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techfilz (1881458) writes "The Daily Mail reports that Sir Clive Sinclair has announced he is launching a modernised version of his 80's 8 bit computer, the ZX Spectrum.
The new Sinclair Spectrum Vega has less buttons than the original retro favourite, but should be able to run all the old games and accept SD cards as input. The product is ready and is currently undergoing funding via an Indiegogo campaign." Link to Original Source top
techfilz (1881458) writes "A site has sprung up that uses scantily clad models or 'code babes' to train aspirant coders. The instructor removes her clothing when you pass code tests. Spoof or real — you be the judge ?" Link to Original Source top
techfilz (1881458) writes "The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was a popular 8 bit home computer in the 1980's. Its colour graphics and 16K / 48K RAM for a low price made it a big hit in the UK at the time and helped launch the games industry there. One of the early game developers has now started a Kickstarter campaign to reboot the Spectrum as a Bluetooth keyboard for IOS and subsequently for Android and Windows, using the original form factor and rubber keys. The keyboard can be used with a catalogue of old Spectrum games available from App Stores." Link to Original Source top
Mars One selects second round candidate astronauts
techfilz (1881458) writes "The Mars One Project has selected 1058 second round candidates out of more than 200 000 applicants from over 140 countries. There are another two selection rounds to go before the lucky few get a one way trip to Mars. Starting in 2018, four astronauts will leave for Mars every two years to begin a human settlement partly funded by crowdsourcing and a reality TV show." Link to Original Source top
Indian outsourcing company settles lawsuit of visa fraud
techfilz (1881458) writes "The organisers of the one-way trip to Mars are now accepting applications from the public. Candidates from all over the world have been uploading short videos explaining why they want to go and what they can offer. As one of the major funding options for the expedition is a reality TV series, consider this the start of the season." Link to Original Source top
techfilz (1881458) writes "Brian Krebs is reporting that no sooner than had Oracle patched the latest Java 7 exploit that another Java exploit has been offered for sale on underground forums. Following the latest concerns about the security of Java, this is going to help push more users into getting rid of Java on their computers." Link to Original Source top
techfilz (1881458) writes "Ray Ozzie succeeded Bill Gates at the Chief Software Architect of Microsoft in 2005. Prior to that he was known as the creator of Lotus Notes. In his last memo to the Company entitled "The Dawn of a New Day" he shares his vision for the future :... "It’s the dawn of a new day – the sun having now arisen on a world of continuous services and connected devices." The memo is on his blog : http://ozzie.net/docs/dawn-of-a-new-day/" top
techfilz (1881458) writes "One week after the Document Foundation fork of Open Office, over 80 000 copies have been downloaded. The wider community is starting to get involved after fears as to Oracle Corporation's future intentions towards Open Office." Link to Original Source