Colombo PHP meet-up on 29 May to introduce fastest code framework Phalcon

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,008 views  |  

The next Colombo PHP meet-up will be held on 29 May at the Leapset Engineering Centre. The main focus of the session will be an introduction into Phalcon; a PHP code framework that is currently the fastest out there. The key speaker for the meetup will be Sumith Gunasekera, a senior technical lead at Leapset, with over 13 years of experience in the industry. Sumith specialises in PHP, Javascript and C++ and has played key roles in engineering Leapset’s online ordering system and Leapset insights, a web based business analytics service. The ‘PHP developers Sri Lanka’ have been hosting meetups since 2011. PHP meetup is a brainchild of Webgurus International Ltd , an award winning Web development... 


Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe to pay $ 325 m to settle hiring lawsuit

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  497 views  |  

REUTERS: Four major Silicon Valley companies have formally agreed to pay $ 324.5 million to settle claims brought by employees who accused them of limiting competition by colluding not to poach each other’s talent. The settlement, between Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp, Adobe Systems Inc and roughly 64,000 workers, was disclosed in papers filed late on Thursday with a federal court in San Jose, California. US District Judge Lucy Koh has been asked to preliminarily approve the accord at a June 19 hearing, over an objection by one of the four named plaintiffs, Michael Devine, who says the settlement let the companies off too easily. The payout was originally reported by Reuters but not officially... 


SLASSCOM CXO Breakfast Briefing on diversity and inclusiveness in workforce tomorrow

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,812 views  |  

SLASSCOM in partnership with Microsoft will be organising a ‘CXO Breakfast Briefing on Increasing Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Contemporary Workforce’ on Tuesday 27 May at Cinnamon Lakeside Kings Court from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Keynote Speaker will be Microsoft Corporation Regional Director (Legal and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia) Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez followed by panel discussion including SLASSCOM Director and Dialog Axiata PLC Group Chief Customer Officer Sandra De Zoysa, ACCA Sri Lanka & Maldives Head Nilusha Ranasinghe, Virtusa Director Human Resources Chandi Dharmaratne, Iron One Technologies Co-Founder &  Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East... 


Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145 m records

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  356 views  |  

 Poised to go down as 2nd largest breach in US history EBay says encrypted passwords were taken Says no reason to believe they have been unscrambled BOSTON, (Reuters): EBay Inc said that hackers raided its network three months ago; accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised. It advised customers to change their passwords immediately, saying they were among the pieces of data stolen by cyber criminals who carried out the attack between late February and early March. EBay spokeswoman Amanda Miller told Reuters late on Wednesday that those passwords were encrypted and that the... 


Etisalat rolls out HD Voice Technology to enhance call clarity

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,354 views  |  

The first mobile operator to launch nationwide superior technology for clearer conversations Etisalat Lanka, the leading mobile telecom innovator in Sri Lanka announced the launch of nationwide High Definition Voice Technology (HD Voice) for the first time in Sri Lanka, enabling the next stage of mobile phone connectivity in the country. The Sri Lankan mobile data market is expected to continue to grow over the next few years, yet the primary mode of communication to date is voice. As consumer interest in HD Audio and Video technology increases, the same technology forms the basis for providingHD Voice, the rapidly approaching future for voice calls. Etisalat’s HD Voice will use digital... 


Google developing tablet with advanced vision capabilities

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  337 views  |  

REUTERS: Google Inc is developing a new 7-inch tablet that can capture 3-D images, and plans to produce about 4,000 of these prototypes beginning next month, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the company’s plans. The device, which is part of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group ‘Project Tango,’ will have two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and advanced software that can capture precise three-dimensional images of objects, according to the Journal. Google’s Project Tango is a platform for Android phones and tablets designed to track the full 3-dimensional motion of the device as you hold it, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment... 


Samsung may unveil ‘watch-phone’ as early as June

Published : 12:00 am  May 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  155 views  |  

Reuters: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is developing a smartwatch that can make or receive calls without having to be tethered to a mobile phone, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Samsung, the world’s largest maker of smartphones, is in discussions with unidentified U.S., Korean and European telecommunications carriers about a so-called “watch-phone” that it hopes to unveil between June and July, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The current crop of smartwatches, such as Samsung’s own Galaxy Gear, have to be linked to a phone to receive and send messages and perform other basic functions. But the proposed watch-phone, which will run on Samsung’s... 


Microsoft’s new Surface tablet takes aim at Apple’s MacBook

Published : 1:40 am  May 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,377 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet on Tuesday, hoping that the company’s expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc in mobile devices. At a presentation in New York, new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella made it clear that Microsoft, which recently acquired Nokia’s handset business, is committed fully to making its own devices, despite a lack of success for its phones and tablets so far. “We are not building hardware for hardware’s sake,” said Nadella, at the event. “We want to build experiences that bring together all the capabilities of our company. The Surface Pro 3 tablet, which comes in three models starting... 


Researchers to study whether mobile phones affect teenage brains

Published : 1:39 am  May 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  379 views  |  

Reuters: British researchers are launching the largest study in the world to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children’s brain development. The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones, or SCAMP, project will focus on cognitive functions such as memory and attention, which continue to develop into adolescence – just the age when teenagers start to own and use personal phones. While there is no convincing evidence that radio waves from mobile phones effect health, to date most scientific research has focused on adults and the potential risk of brain cancers. Because of that, scientists are uncertain as to whether children’s developing... 


Samsung launches Buy Back promotion

Published : 1:39 am  May 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  871 views  |  

 To bring Samsung S5 experience to everyone Samsung Electronics, Sri Lanka’s leading smartphone manufacturer announced today the launch of the S5 Buy Back Promotion offer, with the sole idea of bringing the Samsung S5 experience to everyone. As a global leader dedicated towards opening new possibilities for people everywhere, the promotion provides consumers with affordable access to indulge in the iconic innovation and state of the art features that Samsung has to offer. The S5 Buy Back promotion allows consumers to get up to 50,000 LKR for any phone traded in to purchase the new Samsung S5. As a unique product characteristic, a consumer can trade in any phone for a guaranteed minimum of... 


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