21st November 2009 Archive
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'Super elastic, soft, smooth. Highly absorbent, for you always!'
A Vietnamese blogger has alerted the world to another Google product. Details are sketchy at best. In fact, all we have is a photo: Another Google product The photo - whose authenticity has yet to be verified - seems to indicate the product is some sort of "2 ply bathroom paper" made from "100 per cent virgin pulp." …
Odds and Sods 21 Nov 00:26
Review Inside Microsoft's R2 preview
SQL Server 2008 R2 is a step closer to reality. On the heels of August's first code drop, Microsoft has released a second, more-fully-featured community technology preview (CTP) of its next database server. It promises a number of things, including improved business intelligence through database changes and integration with …
Applications 21 Nov 00:57
UK TV channel forecasts end of language
Roll over Wittgenstein, Channel 4 has a bold claim to make, thanks to New Media guru Benjamin Cohen. It's trumpeted in what must be the weirdest press release we've received in years - or at least since the Blooks one. We reproduce it in full, trying to give you a flavour of the insane typography: PLEASE CREDIT CHANNEL 4 NEWS …
Music and Media 21 Nov 08:02
Review Made for map lovers, apparently...
TomTom's Start is essentially the satnav specialist's new low-end model. Rather than say so, though, it's not pitching the product on price but for its simplicity. It's a device designed to get you from A to B and nothing more. TomTom's Start: cuts to the chase with a simple, straightforward UI But it's also being described …
Reg Hardware 21 Nov 09:02
Dimensional portal invasion back on track
There were emotional scenes last night at the headquarters of underground international atom-smasher science alliance CERN, as joyful boffins celebrated the successful restarting of the Large Hadron Collider. The colossal machine circulated its first beam around the entire 27-km supermagnet circuit at 22:01 Swiss time, and sent …
Physics 21 Nov 09:39