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Psion WaveFinder saved by software that works?

Psion's WaveFinder digital radio system, launched almost a year ago, is a good idea in theory. Plug the weird blue combination box and antenna into a USB port and you get a cheap route into DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) that allows you to listen and record as you sit by your PC. Except that you'll probably get to do a lot more sitting by your PC and a lot less working at it, because Psion's WaveFinder software is the IT equivalent of an inadequately tested elephant tranquiliser, complete with unfortunate and unexpected side-effects.
10 Sep 11:56 |

ICANN: It's my party and I'll cry if I want to

ICANN meetingThis is the fifth and final instalment of our exclusive diary from New.net's director of policy and marketing Andy Duff on the ICANN meeting in Uruguay. Having met up with all the combatants, sorry constituencies, and told of trouble brewing; demonstrated just one aspect of ICANN's bureaucratic and self-serving processes; and chewed over the future of the organisation, Andy spends his last day in Montevideo having a few lagers and a chin wag with some of the lead players
10 Sep 12:02 |

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