20th September 2008 Archive
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200 loyal followers Wikileaked
Two days after someone broke into the email account of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, unknown intruders have hacked the website of conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly and posted personal details of more than 200 of its subscribers. The breach into BillOreilly.com came as retaliation for remarks O'Reilly made on …
Security 20 Sep 2008, 01:44
If you wear the same tatty earrings day-in day-out, then perhaps now’s the time to change them. Because Thanko’s launched a range of lug-wear inspired headphones. Thanko's cans clip onto your earlobe The quirky Japanese retailer’s cans simply clip onto your earlobe and blast music into your eardrum from a small speaker on …
Hardware 20 Sep 2008, 07:08
Review Two years on, still going strong
The tiny Shuffle remains the iPod Apple makes the least of a song and dance about, but it's no less a player worthy of buyers' consideration than its label-mates. The second-generation Shuffle Apple revamped last week remains almost entirely the same as the version announced way back in 2006. The colour scheme has been changed …
Hardware 20 Sep 2008, 07:11
It all began in May 2005...
Responding to August's landmark order from the FCC, Comcast has provided an extensive description of its infamous BitTorrent blocking - though it has yet to admit that blocking is the right word. According to a statement (PDF) filed Friday with the FCC, the big-name ISP began using a traffic switch from Sandvine Inc. in May …
Networks 20 Sep 2008, 07:53
Electric shock hazard
Got an iPhone 3G purchased in the US, Canada, Mexico or Japan? Then you'll own one of Apple's latest USB power adaptors, and the company wants it back. Apple yesterday announced it was recalling all of its "Ultracompact USB Power Adapter" because "under certain conditions the... power adapter's metal prongs can break off and …
Hardware 20 Sep 2008, 13:32
'Leccy Tech What the Heckla?!?
It's not just New Zealanders who'll see Mitsubishi's electric i MiEV gently humming its way around their roads next year - Icelanders will too. Representatives of Iceland's Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism this week shook hands with the Mitsubishi executives on deal that will see "fleet testing" of the zero-emission …
Science 20 Sep 2008, 21:18