13th December 2008 Archive
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Like Facebook, only with maps
Nokia nuts now only have one excuse left for getting lost: their phone running out of power. Why? Because the Finnish phone firm’s updated its mapping software to include every navigation tool the urban adventurer could possibly need. Nokia Maps, now with added 3D landmarks Version 3.0 of Nokia Maps adds high-resolution …
Reg Hardware 13 Dec 2008, 00:02
Diebold strikes again
Electronic voting machines made by Premier Election Solutions have once again been caught dropping votes during the November elections, this time in Ohio's Montgomery County. The missing five votes failed to register during the original count and again during a recount, according to The Dayton Daily News. They probably never …
Security 13 Dec 2008, 00:13
Lost in a sea of 'crapware'
The iTunes App Store may be the iPhone's killer app, as USA Today and others have claimed, but its home - the online mega-mall iTunes Store - has hit a few bumps as of late. First, there were reports yesterday from ipodnn and a few friends of The Reg that the iTunes Store has been hit with slowdowns and outages. While all …
Mobile 13 Dec 2008, 01:19
This Old Box Surrender your quarters, human!
The holiday spirit is still strong with This Old Box — or rather, the nog we're drinking this evening has some pretty strong spirits in it. Just semantics really. But as the shopping days until C-day dwindle, there's computer games on many-a-reader's mind. And with Atari's latest resurrection in swing, we can't help but …
Odds and Sods 13 Dec 2008, 01:29
Add-on-Con The future is open
What's the thinking behind Google Chrome, the Chocolate Factory operating system web browser that just lost its beta tag? Mountain View Oompa Loompas continue to say that replacing Firefox and Internet Explorer with Google-controlled software is not their primary aim. "We just want to push the web platform forward," Chrome …
Software 13 Dec 2008, 01:31
Big technology, simple app
I wrote a simple test application for Silverlight running on Live Mesh. It is an interesting scenario, which enables Silverlight applications to run offline, in the style of Adobe Systems' AIR. I wrote a to-do list that stores its data in the cloud, I added some items online, and deleted and added some items offline on another …
Developer 13 Dec 2008, 05:14
Dell was mum about its containerized data center designs. But once the company announced it would supply the servers behind Microsoft's Azure compute cloud and Microsoft said it was embracing containers in a big way, it was only a matter of time (and a little schmoozing) before Dell opened up a bit and explain its container …
Servers 13 Dec 2008, 06:22
Kit of the Year Will the real iPhone killer step forward...
Following last year’s iPhone launch, there was a rush to release handsets based around touchscreens rather than buttons. That led to a profusion of offerings this year — but which ones tapped the right spot? HTC Touch HD So it’s not truly HD, but the HTC handset nonetheless has a better and bigger — 3.8in and 480×800 — …
Reg Hardware 13 Dec 2008, 09:02