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Archive for April 23rd, 2012

ZX Spectrum Google doodle

THe ZX Spectrum has been honoured by Google alongside St George’s Day. Photograph: Google

Google’s latest ‘doodle’ celebrates St George’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the release of the seminal ZX Spectrum – the small, black, British-produced computer with rubber keys that played a seminal role in igniting the age of the home computer.

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Last year while attending CE Week NY, a smaller version of CES in New York City we spent a lot of time with one of our really good Sprint contacts. We were talking about 4G/LTE which was just a rumor for Sprintat the time, and the impact that it would have on WiMax along with prepaid carriers Virgin and BoostMobile, both Sprint brands. Read more HERE

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If you haven’t read enough rumors about about the next Galaxy-themed smartphone that Samsung’s working on, you might want to skip this one. For the company is about to jump head-first into all the hype and speculation it previously worked to combat, thanks to its launch of a new teaser page for whatever smartphone it’s planning to debut:tgeltaayehxnx.com.

No, that’s not a sneeze. But it is a fun little anagram for the phrase, “The Next Galaxy,” which still gives smartphone rumor-watchers no indication that the new device is even going to be called the Samsung Galaxy S III. Read more HERE

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WHAT do you get when you put 76 tech start-ups from 14 countries together in a room?

An explosion of apps — social, health-related, kitchen-related, music and gaming, you name it. Participants at the recent inaugural DEMO Asia in Singapore were out in force. Read more HERE

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and billionaire co-founder Larry Page have teamed up with “Avatar” director James Cameron and other investors to back an ambitious space exploration and natural resources venture, details of which will be unveiled next week.

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The RFP (request for proposal) for digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (DTTB) infrastructure for all broadcasters to ride on to transmit their TV programmes, estimated to cost about RM1bil, will be out by month-end, sources said.

They said the regulator was working furiously to get the documents out so that interested parties were able to submit their proposals.

Interested parties would be given two to three months to evaluate and come up with a business plan for submission to the commission. Read more HERE

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