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With the 2014 Kia Soul, we finally get a touchscreen that isn't a drag

The touchscreens in cars I've tried up to now have largely been frustrating--herky-jerky, hesitant. You jab the screen repeatedly and glance over (which you're not supposed to do) to see what the holdup is. That's because most of these touchscreens use resistive technology, which is notoriously unresponsive.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

Google AdWords cleared in geotagging patent lawsuit

Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a U.S. judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services.

OUTSOURCING

Offshore service providers in AP to brace for increasing competition: Gartner

Latin American and Eastern Europe countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals.

PROJECT MGMT

Shortage of project managers sends businesses scrambling

When it comes to project management, many organisations find themselves understaffed and that's putting them at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study by ESI International.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT

Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Report: Attackers have their sights set on the cloud

If you want to catch trout, you have to fish where the trout swim. That same logic applies for cyber criminals--they will focus their efforts wherever there is a fair chance of finding targets to prey on. This is underscored by a new report from Alert Logic that reveals a dramatic rise in cloud-based attacks as more businesses and individuals migrate applications and data to the cloud.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data targets to quadruple its data centre business by 2018

The urgent global need for data centre transformation is driving demand for next-generation data centre

IMAGING AND PRINTING

4K brings flexibility to digital photography: Panasonic

Panasonic has unveiled its latest digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera, the Lumix DMC-GH4, which features 4K high definition video recording capability.

INDUSTRIES

Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties

Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.

INTERNET

Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business

Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Tablets are more than PC substitutes: Polycom

Tablets today are more than just a substitute to traditional computing devices such as desktops or laptops, according to Polycom.

NETWORKING

Fortinet bags Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Network Security 2014 award

Fortinet's extensive product portfolios have scored a hat trick with three Frost & Sullivan awards in the region this year, said Frost & Sullivan analyst Vu Anh Tien.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country's networking infrastructure.

SECURITY

Malaysian oganisations must adopt a proactive security posture: Symantec survey

Know your data and where it is going, advises Symantec's Eric Hoh during the unveiling of an 'era of mega breaches' in the latest Internet Security Threat report.

STORAGE

Toshiba, SanDisk NAND flash memory shrinks to 15-nanometer process

Partners Toshiba and SanDisk have developed 15-nanometer process technology for NAND flash memory widely used in smartphones and tablets.

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BLOGS

iPhone up, iPad down: What Apple's device mix says about mobile devices

Apple's reported earnings revealed a strong product mix contrast: iPhone sales increased 17% in units and 14% in revenues, while iPad sales decreased 16% in units and 13% in revenues.

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

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