Sunday, April 3, 2011

Technical News -03 April 2011


  • Dell readies its first AMD Fusion laptop, the $699 Inspiron M102z
    April 3, 2011
    Most of Dell's laptop lineup is Intel-based, but the Inspiron M100 series appears to be saved for its AMD notebook forays. It already sells the Inspiron M101z with an Athlon II processor, and...
  • Gaddafi forces shell town as rebels name "crisis team"
    April 3, 2011
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi shelled the besieged western town of Misrata on Sunday where doctors say hundreds have been killed despite two weeks of Western airstrikes meant to put a stop to civilian deaths.

  • Dozens of Yemen protesters wounded in new clash
    April 3, 2011
    SANAA (Reuters) - Dozens of Yemeni protesters were wounded on Sunday when police used live rounds, tear gas and batons to try to break up demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who called for an end to weeks of unrest.

  • Vatican Warns That Internet Promotes Satanism
    April 3, 2011
    Hugh Pickens writes writes "The Telegraph reports that the Roman Catholic Church has warned that the internet has fueled a surge in Satanism that has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists. 'The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism. In just a few minutes you can contact Satanist groups and research occultism,' says Carlo Climati, a member of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome who specializes in the dangers posed to young people
  • Tweaking the climate to save it: Who decides? (AP)
    April 3, 2011
    FILE - In this Wednesday, March 9, 2011 picture, a boy walks with an umbrella to protect himself from the rain, as dark clouds hover over him in Jammu, India. If Earth overheats, can it be artificially cooled? Should the effort begin now? Who would decide? The very idea of 'geoengineering,' and the unknown risks of tweaking our climate, left many participants in a March 2011 conference of international experts in Chicheley, England uneasy. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)AP - To the quiet green solitude of an English country estate they retreated, to think the unthinkable.


  • Two Afghan police killed AND 20 wounded in protests: official
    April 3, 2011
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Two policemen were killed and 20 people wounded in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday during the second day of violent protests in the city against the burning of a Koran by a radical fundamentalist U.S. pastor, a senior official said.

  • Bahrain says suspends opposition paper over "lies"
    April 3, 2011
    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain suspended the Gulf Arab state's main opposition newspaper on Sunday, after accusing it of falsifying news about recent sectarian unrest and a government crackdown on protests.

  • Kinect hacked to run Gmail Motion feature
    April 3, 2011
    Middleware used to control the Gmail service

  • Decks clear for April launch of Glencore mega-float
    April 3, 2011
    LONDON (Reuters) - Glencore has cleared the decks to launch its much-anticipated $10-billion listing around the middle of the month, receiving the nod from the Hong Kong stock exchange and positive signals from debt markets.

  • Google's face recognition app raises privacy concerns (Appolicious)
    April 3, 2011
    Appolicious - Sometime in the near future, Google (GOOG) plans to release an app where it will be as simple as taking a picture to acquire individual contact information.

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