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Google launches WebGL Globe data visualisation tool

Google has used its Chrome Experiments site to launch a new platform for geographic data visualisation. WebGL Globe, the source code of which is available from Google's code.google.com repository, can map data sets stored in the JSON format to a 3D depiction of Earth.

Written by TechWorld staff10 May 11 11:07

Optus stakes a claim on Motorola Xoom tablet

Tablet fans who don't want to sign up with Telstra when the Motorola Xoom tablet comes to Australia in May have another choice of provider if they are prepared to wait another month.

Written by TechWorld staff10 May 11 10:56

Motorola Xoom review

Motorola's Xoom tablet runs version 3.0 of Google's Android operating system — dubbed Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the first version of Android to be designed for use with tablets; previous versions were optimised for the smaller screens of smartphones.

Written by TechWorld staff09 May 11 14:56

Apple up, Google down in global brand survey

Apple has toppled Google in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, with the search giant relinquishing its four-year number one ranking. IBM came in a number three in the study, which is conducted by Millward Brown Optimor and is in its sixth year.

Written by TechWorld staff09 May 11 11:06

Version 8 of FreeNAS launches

Version 8 of open source FreeNAS operating system designed for network storage has been released. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system.

Written by TechWorld staff05 May 11 15:04

LG Optimus 2X review

LG's Optimus 2X is one of the first dual-core Android smartphones to reach Australian shores. The handset is not being distrusted by a carrier; instead it will be distributed through Harvey Norman for $649.

Written by TechWorld staff04 May 11 12:01

Apple brings Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt to iMac

Apple today launched an updated range iMacs, with the desktop computers now offering Intel's Thunderbolt interface and CPUs from Intel's second generation Core i range, dubbed 'Sandy Bridge'.

Written by TechWorld staff04 May 11 09:30

Apple launches white iPhone 4

Apple has released the long-delayed white model of the iPhone 4, today announcing it was making it available from its website and bricks-and-mortar stores, as well as select resellers from today.

Written by TechWorld staff28 April 11 08:51

In pictures: Sony's S1 and S2 Android tablets

Sony will make its long-awaited entry into the tablet PC market later this year with two models based on the latest version of Google's Android operating system. The tablets, which carry the development names S1 and S2, will be launched worldwide from the fall, Sony said on Tuesday. The company didn't announce pricing details or specific launch dates, but it did offer some basic specifications and demonstrate prototypes of the two machines at a Tokyo news conference.

Written by TechWorld staff27 April 11 10:50

Apple retains firm grip on tablet market through 2015

iOS - the operating system used in Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch - will dominate the worldwide tablet market through 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Written by TechWorld staff12 April 11 09:06

HP EliteBook 8740W review

Priced at $7399, the HP EliteBook 8740W is certainly not cheap. However, this is not surprising, given this mobile workstation comes with a Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM, as well an amazing DreamColor display.

Written by TechWorld staff24 Feb. 11 09:00

Dell Inspiron M501R review

The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15in laptop with a triple-core 2.2GHz AMD Phenom II N850 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

Written by TechWorld staff23 Feb. 11 13:45

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 review

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is a 7in Android tablet. It runs version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android platform. With an Australian recommended retail price of $699.00, it's not exactly cheap.

Written by TechWorld staff22 Feb. 11 09:58

Samsung unveils Galaxy S II smartphone

Samsung has launched a new flagship smartphone: Galaxy S II. A successor to the Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II is an Android phone equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a 4.3in Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480x800.

Written by TechWorld staff14 Feb. 11 09:14

NBN Co selects Alcatel-Lucent as key GPON equipment supplier

NBN Co has selected Alcatel-Lucent as the initial strategic supplier for the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and Ethernet Aggregation equipment required to operate the fibre access network.

Written by TechWorld staff24 June 10 17:10