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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Censored search

GOOGLE has stopped notifying users in China that they may be searching for censored keywords. A Google feature that warned users about banned or sensitive words was dropped after a protracted battle with Chinese authorities over search. Google confirmed on Monday that it had turned off the function, citing concerns over user experience. Campaigners described Google's decision to remove the feature as "self-censorship".

Water-proof phone

SONY has announced a new smartphone that can be used in the shower or bath without the risk of damage. This water-resistant feature is relatively common in Japan, but has not been included in many top-end smartphones released elsewhere. The Xperia Z can also record HDR (high dynamic range) video, a facility borrowed from its camera division. One analyst said it was evidence of Sony Mobile making progress but added "it still had a mountain to climb". The Japanese company announced it was taking control of the smartphone unit — which had previously been a joint venture with Ericsson — in October 2011. Sony posted a full-year loss of 56.7b yen ($F1.15b) in May and has continued to lose money over subsequent quarters.





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