5th November 2011 Archive
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VP of security retires
Apple’s vice president of global security, former FBI agent John Theriault, has reportedly retired from the company. According to Reuters, Theriault retired from Apple for an unspecified reason, but speculation is strong that it may be related to the company’s conduct in tracking down a missing iPhone prototype – a project …
Media 5 Nov 2011, 00:05
Accuses cofounder of colluding to control Yahoo!
Investment house Third Point has issued an open letter to the board of Yahoo! claiming that co-founder Jerry Yang is colluding with private equity investors to buy control of the company. In a strongly worded letter, Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point (the second largest investor in Yahoo!), called on Yang to clarify his …
Financial News 5 Nov 2011, 00:24
WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! Or not...
Our own star has developed an astonishingly huge case of hyperactive acne, with one blemish so large you could plop 18 or 19 earths onto it, and still have room to spare. That is, of course, if you could maneuver them close enough without the planets melting, or being sucked into that big ol' ball-o-plasma's guts. At 1900 …
Science 5 Nov 2011, 01:09
Product Round-up HD hotshots
On mainstream Blu-ray players, 3D is fast becoming just another feature, so whether you want it or not, we couldn't really avoid it in this round-up – but don't let that put you off. Here we have models ranging from the impulse buy to high-end kit, and you’ll find dimensional compatibility listed alongside other attractions …
Hardware 5 Nov 2011, 08:00
Sill picking up pieces from hype bubble burst
It is easy to be rude about Google TV, but at the back of the mind is the feeling that one day, after successful tinkering, Google may get it right. Yet after initial hype and excitement around the launch, Google has struggled to recover from the dead weight of unfulfilled expectations that followed, and it will take something …
Media 5 Nov 2011, 10:03
Rather than by selling its users to all and sundry
Diaspora, the social network that sells itself as a privacy-conscious alternative to Facebook, is relying on user donations instead of advertising to get it going. And by contrast to its other competitor, Google+, Diaspora also allows pseudonyms. The decentralised service aims to address some of the multitude of privacy and …
Cloud 5 Nov 2011, 10:30
'Working hard' to restore services
Brief Natwest's online, mobile and telephone banking services are having an unscheduled rest today, Saturday, November 5. At time of writing customers who try to log-in to their accounts are greeted with the following message: We're sorry our Digital, Mobile and Telephone Banking services are currently unavailable. We're …
Management 5 Nov 2011, 11:15
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE