News from the world of IT (5. 12. - 12. 12. 2014)

News from the world of IT (5. 12. – 12. 12. 2014)

Skype will get a new competition – from own founder. Philips comes with 40“ UltraHD monitors. Intel innovated communication system of Stephen Hawking. These information are the main news of the last week.

Skype gets competition from its own founder

Janus Friis, one of the original founders of Skype for VoIP calls, has decided to return to the game. Wire service would be a direct competition of Skype, which Microsoft owns. Wire should difference much broader support of social networks, it allows for example sharing of videos from YouTube and better organization of calls and communication as a whole. More information

Philips comes with 40“ UltraHD LCD monitors

Philips has prepared for demanding users a nice Christmas present, especially in the area of graphics and video processing. Thereby is the new giand monitor BDM4065UC with diagonal 40“ (about 100.5 cm) and UltraHD resolution 3840×2160 pixels. The price should be less than 20 000 CZK in the Czech Republic. More information

Intel has created a new communicate system for Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the leading experts in the area of physics. He is almost thirty years completely paralyzed and confined to a invalid chair, but it doesn´t mind to his scientific work. Intel company prepared for him very interesting new communicate system thanks which will can comunicate better with surroundings and also he gets bigger autonomy. The whole system should extended to millions of other users with the same disability. More information

Finland cancels handwriting lessons

We deviate a little from traditional news at the end. Finland has concluded last week that in today´s electronic age is already completely useless to teach students handwriting font. It´s a fairly controversial and extremely contentious move that has stirred the debates on this topic all over the world. Is it really space to vacation of the traditional handwriting font nowadays? More information

Author: Jirka Dvořák

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