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12 posts • joined 23 Aug 2011

Want to sit in Picard's chair while spying on THE WORLD? We can make it so – ex-NSA man

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Massive Protection Screen...

I think they were called 'Shields' in Star Trek or did you mean the far more mundane Projection Screen?

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Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

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El Reg in Duster Buster Generic Trademark Fluster

"Dyson is suing Samsung for "ripping off" one of its inventions for its own Motion Sync hoover."

hoover... Surely that should be Motion Sync vacuum cleaner?

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WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

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LOVELACE

(L)OHAN

(O)rbiter

(V)ertical

(E)mergency

(L)ongrange

(A)ltitude

(C)orrection

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WINFREY

(W)irelessly

(I)nitiated

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(F)ailsafe

(R)equires

(E)nergetic

(Y)agi

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Tick-tock, Apple: Obama has just days to stop US iPhone iPad sales ban

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What did Mike Jacks do wrong?

Oh! You mean mic jacks...

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Whatever happened to telepresence? From $2.5m deals to free iPad apps

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Re: Cisco is the problem, Skype is good enough

Cisco is no more 'the problem' than any other VC/TP vendor. As to not playing nice, how so? Cisco TP products CTS aside are from the purchase of TANDBERG - a company known for its interop and adherence to standards.

CTS used TIP a technically superior way for multi-screen systems which was propitiatory but no more it was released as part of the above purchase and has been used by Polycom among others.

Yes, they do cost money but there are times when 'good enough' IS NOT good enough.

To be clear I have no vested interest in Cisco, I have a number of years in the industry however and I just get a little mad with unfounded and unproven statements like this...

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Texan contends iPod EXPLODED IN HER FACE

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She clearly needed iProtection

Nothing more to say...

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LG pitches £7k 55in OLED TV, again

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WTF?

Re: Technology just marches on

I'm thinking some confusion between OLED and LCD with LED backlighting...

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iRobot Warrior-bot goes on sale this Spring

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Get a Grip....

I notice it seems only able to pick up artillery shells if they are covered in Duck Tape... Well used tape by the looks of it, wonder how many times it dropped the thing before they got that take? ;)

I'm annoyed and picky today. The fail is for me...

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Cops cuff rectal shoplifter

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Bum Wrap

No more to add...

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Nissan Leaf battery powered electric car

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Technology Pioneers

To me this is further evidence of the circular nature of technology.

The late 1800's saw the beginning of the boom in the internal combustion engine vehicle we now take for granted. From the outset they were complicated to drive and maintain, slow, unreliable, of limited range - try finding a petrol station in 1888 and they were also the preserve of the rich. Yet as A to B transport inferior in pretty much every way to the horses they were destined to replace.

Progress has been made making these early examples of modern electric cars usable and unlike the first cars or horseless carriages as they were quaintly termed they are not complicated to the user, not slow and according to most reports the reliability is good. They are still of limited range and it could be said still the preserve of the rich.

Similarities are clear between the early engine/car technology and the current phase (pun intended) of electric vehicles. It is early days for the technology in an automotive application and may not in the end prove be the answer to the future of transport power but I think congratulations are in order to Renault/Nissan and others for being modern day pioneers, making electric cars suitable for every day use and for putting what is possible into the mainstream albeit with acknowledged limits but those limits being so much less restrictive than those of 150 years ago.

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Coders breathe Android into dead HP fondleslab

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XDA Developers

Managed to get a 32Gb TouchPad at cheaper than cheap and now the guys and gals at XDA Developers are now into the Android on Touchpad game.

Some very, very smart people over there. Looking forward to their results, will expect good things but I'll be giving WebOS a good go first though

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1245

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