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Spies breaks into US fighter jet project

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Spies have broken into the Pentagon’s US$3 billion Joint Strike Fighter project – one of the costliest weapons spent by the Defence Department in the United States – according to the Wall Street Journal, quoting current and former government officials who are familiar with the attacks. The intruders were able to copy and paste several terabytes of data that was related to the design and the electronics system of the […]

Sun to be bought by Oracle, not IBM

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In a blow to a rumoured deal with IBM, Sun Microsystems has announced that Oracle has agreed to buy the Java and MySQL owner for US$7.4 billion, or US$9.50 per share – a 10 cent increase to what IBM was bidding for, in a shocking announcement that managed to send Sun’s share up by nearly 37 percent. The board has unanimously approved the deal – unlike the rejection of the […]

Breaking News: Sun Microsystems to be bought by Oracle

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It has been reported and confirmed on a number of news and tech sites that the software giant Sun Micro will be bought out Oracle for $9.50USD a share, equaling an approximate $5.6 Billion USD (Net) deal to be closed at the end of August. IBM backed out of a deal earlier this year which prompted the way for Oracle to take advantage of the falling apart. It is believed […]

Come on, let’s Roshambo it!

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Have an argument on who should do the washing up (or another petty task)? Well, a fix is here. Roshambo, also known as Scissors, Paper, Rock, is now online. Using the mystical power of the web (basically AJAX), you can now play against your friend. It’s very simple – put in your name and your opponent, send the link to your opponent and see if you can beat him with […]

LSTN.in, WACH.it, SEEE.it and READ.im – get ready for more weird URLs

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OK, while the four we mentioned in the title will just redirect you to this site, LNK.by is a new URL shortening service that, like so many other services, allow it easier for you to send links without using the entire URL (like this one, try fitting this in 140 characters on Twitter). You can test it out by clicking on this link: http://LNK.BY/ac5 (Don’t worry, it will just link […]

Windows 7 RC to be released in May 5?

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According to a Microsoft Partner Program page, the release candidate version for the successor to Windows Vista, Windows 7, will be out to the public on May 5, 2009; unless, you are a MSDN or TechNet subscriber, then you will be able to download it now (Ars Technica, however, says that it is not available to TechNet subscribers). While this could be another slip up, it does add up. Microsoft […]

What happens if we “cross-breed” the Nokia N96 and the iPhone?

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Well, this might answer the question at the top. The NokiPhone N3000i says that it brings the best of “Both Worlds”, merging the iPhone’s touchscreen capabilities and the Nokia N96’s dual slide keypad, with one side having the usual keypad, and the other showing the media buttons (play, stop, fast forward, etc.). Like gadgets from China, it is a horrible product. The operating system doesn’t even feel right and all […]

A watch that tells time without a face

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A watch that tells the time, but doesn’t have a face? That would make it impossible, and very confusing. However, there is such an object; heck, I thought it was just a bracelet. Using LED lights to show the time in the traditional digit format, it will show the time (in 24-hour time) with a press of a button. However, the store is from Japan – and ordering it online […]

Reaction of the Pirate Bay judgement

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After hearing the news that the Pirate Bay co-owners were found to be guilty and sentenced for one year, not everyone was rejoicing – unless you worked in combating piracy, then it must feel like you took down a gang of organised criminals. Here are some of the reactions to the news: “The trial of the operators of The Pirate Bay was about defending the rights of creators, confirming the […]

Microsoft New Ad Campaign Against Apple

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In the world of technology lately, there has been a lot of change and innovation going on with the machines many of us use in our -day-today lives. The PC, for a long time, has dominated market share and seen as a God-send for businesses. Over the years, the price and efficiency of computers have opposed each as the price drops and processing power increases. Apple however, are seen as […]

The chocolate skin for the iPod shuffle

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  So, why would we be writing a story about chocolate? Is it a new machine? Well, no – but it would excite you. This, readers of the site, is the ChocoShuffle; and no, it isn’t a iPod shuffle dipped in chocolate. It is, however, just a skin for your iPod shuffle to make you think that you dipped your shuffle in chocolate. Confusing? Because the new generation of the […]

Sunde: “We lost” Pirate Bay trial

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The men connected with the file sharing website The Pirate Bay have been found of being accessories to copyright infringement by a Swedish court on Friday, according to The Local website. The win gives the entertainment industry, which have been battling the owners for years, a step in stopping music and movie piracy on the web. The four men, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström, have […]

For Sale: License plate with DOT COM

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Ever wanted to get a .com domain? Well, try a domain registrar; because this might be not what you want; especially with its heavy price tag. A NSW man has decided to sell off his “DOT COM” license plate (again, it is from NSW), and is selling it on eBay with a minimum bid of AU$400,000. That’s very high. Unfortunately, or fortunately for some of you who are interested, there […]