Archive for January, 2008

New Element Discovered

January 26, 2008

A New element has been added to the periodic table, which appears to be the most volatile element know to man.

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Researchers develop eye-implantable camera

January 22, 2008

Most of the bionic eye systems we’ve seen involve clunky glasses-cam headgear, but the implantable camera now being developed at UCLA does it straight Terminator-style and keeps your face unemcumbered.

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CVS.com Blocks Opera… and Google

January 21, 2008

Online pharmacy CVS.com doesn
’t support Opera – in fact, when you try visit their homepage with Opera you’re forcefully excluded, ending up on a “sorry” page.

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NBC Comes Crawling Back to Apple

January 21, 2008

Back in September when there was a ton of hype surrounding the new iPod Touch and the drop in price of the iPhone, there was also another big story over at Apple. They announced that NBC didn
’t intend to renew their contract with iTunes once their current contract ran out in December.

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Mac malware on the Loose

January 21, 2008

A piece of malware written to target the Mac OS has been discovered in the wild. Called MacSweeper, the program tries to pass itself off as a legitimate Mac application known as Mac Sweeper.

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Microsoft brings forward release date of Windows 7

January 20, 2008

Industry sources are indicating that Microsoft plans to release Windows 7 (the follow up to Visa) in 2009, one year earlier than anticipated. Microsoft might be anxious to roll out a new update to its OS after the lukewarm reception had by Vista.

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NVIDIA 8800GT Option for Older Mac Pros Soon?

January 20, 2008

With the release of the Penryn-based Mac Pros only two weeks ago, Apple introduced a new video card option for the Mac Pros — the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT. Existing Mac Pro owners saw this is an opportunity to upgrade from current cards as well as ailing 1900XT cards.

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Virgin ‘to improve’ bid for Rock

January 20, 2008

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is preparing to make an improved offer for beleaguered lender Northern Rock, according to a newspaper report.

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Java SE 6 Update 4 is released

January 12, 2008

Java SE 6 Update 4 is now released. If you are a Metro user (either JAX-WS or WSIT) then this is a milestone release for you because it includes JAX-WS 2.1 API in the rt.jar.

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ClipSyndicate Videos Now On Truveo, Bebo, Magnify and Lingo

January 9, 2008

Video clips from local TV news affiliates are making their way onto the Web through a service called ClipSyndicate that
’s been in beta for more than a year. The service, which is owned by New York City startup Critical Media, has more than 200,000 archived news clips and adds about 1,000 a day from about 200 local affiliates.

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