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Barclays: Gadget mad Brits spend £355 a year on new Technology devices, but nine in ten dont have the knowhow to make the most of them


Brits have bought over 70 million gadgets in the last 12 months Nearly one third of Brits lack the knowhow to explore their own devices to the full Only 6% of Brits use the full functionality of their tech Despite the nation's desire to own the latest gadgets, the findings published by Barclays, show that nearly a third (29 per cent) of the UK population could benefit from support to use the digital devices or gadgets they currently own, so they feel more confident to fully make the most of them. 94 percent of Brits admit to not using... Read More »

EIB boosts development of innovative technologies for mobile entertainment services with Rovio Entertainment


The EIB financing will be used specifically for the development of Rovio’s innovative platform for mobile games and other entertainment services. Rovio is an entertainment media company that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery, and is best known for its globally beloved Angry Birds brand. It has demonstrated strong growth, with growing revenues and staff number in the past few years, the number of employees expanding from 200 at the beginning of 2012 to over 800 at the end of 2013. ... Read More »

Aviva launches MyAviva app for customers


And – just in time for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Finals on 31 May – the app also features exclusive Rugby content, giving rugby fans a great way to see highlights of the weekend’s action, get insights into the final and catch interviews with their favourite players. To encourage Aviva customers to download and explore the benefits of the MyAviva app, Aviva is giving away a free hot drink from Caffe Nero to the first 40,000 customers who download the app and register their customer details. Heather Smith, Marketing Director, Aviva UK, sa... Read More »

TV viewing experience redefined: verizon launches FIOS Quantum tv service in Massachusetts and Rhode island


This advanced TV-entertainment experience, which was launched in the two states today (May 28), is enabled by enhanced DVR control and storage and builds upon Verizon’s successful FiOS Quantum Internet service. With FiOS Quantum TV, Massachusetts and Rhode Island customers following the Red Sox as they attempt to repeat as world champions can record and watch every game and they can record dozens of episodes of their favorite TV shows – all in high definition, giving them more control and more storage to enjoy their content in ways they never c... Read More »

IBM unleashes new tools to accelerate data-driven cities


These and other cities around the world are increasingly using data to make better decisions and allocate resources to sense and respond to challenges in city infrastructure.  From improving traffic management, responding rapidly to incidents, using effective communication channels with citizens and ensuring sustainable natural resources, data and analytics are providing new insight to create more effective cities. As a result of helping create thousands ofSmarter Cities, IBM has isolated the most pressing challenges and is bringing together a ... Read More »

IBM introduces customizable cloud business solutions


Today’s announcement builds on IBM’s significant investments in cloud computing. Called IBM Cloud Business Solutions, the portfolio includes multiple components packaged into a single client agreement and delivered “as a service” for speed and simplicity. This includes consulting services, pre-built assets from IBM Research, software, advanced analytics, ongoing support and cloud infrastructure delivered via Softlayer, an IBM company. Pricing is based on a subscription model. Clients pay a set-up fee up front, and then ongoing subscription or u... Read More »

NASA awards simulation and software technology contract for engineering


Under the Simulation and Software Technology (SST) II contract, L-3 NSS will receive a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract not to exceed $143 million. The period of performance runs from July through June 2019. Contract services include space vehicle systems and software expertise, and simulation and software technology support across two domains: simulation graphics and spacecraft software. L-3 NSS will provide expertise in the fields of simulation math models and applications, simulation products and virtu... Read More »

Xerox guides Miami children’s hospital through coding conversion to improve care


Xerox’s ICD-10 Complete will ensure MCH staff, business processes and information systems comply with the federal mandate to switch from ICD-9 to the 10th version of the international classification of diseases on Oct. 1, 2015. Among its services for MCH, a 289-bed hospital renowned for excellence in pediatric care, Xerox will train caregivers to document the specific patient-care information required to report diagnoses and procedures through ICD-10’s vastly expanded library of codes. “We’ll be ready when ICD-10 goes live,” said Ed Martinez... Read More »

Acer premiers BYOC™ solutions at its experience center opening in Taiwan


The experience center demonstrates a range of apps in four key experiential zones developed by Acer as well as solutions in collaboration with partners. Visitors will be able to experience the BYOC ecosystem and learn how individuals or businesses can build their personal clouds. Acer’s BYOC is a world where users can easily create, personalize and enjoy their own connected universe across any device or accessory. The combination of the Acer Open Platform (AOP), BYOC empowered devices, and BYOC apps, opens up a new world of possibilities to ... Read More »

Acer Unveils new suite of “ab” branded apps and a new branded character “abWuKong” for its BYOC™ ecoSystem


Today, Acer is unveiling abPhoto, abMusic, abFiles, and abDocs, with more apps and services to come and will be available also for non-Acer devices. abPhoto allows users to take photos on a smartphone or tablet and archive them automatically on their PC. Photos are also pushed to other devices over a wireless or mobile network and can be shared with other users. There are no file size limits, meaning that high-resolution photos can be easily shared with friends and family. abPhoto also includes photo-enhancing features, such as Multi-Angle V... Read More »

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