18th > March > 2012 Archive


Assange bids for Senate seat

WikiLeaks has taken the natural next step in its evolution as a force of continuous disclosure by announcing it wants to challenge for a seat in the Australian Senate.
Natalie Apostolou, 18 Mar 2012

Pair of double-As give you cheap, quick charge

It's nighttime in Barcelona, you can't find your hotel and your phone battery is dead. Double-A batteries won't go in a phone so you're screwed, unless you've read the following advice.
Bill Ray, 18 Mar 2012

NEC shows off ultra-thin battery

NEC has announced the development of an ORB (organic radical battery) which it says can be printed into circuit boards as thin as 0.3mm – making it suitable for applications like credit cards and bendable screens.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Mar 2012

Kim Dotcom seizures 'null and void'

In an astonishing blunder, New Zealand’s Crown Law Office and its police commissioner have admitted to a ‘procedural error’ when they seized cash, cars and other property from Megaupload chief Kim Dotcom.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Mar 2012

Microsoft signs up Aus eco geeks

Australian cloud computing eco-warrior Carbon Systems has scored its most significant deal to date with a global Microsoft agreement.
Natalie Apostolou, 18 Mar 2012
Fruit fly in nature - drosophila melanogaster

Sex-starved fruit flies hit the sauce

Fruit flies that can’t get on the tail get on the sauce instead, according to a study from University of California San Francisco.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Mar 2012

'Fileless' malware installs into RAM

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have found malware which, unusually, does not install any files on its victims PCs.
Simon Sharwood, 18 Mar 2012

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