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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 faces banhammer in Germany
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 announced when IFA 2011 happened in – ironically, Germany. This meant that Samsung Electronics could not promote their new 7.7” tablet there, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has sadly been banned […]

Samsung hopes next Android update will protect Galaxy smartphones from ban hammer
In the recent news concerning Apple’s legal battle against Samsung, the former won as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and even some smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer has faced the ban hammer, mostly across Europe. Well, it seems that should the next Android update manage to fix some of the violated patents, then Samsung’s family of Galaxy smartphones will be able to be sold once again in Europe.OS News claims […]

Epic to ban Gear of War 3 spoilers
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 spoilers concerning Gears of War 3 from rabid fans? For starters, Epic has been “extremely diligent about getting that […]

India wants to monitor Google and Skype as well
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 same permission to private data from services like Skype, Twitter, Facebook and Google.

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Saudi Arabia bans iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Tab at security institutions
The country that has the most oil reserves in the world, Saudi Arabia, has just issued a new ruling that would affect all iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Tab owners – they are no longer allowed to be brought into the country’s security institutions from this Saturday onwards. This ban was declared due to the security concern that these high-tech telecommunication gadgets can be infiltrated easily via hacking, according to London-based […]

Russia Federal Security Service to ban Skype, Hotmail and Gmail?
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 security. Apparently because the Federal Security Service has no access to the data on these servers that are hosted out of the country, they can’t […]

California might ban phones in prisons
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 that smartphones also fall under that category) into the state’s prisons. This new law will include tough penalties for smugglers as well as inmates, where current law […]

In China, you can't say the word "protest" on the phone
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 Beijing entrepreneur was discussing restaurant choices with his fiancée over the phone last week and quoted a phrase from Hamlet, “The lady doth protest too […]

Hackers respond to Sony’s PS3 threats
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 community has come up with a new hack that can allow banned users to unban their own consoles or ban consoles for other players. All they need is access to […]

Paris might ban SUVs and other uneconomical vehicles
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 further – they have been reported to be taking into consideration the banning of certain vehicles. The vehicles in question are SUVs and old diesel vehicles. Though it’s unlikely […]

India could ban Blackberry, Skype and Gmail
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 to security agencies in a readable format. Apart from that, those who walk in the corridors of power in that part of the world have also decided […]

Body Area Network
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 electrocardiograph which can be worn just like an accessory, functioning as a BAN – using short-distance wireless communication technology by performing an electrocardiogram for 24 hours straight while sending the measurements and readings wirelessly […]