Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees
Its a PR amove to appease the local population after their recent protests.
Microsoft Announces Windows 10
Look at it from the bright side, at least it wasn't called Windows One.
That's what it is
Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died
Here's an interesting follow up from Ars
Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
Sorry but that's mostly rubbish. It's a tactical thing that has more to do with intercepting the Soviet Arctic Fleet and its submersibles, before it can get in the Atlantic as well as what the other replies have stated
Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations
If there's no highs an lows, it's gotta be Bose...
If there's no mids and tweets, it gotta be Beats!
UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters
Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry
A way of connecting to the Internet where there are no telephone lines or coaxial cables or even electricity.
What the hell is going to power the phones then? I think someone may be getting a little carried away with themselves
5.1 Earthquake Hits California
mag 5 is a nothing quake. california really needs to get over itself
I think the problem is that California is getting under itself
Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point
That's very naive. What it means is that Google collects more private data, meta data they can cross reference to target ads and still hand it over to the NSA upon request.
Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer
You know they're just gonna roll it into G+ don't you?
That's how they'll try and monetize it
Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line
Not until they have moved their proprietary software to another platform...
Apple Receives Patent For Accessing Sets of Apps With Different Passcodes
It sounds rather a lot like an Access Control List to me. I fail to see what's new about it
Paypal Rolls Out Photo Verification Trial In UK
It'll be interesting how this works out. Normally when I'm in Richmond, I'm off my face and can't find my wallet
Microsoft Bug Bounties Flow To Googlers
why buy waze then for a god awful amount of money if it's not for a product they sell?
To stop another company acquiring it? Shrewd move
Microsoft Slashes Prices On Surface
While it's quite possible to 'create' and do 'useful work' on a tablet it certainly seems more geared towards consumption. What Microsoft hasn't understood is that people use their software because they have to at work.
Office is not compelling. IE is not compelling. This is Microsofts attempt to move their monopoly to a new computing sector. It won't work. People don't want to use their software.
How Do You Get Better Bug Reports From Users?
How is a USER supposed to track down a bug?
In the same way a beta tester does (among other things). Every time I do 'X' then 'Z' will happen instead of 'Y'. Please fix.
Recreating a repeatable problem is a pretty good start. In my experience the hardest part seems to be getting the average user to explain what the problem in a way that can be understood that is beyond 'it just doesn't work'
Firefox Advances Do-Not-Track Technology
Well, the advertisers could market their own browser that explicitly tracks and will not block ads.
How well do you think that would do Mr Advertiser?
Iain Banks Dies of Cancer At 59
Just what I thought.
I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times at readings in the UK. I still think Walking on Glass is my fave.
Take it easy wherever you are
Apple Files Patent For Digital Wallet and Virtual Currency
Patented in Australia 2001
Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"
How much would he have cost me? ;)
A bag of Jelly Babies
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