23rd January 2010 Archive
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'Need a new one?'
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has defaced the MacBook Pro of a young fanboi, and his sarcastic scrawling was caught on video. No, this wasn't another "developers, developers" rant or a chair-chucking loss of control. The fanboi asked him to. Thanks to AppleInsider, we learned today that during a visit to Tennessee's Trevecca …
Odds and Sods 23 Jan 00:10
Where's your spoof protection?
The vast majority of US federal agencies have failed to meet a December 31 deadline to deploy new technology that would make it significantly harder for attackers to spoof their websites, according to Network World. Only 20 percent of agencies were found to have secured their addresses with the measure, which is known as …
Security 23 Jan 00:51
AKA $5.5 billion
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page each plan to sell 5 million shares of their common stock in the company over the next five years. According to an SEC filing, this is part of their respective "long-term strategies for individual asset diversification and liquidity." Larry and Sergey - as the filing actually …
Financial News 23 Jan 01:08
Review The wandering audiophiles' choice?
Although Sennheiser does make a few to Bluetooth headsets to keep the mobile phone market happy, it has never been terribly keen on this technology. Indeed, the company has just launched a new range of headphones that use its own ‘Kleer’ wireless protocol. Sound investment? Sennheiser’s RS 160 We tested the cheapest model …
Reg Hardware 23 Jan 09:02
Apart from iPhone owners
Less than a quarter of Britons use their phones to access the internet, a study has found. Almost 40 per cent of smartphone owners - the very folk you'd expect would want to surf the web on the move - have never done so, or gave it a go once, but won't do so again. So much or all the hype surrounding internet-enabled …
Reg Hardware 23 Jan 10:02