18th > March > 2012 Archive

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Assange bids for Senate seat

WikiLeaks has taken the natural next step in its evolution as a force of continuous disclosure by announcing it wants to challenge for a seat in the Australian Senate.
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Pair of double-As give you cheap, quick charge

It's nighttime in Barcelona, you can't find your hotel and your phone battery is dead. Double-A batteries won't go in a phone so you're screwed, unless you've read the following advice.
Bill Ray, 18 Mar 2012
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NEC shows off ultra-thin battery

NEC has announced the development of an ORB (organic radical battery) which it says can be printed into circuit boards as thin as 0.3mm – making it suitable for applications like credit cards and bendable screens.
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Kim Dotcom seizures 'null and void'

In an astonishing blunder, New Zealand’s Crown Law Office and its police commissioner have admitted to a ‘procedural error’ when they seized cash, cars and other property from Megaupload chief Kim Dotcom.
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Microsoft signs up Aus eco geeks

Australian cloud computing eco-warrior Carbon Systems has scored its most significant deal to date with a global Microsoft agreement.
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Sex-starved fruit flies hit the sauce

Fruit flies that can’t get on the tail get on the sauce instead, according to a study from University of California San Francisco.
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'Fileless' malware installs into RAM

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have found malware which, unusually, does not install any files on its victims PCs.
Simon Sharwood, 18 Mar 2012