Webwire: Carriers testing BB10; Intel plans 48-core mobile chip

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
RIM is a step closer to finally launching its latest operating system – BlackBerry 10 – after making the software available to 50 carriers for testing.
 
Intel has been working on a mobile processor with a massive 48 cores, and hopes to be able to launch the product within 5-10 years.
 
A controversial Russian law allowing the government to block access to websites or pull them offline without a trial has taken effect. While the law is ostensibly designed to protect children, free speech advocates warn it could be used for more nefarious purposes.
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Google has settled a three-year lawsuit with language software maker Rosetta Stone, which centered around Google's practice of using trademarks in adword advertising for rival products.
 
Use of smartphones and tablets is extending the working day by two hours, as staff check e-mail more frequently, a study for a travel website shows
 
Computer maker Acer is delaying the launch of tablets running Windows RT – a version of Windows 8 for ARM-based devices – until April, after mixed reviews for Microsoft’s Surface unit, which runs the same version of the operating system.
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Around nine in 10 Australian children aged 5-14 now use the internet, and 75% of 12-14 year olds own a mobile phone, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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