Mobile phones ‘second worst invention’

Mobile phones ‘second worst invention’
Mobile phones have been voted the second worst items ever invented in a recent BBC poll.[Lees verder]

Samsung unveils ‘world’s slimmest mobile’
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled what it claims is the slimmest mobile phone in the world.[Lees verder]

Japan reaches 100m mobile subscriptions
Mobile phone subscriptions in Japan have broken through the 100 million barrier for the very first time, figures show.[Lees verder]

Half of kids exposed to online porn
A worrying number of American youngsters have seen online pornography, according to a new study.[Lees verder]

Vodafone to offer MySpace service
Vodafone has teamed up with MySpace to offer its customers access to the social networking site from their mobile phones.[Lees verder]

Microsoft releases Windows Vista
Windows Vista, Microsoft’s long-awaited operating system, has gone on sale to home users.[Lees verder]

High costs hit Sony profits
Sony, the world’s second-largest consumer electronics maker, has posted a 5 per cent drop in third-quarter profits.[Lees verder]

China’s web population reaches 137m
The number of internet users in China reached a whopping 137 million in 2006, up 23 per cent on a year ago, statistics show.[Lees verder]

EBay unveils strong profits
EBay has reported a 24 per cent increase in quarterly profits, helped by bumper sales in the US, the UK and Germany.[Lees verder]

Boom in mobile gambling
The global mobile gambling market will remain strong, despite legal barriers to its development in the US, a report predicts.[Lees verder]

Half of US teens network online
More than half of all online American teenagers use online social networking sites, a Pew Internet Project report has found.[Lees verder]

Social networking tops net searches
Social networks Bebo and MySpace were the most searched-for terms of 2006, according to search giant Google.[Lees verder]

PC prices set for dramatic fall
The average cost of a new PC will have fallen by about 50 per cent by 2010, according to technology predictions by Gartner.[Lees verder]

Corporate blogs to double by 2006
More than a third of large US companies plan to launch corporate weblogs this year, research suggests.[Lees verder]

Spears most popular online
Britney Spears was the most searched-for term of 2006, search engine giant Yahoo has announced.[Lees verder]

Daily podcast use still small
A growing number of American people are downloading podcasts but only a few remain addicted, a study has found.[Lees verder]

Google still leading UK search engine
US internet giant Google is still by far the UK’s most popular search engine, a study has found.[Lees verder]

Google helps doctors diagnose
Using Google, the world’s most popular internet search engine, could help doctors to diagnose difficult cases, an Australian study suggests.[Lees verder]

Windows Vista given launch date
Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows Vista will be available to US retail customers from January 30 2007, the software giant has confirmed.[Lees verder]

Net shoppers only wait four seconds
Four seconds is the maximum length of time an average online shopper will wait for a website to load before they abandon it, a survey says.[Lees verder]

Blogging numbers surge ahead
The blogosphere is continuing to grow, according to figures from blog tracking firm Technorati.[Lees verder]

Spam more annoying than direct mail
The majority of American people find spam more intrusive and irritating than direct mail, a study has concluded.[Lees verder]

Release date for Microsoft’s Vista
US software giant Microsoft plans to launch the business version of its Windows Vista operating system on November 30.[Lees verder]

HP overtakes Dell in PC sales
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has replaced Dell as the world’s largest seller of personal computers (PCs), new figures show.[Lees verder]

US study discovers internet addiction
More than one in eight American adults show signs of being addicted to the internet, a study has warned.[Lees verder]

Mobile phones ‘second worst invention’
Mobile phones have been voted the second worst items ever invented in a recent BBC poll.[Lees verder]

Samsung unveils ‘world’s slimmest mobile’
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled what it claims is the slimmest mobile phone in the world.[Lees verder]

Japan reaches 100m mobile subscriptions
Mobile phone subscriptions in Japan have broken through the 100 million barrier for the very first time, figures show.[Lees verder]

Half of kids exposed to online porn
A worrying number of American youngsters have seen online pornography, according to a new study.[Lees verder]

Vodafone to offer MySpace service
Vodafone has teamed up with MySpace to offer its customers access to the social networking site from their mobile phones.[Lees verder]

Microsoft releases Windows Vista
Windows Vista, Microsoft’s long-awaited operating system, has gone on sale to home users.[Lees verder]

High costs hit Sony profits
Sony, the world’s second-largest consumer electronics maker, has posted a 5 per cent drop in third-quarter profits.[Lees verder]

China’s web population reaches 137m
The number of internet users in China reached a whopping 137 million in 2006, up 23 per cent on a year ago, statistics show.[Lees verder]

EBay unveils strong profits
EBay has reported a 24 per cent increase in quarterly profits, helped by bumper sales in the US, the UK and Germany.[Lees verder]

Boom in mobile gambling
The global mobile gambling market will remain strong, despite legal barriers to its development in the US, a report predicts.[Lees verder]

Half of US teens network online
More than half of all online American teenagers use online social networking sites, a Pew Internet Project report has found.[Lees verder]

Social networking tops net searches
Social networks Bebo and MySpace were the most searched-for terms of 2006, according to search giant Google.[Lees verder]

PC prices set for dramatic fall
The average cost of a new PC will have fallen by about 50 per cent by 2010, according to technology predictions by Gartner.[Lees verder]

Corporate blogs to double by 2006
More than a third of large US companies plan to launch corporate weblogs this year, research suggests.[Lees verder]

Spears most popular online
Britney Spears was the most searched-for term of 2006, search engine giant Yahoo has announced.[Lees verder]

Daily podcast use still small
A growing number of American people are downloading podcasts but only a few remain addicted, a study has found.[Lees verder]

Google still leading UK search engine
US internet giant Google is still by far the UK’s most popular search engine, a study has found.[Lees verder]

Google helps doctors diagnose
Using Google, the world’s most popular internet search engine, could help doctors to diagnose difficult cases, an Australian study suggests.[Lees verder]

Windows Vista given launch date
Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows Vista will be available to US retail customers from January 30 2007, the software giant has confirmed.[Lees verder]

Net shoppers only wait four seconds
Four seconds is the maximum length of time an average online shopper will wait for a website to load before they abandon it, a survey says.[Lees verder]

Blogging numbers surge ahead
The blogosphere is continuing to grow, according to figures from blog tracking firm Technorati.[Lees verder]

Spam more annoying than direct mail
The majority of American people find spam more intrusive and irritating than direct mail, a study has concluded.[Lees verder]

Release date for Microsoft’s Vista
US software giant Microsoft plans to launch the business version of its Windows Vista operating system on November 30.[Lees verder]

HP overtakes Dell in PC sales
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has replaced Dell as the world’s largest seller of personal computers (PCs), new figures show.[Lees verder]

US study discovers internet addiction
More than one in eight American adults show signs of being addicted to the internet, a study has warned.[Lees verder]