Category Archives: iTechnology

First China-made passenger jet leaves production line

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The first plane produced by a Chinese government initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners has been unveiled in Shanghai.

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) showed off its twin-engine C919 in a ceremony on Monday attended by some 4,000 government officials and other guests at a hangar near the Pudong International Airport.

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions

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Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.

Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the “last version” of the dominant desktop software.

Apple set to join Dow Jones replacing AT&T

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Apple, the biggest US company by market value, will be included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 19 March. It replaces AT&T, which first joined the US stock market barometer in 1916.

Despite being one of the most successful US firms, Apple was excluded from the Dow because its high stock price would have distorted the price-weighted index.

Samsung S6 Edge with curved screen unveiled at MWC

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Samsung will sell two versions of its next flagship phone, one of which has a screen that curves round its sides. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the feature to provide a quick way to stay in touch with select contacts, and to alert owners to important information.

It will be sold for a higher price than the standard S6, which otherwise has the same specifications.

Viewers Worldwide Are Torrenting ‘The Interview’ Despite U.S.-Only Release

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Yesterday, Sony made “The Interview” available online through Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Xbox Video. Unfortunately, the film was restricted to the U.S. only, so viewers in other countries either had to celebrate Christmas with a Yule Log video or run off to a torrent site. Not surprisingly, many decided to illegally download the film. According to Torrent Freak, “The Interview” has been downloaded an estimated 750,000 times after 20 hours.

Multichoice Takes On iROKOtv With DStv Now App That Lets You Watch Live TV On Mobile Devices

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Leading Pay-TV channel, DStv has launched a new app called DStv Now that basically allows you to stream and watch Live TV and download your favourite DStv CatchUp content on your mobile phone and tablets.

The mobile app, which is currently available on iOS and Android, offers DStv Premium subscribers with a PVR or Explora decoder, to watch selected TV channels over a 3G, 4G or WiFi Internet connection on their devices, even while on the move.

Xbox Live and PlayStation Network both down due to an apparent attack

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Merry Christmas, game fans: Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are down this morning, apparently due to a denial-of-service attack. The notorious hacking group Lizard Squad — which already carried out earlier attacks on Microsoft and Sony — has claimed responsibility on Twitter for these latest outages. While the group’s role in all of this remains unconfirmed, it’s worth noting that the group threatened last week to take down Xbox Live and PSN, according to Business Insider. And again, Lizard Squad has already proven it can successfully pull off such attacks, not to mention other malicious pranks.

North Korea struggles to stay online as its internet services goes on and off.

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North Korea appears to have suffered a second internet blackout, according to internet performance measuring firm Dyn Research.On its Twitter feed, the firm reported a second outage this afternoon – which was restored less than an hour later.

Sony comedy The Interview opens online and in cinemas

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The controversial comedy The Interview has opened in some US cinemas and online, after a cyber-attack and threats to moviegoers over its release. Sony Pictures had originally pulled the film, about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But it reconsidered after critics – including the US president – said freedom of expression was under threat.

Instagram Updated with 5 New Filters & New Design

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Photo apps are great aren’t they? Take Instagram for instance. The app started out as a small platform with a few features, now it has more fresh tweaks and filters than you can shake a stick at. The new update also features a fresh design and a lots of other new and improved features.  Instagram has now been updated with five new filters (Aden, Slumber, Crema, Ludwig and Perpetua), a fresh, new look for the filters area of the app, the power to customise your filters tray, real-time commenting and also support for uploading slow-motion video (at last!).