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People-powered Olympic shopping mall: A sign of utter tech illiteracy

CommentIt's just about certain, now: Almost everybody in the world has no idea of the most basic facts regarding energy use. Most people don't even know that the words "energy" and "power" have different meanings1, and just about everyone is so massively ignorant on the subject that they actually consider that the use of special floor tiles to generate electricity from human footfalls is worth doing.
Lewis Page, 27 May 2012

TiVo spits out monster 6-way Pace box for US eyes only

The fact that the very first product out of the relationship between TiVo and Pace is a six-tuner device means automatically that it‘s for use in the US – nowhere else has that kind of requirement yet.
Faultline, 27 May 2012

YouTube takes on Instagram with 'Frontrow'

YouTube has unleashed an app which takes it into Instagram territory, in the form of an Australian-devised app called Frontrow which has made its debut at the Vivid LIVE festival at the Sydney Opera House.
Natalie Apostolou, 27 May 2012
Photo of workers laying fibre in Rwanda

Short-lived backhaul declaration better, says Voda

Vodafone is warning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against setting backhaul service prices too far into the future, saying that an early review would be better for the industry than a long-term lock-in.
Richard Chirgwin, 27 May 2012

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