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Obama signs technology access bill for disabled

b>WASHINGTON/b>: Blind and deaf people in the United States will be able to more easily use smartphones, the Internet and other technologies that are staples of life and work under a Bill just signed into law.

MSC Malaysia Summit to make its debut

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) will hold the first MSC Malaysia Summit, scheduled for Oct 11 to 15 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Japan to pilot digital textbooks in classrooms

b>TOKYO/b>: Japan will soon start testing electronic textbooks in primary schools, enhancing the role of information technology in the classroom for a generation of 'digital natives' born in the wired age.

Web creator wants free access for all

b>LONDON:/bTHE inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, used his keynote at the Nokia World conference to suggest that everyone in the world should be provided with a low-bandwidth connection by default.

Nokia: An eye on the next billion

b>LONDON:/bWith roughly 80% of the world's population in reach of a cell tower, Nokia believes it is the mobile phone that will offer the first PC-like experience for many of the next billion people who will go online.

Philippines developing Tablet PC for students

b>MANILA:/bThe Filipino Government is working on a low-cost Tablet computer that could bring an end to the days of children dragging heavy schoolbooks around.

Two more varsities join EPP programme

b>PETALING JAYA/b>: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Malaya (UM) joined the Education Partner Programme (EPP) spearheaded by YTL Communications.

Call for Malaysia-Aussie tech tie-ups

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: Malaysia and Australia are thousands of miles apart but they have similar goals for their ICT (information and communications technology) industries.

UN says RIM should share BlackBerry data

b>LONDON/b>: BlackBerry's Canadian manufacturer should give law enforcement agencies around the world access to its customer data, the UN technology chief said, adding that governments have legitimate security concerns that should not be ignored.

Brocade opens regional service centre

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: Network solutions provider Brocade Communications Systems Inc has launched a sales support and customer service centre for its South East Asian customers here.