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Ten... celeb headphones

Product Round-up It's boom time for celebrity obsessed audiophiles. The headphone market explosion has seen everyone from 50 Cent to Earth, Wind and Fire slap their names on a pair, whether lending their names to existing products or getting involved in the production process. The spiel accompanying each pair of headphones often makes a case …
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ISS space bio-experiment freezer to return on Discovery

Consumer pundits have long speculated that we would one day - perhaps even by now - have intelligent fridges which could be remotely controlled and monitored from afar using advanced communications links. But they couldn't realise that these fridges would become crammed with possibly-deadly organisms warped by extraterrestrial …
Lewis Page, 18 Mar 2009
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Seagoing slime-skimmer snail ships punted

University engineering profs in San Diego believe they may be on the road to solving a conundrum which has baffled the greatest researchers for decades. That is, how to build a gigantic ekranoplan style sea-skimming battlecruiser supported not by a flimsy cushion of air but one of self-generated slime. "Water snails show us …
Lewis Page, 13 Oct 2008
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Unisys splits with CEO McGrath

Enough of that, then. The board of directors at server and services company Unisys has come to the conclusion that Joe McGrath, its president and chief executive officer since 2005, is not the right guy to lead the company forward. And as such, Unisys has begun a search for a new CEO. McGrath agreed to step down effective at …
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MS trains eye on supercomputing with HPC Server 2008

Microsoft wheeled out the big guns today with its high performance computing (HPC) Server 2008 product finally hitting manufacturers. Windows HPC Server has rocked up a little later than Redmond had planned. It should have landed in the laps of IBM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and co. at some point this summer. No matter says …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Sep 2008
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Caterpillar plans 600 tonne godzilla-lorry robots

Those who follow the robot news will be pleased to hear that recent US military-funded driverless car contest technologies are finding their first real world applications. To be precise, American droid chiefs plan soon to unleash titanic, 600-tonne automated trucks capable of squashing flimsy human vehicles like bugs. The …
Lewis Page, 10 Sep 2008
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Ex-Sun chief to fight Davis in '42 days' by-election

Errant Tory MP David Davis’ campaign to force a debate on civil liberties in the UK looked in danger of descending into a tabloid farce this morning as it emerged that his only serious opposition was the former editor of The Sun. The LibDems have already said they will not fight the by election in Haltemprice and Howden, while …
Joe Fay, 13 Jun 2008

Monster Trojan monsters job seekers' records suffered a major data breach at the weekend, with a Trojan horse stealing more than 1.6 million records from the job search site's database. Symantec's Security Response blog reports the Trojan, called Infostealer.Monstres, can steal sensitive information from by using employer accounts which have …
Austin Modine, 21 Aug 2007
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EnterpriseDB snags information strategist

EnterpriseDB has hired a newbie IBM exec as chief technology officer, indicating a possible uplevelling in its strategy as an "information on demand" provider. The three-year-old start-up has named Bob Zurek as CTO to - in EnterpriseDB's words - "help solidify its position as publisher of the World's leading Oracle-compatible …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Jul 2007
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Canada announces monster solar plant

Canada has announced it will build North America's biggest solar power plant - a 40MW project covering 365 hectares with around one million solar panels, Reuters reports. The monster installation, slated to go operational in 2010 near Sarnia in southwestern Ontario, will provide juice for up to 24,000 homes. Ontario energy …
Lester Haines, 27 Apr 2007
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Toadzilla conquers world's media

It's always been an ambition of mine to write headlines for UK tabloid The Sun, and I'm delighted to report today that this long-held wish has finally been granted. Compare and contrast our "Oz vigilantes capture Toadzilla" with "Toadzilla: Giant toad captured". For shame. And in case you think it's just The Sun who …
Lester Haines, 28 Mar 2007

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