The organisers of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which will take place next month in Scotland, are aggressively campaigning for the reinstatement of `dram' as an official measurement whiskey.
Since 1995, whisky has been sold in two metric measurements - 25ml and 35ml. the campaigners are demanding the London-based National Measurement Office to declare the larger of the two measurements as a dram.
The U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has plans to change the rating system for new vehicles in order to keep pace with technological advances in the field.
The NHTSA said it had plans to create a "silver" rating system for how well vehicles guard older drivers in crashes, as well as to provide crash safety information for older occupants. The so-called "silver" rating system could give higher scores to vehicles that use newer technologies such as inflatable seat belts, blind-spot detection capability and automatic braking.
Users of Office for Mac 2008 will either be running "unsupported" software or paying for per-incident support after mid-next week, as Microsoft will stop supporting the software from Thursday, April 9.
Currently, users are getting support under Microsoft's so-called "extended support" phase. After the expiry of the extended support, the company will not deliver any free security patches.
However, Microsoft Premier Services customers will be will be able to get support, but they will have to pay per-incident.
Android got Instagram just around a year back, but Android users of the popular app are now on par with iOS users.
Without sharing specifics in terms of numbers, Instagram announced ion its official blog that Android users account for nearly 50 per cent of the Instagram's total user base of more than 100 million people.
Making the announcement, the company wrote, "Nearly half of all Instagrammers use the Android app." The milestone has been announced as the company is celebrating one-year anniversary of the app's launch on Android.
Playboy has announced the availability of a new iOS app that does offer nude photos - one of the popular magazine's main selling points.
The new app will offer "just the articles". There will be photos of women but will remain clothed.
The company launched the new app in a bid to avoid run afoul of Cupertino-based iPhone/iPad-maker Apple's rules regarding adult content. If the app had any nudity then the Cupertino tech giant would never let it into its App Store.
Challenger stores in Singapore will start selling Microsoft's Surface RT tablet computer from April 5, the software giant announced.
In the city-state, the 32GB version of the 10.6-inch tablet will be available for S$668, while the 64GB version will cost S$798.
In comparison, the 16GB Wi-Fi version of Apple's fourth-generation iPad costs (S$658), slightly lower than Microsoft's 32GB version.
The Russian authorities have directed social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter to remove certain contents from their sites as part of its efforts to block access to potentially harmful and illegal content on the Internet.
In November last year, the Russian government had passed a child protection law to allow regulators to take down pages that are not in the interest of general public health.
A Google Maps user in the US discovered a simple feature that makes zooming experience on a handset's screen incredibly easier.
Sharing the discovery on her blog, Carl Sednaoui wrote that she and one of her friends found a simple yet incredibly helpful feature on the Internet search giant's Maps application that allows users to easily zoon in with one hand.
Sednaoui explained that the feature allows a Maps app user to zoom on the Map simply by double clicking on the handset's screen and then holding the finger on the screen.
PlayStation 3 (PS3) gamers will soon be able to Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
Both Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories are basically the PS2 versions, but now they are all set to become available digitally on the PlayStation Network (PSN) to allow gamers to enjoy the games on the PS3.
Mobile phone carrier AT&T has posted details about the upcoming 64GB version of the HTC One smartphone, underlining that it would have the exclusive rights to sell the phone in the US.
AT&T added that it would also offer the phone in both colors - the Glacier Silver and the Stealth Black. The company also showed off two accessories, HTC Double Flip Case and the Morphie Juice Pack, which will be selling alongside the smartphone. For heavy users, there will be an extended battery pack as well.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has put its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) plan on hold as there still several potential legal issues surrounding the plan.
The department has long been planning to allow its employees to bring and use mobile devices of their own choice in the workplace. There are some unresolved legal issues surrounding confiscation and probe of personal mobile devices in certain cases.
Facebook, the world's most popular social-networking site, is widely expected to unveil a smartphone specially designed for its social network during a special event scheduled for the coming Thursday.
The social-networking giant recently sent out invites to the media persons, requesting "Come See Our New Home on Android" during an event scheduled for April 4.
While the company didn't provide any details about the product to be unveiled at the event, media reports suggest that it will be a smartphone designed for the social network. The phone will reportedly be manufactured by HTC.
Microsoft has launched a new tool to make individuals and companies aware of its entire portfolio of more than 40,000 patents, as part of its efforts to avoid patent wars in the future.
The new tool, called Patent Tracker tool, allows anybody to look into which patents are owned by the software giant. Patent seekers can also download a list of the company’s patents in CSV format.
Google Keep, the Internet search giant’s recently launched note-taking service, is a smart and sleek service that will compete with the likes of already established Evernote and OneNote.
Google Keep, for Android-based devises, is a free mobile app that allows users to take, save and share digital notes.
The app asks the user whether he/she would like to link Google Keep to set up a new Google email address or to an existing Gmail account. In the subsequent phase, it takes the user to a smart and simplistic home-screen that looks quite similar to Evernote’s UI.
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