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Pokemon Black and White: Legendaries

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The Japanese Pokemon Website has revealed the fifth generation Pokemon or Pokemon Black and White Legendaries, Reshiram and Zekrom. The cover of the Pokemon Black version will feature the Legendary Pokemon Reshiram, and the White version cover will feature the Legendary Pokemon Zekrom. Reshiram is white in colour with blue eyes, possessing big wings and claws. Reshiram somewhat has familiar features such as Palkia’s feet and Darkrai’s head and tail? [...]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click [...]

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made [...]

Ping makes clothing the new Foursquare for your friends/stalkers

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Never thought we would cover clothing, but we are now – for this article. This is the Ping – and it’s apparently a “social networking garment”, and it does what it is supposed to do, let you stay connected to Facebook friends or Twitter stalkers by updating them… with every move you make like lifting up your hood, zipping up the garment or even moving around and bending your arms. [...]

Google redirects China domain to Hong Kong

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Google has acted on its threat of shutting down Google.cn by redirecting all traffic from that domain to its Hong Kong localised version, which effectively means that all Chinese results will be uncensored – unlike the mainland version because of strict laws regarding censorship. Previously, searches for Falun Gong and the Taiwanese independence were controversial topics that were often censored by localised versions. Like Google, Bing China and Yahoo China [...]

Interview: More questions from Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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We sent some more questions before we published our interview with Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar, Vice President of Forum Nokia; but we didn’t get them answered before today. So, here is (what we deem) Part Two of the e-mail interview with her. Q. The Qt UI framework makes it easier for applications to be built for both mobile and desktop computers. What do you see are the benefits of this, and [...]

Robot teachers coming to South Korea in 2012

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Is this the start of robot domination? South Korea will now be going ahead of having robot teaching assistants, known as the R-Learning, and having them in at least 500 preschools in 2010 at a cost of 1 billion won, and an additional 40 billion won by 2012. By 2013, it would be present in 8000 preschools – so expect robots to be teaching your kids the alphabet (and possibly [...]

Microsoft wants you to be social… on Outlook

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Despite Google Buzz becoming an abysmal failure, Microsoft has decided to release a plugin for Outlook 2010 Beta that will allow you to view what you and your friends are doing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or on its Sharepoint service (because that is apparently going to bring in social networking features to the workplace). It’s pretty much going to tell you what your friends are doing in real time (which [...]

Intel and Nokia to merge mobile OS to create MeeGo

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Intel and Nokia have decided to announce during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they will be merging their not-yet-finished, Linux-based mobile OSs into one – and they have called it the MeeGo. While we don’t know which parts of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo will be dropped or present in MeeGo, expect this to be (according to the press release anyways) a variety of devices, “including pocketable mobile [...]

WiFi a/b/g/n and introducing WiFi Direct

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There it is folks – a new Wi-Fi type that will be officially support by the Wi-Fi Alliance and is aimed to do one thing – create a devices-to-deivces network without a base station or ad-hoc nonsense. From the Wi-Fi Alliance website press release: The specification, previously code-named “Wi-Fi peer-to-peer,” can be implemented in any Wi-Fi device, from mobile phones, cameras, printers, and notebook computers, to human interface devices such [...]

NEC’s 43-inch monitor to go on sale in July

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NEC is set to bring out its new, 2800×900 pixel resolution, 43-inch monitor in July. So, if you have US$7,999 left in your bank, and waiting to be spent – well, this should be the main thing you should buy. While this may put a dent into your family budget, but hey, as Sunrise says – “Reject the Recession”. The monitor has a HDMI 1.3 and DVI-D connector, has a [...]