6th November 2010 Archive
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Norwegian gong for 'doing the impossible'
Opera has been honored in its native Norway for the game of chicken it played with Steve Jobs. This week, as announced to the English speaking world by Opera man Haavard Moen, the browser maker was awarded a "Gullkornet," the Norwegian PR trophy, for the clever way it coaxed Steve Jobs into letting its Opera Mini browser onto …
Software 6 Nov 00:11
Plenty more where that came from
A security researcher has released proof-of-concept code that exploits a vulnerability in most versions of Google's Android operating system for smartphones. M.J. Keith of Alert Logic said he released the attack code to expose what he characterized as inadequate patching practices for the open-source mobile platform. Rather …
Security 6 Nov 07:00
QCon Updated Don't sweat the price. You'll pay in other ways
Oracle will deliver two Java Development Kit (JDK) based on the OpenJDK project - one free and the other paid. That's according to Tweets pouring thick and fast from an Oracle session at QCon San Francisco, where the database giant mostly repeated its earlier plans for Java. Adam Messinger, Oracle vice president of …
Developer 6 Nov 08:00
Review Not just for e-book readers, you know
Unlike almost every other modern gadget - TVs being a notable exception, perhaps - watches have been getting steadily bigger over the years, not smaller. Miniaturisation is not the name of the game, even though microelectronics have replaced clockwork and batteries have replaced springs. Phosphor Watches' World Time Curved: …
reghardware 6 Nov 09:00
- 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?
- Analysis Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
- Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month