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.
Chris Mellor, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Danny Bradbury, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Iain Thomson, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Iain Thomson, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Iain Thomson, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Natalie Apostolou, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Dec 2011

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.
Natalie Apostolou, 27 Dec 2011

New ATLAS particle part of 'everyday mass'

While we’ve been paying all our attention to the elusive Higgs boson, the ATLAS experiment has turned up another particle which researchers say could be responsible for shed light on* much of the mass of “everyday objects”.
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Dec 2011

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