31st > May > 2010 Archive


Blur vs Split Second Velocity

ReviewCombat racing games are like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come along in the same week.
Andrew Bailey, 31 May 2010
How to... iPad comics

How to... read comics on the iPad

E-book reader, portable telly, digital newspaper, big-screen games console, movie player - the iPad all of these incredibly well. It's also a darn fine comic viewer, its richly coloured, bright 1024 x 768 screen ideal for presenting sequential art.
Nick Hawkesmoor, 31 May 2010

Satellite firm offers 4G network on back of 2G business model

Harbinger is an equity fund with really big plans: the idea is to build a national 4G network of 36,000 base stations using LTE technology, and then lease it to network operators too poor to build their own.
Bill Ray, 31 May 2010

Exposed: Voyeurism and surveillance

Surveillance is everywhere today, and thanks to Facebook and Google, we are all now voyeurs, monitoring each other electronically. Perfect timing, you would think, for the new exhibition at Tate Modern Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera which sets out to explore our relationship with the camera and its use to capture the unaware, the unashamed and the downright unpleasant.
Bob Dormon, 31 May 2010
Three In Car Wi-Fi

Three In-Car Wi-Fi

ReviewAs we all get increasingly used to the benefits of broadband it gets harder than ever to tear ourselves away from our streamed music and video, online gaming, immediate e-mail access and the rest. Smartphones take us part of the way to remaining fully connected when on the move, but now Three - the company formerly known as, er, 3 - has gone one better with its In Car Wi-Fi dongle, which promises access to the Internet for up to five devices over the network's 3G service, while you're in the car.
Dave Oliver, 31 May 2010

5 charged in $450,000 e-banking malware swindle

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against five people accused of trying to swipe more than $450,000 from a California city using stolen login credentials associated with its bank account.
Dan Goodin, 31 May 2010
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Top 500 supers – The Dawning of the GPUs

With the International Super Computing conference underway this week, the Top 500 ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers is out, and the bi-annual is just starting to be transformed by the advent of cheap flops embodied in graphics co-processing engines from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices.

Tokyo Tech dumps Sun super iron for HP, NEC

The Tokyo Institute of Technology - which put Sun Microsystems back on the HPC map along with floating point accelerator maker ClearSpeed back in the summer of 2006, with the 87 teraflops Tsubame 1.0 supercomputing cluster - has decided to go with different vendors and technologies in its next generation 2.4 petaflops Tsubame 2.0 machine.

iPeds, iRobots, and the Chinese iPad clone machine

Surprising no one, iPad clones are sprouting up in the IP rip-off capital of the world — China — including one charmingly and thoroughly unimaginatively known as the iPed.
Rik Myslewski, 31 May 2010

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