Category Archives: Technology

Launch for UK-built space cameras

Launch for UK-built space cameras

25 November 2013 Last updated at 16:12 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News The high-resolution video camera will capture details as small as a metre across A Russian Progress freighter has launched to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a pair of UK-built Earth observation cameras. One of the imagers is a high-resolution video unit that will return ...

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Blackberry shakes up top management

Blackberry shakes up top management

25 November 2013 Last updated at 22:50 ET Blackberry once dominated the smartphone market but has struggled recently Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has shaken up its top management as part of its continuing reorganisation. The firm’s chief financial officer, Brian Bidulka, will be replaced by James Yersh who has previously served as controller and head of compliance. The chief marketing ...

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Qualcomm faces China antitrust probe

Qualcomm faces China antitrust probe

25 November 2013 Last updated at 20:58 ET Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are used in Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices China has launched an antitrust probe against one of the world’s biggest chipmakers, the US firm Qualcomm. Qualcomm said the probe involved China’s anti-monopoly law, but added that regulators told it the “substance of the investigation is confidential”. The firm ...

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Microsoft Xbox One bans swear words

Microsoft Xbox One bans swear words

26 November 2013 Last updated at 07:57 ET Users caught swearing will have their accounts suspended Users of Microsoft’s Xbox One console caught swearing in video clips are having their accounts suspended. Files containing “excessive profanity” will be taken down and their owners will have access to some features on Xbox Live removed. Microsoft said all files uploaded to its ...

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Net names .bike and .guru available

Net names .bike and .guru available

26 November 2013 Last updated at 09:03 ET New names are expected to be released at a rate of 10 a week Nine new web address suffixes, including .bike, .clothing, .singles and .guru, have been made available as the net names system undergoes a radical shake-up. The new names, formally known as generic top level domains (gTLDs) are currently open ...

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FDA bans personal genetic tests

FDA bans personal genetic tests

26 November 2013 Last updated at 07:04 ET The service offers to read genetic code, but critics have questioned the results The US Food and Drug Administration has imposed a ban on a company offering personal genetic screening to the general public. Google-backed 23andme has been ordered to “immediately discontinue” selling its saliva-collection tests after failing to provide information to ...

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Stocks Climb as Oil Declines on Iran Accord; Yen Weakens – Bloomberg

Stocks Climb as Oil Declines on Iran Accord; Yen Weakens – Bloomberg

Israel’s benchmark index (SPGSCI) rose to a record and Saudi Arabian shares climbed as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for relief from some sanctions. Asian index futures advanced, while the yen traded near its lowest level in more than four months against the dollar. The TA-25 Index (TA-25) rallied a seventh day, jumping 0.6 percent to ...

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