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Apple’s tongue-tied Siri faces ‘Singlish’ rival

SINGAPORE'S SingTel has developed an application to rival the voice-activated Siri on the iPhone 4S that is sure to go down well in the island state - because it can understand 'Singlish'.


Farmers share cow photos, tips on new social network

b>BUENOS AIRES:/bInstead of uploading pictures of friends and family, members of a new Argentine social network share photos of soybean fields and press the 'like button' on the latest tractor models.Building on the success of wellknown social networks such as Facebook, Argentina's SojaBook (b>>) which means 'SoyBook' in English has found fertile ground in the South American country.


Multinationals turn to Weibo

b>SHANGHAI:/bWhat do the International Monetary Fund, Louis Vuitton and Unilever have in common?


Mirasol technology adds colour to e-readers

SOUTH Korea's largest bookseller, Kyobo, and wireless technology company Qualcomm are opening the book on a new colour e-reader with an advanced display.


Online uproar as India seeks social media screening

b>NEW DELHI/b>: India has urged social network companies including Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove offensive material, unleashing a storm of criticism from Internet users complaining of censorship in the world's largest democracy.


The Malaysian microprocessor pioneers

We recently had a conversation with a friend from Penang who was surprised when we told him that many of his fellow Penangites were involved in designing the core of the current generation of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 microprocessors.


Intel backs ultra-light laptops with new age controls

US chip giant Intel heralded a coming wave of affordable high-powered, thin laptops that could double as Tablet computers and be controlled by gestures or spoken commands.


Internet leader defends coming changes in URLs

b>WASHINGTON:/bCompanies and law enforcement agencies nervous about a huge expansion in Internet domains - adding to .com, .net and others - will have many ways to protect trademarks and identify website owners, the head of the organisation that organises the Internet said.


Dewan Eja Pro for OpenOffice, InDesign and InCopy

THE Name Technology Sdn Bhd has released the first i>Dewan Eja Pro 2012/iBahasa Malaysia proofing tools for i>OpenOffice/iand i>Adobe InDesign/InCopy/iinto the market. The latter is available in both PC and Mac platforms.


Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop antipiracy act

b>NEW YORK/b>: Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopaedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed US antipiracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet.