facebook buys social media aggregator FriendFeed

Facebook is buying a Web service called FriendFeed that gives users a view of what their friends are doing on all sorts of social media sites, including Facebook’s rivals. In an interview, FriendFeed co-founder Bret Taylor said the two services will eventually merge, though FriendFeed will operate separately for now. He said FriendFeed was drawn(…)

VMware to buy SpringSource for $362 million

VMware Inc., which makes software that allows business servers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously, said Monday it is acquiring SpringSource for $362 million in cash and stock. The purchase of SpringSource, a privately held business andWeb application developer, also includes the assumption of $58 million in unvested stock and options. The deal is expected(…)

Scientists have developed a new operating software for condition monitoring (CM) systems

Scientists have developed a new operating software for condition monitoring (CM) systems that are used to monitor machines remotely, which can be adapted for use with various types of facility without the need for manual programming. CM systems monitor machines remotely, with sensors mounted on the equipment feeding continuous measurements back to a control box,(…)

Air Force used Twitter to track NY flyover fallout

As the Pentagon warns of the security risks posed by social networking sites, newly released government documents show the military also uses these Internet tools to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events. The Air Force tracked online messaging service Twitter, video-sharing site YouTube and various blogs to assess the huge public backlash to(…)

Google map showed certain areas of Arunachal Pradesh as being parts of China.

Google, the popular search engine, on Saturday conceded to have erroneously depicted some areas of Arunachal Pradesh as being parts of China following a processing of routine update of new map data on the Google Earth. It stated the mistake would be rectified soon. “Earlier, this week, as part of routine update to Google Earth,(…)