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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 faces banhammer in Germany

09/07/2011, Apple, the world’s most valuable company at times, must be pretty happy to hear that a Dusseldorf court in Germany has awarded Cupertino a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab offering – the Galaxy Tab 7.7 which was...

Epic to ban Gear of War 3 spoilers

08/16/2011, Developer Epic wants to protect their new baby – Gears of War 3, which looks set to be a gaming hit the moment it arrives on store shelves, so that means no spoilers. And just how far are they willing to go to make sure that there will not be any...

India wants to monitor Google and Skype as well

08/10/2011, After recent reports of the Indian government’s intentions to strong arm RIM into compromising the security of its BlackBerry devices, it looks like the country is leaving no stone unturned. Recent reports state that India is also requesting for the...

Russia Federal Security Service to ban Skype, Hotmail and Gmail?

04/08/2011, In the latest case of paranoia in the government, it appears that Russia has now caught the bug. The Russian Security service has been reported to have called for a ban on Skype, Hotmail and Gmail citing those services as a possible threat to national...

California might ban phones in prisons

03/23/2011, The Golden State, California, has just inched closer to approving the ban of cell phones in prisons there. The state’s Public Safety Committee has just approved a new bill which intends to crack down on the smuggling of cell phones (we would say...

In China, you can’t say the word “protest” on the phone

03/23/2011, We all know that China has one of the most controlling governments in the world, especially when it comes to the media and censorship of free speech. Now, it looks like they are monitoring phone calls too. According to some reports online, last week a...

Hackers respond to Sony’s PS3 threats

02/18/2011, It was only yesterday that Sony announced the banning of all PlayStation 3 hackers and pirated game users from the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services accessed through the console, and today the hackers have posted a response. Apparently the hacking...

Paris might ban SUVs and other uneconomical vehicles

01/03/2011, It looks like Paris is really taking steps towards cleaning itself up. The capital city of France recently announced that they will be switching their gas guzzling refuse trucks to electric ones. Now, it looks like they’re taking it another step...

India could ban Blackberry, Skype and Gmail

07/01/2010, The Department of Telecom (DoT) in India could very well place a ban on BlackBerry devices, Skype as well as Gmail services if they do not comply with the government’s request to ensure that data going through their networks will be made available...

Body Area Network

05/15/2009, We’ve heard of WLANs (wireless LANs) and WANs (wide area networks) before, but how about a Body Area Network (BAN)? Well, Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have broken new ground with an...