21st July 2012 Archive
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Freebie flicks 'n' more for business class, economy class
Australia's premier airline, Qantas, will provide an iPad to each and every passenger on its fleet of Boeing 767s, beaming free in-flight entertainment using what it dubs its "QStreaming" technology. "Following the successful trial of our QStreaming service this year," Qantas Domestic CEO Lyell Strambi said in a statement, "we …
Business 21 Jul 00:14
And – for better or worse – the apps look like Office 2013
Coming on the heels of Microsoft's Office 2013 announcement, Redmond has launched a new version of its browser-based Office Web Apps, which are available now to SkyDrive users who join the preview program. Mike Morton, group program manager for Office Web Apps, detailed the changes in the new version in a Friday post on …
Windows 8 21 Jul 00:22
Product Round-up Who needs consoles, eh?
It's been pretty dry – unlike the British weather – for big title PC games since October, Star Wars (now free to play) and Diablo being the only exceptions. With the amount of time people are spending indoors this summer, I am surprised gaming companies aren't rushing titles out in hopes of seeing the money pour in. The games …
Games 21 Jul 07:00
Android 4.0 support surfaces
Sky's TV-on-the-move app, Go, is now available on the Samsung Galaxy S III as well as a range of other Android 4.0 handsets after the broadcaster announced support for Ice Cream Sandwich. The app, which allows Sky customers to watch content while they're out and about - as long as it aligns with their subscriptions - is now …
Phones 21 Jul 08:00
2,200 switches, data-centre-sized halls up for grabs
British schoolchildren will be among those receiving computer networking gear liberated from London's Olympic park once the competition is over, said Cisco. The company provided 2,200 network switches to create a BT-designed topology that can carry the results of the men's 100m to the world and link 22,000 on-site journalists …
Data Networking 21 Jul 14:02
- 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
- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go
- Microsoft breaks bug-bounty virginity in $100,000 contest