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Q2 motion-controlled internet radio

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 07:00
It's only rock and roll...

Review The Q2 is the simplest Internet radio you’re likely to find. It’s good looking too, with its tidy cube shape, rubberised casing and five colour options: white, black, lime and a couple of flowery pink and blue versions.…

Facebook lets users report friends who post suicidal content

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 06:00
Sign of the times

Facebook has introduced a service that allows users to report friends who have posted suicidal content on their account pages.…

Google to kill Gizmo5 VoIP on April 3

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 05:07
Pure VoIP Google Voice under test

Google will shut down the standalone Gizmo5 VoIP service on April 3, sixteen months after acquiring Gizmo5 and rolling the startup's engineers into its Google Voice team.…

Microsoft's pledges mobile open source love

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 00:11
Android and Apple stores failing compliance?

Microsoft is clarifying which open source apps are allowed in the Windows Phone Marketplace just as a survey reckons that a number of iPhone and Android open source apps are breaking those platforms' licensing rules.…

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Anonymous probed for hack threat against WikiLeaker captors

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 23:09
'Operation Bradical' to avenge Manning treatment

The Pentagon has asked for an investigation into threats made by the Anonymous hacking collective against officials at Quantico, the Marine brig that is holding accused WikiLeaker Pfc. Bradley Manning.…

AMD claims 'fastest graphics card in the world'

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 22:23
Two Cayman GPUs, no waiting

AMD has unveiled a dual-GPU, easily overclockable, 3D-capable, DirectX 11–supporting consumer graphics card that it claims is "the fastest graphics card in the world".…

New service pitching IP bonding to channels

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 22:12
Time to share the load

Fusionbroadband, a new company based in Melbourne, is hoping to attract SIs as channels for an IP-based bonding technology developed in Canada.…

Chrome 10: Google whips out its Crankshaft

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 21:50
Son of HotSpot boasts '66% faster' JavaScript

Google has released a new incarnation of its Chrome browser, adding the revamped Crankshaft JavaScript engine the company unveiled late last year.…

Microsoft: 'No one cares about Google's dev cloud'

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 20:39
Redmond makes like Redmond

Cloud Connect Microsoft developer and platform general manager Matt Thompson has claimed that among startups across the United States, interest in Google's App Engine is "almost nonexistent" and that only a "tiny number" have an eye on Salesforce's Force.com. Citing a recent Microsoft survey, Thompson said that if startups are interested in building and deploying apps on a so-called public cloud, they're interested in Amazon Web Services and, yes, Microsoft Azure.…

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Adobe unfurls Flash 10.3 beta

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 20:14
'Declouded' preferences and more

Adobe has released a beta of Flash Player 10.3 that – among other new niceties – includes a preferences pane for managing your storage, camera, playback, and other settings.…

VMware unveils vSphere cloud management plan

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 19:59
vCenter Operations trio named

VMware is planning products and services it says will help you manage clouds anchored on its virtualization layer.…

French gov infiltrated by data-hungry spear phishers

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 19:09
Private data monitored by weeks

At least 150 computers used by the French government were breached after hackers used highly targeted spear-phishing emails to plant malware that monitored the machines for weeks before being discovered, according to published media reports.…

Bad Belgian busted by kinky iTunes openness

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:59
Now whistling a less happy tune

A Belgian man who pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children whilst on a visit to Manchester in January was last week sentenced to four months in prison…

Steve Jobs bends iPad price reality

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:56
Ordure on order

When he unveiled the iPad 2 last Wednesday, Steve Jobs hammered home the point that it was a bargain buy when compared to the competition. He was, at best, stretching the truth. At worst, he was shoveling bullshit.…

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Nimbula instamatic cloud kit set for launch

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:33
'Private' Amazon mimic free on 40 cores

Cloud Connect Nimbula – the build-your-own-cloud outfit founded by Amazon's former vice president of engineering – has announced that its flagship product, a "cloud operating system" known as Nimbula Director, will be officially launched within the next 30 days.…

Death of the signing bonus: Open source recruitment works

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:19
The referral's in the code

Open...and Shut Venture capitalist Fred Wilson recently derided marketing as "what you do when your product or service sucks." Great products market themselves. In a similar way, paid recruiting is what you do when your insight into the movers and shakers in your corner of the industry stinks.…

Google demotes BeatThatQuote one day after buying it

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:02
Pushed out of top search spot for 30 days

Google has penalised its own newly acquired UK price comparison site BeatThatQuote.com, after the firm was found to be violating Mountain View's guidelines about linking.…

'Wrong amount of snow' caused Heathrow chaos

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:24
BAA chief apologises for miscalculation

BAA chief executive Colin Matthews has apologised for the chaos at Heathrow Airport last December, which saw thousands of passengers stranded by an unforeseen depth of snow.…

Dell juices PowerEdge-C servers with OpenStack

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:00
Crafts installer fluffs clouds fast

OpenStack project contributor Dell says it is ready to help people build OpenStack clouds atop its PowerEdge-C servers.…

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Sprint eyes T-Mobile acquisition

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:56
American wireless still in upheaval

Sprint is reportedly in talks with Deutsche Telekom about buying up T-Mobile USA, creating a single network part-owned by Deutsche but able to compete with AT&T and Verizon.…