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Sir Jonathan Ive Apple Designer Knighted at Buckingham Palace

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In an lenghty interveiw with the The Daily Telegraph, Apple’s design guru Jonathan Ive, who has received a knighthood today by the Princess Royal at the at Buckingham Palace, for creating products such as the iPad, tells Shane Richmond why this country’s industrial heritage lies behind his success said, “I’m very …

iPhone 4S Hands-On Plus Apple Demos for Siri, iCloud

Right after launching the iPhone 4S, Apple has posted the videos of the Smartphone than lands with iOS 5 and iCloud:

Introducing iPhone 4S

Introducing Siri on iPhone 4S

Introducing iCloud

The …

Twitter Accounted Over 3.4 Million Visits Because Of London Riots

The UK Internet population has been tracking the progress of the recent London riots by visiting News and Media sites and Twitter.

According to Hitwise Experian study, the News and Media category saw a spike with a 14% increase in UK Internet visits between Monday 7 August and Tuesday 8 August. “BBC has …

BBC iPlayer App for PS3/TVs Launched – BBC Wants iPlayer on Xbox 360

BBC just launched a brand new version of their “BBC iPlayer” service for TVs. The new version gives audiences the control they want directly on the TV in the United Kingdom, in a design custom-built for the living room, so the BBC iPlayer experience feels just like TV.

The …

Cambridge TV White Spaces Trial Exploring Anytime, Anywhere Connectivity Will Explore Better Use of Broadcast Spectrum

With more than five billion cell phones and a growing “Internet of Things,” the demands we’re placing on spectrum have run headlong into the traditional ways that society regulates and allocates spectrum use, based on approaches that’re nearly a century old. This’s an issue that goes well beyond dropped cell phone calls, and can’t be …

Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive in Your Car

Microsoft’s Senior Product Manager for Windows Embedded Automotive, Steven Bridgeland, has been filming a segment on the NBC Bay Area program Press:here.

“Steven’s segment with host Scott McGrew also included Maggie Shiels of the BBC and Rich Jaroslavsky of Bloomberg BusinessWeek to discuss trends in the automotive infotainment market, Microsoft’s …

A Front Row Seat to the Royal Wedding – Complete Guide to Watch the Wedding Online

The much anticipated royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is finally here. Here’s a comprehensive list of where to watch the festivities online, find photos, mobile apps, Twitter and Facebook accounts following the Royal Wedding and more.

Brain Waves from Thoughts of Sounds Used to Move Cursor on a Computer Screen

A new research shows that a cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. This is done by placing sensors directly on the surface of the Brain the technique is known as Electrocorticography. The authors of the Journal of Neuroengineering paper say the technique …

BBC 6 Music and 1xtra Web Site Hacked Injected with Malicious iFrame

Websense is reporting that BBC – 6 Music Web site has been injected with a malicious iframe, as have areas of the BBC 1Xtra radio station Web site.

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The injected iframe occurs at the foot of the BBC 6 Music Web page, and loads code from a Web site …

Media Drive Twitter ‘Trends’, Revealed HP’s Trends in Social Media: Persistence and Decay Study

A study “Trends in Social Media: Persistence and Decay” by HP examined how popular subjects get to be listed among the top “trending” topics on Twitter. The conclusion is that mainstream media outlets, and not prolific tweeters, appear to dictate what topics trend on Twitter.

“You might expect the most prolific tweeters or …

BBC iPlayer Apps Hits the Apple App Store in the UK

BBC iPlayer app for the iPad and Android is now released on App Store in UK. The apps brings BBC TV and Radio programmes now on you iPad. You can watch and listen live, or choose your favourites from over 400 hours programming from the last 7 days.

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Russian Films Available Through Apple’s iTunes Bust Copyright Laws

BBC is reporting that Russian films are being made available through Apple’s iTunes service without the consent of the copyright holders. The popular films, dating from the Soviet era, are being made available to download as smartphone apps.

Films available via iTunes include old favourites such as Gentlemen of Fortune, Assa, The Diamond …

After Twitter, Facebook, BlackBerry, Egypt Now Shuts Down Internet

Egypt appears to have clamped down on web services, such as Twitter, that have been used to help organise anti-government protests in Cairo. Twitter confirmed that its service has been blocked in Egypt on Tuesday from around 1600GMT. Facebook too got blocked.

Unfortunately for the Egyptian government, people have found workarounds to the …

UK to Offer

Financial Times reporting that a new initiative in the UK is aiming to offer a PC that costs £98. Martha Lane Fox, head of the scheme, hopes that by removing the price barrier from computing, the 9.2m British adults without internet access will be able to take advantage of the opportunities available online.

comScore ‘UK Internet Users Watched 6 Billion Videos, Google Top Video Site’ in November 2010

comScore reports that “In the UK, 34.7 million Internet users watched 6 billion content videos in Nov’2010. During the same month nearly 964 million viewing sessions took place, resulting in an average of 6 videos viewed per session.”

Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top video content …