10th > April > 2009 Archive

Tesla Roadster runs for 241 miles in Monte Carlo e-rally

'Leccy Tech As an answer to those who say e-cars will never take off because their range is limited, this isn't at all bad. A Tesla Roadster managed to cover 241 miles on a single charge while taking part in the Rallye Monte Carlo d'Energies Alternatives.

Apple muffles PC noisemakers

A pair of Apple filings published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office aim to lessen the annoyance provoked by your PC's various and sundry noise-making components by letting you take control of how it sounds.
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Apple bullish on iPhone refresh sales

Apple is apparently quite optimistic about its upcoming iPhone refresh, having ordered 100 million 8Gb NAND flash chips from Asian suppliers.
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A Twitter PR agency: Just what the world needs now

Social networking micro-blog site Twitter is the platform for start-up Twitter Partners to market twitterising services to businesses and celebrities.

NetApp guarantees virtuality

NetApp is setting itself up as the natural storage partner for VMware server virtualisation, provisioning virtual desktops faster, associating its 50 per cent storage savings guarantee with VMware's 50 per cent server savings guarantee.
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The mobile phone as self-inflicted surveillance

Like the breadcrumbs in Hansel and Gretel, mobile phones leave a trail wherever they go. Practically everybody can be tracked via this trail, and the beauty of it all is, we're effectively tracking ourselves.
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Seagate shows off HDD-to-TV media player

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Scareware scammers adopt cold call tactics

Scareware scammers are phoning up prospective marks in an effort to frighten people into buying software that has little or no value or utility.
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How the government uses dirty data to legislate morality

When it comes to sex and censorship, Government's insistence that laws are "evidence-based" is little more than hot air.
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QLogic claims FCoE queue lead

QLogic says it is at the front of the FCoE queue. Talking with Henrik Hansen's QLogic's EMEA marketing director, we learn that QLogic is convinced it is well ahead of Emulex and Brocade with its Converged Network Adapter (CNA) efforts.
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Microsoft's 3DV acquisition a go

Microsoft is going ahead with its purchase of 3D real-time depth detection digital camera company 3DV, as reported at the beginning of April.
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Microsoft and Yahoo! resume mating ritual

Microsoft and Yahoo! have entered "early discussions" on a possible search and advertising partnership, including a face-to-face meeting between new Yahoo! chief executive Carol Bartz and Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer.
Cade Metz, 10 2009

Sun software - Does it make diddly?

Comment With Sun Microsystems on the block - and perhaps on the chopping block - for the past several weeks, it is probably a good time to take a gander at the family jewels: Sun's software business.
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New Navy SEAL minisub's IT-system specs released

The secretive US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has revealed the data-handling features it would like to see on its planned new fleet of mini submarines for use by elite US Navy frogman-commandos.
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Cable-cutting vandals disconnect Silicon Valley

Police are on the lookout for saboteurs believed to have gone on a fiber-optic cable slashing spree on Thursday, leaving hundreds of thousands of Silicon Valley residents without internet access, landline, and mobile phone service for much of the day.
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Apple to surgically remove MobileMe parts

Parts of Apple's MobileMe service grandfathered in from the company's previous online efforts will be shut down this summer.
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Google streams data center pods to world+dog

A week after it was shown to a group of industry engineers during a company event in Mountain View, Google has publicly released a video detailing its once top-secret data center design.
Cade Metz, 10 2009
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Microsoft ready for an open-source skoolin'

Sam Ramji wants more input from the open-source community, hoping to make Microsoft more responsive to their needs.
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Goldman Sachs seeks Goldman sucks site suit

Goldman Sachs certainly has its share of troubles these days but it's not about give up the little things that make life sweet. For instance, hiring a major Wall Street law firm to take down a blogger who may sully its sterling reputation.

IBM serves System S streaming super

Information - which is what happens to data when you filter out useless stuff and add context so human beings can make decisions - cannot be easily generated or quickly integrated with business processes. The advent of the Internet and its various forms of media complicate the task of turning data into information, what government people are fond of calling "actionable intelligence." Mashing up various text, video, and audio streams with databases and other data storehouses is a grand challenge, one that needs something that looks and smells like a supercomputer.
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Yahoo! gifts (more) boffins stuffed elephant

Yahoo! has opened up its Google-battling Hadoop research cluster to three more big-name US universities.
Cade Metz, 10 2009
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Teens reject Microsoft's Zune

Not a single teen plans to buy a Zune, Microsoft's ill-conceived challenger to Apple's iPod.