Articles about Sweeny

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Google's too-smart-for-own-good Nest Protect alarm is back on sale

Google's Nest smart smoke alarm is back on sale at a lower price after being withdrawn from store shelves for nearly a month because of a safety issue. "We're very pleased that Nest Protect is once again available to customers," Nest marketing chief Doug Sweeny said in a blog post. "And now, the price is $99 to make it …
Neil McAllister, 18 Jun 2014
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Cabinet Office signs MoU with Vertex

Customer management outsourcing company Vertex has become the latest to sign a memorandum of understanding on efficiencies with the Cabinet Office. It said it has done so as part of the Cabinet Office led supplier contract renegotiation programme to find new savings in IT business with central government. Most of the IT firms …
Kable, 21 Dec 2010
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Movie-quality games in 15 years, claims gaming veteran

Movie-quality videogame graphics will be possible within 10 to 15 years, an industry heavyweight has forecast. Tim Sweeny, founder of videogame firm Epic Games, said issues including realistic in-game lighting and movie quality static scenes or motion are just a matter of brute computing power. “We’re only about a factor of a …
James Sherwood, 26 May 2009
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Wanna buy an old PC factory?

We're all used to hearing about factory closures these days, but have you ever wondered what happens to a manufacturing plant when the jobs have gone? The answer is here, where industrial auctioneer Sweeny Kincaid is selling the contents of a "Former IBM PC Manufacturing Facility in Greenock" via an online auction. Greenock was …
Joe Fay, 22 Jun 2009
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Oscar nominees win ROKR E8 first refusal

If you see someone ordinary carrying Motorola’s upcoming ROKR E8 handset later this month, then call the police, because they’ve probably mugged a superstar. Motorola’s planning to award ROKR E8 handsets to Oscar nominees, before letting the huddled masses know when the phone goes on sale. Motorola_Rokr_E8_Oscar Motorola's ROKR …
James Sherwood, 07 Feb 2008
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Dr Tom delves DDR for the PIII

HWRoundup Dr Tom has taken a look at the latest instalment in the DDR Saga, DDR for the PIII in the form of the VIA Apollo Pro 266 mobo. Marketing nonsense or a sensible move? I don't want to spoil it, so just click here if this caught your attention. HardOCP's done a cooler roundup. They slapped a bunch of heatsinks on the new SOYO …
Lucy Sherriff, 25 Jan 2001