10th June 2007 Archive
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UK.biz subsidises our social life
British workers are spending around £400m a year on personal calls using company mobile phones, according to research from Aurora Kendrick James (AJK). Employers who mistakenly claw back VAT on personal calls could land themselves in hot water with HM Revenue and Customs. So says AJK, of Chatham Kent, which, you will be …
Small Biz 10 Jun 2007, 08:02
Aussie developers use secondary mics for noise suppression
Adding a second microphone to a Bluetooth headset significantly improves its ability to capture speech by making it more effective at noise cancellation and suppression, according to Australian audio software developer Dynamic Hearing. The company has added a multi-mic feature called VoiceField to its Atlas audio processing …
Wireless 10 Jun 2007, 09:02
New strategic direction: Borland competes with itself
Keeping up with Borland’s corporate plans is a challenge. In early 2006, it said it would sell its IDE tools business, including the Delphi and JBuilder products. Nine months later it formed CodeGear, but as a wholly-owned subsidiary, saying that nobody came up with a good enough offer. “It was obvious that the positive cash …
Developer 10 Jun 2007, 09:02
Second-gen documents also 'flawed'
RFID passports from Belgium remained flawed almost three years into their introduction, according to a study by cryptographic researchers. The Belgian ePassports, now in their second generation, lack effective security features that would prevent sensitive data on microchips from being read surreptitiously. Analysis by security …
ID 10 Jun 2007, 12:02
GIGSE 2007 Of bread and games - is skill gaming for money the next big thing?
Could skill gaming be the next big forum for online gambling? One of the hottest topics at the Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) in Montreal this week was the economic potential of wagering on skill gaming. Software and gambling providers alike are looking for new sources of revenue after a year of heavy-handed …
Law 10 Jun 2007, 12:02
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE
- Analysis Hey, Teflon Ballmer. Look, isn't it time? You know, time to quit?
- Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace