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Samsung, Sony in Wi-Fi Photo Frame Shootout

Samsung, Sony in Wi-Fi Photo Frame Shootout

One of the big holiday gifts over the last couple of years, digital photo frames are a convenient way to show off photos that might otherwise languish on your hard drive. But a lot of them are sold by no-name companies at budget prices with limited feature sets.

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OLPC available on Amazon

OLPC available on Amazon

Before you get confused, the headline refers to the online retailer rather than the South American river system. According to the BBC, the OLPC project has teamed up with Amazon to push the Get 1 Give 1 scheme where consumers can choose to buy two of the $200 laptops - one for themselves and one for donation to a child in need.

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Flipping the switch saves The Planet about $140K annually

Flipping the switch saves The Planet about $140K annually

(Updated to clarify air-conditioning policy.)The results of The Planet's "lights out" pilot are in: By adopting a workday-hours lights-on policy and shutting off the lights after hours, the hosting company is saving roughly $140,000 per year across its six data centers in Houston and Dallas.

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Iceberg: the software development revolution

Iceberg: the software development revolution

Forget writing code - only nerds and idiots use code. If you want to be "really cool" you'll be using the next generation of software development, one that uses workflows and dynamic web services.Maybe the sarcasm wasn't detected as such; point is, this is the software which could well revolutionise your life, your company, and your work.

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CSS on a tight leash

CSS on a tight leash

My time at The Ministry is soon to draw to a close, and I have written some scintillating documentation as a parting gift. The most important by far is entitled CSS management (I have a way with words…).

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1,500 ships to fight climate change?

1,500 ships to fight climate change?

According to UK and U.S. researchers, it should be possible to fight the global warming effects associated with an increase of dioxide levels by using autonomous cloud-seeding ships to spray salt water into the air. This project would require the deployment of a worldwide fleet of 1,500 unmanned ships to cool the Earth even if the level of carbon dioxide doubled. These 300-tonne ships 'would be powered by the wind, but would not use conventional sails. Instead they would be fitted with a number of 20 m-high, 2.5 m-diameter cylinders known as Flettner rotors. The researchers estimate that such ships would cost between £1m and £2m each. This translates to a US$2.65 to 5.3 billion total cost for the ships only. Even if this project has its merits, who will finance it? The scientists don't answer this question. But read more...

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Cloud Data Storage Policy

The rise of third-party cloud-based file storage applications has brought flexibility and ease of data access to users and businesses alike. Commonly-used applications such as Dropbox, OneDrive and Google...

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Top-growing sites in Japan, June, 2008

Top-growing sites in Japan, June, 2008

PropertyMay-2008Jun-2008% ChangeTotal Internet : Total Audience55,70556,2201Yahoo! Sites45,03946,1032Google Sites35,61635,8511Rakuten Inc30,43330,8001FC2 inc.28,29728,6531Microsoft Sites28,79728,593-1NTT Group27,98727,843-1GMO Internet Group24,13824,1590Livedoor22,83223,2172Wikipedia Sites22,33822,5911Nifty Corporation23,64122,474-5Source: comScoreSHARETHIS.addEntry( { title: "Top-growing sites in Japan, June, 2008", url: "http://www.itfacts.biz/top-growing-sites-in-japan-june-2008/11421" } );

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