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  • Opinion: Mechatronic Security Robot Is Remarkably Formidable

    I’m constantly amazed by the creativity that goes into the random things I find on the Internets, and this bad-ass robot built by the Beatty Family is no exception. This isn’t your ordinary security bot, no sir; rather, it's an armored beast weighing in at 45 pounds that can defend itself with a mounted turret capable of firing 1,000 plastic or metal pellets a minute.

  • News: Government to scrap NPfIT NHS IT programme today

    The government will formally announce the scrapping of the National programme for IT in the NHS, this morning, dubbing it the biggest IT disaster of the last Labour administration.

  • News: Al Gore refers to 'new iPhones' coming in October

    Al Gore, former vice-president of the US and Apple board member, has seemingly confirmed that there will be more than one new iPhone launched in October.

  • News: Facebook Worker Tweets About Music Service Before Debut

    A Facebook employee tweeted about the company’s “Listen with your friend” feature, letting the cat out of the bag on one of the features expected to debut at the company’s f8 developer’s conference. Facebook (and former Google) creative director Ji Lee tweeted on the eve of Facebook's developers' conference:

  • News: First look at Apples Hong Kong retail store

    With Apple generally recognized as the world's number one brand, it was only a matter of time until thopened a flagship store in a city obsessed with brands and brand-culture: Hong Kong. The media were permitted a quick peek inside the silicon emporium (officially dubbed the "Apple Store ifc mall") before its grand opening this Saturday. The iconic logo, a monochromatic silhouette of a stylized piece of fruit, now faces shoppers browsing Hong Kong's iconic mall—IFC One—while an outward-facing twin faces the famed Hong Kong skyline and a reclamation site soon to house Hong Kong Government offices.

  • News: Apple looks to Japan for DRAM and NAND flash supply

    Apple is looking to Japanese manufacturers for supplies of DRAM and NAND flash memory as the company tries to reduce its reliance on Samsung, reports claim.

  • News: Stevie Wonder sings Steve Jobs' praises

    Musical legend Stevie Wonder took time to heap praise on Steve Jobs and iOS devices at a surprise appearance in Los Angeles last weekend, according to reports.

  • News: Games for Windows Live Fraud Victim Told He Can't Be Helped

    Blogger and gamer Greg Knight found out the hard way how difficult it is to deal with the Live support team if you're a PC gamer who doesn't own an Xbox 360.

  • News: Oracle scoops up GoAhead Software

    Oracle is buying GoAhead Software, which makes products designed to help network equipment providers improve service delivery. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed before year's end, were not disclosed.

  • News: A deep dive into Windows 8 Developer Preview

    After spending several days with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 on a PC, it's clear that Microsoft's new operating system -- which offers two separate interfaces, Metro and Desktop -- is a transitional one between traditional computers and mobile devices. All of Microsoft's energy and creativity has been devoted to the new Metro interface; there's very little new of note for the old-fashioned Desktop.

  • News: TalkTalk most complained about ISP....again

    TalkTalk was the most complained about ISP between April and June this year, according to Ofcom.

  • Opinion: Sony's 'No-Sue' Defense: AT&T Did It, So We Can Too

    Sony, Sony, Sony...so your defense for sticking a "you can't sue us if you want to use us" clause in your PlayStation Network terms and conditions is essentially "AT&T got away with it, so we can, too?" This is what we get, people. Shame on us, because this is what we get.

  • News: Google chief promises Senate: We'll be good!

    While acknowledging that his company has extraordinary power and influence over the Web, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday promised the Senate that Google wouldn't be evil.

  • News: Patch Adobe Flash to Protect against Zero-Day Exploit

    Adobe issued a critical update today for its Flash Player software. The patch fixes six security vulnerabilities, at least one of which is a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.

  • News: IronKey sells hardware divison to Imation

    IronKey is baling out of the business that made its name, selling its secure USB drive design to storage giant Imation as part of a strategy that will see it focus on services and software.

  • News: Facebook users offered app to scan for malicious links

    Facebook users worried about the risk of clicking on malicious links while using the social networking service are being offered a new app web that filters friend from foe.

  • News: OnLive Launches in the UK, Partners with Game Retailer

    OnLive's game-streaming service has officially jumped into Europe this week, bringing some special launch offers and a partnership with the Game Group.

  • News: Mobile Game 'Stardash' Brings Back the Game Boy Days

    Do you miss playing games in glorious four-shade monochrome? Then developer Orange Pixel has the mobile game for you.

  • News: Al Gore Says New iPhones to Launch in October

    Apple board member and former Vice President Al Gore says new iPhones (plural) are coming out in October, appearing to confirm a long-standing rumor about the next iPhone. Gore made reference to the rumored new Apple smartphones on Wednesday during a speech at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former VP was giving a public talk on environmental issues when he said, "Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug," according to several people who heard the speech, as well as a recording of the event that PC World was given brief access to.

  • News: Video: Google Wallet in action

    Google has launched its Google Wallet payment system to Nexus S 4G phones in the US. The phones also need NFC or near field communication, which is the way the phone communicates with the electronic payment system, called PayPass, at store checkouts.


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