Articles about spain

Spanish Publishers Miss Google News
Relationships are a very complicated thing – it seems that the old school media over in Spain, namely the Spanish Newspaper Publishers’ Association (AEDE), intends to talk to the Spanish government to have Google News be made available over in Spain again – this coming just a hours after Google decided to make the move to shut down its News service. The reason behind Google doing so is to avoid […]

Google Fined $1.23 Million In Spain For Breaking Data Law
Technology giant Google has just been slapped with a $1.23 million fine (900,000 Euros) by Spain’s privacy watchdog, where they have been deemed to have broken Spain’s data protection law after merging personal information from its various online services while not informing in a clear and precise manner on how Google will be making use of such data. Of course, $1.23 million is definitely a drop in the bucket for […]

Amazon Kindle Store now in Italy and Spain
Good news for folks in Italy and Spain who have been longing to get their hands on a Kindle eReader – Amazon has finally opened up its doors to the aforementioned countries just in time for the holiday season. Folks living in Italy and Spain will be able to pick up the Kindle eReader for €99 ($133). No word on whether they’ll be getting the Kindle Fire just yet though.The […]

Scientists in spain develop a machine that helps detect rotten fruit
When it comes to buying fruits, most of us just inspect the outer layer of the fruit to check for mould or bruises which might indicate that the fruit may have been damaged on its way to the market. Thanks to the efforts of people working at sorting facilities that inspect the fruit before they make their way to the market, most of the time we end up with fruit […]

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A solar energy plant generates power through the night
When you think solar power, you probably think that it’s only good for use in the day, and generally this is true especially when it comes to things like solar powered chargers for phones or laptops and etc. Not content with just its use for the day, a solar energy power plant in Spain not only uses the power of the sun to keep it working in the day, but […]

Google branded SIM card spotted in Spain
Google started out as a search engine, but over the years they have managed to expand their list of services to include e-mail (Gmail), a smartphone platform which has quickly dominated the marketshare in terms of platforms (Android) and recently even attempted to launch their very own social network (Google+). With Google Voice being an alternative to your typical cellular calls, would it be a stretch of the imagination to […]

Spain launches antitrust investigation into Microsoft
It seems like it wasn’t too long ago that Microsoft was under the microscope for alleged antitrust practices with their browser Internet Explorer, but now it looks like the whole antitrust issue might be brought up again, and this time it looks like Spain will be the one launching the antitrust investigation.

Sites that link to illegal files are legal in Spain
Anybody here a fan of “music blogs”? Yeah, those websites that post links to file sharing websites like Mega Upload or Rapidshare for people to download music illegally for free. No you don’t have to answer the question, but in the future it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of those sites – provided those webmasters decide to host them in Spain. According to the latest reports online, […]

EYE 21 system lets the blind “see” through the use of sound
It seems that there have been quite a lot of new technologies that are coming up directed at those who are visually impaired or blind, and that can only be a good thing! We had previously reported on a “virtual cane” that made use of sonar to help map out obstacles and objects, and only a couple of hours ago we wrote a post on a prototype high-tech glasses that […]

Acer Iconia Dual-screen Notebook Priced And Going On Sale In Spain On Jan 28
The Toshiba Libretto W100 is a good example of a dual-screen notebook that doesn’t feature a physical keyboard and if you were eyeing the similar offering from Acer, there’s some good news for you. It’s been confirmed that the Acer Iconia dual-screen notebook will be available in Spain from January 28th. It won’t come cheap though as it’ll be priced at EUR1,499 ($1,987). Of course, it might be priced differently […]

Compaq Airlife 100 To Ship In Spain This May
The Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook is an interesting device, and while we’re looking forward to checking it out, the bad news is that it might not reach the US. Folks in Spain are a little luckier, though, as the smartbook will be going on sale in Spain in mid-May. The smartbook will be available exclusively through Telefonica Movistar and will set you back EUR229, bundled with a mandatory monthly data plan of […]

Using iPod Touch + MyFi in Spain
GadgetLab has an interesting article about using an iPod Touch (or a foreign iPhone) with a MiFi local hotspot to access data and place Skype calls. As we get more accustomed to wireless data usage, one of the biggest hurdle for international travelers are the incredibly expensive data roaming rates. You have probably heard of stories where a customer gets charged tens of thousands of dollars for downloading something or […]