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6 posts • joined 24 May 2010

Bury council defends iPads for binmen

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ideal

First thing I thought off too, but no iPad required. RFID reader or a barcode label sent along with your council tax bill and a scanner in the back of the refuse truck that collects the data.

Maybe the council can give reductions for those who don't need to put their bin out every time (like me).

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Apple pilfers rips off student's rejected iPhone app

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Apple (allegedly) borrows idea shocker

I don't know what the fuss is about, Apple have been putting their own spin on others ideas and passing them off as original and new for years.

Apple's insistence on disallowing custom APIs means there will never be any real innovation, there's only so many ways you can put the bricks together, unless you can invent new bricks. Developers will always be behind Apple since the rules don't apply to them.

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Apple sues teenager for white iPhone conversion kits

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What's their problem?

They were apparently official "repair parts", surely the problem is miscommunication between Foxconn and Apple on the availability of white repair parts.

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Electric cars not as 'green' as advertised

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Hidden Costs

Of course everyone knows that diesel ooves out of the ground under petrol station forecourts, so there's no reason to factor in costs for distribution, processing and oil extraction, which I'm sure are considerably higher.

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UK a 3D TV nation? Not half

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Boffin

Bundles

Don't forget, to get Sky 3D, you have to have a 3D TV, Sky HD box AND subscribe to their top tier package. I wonder how many people have a 3D TV, Sky HD box, and would be happy to register for Sky 3D on a PPV basis.

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Google halts deletion of Street View Wi-Fi data

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Megaphone

snooping through open windows

If I'm in my house playing music and the window is open, is it unreasonable for me to assume that someone passing won't note the location, and what was playing at the time? Or that they would then use that to create a service which tells other people if they can hear particular music then they're probably close to my house? How about if they used it to make a guess at my music tastes, and sold that information to a direct marketing company? What if they overheard an argument, and the next day I get a mail drop from a counselling service?

The problem is not that they eavesdrop on what's going on, it's the way they will use what they heard as they went past.

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