UpnAtom (551727) writes "Essentially, I want to be able to add extensive notes, a history of when I called them (including calls made from landlines), a record of emails sent, to be able to tag them in meetings and have all this information in a simple chronological index. As this is for work, I'd also like to be able to be reminded of who within a group of contacts (potential clients) I haven't had contact with in a while.
It would need to run on Windows and a smartphone with decent input (hardware keyboard or Swype), with syncing possible both via cable and via the internet. Open source would be nice but I don't mind paying up to $100 for something that works well.
I had this (sans calls) running on my old Psion 5MX and Act! But I don't seem to be able to find a modern version." top
China building gigantic, weird structures in the d
UpnAtom writes "The Chinese Government has been responsible for well-known human rights abuses and growing the economy to match the size of the US one. Anyone feeling insecure now has something else to get freaked out about. Gigantic weird structures have been founf in the desert. Does anyone know what these might be?" Link to Original Source top
UK Govt sends alarmist mailshots to cancer victims
UpnAtom writes "The incumbent Labour Government, behind in the polls for next month's election, has targeted cancer victims with alarmist mailshots using medical data that was supposed to be anonymised. The same government was already under fire for uploading the country's medical records to a central database without their permission, using third party countries for the data entry (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7552827/Security-fears-as-NHS-sends-patient-records-to-India.html)." Link to Original Source top
UpnAtom writes "The Daily Telegraph Business section reports on an Swiss invention that uses a copper indium semiconductor compound to produce electricity. "The "tipping point" will arrive when the capital cost of solar power falls below $1 (51p) per watt, roughly the cost of carbon power. We are not there yet. The best options today vary from $3 to $4 per watt — down from $100 in the late 1970s.
Mr Sethi believes his product will cut the cost to 80 cents per watt within five years, and 50 cents in a decade."