25th November 2012 Archive

Trashblower courtesy of Michel Blazy and Art Concept Gallery, Paris

The ‘subversive adult Disneyland’ where iPods track your every move

David Walsh invented what he calls “a money mine”, and when he decided to spend some of its contents on an art gallery, he gave his IT team more than four years to provide the best visitor experience of any museum in the world.
Lego Minecraft

Minecraft coming to Raspberry Pi in hackable edition

Minecraft will soon be available for the Raspberry Pi, and in true Pi fashion will be hackable.

Google, Apple, eBay shouldn't pay taxes - people should pay taxes

Opinion eBay is not paying enough tax in the UK because it sells everything through PayPal Luxembourg.
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Welcome to 'Vulture South'

A couple of months ago, we asked Australian Regreaders how we should refer to our Asia-Pacific bureau based in Sydney.
Kim Dotcom's Rented Mansion in New Zealand

Australia’s new AUD$5m golden visa

Australia’s yen to morph into an entrepreneurial hub for the Asia Pacific region has led to the creation of a new visa category designed to lure the world’s brightest and richest business elite.
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Application Lifecycle Management: The movers and shakers

Old applications never die; they just stick around sucking up valuable computing resources and helpdesk time. If your business faces that problem, then it’s time to take application lifecycle management seriously.

Sandy Island does exist - on a 1908 chart

A librarian at Auckland Museum has shed a little bit of light on the possible origins of the “island that isn’t there”.
Berkenstein's quantum foam bench test

The secrets of spacetime revealed - on your workbench!

Laser source? Check. Lenses? Check. A suspended block of glass? Check. A single-photon detector? Check. Supercooling apparatus? Check. Congratulations: put that kit together, and you might be able to help resolve some of the most fundamental questions of quantum physics.

Apple versus Samsung: everything infringes everything

With Samsung seeking last week to widen its patent claim against Apple to include the iPad Mini, iPad 4 and iPod Touch 5, Cupertino has predictably responded in kind, expanding its own claims.