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Posted on May 28, 2014
The modern world with all its technological grandeur and sophistication is dependant greatly on the various electronic devices that are purely technology driven and are intended to make your life a highly comfortable one. Starting from mobile phone to a vehicle or modern kitchen utensils, there is not a single area where the contemporary technological ancillaries have not made their marks. However, you cannot really expect to experience the uber stylish, cool and edgy lifestyle if you don't stay updated about the various technology based items and products.
One of the latest sizzlers is Google Inc.'s attempts at designing and crafting vehicles that don't have a driver's seat or even a steering wheel, let alone, accelerators or brakes. This one definitely sounds ambitious for an internet company to expand its scope of operation. These are small electric driven vehicles that have maximum seating capacity of two passengers at a time. Sergey Brin, one of the Cofounders of Google observed that Google aspires to create 200 such cars and wishes to make them available in almost all cities within the next few years.
Another news related to technology states that Facebook, the big daddy of social networking has finally asked the EU Antitrust Regulators to go ahead with examining its $ 19 billion takeover arbitration of WhatsApp, one of the most broadly used global mobile messaging platforms.
Facebook enjoying considerable amount of popularity even in the realm of socio political decision making spheres has been presently banned in Thailand by the nation's Information Communication Technology ministry at the military's request. Tweets, emails and instant messaging facilities experienced a sudden spurt of over loading as the confused social networking population rushed to these other sources to enquire about the root cause of this problem.
According to a senior official of the ICT ministry, this was an attempt to curb the anti military promotions on Facebook, at the backdrop of the coup of May 22. The Junta in order to safeguard the image and the position of the military has right away banned public protests and the broadcasting media have been asked to avoid negative publicity of the military in anyways.
This jamming took place for half an hour in the afternoon on Wednesday. As soon as the service resumed, the military officials and the ICT ministry members assured the masses that this was just a technical glitch.
Microsoft Corp finally allowed a test drive for the real time Skype translator for spoken words. This is a major breakthrough in the technological field. Skype translator is a highly user friendly feature oriented technology that allows a user to hear the words spoken by another user in their own language. Microsoft's efforts have finally paid off as they have taken the first step to eliminating language barriers between device and software users.
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