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UK Technology Firms Need the Samba Beat of Brazil for Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Tthe reasons for any foreign ICT organisation to enter Brazil are compelling. Brazil is presently the seventh largest market in the world, with $165.7bn spent on ICT in 2010, and expected to become the fourth largest before long. The domestic market for IT is the eighth largest in the world, and only $2.4bn of IT services were exported.

A Sober Look at Durban's Climate Deal

Simon Retallack | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Simon Retallack

Has the progress seen at Durban changed that? Immediate reaction to the outcome of the negotiations was decidedly mixed. A month on, with the spin having died down, what does a sober look at the facts tell us about what actually happened in Durban and what the implications might be?

Is Everything Crumbling for BlackBerry?

Josh Barrie | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech
Josh Barrie

The outage and the sales demise have left RIM under much scrutiny; perhaps now the BlackBerry brand has fallen into being the second or third choice of smartphone, and they will just have to live with that for time being.

Best iPad 2 Cases for Students

Chris Rae | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech
Chris Rae

Hands up who got an iPad for Christmas? Well, you lucky scamps are probably wondering what the best case would be to protect that shiny and expensive new toy Santa brought you!

Can Social Media Empower Arab Women?

Julie Tomlin | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech
Julie Tomlin

After a year when popular movements swept across the Arab world, it's maybe not surprising that the number of people using Facebook and Twitter in the region has shot up.

Twitter's Opinion Problem

James Butlin | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech
James Butlin

Twitter is an incredible conduit for listening to other people's thoughts on everything and anything, being a bit of a journalist/student/film fan, I'm up to date within seconds on plenty of film news or gossip, whether it gets denounced the next day or not.

Five Things Coming to Gaming in 2012

Sam Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

The start of a New Year is a time for looking forward rather than back, and I want to turn my gaze onto the world of gaming. Here are my top five highlights of the coming year.

2012: The Year Of Microsoft Windows?

Melanie Hick | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech

Could 2012 be the year of Microsoft Windows? With the number of killer Microsoft announcements in these early days of the new year, it's beginning to ...

2012's Biggest Games

Melanie Hick | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech

So, gamers. Been going a little too hard on the mince pies? It seems some of us have been over-indulging during the Christmas holidays if rising sales...

Samsung Unveils TVs Of The Future

Melanie Hick | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech

Ready for a new TV? Thanks to Samsung your next set just might be the last one you ever buy. The South Korean company has just unveiled a new 'smar...

Ignore Your Customers on Twitter and They Will Ignore You

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The changing nature of customer service is a great example. It is an area of corporate life that has not really changed for years. This has now been turned around completely. The Facebook or Twitter user can complain about a product without ever directly addressing the manufacturer - just by writing what they think about the product.

PRs: The Good, The Bad and The Very Incompetent in Social Media

Mina Zaher | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mina Zaher

Social media is fundamentally about relationships. I mean it's about being social, right? But like all relationships, be it family, personal or work, there are those that are good, bad and just plain useless. The same applies to social media, especially between bloggers and PRs.

Nokia 900 Takes On Apple

Melanie Hick | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nokia has announced a serious play to win back smart phone customers, with the announcement at CES of the striking new Nokia Lumia 900. The big br...

Power Snapper: New Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced At CES

Melanie Hick | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech

Fans of the Canon G series will be thrilled to hear there's a serious new G1 X PowerShot on the scene. The new camera, just announced at internati...

Is This Californian Geek the Future of TV Everywhere?

Colin Morrison | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Tech
Colin Morrison

If you want to see the future of TV, go 35 miles north of San Francisco to the suburban wine-making town of Petaluma. Or just go to the web. There, you will find the TWiT 'netcasting network', begun six years ago as a series of podcasts by tech journalist and Emmy-winning broadcaster, Leo Laporte.

Acer Unveils World's Thinnest PC Laptop

Melanie Hick | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech

Acer has revealed the world's thinnest laptop, the Acer Aspire S5, at CES, the global gadget gathering in Las Vegas. The new laptop will take on t...

Who Will Update Your Facebook Status If You Die?

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Tech

How are you going to update your Facebook status when you're dead? This real (after)life problem has a solution thanks to the iDie Facebook app. I...

Autonomous Vehicles Accelerate into the Fast Lane

James Baker | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech
James Baker

From James Bond to Knight Rider, robotic and autonomous cars have been embraced and immortalised on film for many years. However, we are now close to realising that which Hollywood has promised for so long in our everyday lives.

The Social Faux Pas

Dan Bulteel | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Tech
Dan Bulteel

It's 2012, the internet is an amazing place. We're online, we're meeting new people and we're cultivating our own personal spot of the world wide web to share information - as Yahoo! put it, "we're masters of our own universe".

Can My Next Door Neighbour Really Save the Music Industry?

Andrew Telling | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Telling

Trying to get anybody to agree on a hard and fast way to 'save' the music industry is like herding cats. Simon Cowell, for example, won't necessarily ...

Google vs Facebook - Where the Real Battle Lines Are Drawn

Grant Leboff | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech
Grant Leboff

Since Google launched their Google social network in June 2011 a lot has been written about whether it will be able to rival Facebook as a real alternative. Many people make a big deal of the numbers.

CES 2012: Everything You Need To Know About CES (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

If you know anything about gadgets and consumer electronics then you know that CES 2012 is just around the corner. One of the world's largest tech ...

Stephen Hawking: We Need To Colonise Mars But Encounters With Aliens 'Will Not End Well'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking told listeners of BBC Today programme that he thought humans would almost definitely colonise Mars, but he warned against en...

Slave Collars, Torture, Humiliation And Sex: Has Star Wars Gone To The Dark Side?

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Tech

Star Wars: The Old Republic has received good reviews and strong growth since its launch over Christmas - but now it's receiving a different kind of a...

Michael Rundle

British '$25 Computer' Sells For Thousands In Pre-Release Auction | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Tech

A computer intended to cost just $25 (£15) has surprised its creators by netting thousands in an online pre-sale. The Raspberry Pi computer is aim...