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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

CAREERS

Outbrain appoints Gulshan Verma as Country Manager

He will lead the company’s expansion in India

IT GOVERNANCE

Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

IT leaders struggling to be strategic for their business

Three out of four IT leaders say are limited in their ability to align their IT department's objectives with business strategy, despite almost 80 percent of them believing they should be "strategic as well as technical".

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Word's secret design sizzle: Learn the built-in tools for better-looking documents

Microsoft Word can do more than bang out simple letters and plain text. Delve into its Design and Layout tools, and you'd be surprised at how much it can help even novices produce attractive layouts for brochures, flyers, and newsletters.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Hitachi launches Continous Cloud Infrastructure

Hitachi Data Systems has entered the race to the software-defined datacentre with the launch of Continous Cloud Infrastructure.

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

Telecom launches unlimited broadband plans

Telecom, soon to be Spark, will offer residential customers Unlimited Broadband Data plans from today.

INTERNET

Microsoft's Bing goes ad-free for all U.S. schools

Microsoft yesterday opened its ad-free Bing search engine option to all U.S. K-12 schools, both public and private, after running a pilot program since August.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries

An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60 countries including the U.S., malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab said.

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

Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing

Apple today followed Microsoft in opening up pre-release, or beta, versions of its personal computer operating system to all comers.

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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