Ever-increasing demand is impacting health care in Britain and it is evident from the fact that from January to March, over 300,000 patients had to wait for over four hours in A&E.
There was a cancellation of about 220 planned operations in less than a day's notice in January, February and March this year, according to the recent figures.
The NHS was getting an indication due to pressures on emergency care and this was stated by the Kings Fund's chief economist John Appleby.
Feedly, popular alternative to Google Reader, on Monday announced its support for third party apps like Reeder, Press, Newsify, and gReader, enabling users to access their Feedly feeds in all of these apps.
The service said that it decided to provide its API to established apps like Reeder that previously based their offerings on Google Reader API.
Announcing the development, Feedly said, “We have been working behind the curtains with the developers of Reeder, Press, Nextgen Reeder, Newsify, gReader as design partner for our Normandy project.”
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer, on Monday revealed its decision to diversify its business by launching a series of its own Firefox-based products.
Best known by its trading name Foxconn, Hon Hai announced that it would provide devices and applications built on Mozilla's popular operating system Firefox. It added that it was already working on more than five devices, including smartphones, tablets, televisions, electronic whiteboards and outdoor displays.
Prices of crude oil made a slight gain in Monday morning trading in London, after Brent crude fell below $100 a barrel on account of China's weak economic data.
Earlier, Brent slipped nearly 0.7 per cent to $99.66 per barrel after Chinese manufacturing index showed poor growth in the sector.
On May 31, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) maintained its production ceiling of 30 million barrels per day.
Commenting on the decline in Brent crude prices, analysts said that there was a fear that there could be oversupply of the commodity.
Windows XP, software giant Microsoft's more than a decade old desktop operating system, is still popular and accounts for more than a third of the global installations.
According to figures released by Net Applications, Windows XP, which was released in August 2001, still accounts for 37.74 per cent of all Windows installations worldwide.
Computer maker Asus has just introduced the world to its high-end 31.5-inch monitor that boasts 4K resolution (3840 x 2160).
The Asus PQ321 display is based on IGZO technology that promises impressive power-efficiency. It features DisplayPort, dual-HDMI input, integrated speakers, and comes accompanies by an adjustable stand.
As per the company's claims, users can combine two inputs simultaneously to get picture-by-picture support.
Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of the popular block-stacking game Tetris, is now going to try his hand at fast-growing mobile market.
Russian computer engineer Pajitnov on Friday unveiled Marbly - his first game designed predominantly for mobile devices.
As the name of the new game suggests, it has a plenty of marbles; but just like classic game Tetris, the new game also presents a quite simple gameplay.
Mountain View startup Atheer on Thursday demonstrated a prototype eyewear that delivers 3D augmented reality, thus adding an extra dimension to Google Glass that boasts its ability to deliver 2D augmented reality.
Atheer chief technology officer (CTO) Allen Yang demonstrated how the device could be used to control a display by moving his head around to scroll, selecting an object by moving his hands, and making digital displays appear/disappear on top of the real world scene in front of him.
GameStop, video game retailer that accounts for nearly half of all Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 software sales in the United States, has suffered a decline of 6.8 per cent in consolidated global sales in the last fiscal from the previous one.
The video game retail giant's comparable store sales also slipped 6.7 per cent form the previous year, with a 6.9 per cent decline in the United States and 6.3 per cent in overseas markets.
GameStop's hardware sales slipped 17 per cent, while new software sales declined 12 per cent during the last year.
Social-networking giant Facebook is re-evaluating content on its site after two major brands pulled their ads due to offensive content.
Renowned carmaker Nissan and Britain's Nationwide are reportedly among the firms that pulled their ads because they appeared next to offensive content.
Some of the most offensive content includes violence against women. Brands grumbled that their ads were being shown on pages like Fly Kicking Sluts in the Uterus and Violently Raping Your Friend Just for Laughs.
Software giant Microsoft has assured that its upcoming gaming console, the Xbox One, will not be always watching or listening.
The misty details surrounding the Xbox One led many gamers to assume that the Kinect component of the console will need to be always watching and listening as the ability to turn on the console through voice commands will require the Kinect to be always on.
Addressing the privacy concerns, a Microsoft spokesperson assured that the upcoming console would not act as the new Big Brother.
Widely popular micro-blogging service Twitter on Tuesday scored a victory against spammers by settling a lawsuit with automated marketing tool TweetAdder, in which the terms of the settlement was in favour of Twitter.
Under the terms of the settlement, which was hit in a U. S. District Court in San Francisco, the owners and employees of TweetAdder agree not to go anywhere near a tweet in the future. Any violation of the settlement will welcome hefty fines.
Google, the world's most popular Internet search firm, is planning to connect as many as one billion more people from remote areas of the world to Internet using blimps, masts and satellites.
The Internet search giant is reportedly working on creating high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia with the help of high-altitude blimps, masts and satellites capable of transmitting signals across hundreds of square kilometers.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday formally launched one of the world's biggest bike share programs allowing people to rent bikes to go around the Big Apple.
In the first phase of the network, six thousand blue "Citi Bikes" have been distributed among a total of 333 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Gradually, the network will be expanded to 10,000 bikes at nearly 600 stations.
Nearly 14,000 New Yorkers have reportedly already paid an annual subscription fee of $103 to get entitled to unlimited rides of 45 minutes.
Tesla Motors founder & chief executive Elon Musk has reiterated that his company would offer a compact electric vehicle (EV) that would be more affordable than the Model S and better than the Nissan Leaf.
Mr. Musk said that the Model S is a compelling car but it is too expensive to afford for most people; while the Nissan Leaf is cheap, but it is not great.
He stressed that the world needed is a great as well as affordable electric car, which Tesla would provide.
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