10th > June > 2007 Archive

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The cheapest calling plan of all: Friends and Family on the company phone

British workers are spending around £400m a year on personal calls using company mobile phones, according to research from Aurora Kendrick James (AJK).
Bill Ray, 10 2007

Bluetooth headsets to get dual mics

Adding a second microphone to a Bluetooth headset significantly improves its ability to capture speech by making it more effective at noise cancellation and suppression, according to Australian audio software developer Dynamic Hearing.
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CodeGear: still for sale

Keeping up with Borland’s corporate plans is a challenge. In early 2006, it said it would sell its IDE tools business, including the Delphi and JBuilder products. Nine months later it formed CodeGear, but as a wholly-owned subsidiary, saying that nobody came up with a good enough offer. “It was obvious that the positive cash flow from the IDE business was much more attractive for us,” Borland’s Mike Hulme told Reg Dev here.
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Crypto boffins urge Belgium to withdraw early ePassports

RFID passports from Belgium remained flawed almost three years into their introduction, according to a study by cryptographic researchers.
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The geek gods have spoken - let the video games begin

GIGSE 2007 Could skill gaming be the next big forum for online gambling?