Author Archives: Emma Woollacott

Emma Woollacott
Emma has been a freelance journalist since 1992, and has written for a variety of national papers, not least Times, Telegraph, Sunday Times Magazine and the Financial Times. She has also been a regular contributor to a number of computing magazines and websites, such as Techeye.net and TGdaily.com.

 

Google engineer retracts ‘rant’ about Google+

google-plus A Google engineer has apologised for publicly posting a long criticism of the company’s Google+ social network in which he described it as a ‘pathetic afterthought’. Steve Yegge - unfamiliar with.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Internet News: Broadband, Telecoms, Social Networks, ISP's

Urban OS could run entire cities

PlanIT Valley In a hugely ambitious project, engineers are working on a new urban operating system designed to manage everything from traffic lights to the temperature of people’s living rooms. The Urban OS.. more
Posted in All Tech News, General Tech News: NuTech, Gadgets, Science, Entertainment,, Science

Samsung leaves sinking ship, signs patent deal with Microsoft

Android Logo Samsung’s become the latest Android vendor to sign a patent agreement with Microsoft, promising to pay the company license fees on every Android phone and tablet it sells. The two companies.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Android News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News, Xbox News

Eric Schmidt concedes Google is near-monopoly

Google chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday got his chance to defend the company against anti-trust complaints - but admitted that it was ‘in the area’ of a monopoly. Speaking to a US Senate antitrust panel, Schmidt said the company had learned from the mistakes of its.. more
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Government calls for tougher internet regulation

Culture minister Jeremy Hunt is calling on search engines and internet service providers to enforce a ban on pirated content. He wants a new measure included in the planned Communications Bill to block links to websites offering pirated content. He’s also asking advertisers, banks and.. more
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Apple blamed for Chinese cancer deaths

An environmental group has slammed Apple over what it says are dangerous levels of pollution from its Chinese suppliers, causing cancer and other serious illnesses. Five NGOs, headed by the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), say they’ve identified 27 factories believed to.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Apple News: iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac OSX

Samsung sales ban could threaten all Android vendors

Apple has successfully won an injunction against the sale of three Galaxy S smartphones in the Netherlands - and, in practice, across the rest of Europe as well. It’s a major blow for the company, which has today also seen a German court uphold another.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Android News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Developers suffer as Android users ignore most apps

Mobile device manufacturers love to trumpet how many apps are available for their particular operating system - but they may be wasting their breath. New research from Nielsen’s Smartphone Analytics project shows that while Android users have about a quarter of a million apps to.. more
Posted in Android News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing

Apple’s EU win against Samsung could hit all tablet makers

Apple’s recent successes in halting sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 could have repercussions for the whole of the tablet industry. The company this week succeeded in getting sales of the device halted across most of Europe, after winning a preliminary injunction in a German.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing

Researchers reveal holes in Chrome OS security

Well, so much for Google’s Chrome OS being malware-free. Two security researchers say they’ve found a series of security issues which could still be used to push malicious programs to devices running Chrome, hijack Google or other online accounts of Chrome users and steal sensitive.. more
Posted in All Tech News, IT Security News