Whoops-ology – how tech goes wrong

Modern Times

April 16, 2012

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Following our last issue, which concentrated on our local star, this issue deals with some of the technology stars that make our modern world. One of the major problems with such an issue, we found, is that to do it even close to justice the News In Brief section grew and grew as we researched […]

News in Brief

April 16, 2012

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Apple down, ARMS up At a time when technology giant Apple is facing huge and growing problems with its latest product, the much smaller Cambridge-based company ARM Holdings is looking like a major British success story. They have developed a new energy-saving microchip which the company claims might enable a whole new wave of internet-connected […]

Why-Pad

April 16, 2012

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With apologies to the fine technology blog by Chicagogeek, much of this article is from his original and has been copied here for our readers. It would have been “reblogged” using the built-in features of WordPress but unfortunately the feature does not make it easy to include work from another blog into an article. As […]

Windows 8 Millenium?

April 16, 2012

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Those of us with long memories may recall back in 2000 when Microsoft released a phenomenal disaster called Windows Millenium. As the last in the range of the Windows 9x series of operating systems it was in many ways similar to the familiar versions of Windows we have seen since – but was an unmitigated […]

Piracy gets real

April 16, 2012

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February saw the launch of a new category on The Pirate Bay, a sometimes controversial file sharing site that is considered to be a source for copyright material without the annoying little feature of having to pay for it. From now on, as well as music, films, e-books and others the site now offers “physibles” […]

Being of sound mind and body…

April 16, 2012

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It is always a tragedy when a loved one dies, of course, and the grieving family does not usually even want to get involved in the minutae of handling the wil and distriuting the property and estate of the lost family member. But if grandad’s old war medals and collection of pocket watches are dealt […]

The Sun, the Earth and the Weather

March 8, 2012

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As you may have noticed there are several differences with the issue this time. First and foremost, much of this issue is concerned with a single subject – our local star, which is heading for a peak of activity due next year. Chances are that this issue and other similar coverage will be all you […]

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