1st September 2012 Archive
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Cloudy components 'might not be quite ready'
In a move that's becoming all too familiar, leaders of the effort to develop Java EE 7 – the next version of Oracle's Java platform for enterprise computing – have recommended that certain planned components be deferred to a later version in the interest of keeping the project on schedule. "Despite our best intentions, our …
Cloud 1 Sep 00:06
When only bots love you
Facebook will crack down on profiles that issue fake "Like" clicks on its site in an effort to reassure advertisers that its system works. "A Like that doesn't come from someone truly interested in connecting with a Page benefits no one," said the company on its security blog. "When a Page and fan connect on Facebook, we want …
Media 1 Sep 00:11
Product Round-up Back to school, boys and girls
As much as Intel would like us all to rush out and buy an expensive new Ultrabook, the fact remains that the top-selling laptops for most manufacturers are still low-cost 15.6in models. Laptops for £400 or less have back-to-school appeal written all over them, but the mix of components varies enormously to appeal to different …
Laptops 1 Sep 07:00
Electronic director cuts to most 'interesting' member during group calls
Boffins at BT's Adastral Park have been looking at video calling, trying to work out why we persist with voice and how video calling might get good enough for the whole family to enjoy. The project was called Together Anywhere Anytime, or TA2 (tattoo), and comprised four years of study winding up in March this year, but now …
Media 1 Sep 11:00