27th > December > 2011 Archive
Inventor flames Reg, HP in memristor brouhaha
Here is some Christmas holiday reading. HP's claim that RRAM, PCM, and MRAM are all memristor technologies is bullshit, the memristor is not a fourth fundamental circuit element, HP didn't find it, and its developing memristor product is a not a memristor - really.
What you can do to enforce endpoint security
Thirty years after the PC was launched, security and management problems for the endpoint seem to be getting worse rather than better.
Chinese confirm Beidou satnav system is operational
Chinese officials have confirmed that the country’s Beidou satellite navigation system is operational, albeit mainly in China, and say they plan to have free, global coverage in place by 2020.
Spire crack brings Siri to jailbroken iPhones
Siri, Apple’s much loved or otherwise personal assistant, can be accessed by jailbroken iPhones using an application dubbed Spire, says noted cracker Chpwn.
Japanese boffins crack arse-based ID recognizer
Researchers at Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology have developed a seat that can identify the user by the shape and heft of their buttocks.
Internode itching to leverage iiNet scale in NBN battle
The founder of Internode, Simon Hackett has promised not to go “riding off into the sunset” following the completion of iiNet’s acquisition of his company, but will instead be kicking “some serious ass” as he works directly with iiNet CEO Michael Malone.
LCD cartel case claims seven more scalps
Seven LCD screen makers have joined together to offer $US553 million to settle charges that the screen industry has acted as a price-fixing cartel.
Foxconn beefs up iPhone output to 400k units a day
Apple’s iPhone maker Foxconn is doubling production capacity to 400,000 units a day.