27th > December > 2012 Archive
Chill out, biz barons... your new IT system might not look like the old one
Organisations that wish to update their IT systems and transform their business need to be careful not to be overly prescriptive with suppliers and overlook other important considerations, an expert in resolving IT disputes has said.
Christmas ruined for 2,100 sex offenders booted off online games
Thousands of online gaming accounts linked to convicted sex offenders were shut down in the US this month.
Motorola pulls out of China, leaves locals behind till of Android shop
Google's hardware arm has shuttered its Chinese Android store, one of the few which lets punters pay for apps, saying its work is done and the competition is too fierce.
Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?
CommentLies, damned lies and statistics: we all know the saying, but you'd be surprised just how many of these “facts” manage to enter the national consciousness, emerging as Guardian headlines and stories on Radio 4's Today.
Rocket 'Grasshopper' leaps higher than tall building in single bound
Elon Musk's private space program jumped another 40 meters just before Christmas, with the VTVL "Grasshopper" rocket successfully lifting more than its own length into the air and safely setting down again.
Osborne stumps up £20m of your cash for wiggly wonder stuff graphene
The Chancellor will allocate up to £21.5m for research into the wonder material graphene, he confirmed today. The cash will be distributed to Cambridge scientists investigating wearable computers, and Imperial College researchers hoping to incorporate the super-strong, super-conductive, super-light material into aeroplanes.
Israel plots gigabit fibre-to-home rollout
The Israeli government, via state-owned electricity utility Israel Electric Corp (IEC), is taking tentative steps towards deploying a gigabit-capable fibre-to-the-home network it hopes will cover two-thirds of the country.