22nd November 2008 Archive
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'Leccy Tech Out to take over 'leccy car world?
Renault-Nissan has announced electric vehicle and infrastructure deals with the State of Oregon and the Principality of Monaco. That brings to eight the number of deals that Renault-Nissan have inked, including those with Israel, Denmark, Portugal – all in partnership with Better Place - the city of Yokohama in Japan, France …
Reg Hardware 22 Nov 2008, 00:02
88 domain names, admin tools, provisional patent, and more!
In the summer of 2006, at the height of the digerati's Web 2.0 frenzy, social networking startup Kiko.com sold itself on eBay. The share-your-appointments-with-the-world online calendar extravaganza was pulling in exactly zero dollars a month. But after a flurry of late bidding, eBayers decided it was worth $258,100. Now, …
Small Biz 22 Nov 2008, 00:39
Security 22 Nov 2008, 00:44
And other world news from the future
United States government intelligence hasn't exactly been on a winning streak for predicting future events, but recently it's been painting a somewhat bleak future for Western society. A report released Thursday by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) predicts global trends in the year 2025 to better inform US policy makers …
Public Sector 22 Nov 2008, 03:58
QCon 2009 The 'stressed stack' future
Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML and Sun Microsystems’ Director of Web Technologies, found himself manning “the hangover slot” to give the morning keynote at day two of the Qcon developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday. “And dear god, I’m going to be talking to you about storage,” he said to his limp-but-game audience. “ …
Developer 22 Nov 2008, 04:21
Some watchers encouraged overdose
The Florida teen whose lethal drug overdose was broadcast live over the net earlier this week began blogging about his intended suicide 12 hours before. As reported by the AP, 19-year-old college student Abraham Briggs died Wednesday afternoon in his bed after ingesting a lethal mixture of drugs used to treat depression. As …
Music and Media 22 Nov 2008, 08:08
Review Turn on, tune in... and your calls won't drop out
Nokia has cranked up the volume of its mobile music message recently with the debut of its Comes With Music download service and the unveiling of its touchscreen 5800 XpressMusic handset. At the same time, Nokia has also been reinforcing its band of XpressMusic devices with the release of some tidy if relatively low-key music- …
Reg Hardware 22 Nov 2008, 09:02
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire