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Sony soars, sinks, soars on Apple buyout rumor

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Jobs Halo

I have it on good authority*

That the $50bn is being used to construct a mile long slab like construction on the dark side of the moon, aside from a single Apple logo it is devoid of any seams or details.

* may not be true.

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Vulture 1 rolls out of fab bunker

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Paris Hilton

Camera

Can't you insulate it so that it keeps itself warm? or add a small heat source inside the insulation if that's not enough, without onboard pics or video it just seems like a waste of effort.

Also, what's with the boxy nose?

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How to stop Apple and Google's great web lockdown

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None of that is news to me

I think you'll also find that KHTML is merely a fork of the earlier KDE HTML Widget and so on ad absurdia.

When someone mentions Microsoft's IE do you chirp in with 'actually that's NCSA Mosaic', is Firefox just Netscape's Gecko with some UI fluff? can I have some of what you're smoking?

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How I arrived at this conclusion

Because it's true, WebKit is Apple's most famous open source baby, ask about or just go and check who registered and hosts webkit.org.

That stuff about flash & silverlight is way off as well, they're both on a downward spiral to obsolescence.

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Come again?

Isn't ChromeOS based on Chrome, which is based on webkit?

How can Google be pro HTML5 and Apple anti-HTML5 when Google's HTML5 code comes from Apple?

Did I miss a meme?

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Apple bolts chastity belt on super svelte MacBook Air

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Just played with one of these in the store

CPU is more than perky enough for what it is, and there's a suprising amount of screen real estate once you shift the dock to the side like it should be.

Touch pad is noticeably smaller than the 13" models but the profile of the machine is awesome, no cutting into your wrists, it's more like a standalone keyboard ergonomically.

It's light but not as light as it looks, but thats only because it looks like it's going to float away.

Lack of sleep light I can understand given the month of standby but omitting the IR sensor and keyboard backlighting is a bit of a downer.

Finally, just want to say a big thank you to whoever fixed up the mobe version of this site, fantastic job sirperson, may I buy you a beer?

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Apple rolls out two new MacBook Air models

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~$120 for a new battery.

Or less if you can wield a screwdriver and are happy with aftermarket replacements.

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Actually

It's clear from the video that the Flash is on a plug in daughter-card, hence different capacities offered.

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Mozilla man accuses Jobs of 'bypass the web' scheme

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Actually

Apple.com doesn't work on Safari 3.1.2 either, had to use chrome to browse the site, I think the man from moz is having a moment if he thinks Apple is trying to sabotage the web though.

Mac App store is interesting, I wonder how many machines can be registered to a single account? can't see some of the big names being too pleased about one sale being used on five machines like iPhone apps can.

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Apple MacBook Air revamp snapped, posted on web

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I'll take a guess or two

Based on the observation that the middle two are offset I'm going to go with they split them up for a better centre of gravity, or as a long shot, can be configured with a SSD drive instead of a battery if you need more storage than the 64GB(?) on the motherboard.

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Police turn to extreme-sport mobe sucking

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Did you wind him up?

By claiming salvage on it?

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Ruskie gang hijacks Microsoft network to push penis pills

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Nice to see a professor using the correct nomenclature

"they must have pwned the box", and "theyre probably teabagging the sysadmin as we speak"

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Google TV transplants Android on Intel

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Reads like PR puff

What audio sync issues?

iOS is basically 10.6 with a different windowmanager and touch frameworks, I'd bet money that the reason Apple went with ARM over intel is the $99 pricepoint, not because porting to Intel Is too much work.

Considering these devices stream content and current networks are only just reliable with 720HD content (which also happens to be the most common resolution for HD streams), seems like a smart compromise.

I'd also note you can buy three generations of ATV for the price of one GoogleTV, just sayin.

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Hackers hijack internet voting system in Washington DC

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WTF?

WTF?

How is it possible for anyone to code an online ballot and miss basic input validation?

How could security have been the foundation the rest of the site was built upon?

Shocking.

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Secret Apple deal hints at TV future

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Stop

DVR is a dead end

Have a look at the specs on the ATV, it's never going to record video, it's future is as a gateway to your owned/rented/subscribed or free online content and as a big screen destination for streams from local iProducts, photo's, video and audio are obvious, but the Trojan horse will be airplay games.

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'Larry and Sergey's HTML5 balls drained my resources'

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My experience

2.4Ghz Core2Duo, runs at 20-30% CPU when I poke it in the balls, drops down to nothing a couple of seconds after I stop.

To paraphrase El Jobso, 'No big deal, Just stop playing with your balls'

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Jobs takes swing at Google over Android activations

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WTF?

I don't want to cast Asperger's

But who did you think all those iP4 users are selling their old iPhones to then? museums?

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IT engineer fights spider with improvised flamethrower

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Seconded

In our loft, clad head to toe in motorcycle gear, 3 wasps nests, thousands of wasps, 2 cans of Right Guard. Got bonus points for not burning down the house and not passing out from the fumes and falling through the loft hatch.

Player 1 wins.

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Botnet with 60GB of stolen data cracked wide open

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Headmaster

Eh?

"AVG's discovery is only the latest time that researchers have been able to"

'only the latest time' are you sure?

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Microsoft cries foul on Yahoo!-Google Japan deal

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Much as I despise MS

It's hard to imagine anyone being satisfied with a computer that can't handle common day to day tasks.

But MS has as much business in search as Google has in operating systems, both companies are leveraging their primary business profits to run extended billion dollar loss leaders in new markets, It's exactly the sort of thing I'd make illegal on pain of being first up against the wall when I rule the world.

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IE and Safari lets attackers steal user names and addresses

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Black Helicopters

Exactly the reason I've always turned Autocomplete off

When setting up computers, never bothered researching whether it was possible, just seemed like it would be an obvious/easy to exploit. Good to know I wasn't just being paranoid.

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Apple iPad – the 'Tickle Me Elmo' of 2010

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Why settle for a laptop?

For less money than that laptop you can get a much faster desktop with a bigger monitor which can do so much more.

Unless the form factor or some other feature unique to a laptop itself was what attracted you to it but from your own comment I'm sure that's not the case.

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Flaw could expose 'millions' of home routers

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Big Brother

Don't Panic Mr Mannering

A lot of routers will send the admin page if a device behind it requests the WAN IP, test from outside your network (from your 3G phone for example).

But If you're still getting the Admin page from outside then you need to log in and turn that shit off pronto, also have to wonder what you're getting out of this site besides the fear.

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US Army trials Iron Man super-trooper exoskeleton

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Terminator

1337

Of course the next logical step would be to remove the clumsy and prone to leakage meatbag, an endless queue of heavily caffeinated basement teens are ready and waiting to pwn America's enemy combatants just for the lolz

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Microsoft's past - the future to Android's iPhone victory

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FFS

There's very little to dissuade Joe public from jumping between iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm or WinPo7, All their MP3's, MP4's, videos, email, contacts & calendars will just slide across, and at 99c a pop I doubt people are going to lose much sleep over sunk software costs.

The best situation for us (consumers), is for lots of competition, not a dominant player that sits on their arse and rots, been there, done that already.

I expected this would be fucking obvious to an IT readership.

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Beeb sends teaboy outside with iPhone

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FAIL

A perfect example of why

Getty Images does mad business.

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More iPhone 4 angst: fanbois howl over head sensor

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Needs Context

1.7 Million sold in 3 days.

Show me a forum thread stuffed with 170 angry people and I'll show you a product with a 0.01% defect rate.

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'Biggest thing in farming for 10,000 years on horizon'

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Boffin

The man in the white suit

He say's no.

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Verizon iPhone due 'early 2011'

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Voice & Data

Until Verizon has a network that can support voice & data simultaniously I can't see it. Of course the 4G Network will be capable but coverage will be spotty and there's no 3G network to fall back on.

Lastly, I'd imagine branding to be a major sticking point, I can't see Apple ever allowing an iPhone out the door with someone elses logo plastered on it.

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Flash bursts onto Android

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Don't forget to also install

A flash blocker, for all those tasty flash ads you've been missing.

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HP and Yahoo! team up to print ads in your home

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FAIL

Oh the Naivety!

For bollocks, I go away for the weekend and some scoundrel has turned £60 pounds worth of ink and a ream of paper into a stack of viagra adverts, how utterly shocking, I am dumbfounded that such a thing could happen in this day and age and so on.

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Many years ago I created an Applescript that printed an email if the subject contained a trigger word. I can't remember what that word is, which is a good indicator of just how often I've ever needed the capability*.

* standard internet solipsism, but for fucks sake, it's obvious gimmickry isn't it?

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Orange to 'dump unlimited data tariffs'

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This is actually a step forward

It means we're past the stage where the Telco's thought they had so much bandwidth they just advertised it as unlimited. Now we're at the stage where they'll compete on bandwidth packages.

It's just another step in the path towards dumb carrier status like the ISP's.

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Next-gen iPhone pegged with 320ppi display

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It's about the iPad

Very few people not armed with microscopes are going to notice the difference between 160 and 320 dpi on a 3" screen.

Almost everyone will notice how much better an iPhoneHD app looks running on an iPad, bigger buttons for sure, but they'll be as crisp as the native iPad apps rather than current 480x320 apps which are pixel doubled to drop the iPad display down to an apparent 80dpi.

Can't argue with IPS though, that's just pure win.

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Ballmer will not appear at Apple conference

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Don't you people recognise

Linkbait when you see it?

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Terence Conran slams 'appalling' Olympic mascots

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Could I add my vote for

Sack the muppets responsible.

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What can Google's tablet deliver?

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Too many choices

If you're looking at an iPhone/iPad you know when it was released and when the next better one will be released, buy it when it's released and you'll have the top of the line product for a year.

Compare with the android market where a plethora of choices mean the top of the line phone/pad is debatable and is supplanted every month or two regardless.

In the new mobile business it's only Apple and HP (since aquiring Palm), that can offer this to consumers, everyone else is on an upgrade treadmill with Android and (assuming it gets finished), WMP7S.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/27/your-money/27shortcuts.html

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Apple prices up iPad for UK

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Massive savings

"Prices include VAT. At current exchange rates, the £429 iPad is priced at the equivalent of a sales tax less $536, so you may still be better off buying in the US - it costs $499 plus sales tax"

Which would be $543.29 (New York City). a saving of minus $7.29, and I guess you'll also get to save a further minus £50 in import duties when you fail at petty smuggling.

Want one, can't afford it, hopefully later in the year I'll have more cash to be easily parted with.

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Operator gang gunning for iTunes

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FAIL

LOL at the last twitch

Soon they'll realise they have the exact same business model as the gas, water and electric supply 'industries'.

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Pinhead Mac Trojan sticks it to fanbois

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Happy

Comically

Mostly Hackintosh owners, seeing as iPhoto isn't included in Retail OS X.

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Jobsian email axes early-iPhone support

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The Mother of all non Issues

Anyone with a 2G is well out of contract and can just get the new one as a free upgrade in June.

Which is what I'll be doing, assuming it holds out a few more months, WiFi's dead, and there's a band of dead pixels on it's 3 year old screen, Battery is still good though.

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Google mocks Steve Jobs with Chrome-Flash merger

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The thing is

If I were El Jobso and I'd had to endure another company's buggy shitty code making my products look bad for an entire decade, I'd bury the wankers the first chance I got as well.

You would have to be retarded to trust that company to not screw you over again no matter what they promise.

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Wide-eyed kiddies in Scarface school play shocker

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I just want to say

That was Awesome, more of this sort of thing please

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Royal Navy starts work on new, pointless frigates

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Happy

Great names though

Very Cultured.

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Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps

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Nope

Fairplay DRM onboard.

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Apple unleashes four dozen free Snow Leopard fixes

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Yes but moot point

They mean their users could restore a Mac Pro Image to a G5, which is going to work about as well as restoring a Mac Pro image to a Hackintosh, which is to say, not at all.

Jubtastic1

Sent from my HakMac

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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+1 for Alternative 3 ref

Awesome Hoax

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Virgin Media to demo 200Mb/s broadband tomorrow

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Upstream?

Does it have useful upstream bandwidth? is it going to be throttled/shaped/capped? anything on contention ratios?

In short, is there any point to it besides winning the big number pissing contest?

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Vodafone ships Mariposa-infected HTC Magic

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Stop

Infected like a USB Stick

Just another Autorun file on a USB Mass Storage mount, absolutely no device OS interaction whatsoever.

Only a loon would claim a USB Stick is "riddled with bots"

It's also only one phone, So personally I would have gone with the "Vodaphone sells ex-demo phone as new, comes with malware" angle, but I'm just crazy like that.

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US unveils planet-hugging London embassy

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lol at the moat

Half Moat and earthwork embankments, it's a 21st Century castle.

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Researcher spies new Adobe code execution bug

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Lets Get Loaded

"The Adobe Download Manager is an ActiveX script that is invoked when people install or update Reader or Flash using Internet Explorer"

Adobe, ActiveX, Reader, Flash and Exploder all in the same sentence, what are the odds?

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