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Fire brigade called to free man's bits from titanium ring's grip

Dublin’s fire brigade - armed with a hand-held angle grinder - were called to the aid of a man that was unable to remove a titanium ring that he’d miraculously slipped over both his meat and two veg. In yet another example of when choking of the bishop goes wrong, the unnamed male presented his problem member to doctors at …
Paul Kunert, 16 Mar 2017

Air-slurping solar battery will slice energy costs – boffins

Scientists have cooked up a patent-pending hybrid device that combines a solar cell with a rechargeable battery for the very first time. The solar battery was invented by boffins at the Ohio State University, who used a titanium gauze permeable mesh solar panel, which they say was key to the success of the entire US department …
Team Register, 4 Oct 2014
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Doomed Cassiopeia star was sloshed just before deadly supernova blast

Vid The NuSTAR X-ray space telescope has shown the star Cassiopeia A, one of our most recent nearby supernova, was sloshing and bubbling before its final explosive collapse. The glowing remains of Cassiopeia A The glowing remains of Cassiopeia A Scientists have been focusing on Cassiopeia A (Cas A), which is one of the …
Iain Thomson, 19 Feb 2014

Oz racehorse shod with 3D-printed titanium hoofwear

Oz boffins have used 3D printing to produce a custom-made set of titanium shoes for a Melbourne racehorse - an example of the "endless possibilities" of the technology. A team from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) used a handheld scanner to image the horse's hooves, ran the result …
Lester Haines, 24 Oct 2013

You've made an app for Android, iOS, Windows - what about the user interface?

Cross-platform development is a big deal, and will continue to be so until a day comes when everyone uses the same platform. Android? HTML? WebKit? iOS? Windows? Maybe one day, but for now the world is multi-platform, and unless you can afford to ignore all platforms but one, or to develop independent projects for each …
Tim Anderson, 25 Feb 2013
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Appcelerator ties on cloudy back-end for Titanium devs

Appcelerator has updated its Titanium mobile developer platform to add scalable cloud service integration to the back-end of applications following its acquisition of Cocoafish in February. Titanium 2.0 uses Appcelerator Cloud Services to access 15 basic functions, ranging from user management and push notification, to popular …
Iain Thomson, 17 Apr 2012
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Appcelerator adds Titanium backend with Cocoafish buy

Mobile platform developer Appcelerator has completed its second purchase of the last year, snapping up Cocoafish to gets its APIs and server backend system. The company bought HTML5 expertise with the Particle Cloud buy last year, and this buy was also part of a hunt for specific technology, CEO Jeff Haynie told The Register. …
Iain Thomson, 9 Feb 2012
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WebAndroidiPhone kit plugs into PayPal

Appcelerator — the outfit whose Titanium dev kit was recently freed from the threat of Jobsian destruction — has teamed with PayPal to offer a version of the kit for that dovetails with PayPal's mobile payments library. The idea is to offer a platform that lets traditional web developers build native mobile applications that …
Cade Metz, 26 Oct 2010
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Fraunhofer boffins develop 'Titanium foam' endoskeletal implants

Titanium - it's everywhere these days, long having spread beyond its initial uses in aerospace. Fruitbite laptops are cased in it, high-end tools and cutlery are made from it, there's even jewellery. Titanium foam developed by the Fraunhofer Institutes. Credit: IFAM The latest in foamalloy endoskeletons. Titanium alloy is …
Lewis Page, 24 Sep 2010
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Web-happy iPhone dev kit gets Jobsian silent treatment

Much like the San Francisco-based startup Unity, Appcelerator has asked Apple if iPhone applications coded with its dev kit violate the new Jobsian rule against the use of languages other than Objective C, C, or C++. And like Unity, Appcelerator hasn't received an answer. "We've talked to them. They are aware of what we're …
Cade Metz, 8 Sep 2010
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Apple app police anoint un-Flash code translation

Though Steve Jobs has banned code translation on the iPhone and the iPad, the Apple App Store police continue to accept applications built with Unity and Appcelerator's Titanium, two dev kits that convert code from languages not explicitly approved by Jobs. If there was any doubt that the primary target of Jobs' code ban was …
Cade Metz, 13 Jul 2010
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Open source webAndroidiPhoneiPad kit betas for BlackBerry

As developers await word from Steve Jobs that applications coded with Appcelerator's Titanium kit are still welcome in the iPhone App Store, the company is testing a new version of the kit for RIM BlackBerries. The open-source Titanium is a means of building native desktop and mobile applications using traditional web- …
Cade Metz, 14 Jun 2010
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Steve Jobs bans all apps from iPhone (or thereabouts)

You could argue that the new Jobsian SDK bars developers from writing any application for the iPhone - unless they possess some sort of savant-like ability to think solely in Objective C. The much-discussed software development kit for the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 says that native applications must be "originally written" in …
Cade Metz, 16 Apr 2010
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Apple tablet wins open source Appceleration

Appcelerator - the Silicon Valley outfit whose open source Titanium platform lets you build desktop and mobile apps with web-happy development tools - has announced that the platform will soon generate native runtimes for "the new Apple tablet." On Wednesday, Steve Jobs and company will unveil "a major new product," and …
Cade Metz, 26 Jan 2010
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'Sonic boom' golf club may 'damage hearing'

Golf isn't exactly known as a sport of deafening noises, but a provocative (albeit suspiciously anecdotal) study is making the rounds claiming golfers may risk losing their hearing by using newfangled thin-faced titanium drivers. The latest generation of titanium drivers can apparently produce an ear-shattering "sonic boom" …
Austin Modine, 6 Jan 2009
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Titanium puts open source mettle against Adobe AIR

Adobe Air is getting an open source rival with Appcelerator Titanium, a new platform designed to let web developers build installable desktop and mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Googleton Mountain View, California-based Appcelerator on Monday cooked up a public preview release of Titanium for Windows and …
Austin Modine, 11 Dec 2008
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Sony's dinky camcorder sets the bar

Sony has unveiled a sexy titanium-clad camcorder, which the electronics giant claims is the world’s smallest, slimmest and lightest 1920 x 1080 resolution camcorder available. Sony_CX27500_image_03 Sony's HDR-TG3E camcorder: small, light and slim The Handycam HDR-TG3E measures about 33 x 119 x 63mm, dimensions that Sony …
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Twin-lens reflex camera updated for digital era

If you’re not swayed by titanium-clad compacts or waterproof camcorders, then how about Rolleiflex’s modern take on the traditional 60 x 60mm twin-lens reflex camera? minidigi Rolleiflex’s MiniDigi AF 5.0: just three megapixels The Germany company, which has been manufacturing cameras since the 1920s, launched the MiniDigi …
James Sherwood, 19 Mar 2008

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