A report on venture capital investment shows cleantech is doing better now than it was a year ago. However, the sector is suffering due to the current economic woes of Wall Street and big financials that went skinny-dipping with the subprime sharks.
Given an adequate value proposition, which I don't believe Psystar offers, the legal basis for a MacOS X clone business would the 1984 Court of Appeals decision (and the Supreme Court's subsequent refusal to over-turn it) in DigiDyne Corp Vs. Data General.
In the midst of hacking my first Joomla! web site, I’d like to share a handy tip:Use background colours on elements to understand the CSS layout.
As this Psystar saga turns--the alleged Mac clone maker is either an overwhelmed legitimate business, a scam or something in between--it's helpful to have some feet on the street. A reader--an local IT guy in Miami--visited the last address for Psystar and verified two things: There's activity and inventory on the scene.
My current preferred Windows Mobile phone is my T-Mobile Shadow (that will soon be replaced by a U.S. model HTC Touch Dual as soon as trhey are available). The one issue I have with my Shadow is the rather short battery life. There looks to now be a solution that solves this issue for less than US$60.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have used supercomputers to simulate how common ceramics could repair themselves after radiation-induced damages. This is an important discovery because 'materials that can resist radiation damage are needed to expand the use of nuclear energy.' These ceramics, which are able to handle high-radiation doses, could improve the durability of nuclear power plants. They also might help to solve the problem of nuclear waste storage. But read more...
Throughout human history new inventions have been intended to lighten workloads and make life easier. While machinery developments such as the steam engine have facilitated travel and industry – not to...
In response to my piece yesterday that PayPal may ban Safari for being unsafe, PayPal public relations firm sent me the following email stating in no unspecific terms that "We have absolutely no intention of blocking current versions of any browsers, including Apple’s Safari, from our website."Hi Jason,PayPal is developing features to block customers from logging into PayPal when using obsolete browsers on outdated or unsupported operating systems.
I thought I'd written all I would on the Mac-clone company Psystar, but I'm back for a little more. While my inner geek thought that what the company had going was interesting, I'm now almost certain that, hoax or not (and I still have no reason to believe that Psystar is a hoax), Psystar will sink without a trace over the next few weeks.
The people at SightSpeed continue to impress me with their originality and creativity. I received an announcement this morning in my email of a new (beta) version of SightSpeed Light for MySpace.
Skype has always treated their customers with utter contempt, by refusing to provide any Customer Support (other than a mindless auto-responder which appears to mail out random replies to support requests), by blocking user's paid accounts at random, and often repeatedly, and refusing to answer any queries about such blocked accounts for a minimum of four days, and by producing continually worse and more buggy software with each new release.
US sales of video game hardware and software rose 57% in March 2008 YTY, NPD reported. Sales of gaming hardware, software and accessories hit $1.7 bln in March 2008. Super Smash Bros Brawl was the top-selling game with 2.7 mln copies sold.
US VC investments dropped by 5% to $7.1 bln during Q1 2008. This was the first YTY decline in the venture capital industry’s quarterly investments since the end of 2005, National Venture Capital Association says. In Q1 2007 VCs invested $7.5 bln. More deals got done in in Q1 2008 than Q1 2007 - a [...]
Public Opinion Foundation says that only 27% of Russian adults use the Internet - and only about 12% of the adults on any given day.
MobiMate's WorldMate software is available for various mobile operating systems and as you can see in this image gallery the software is designed for the mobile road warrior. There are some differences in modules available for the different operating systems, but it gives every user information they need to hit the road.
The normally august International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has said that it may change its fast track processes following the controversy around Microsoft's Office Open XML.I've been involved in a long and very interesting round of emails between myself, a spokesperson for ISO, and Dr James D.
A contributor to the 'Dark Visitor' blog has predicted an attack on news company CNN.The blog, which claims to track Chinese hack attacks, has said that the attack will occur on April 19 at 8.
XML author Tim Bray has accused Microsoft of pursuing OOXML standardisation for marketing purposes, while others claim the ISO process is 'broken' and 'politicised'
There's a long and mostly good article about various RIA technologies over at eWeek. I say mostly good because the author, Jim Rapoza, gives a pretty unbiased view of a lot of technologies.