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9 posts • joined 16 Sep 2011

Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

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Re: Who cares about the SD slot, can I have a car craddle please

My brother actually did this about 6 months ago with the orginal galaxy tab. Just blanked the panel on the car off completely and only had a headphone cable coming out of the dash and a bog standard universal tablet mount. The cable then went directly to a 6x9 and sub amp in the boot. Worked like a charm with spotify and was loud!

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Source code smoking gun links Stuxnet AND Flame

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Paris Hilton

Declaring War

I cannot believe that after recently declaring cyber attacks as "Acts of War" a nation would interfere by partnering with a country that already has massive tensions with Iran to deliver its own attack. We are lucky Iran is taking a sensible approach to this as it is well within its rights to consider itself at war and launch counter attacks (cyber or real) of its own.

Paris because even she's not dumb enough to pull this one.

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Apple introduces 'next generation' MacBook Pro with retina display

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Surprisingly reasonable

I hate apple as much as the next Android/Ubuntu user but price wise this seems like a rather good deal. It's pretty difficult to find an ultrabook below the £1200 mark and you can garuntee it won't come with these features (even if you ignore the retina display) so £1500 ish sounds reasonable.

Oh wait! 1GBP = 1USD in consumer electronics world so this will cost a fortune...

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Microsoft takes on the private cloud

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Re: Storage Migration and Expensive SAN's

Agreed, i remember reading about VMWare tools capable of all of this more than 6 months ago. They also work for on a non windoze OS....

It's becoming increasingly easy to spot a sponsored el reg article thanks to the obvious bias normally made clear in the first paragraph.

IT because this clearly is more about politics.

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Apple, RIM didn’t infringe Kodak patents

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Re: on the grounds of obviousness ?

Rounded corners on a rectangle are nothing short of revlutionary and not in any way obvious...

Mine's the one with the sharp cornered tablet in the pocket.

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Renault Twizy budget e-car

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I don't get it

It's got 2 seats (like a 125cc bike), does 50 mph at the top end (like a very slow 125cc bike) does 50 miles for a quid (like a 125cc bike) and costs twice as much as a 125cc bike. Ignoring the green super rich (who lets face it will buy anything that says zero emissions on the side and costs 3 times as much as the alternatives) who do they think they're going to sell this to? Buy the bike and spend the extra cash on the right protective clothing and you'll probably be better off in an accident (and better weather protected too).

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Asda knocks out Kobo e-reader for £49

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Re: Is it hackable ?

Depends how far you want to go! I have the Kobo touch which as far as i know is the same hardware underneath. It's basic Linux underneath with a lot of dev tools left on. A quick google will give you instructions for installing a hacked update that contains telnet and ftp servers. Busybox is installed by default and i highly recommend downloading headless Java for ARM. This last weekend i wrote a quick library for writing images to the screen and have made inroads into getting touchscreen input working.

Its rare these days to find a device so open (whether intentionally or unintentionally). I love mine and am just getting started.

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey e-book reader

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Animation

I've got a Kobo touch and when i zoom in and drag i see an animated moving block of test/pictures, same when i am on a webpage, i am able to see the scrolling. How is this different except that it does it in the menus? The Kobo is £40 cheaper, less DRM restricted, better supported and (bar the ridiculous accelerometer) has all the same features. Why does it only score 5% more than this?

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How gizmo maker's hack outflanked copyright trolls

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One can only hope.....

....that a measure of common sense will be used. However when lawyers and big tech. are involved it's not likely.

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