16th > July > 2011 Archive

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Hey! My friend is sending spam

Microsoft is introducing an early warning system for Hotmail users to report suspicions that friend’s email accounts have been hacked.
John Leyden, 16 Jul 2011
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Microsoft rolls out One Big Windows strategy

Is Microsoft preparing one Windows operating system for PCs, tablets, and smartphones?
Gavin Clarke, 16 Jul 2011
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Oz DNA tester’s privacy shocker

In a facepalm, forehead-slap, hang-your-head-in-shame howler, South Australian DNA testing company Medvet has left its online customer accounts system open to being indexed by Google.
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 2011
Sony Bravia KDL-40CX523
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Sony KDL-40CX523 LCD TV

ReviewReview The Bravia KDL-40CX523 is the little net-connected TV that could. Consigned to somewhere near the bottom of Sony’s 2011 line-up, and cursed with a CCFL backlight instead of trendy LED bulbs, it’s clearly not one of the brand’s hero products. Yet this transpires to be a quite a desirable gogglebox.
Steve May, 16 Jul 2011
Samsung Chromebook
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Samsung Chromebook: The $499 Google thought experiment

ReviewReview The most amazing thing about Google's inaugural Chromebooks is that they come with a file manager. It's not much of a file manager, but it's relatively easy to find, and it gives you relatively quick access to the files you've download, or screenshots you've taken, or documents on a thumb drive you've plugged into the USB port. This may seem like the most fundamental of tools. But in December, when Google released its beta Chromebook, the Cr-48, there was no file manager. And Mountain View was adamant that such a basic piece of software was beside the point.
Cade Metz, 16 Jul 2011
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Beyonce bigs up girls in space

The crew of space shuttle Atlantis were this morning treated to a wake-up call from Beyonce Knowles, who blasted out a snippet of Run the World (Girls) followed by a salute to women in space.
Lester Haines, 16 Jul 2011