ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn’...

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

Sometimes, it’s not possible to make the fastest device of a certain kind in the most elegant ways. Simply, it requires breaching the borders of the comfortable, so the result of the desire to reach t...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

During GPU history, it was often the case when new architecture debuted it didn’t do so with the most powerful graphic processor or with the most expensive model. NVIDIA decided to do the same again, ...

Android KitKat 4.4

Android KitKat 4.4

Android 4.4 (KitKat) is an operating system that, like its predecessors, can work on devices with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM. Considering that, up to now, Android’s Achilles’ heel was dealing with amo...

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Top Google trends 2012

Google-ZeitgeistThere were more than 1.2 trillion Google searches in 146 languages in 2012, traditional Google Zeitgeist report shows. The late singer Whitney Houston topped the list for search trends worldwide, following by Gangnam Style and Hurricane Sandy.

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UN telecom treaty approved

wcitA controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed today by 89 International Telecommunication Union member states despite US and western countries objections to potential regulation of the Internet, AFP reports. Fifty-five countries did not sign the treaty, said Mohamed al-Ghanim, chairman of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12), organised by the ITU in Dubai.

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U.S. will not sign ITU treaty over Internet provisions

wcit 8The United States said today that it will not sign an international telecommunications treaty thanks to the inclusion of Internet-related provisions, PCMAG reports. "It is with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that the U.S. must communicate that it is not able to sign the agreement in the current form," U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer told attendees of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12).

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Facebook adopts new policies

facebook logoFacebook decided to adopt the proposed updates to Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy after the seven-day vote. Of the 668,872 people who voted, 589,141 recommended existing SRR and Data Use Policy should be kept. Because less than one percent of Facebook user community of more than one billion participated, the results are advisory (less than 30% of users voted).

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Russia withdrew proposal to regulate the Internet

wcit 8A Russia-led coalition on Monday withdrew a proposal to give governments new powers over the Internet, This plan was opposed by Western countries in talks on a new global telecom treaty, Reuters reports. The United States, Europe, Canada and other advocates of a hands-off approach to Internet regulation want to limit the new treaty's scope to telecom companies, but Russia, China and many Arab states have been pushing to expand the treaty beyond traditional telecom operators. The Russia-led proposal could have allowed countries to block some Internet locations and take control of the allocation of Internet addresses currently overseen by ICANN, a self-governing organization under contract to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Government controlled Internet proposal

©ITUNew proposals submitted to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai aim to redefine the Internet as a system of government-controlled, state-supervised networks, according to a leaked document, ZDNet reports. The leaked document was proposed by a member state bloc comprised of Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Microsoft opens social network

socl sMicrosoft made the beta version of its social network, Socl, available to everyone on Tuesday. Socl initially launched seven months ago, but it was open only to invited Microsoft employees and college students. Now it is open for public and all you have to do is to connect your Microsoft or Facebook account to it. After that you can share content or make comments. The big question is, do we really need one more social network?

 

US Congress condemns U.N. Internet "takeover"

congressIn response to a set of Internet eavesdropping standards recently adopted by the International Telecommunications Union in a UN Conference in Dubai, US Congress has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution which opposes any sort of U.N. Internet "takeover", Techspot reports. Incidentally, European Parliament members passed their own, similar resolution last month which stated, "the ITU, or any other single, centralised international institution, is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over either internet governance or internet traffic flows".

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YouTube new look

youtube newlook sYouTube will get new cleaner and simpler look starting today. This update will further improve the Guide, which is a feature that was introduced last year and makes is easier to subscribe to the channels.

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Facebook site governance vote underway

facebook logoFacebook users will have until Monday, December 10 to vote on the proposed changes to Facebook's policy, including the ability of users to vote on future privacy changes. Since announced on November 21, many Facebook users and privacy groups had comments related to the changes proposed to Facebook governance process. In a blog post announcing the vote, Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president of communications and public policy, said that "this feedback allows us to respond to your questions and make substantive changes to our proposals before they are implemented. Based on your feedback and after consultation with our regulators, including the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office, we’ve further clarified some of our proposals." The response to comments related to proposed governance process changes can be found here.

 
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