Boston Dynamics has built four-legged ‘BigDog’ robot

Engineering firm Boston Dynamics has - with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Defense Department - developed `BigDog' robotic dog, which boasts the agility as well as strength required for climbing climb rough terrains; and can also carry and hurl heavy loads.

Gilat Satellite Networks awarded 3-year contract by Peruvian Ministry of Education

A three-year contract, valued at $12.8 million, has been awarded by the Peruvian Ministry of Education to Gilat Satellite Networks, for providing the SkyEdge II system and `Aries' satellite terminals which will facilitate Internet connectivity in 2,600 schools across Peru; thereby reducing the educational gaps in the country.

SingTel opens new development center in Israel as part of its tech investment

In a move which apparently is part of Singapore Telecommunications' (SingTel) investment in new technology, the company - along with software provider Amdocs - has opened a tech development center in Israel.

Google Australia head, Nick Leeder, leaving country to run Google’s French business

According to reports, Google Australia head Nick Leeder is will soon depart Google's Australian and New Zealand operations; and will move to France to run the Internet search giant's operations in that country.