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TalkTalk YouView set top box launch

TalkTalk's YouView: Why no Wi-Fi?

Better late than never has been a popular analyst response to the UK’s YouView hybrid connected TV platform, and it could equally well apply to the TalkTalk TV service re-launched on the back of that, just as BT Vision has been. It has got some things right, such as bundling the service free with broadband, and allowing subscription to premium content from Sky on a non-contractual monthly basis.
Faultline, 07 2012
Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales

Wikipedia boss Jimmy Wales marries Kate Garvey

Our congratulations to Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, who married Kate Garvey in London yesterday.
The Register breaking news

Man the floodgates! David Cameron takes to Twitter

Prime Minister David Cameron opened for business on Twitter yesterday (6 October) with his first message:

Home-grown drone finds ‘missing’ hiker

The CSIRO’s long-standing UAV Challenge has borne fruit, with a hobbyist-built drone successfully searching for a dummy – representing a missing bushwalker – with no human intervention.

eBay frets as right to resell comes under scrutiny

eBay has launched a “grass roots” campaign to defend America’s first sale doctrine, as a Supreme Court hearing approaches that could subject second-hand and resale trades to the approval of rights-holders.
Adapteva's Epiphany-IV chip

This supercomputing board can be yours for $99. Here's how

Feature Adapteva, an upstart RISC processor and co-processor designer that has tried to break into the big-time with its Epiphany chips for the past several years, is sick and tired of the old way of trying to get design wins to fund its future development.
Space X Dragon in Orbit

SpaceX's Falcon places Dragon in desired orbit

Dotcom space cowboy Elon Musk’s SpaceX has successfully launched its Falcon rocket and Dragon orbiter on the first of twelve missions that will deliver cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.