Sunday, April 17, 2011

Technical News - 17 april 2011


  • Worldwide PC Shipments Slip in 2011
    April 17, 2011
    HP stays number one during what is typically the slowest quarter of the year, analysts say.

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  • Medicines Lose Effectiveness In Space
    April 17, 2011
    An anonymous reader writes "Scientists at the Johnson Space Center have shown that the effectiveness of drugs declines more rapidly in space. Engineers are working on a project which could bring space travel to the general public but experiments suggest that the health hazards facing astronauts may be greater than previously thought. Astronauts on long space missions may not be able to take paracetamol to treat a headache or antibiotics to fight infection, a study has found. I wonder if diseases
  • Nigeria's Jonathan well ahead in vote count
    April 17, 2011
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan took a very strong lead on Sunday as votes were tallied from around the nation, although his main rival Muhammadu Buhari did well across the mainly-Muslim north.

  • Geithner says confident debt limit will be raised
    April 17, 2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Sunday he was confident Congress would raise the nation's debt limit and that it may need to do so before a deal is reached to rein in future budget deficits.

  • Mac OS X: Make Snow Leopard (and Other Cats) Roar Like Lion
    April 17, 2011
    With a second preview version now in the hands of app developers, Apple's next generation of Mac OS X (Lion) appears to be on track for release this summer.

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  • Gaddafi forces attack rebels on Ajdabiyah outskirts
    April 17, 2011
    AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) - Rebels came under fire on the outskirts of Ajdabiyah on Sunday, hemming them in to their eastern outpost and denting their hopes of pushing west to try to end a stalemate in the Libyan war.

  • BlackBerry maker: UAE policy would apply to others (AP)
    April 17, 2011
    Women walk past a Blackberry booth at the Gulf Information and Technology Exhibition (GITEX) in Dubai October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmed JadallahAP - The maker of BlackBerry devices says it has been told that any new restrictions imposed by Emirati authorities would apply to other smartphones too.


  • 2012 presidential candidates `friend' social media (AP)
    April 17, 2011
    AP - Republican Tim Pawlenty disclosed his 2012 presidential aspirations on Facebook. Rival Mitt Romney did it with a tweet. President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election bid with a digital video emailed to the 13 million online backers who helped power his historic campaign in 2008.
  • "Technology can't replace God": Pope
    April 17, 2011
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict led Roman Catholics into Holy Week celebrations, telling a Palm Sunday crowd that man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.

  • "Technology can't replace God": Pope
    April 17, 2011
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict led Roman Catholics into Holy Week celebrations, telling a Palm Sunday crowd that man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.

  • China raises bank reserves again
    April 17, 2011
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China raised banks' required reserves on Sunday for the fourth time this year, extending the fight against excessive liquidity and stubbornly high inflation in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Clinton pledges Japan support, TEPCO pledges shutdown
    April 17, 2011
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Japan Sunday to remain active on the world stage and pledged support for Washington's key ally in East Asia as the operator of a stricken nuclear plant finally set out a timeline to shut it down.

  • Judge Reveals Secret Righthaven Copyright Contract
    April 17, 2011
    Hugh Pickens writes "Judge Roger Hunt has unsealed the confidential agreement between Righthaven and the Las Vegas Review-Journal that has allowed Righthaven to sue over more than 250 charities, impoverished hobby bloggers, reporters, and the newspaper's own sources, for $150,000 each in damages and forfeiture of the sites' domain names, and the contents of the agreement could end up being ruinous for Righthaven's campaign of copyright lawsuits. The problem is that Stephens Media, the company that
  • Iran accuses Siemens over Stuxnet virus attack
    April 17, 2011
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian military commander has accused German engineering company Siemens of helping the United States and Israel launch a cyber attack on its nuclear facilities, Kayhan daily reported on Sunday.

  • MoD's Error Leaks Secrets of UK Nuclear Submarine
    April 17, 2011
    Tasha26 writes "UK's Ministry of Defence admitted that secret information about its nuclear powered submarines was leaked on the internet by mistake. A 'technical error' (i.e. turning the background colour of certain text to black) meant that sensitive blacked-out parts of the online MoD report could be read by anyone who copy-pasted it into another document. This accidental leak reveals, among many other things, how easy it would be to cause a Fukushima-style reactor meltdown in a sub, and details
  • YouTube streaming live Coachella sets--with no bathroom line
    April 17, 2011
    Dozens of sets from artists like Arcade Fire, Nas, PJ Harvey, and many others are being made available for free. Sunday is your last chance to check out the action from the comfort of home--and with easy access to a bathroom.

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