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A very religious robot

Three German artists have reprogrammed an industrial robot to copy the complete Bible as translated by Martin Luther. The robotic scribe has worked day and night during 7 months in a Karlsruhe museum to write the 66 volumes and the 3.5 million letters of the full German version of the Bible. The robot, named 'bios [Bible]' has used a 900-meter-long roll of paper and a calligraphic style picked from a 15th century German font called 'Schwabacher.' The end result will be cut into pages displayed inside the museum. But read more...

January 28, 2008 by Roland Piquepaille

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Nokia buys Trolltech

Nokia is buying Trolltech, probably the most important mobile Linux company out there in terms of current deployment. I'm listening to the audiocast right now, so expect a story soon...

January 28, 2008 by David Meyer

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Enterprise Web 2.0 predictions from Forrester

Forrester published a report, "Top Enterprise Web 2.0 Predictions For 2008" ($775, about $100 per page), which concludes that blogs, wikis, and social networking will further gain importance in 2008 as enterprises look to Web 2.

January 28, 2008 by Dan Farber


Will T-Mobile USA finally carry another Palm OS device?

I enjoyed the short time I spent with the Palm Cento from Sprint and have actually recommended it to a few people who fit the profile for the device. These people actually LOVE the device and are pleased I told them about this compact smartphone. There is a GSM version available now from Vodafone in Europe and rumors of a GSM version eventually coming to the U.S. Most rumors had the device coming to AT&T in the U.S., but now Engadget Mobile has posted a photo of a Centro with the T-Mobile logo on it so we may see it from T-Mobile as well.

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Of Qtrax and broken dreams

Last thing last night - around 2am, Goodwins Mean Time - I was preparing to turn in. A last look around the news, and an outfit called QTrax was making some waves.

January 28, 2008 by Rupert Goodwins


Progress Software adds cross-process visibility with Actional 7.1

Progress said that Actional 7.1 will integrate with Lombardi TeamWorks, and the company plans to provide native support for other business-process management (BPM) solutions, including offerings from Software AG and Fujitsu. Actional also includes a software development kit (SDK) that allows third parties to add support for other BPM and SOA infrastructure products.

January 27, 2008 by Dana Gardner


I didn't have Internet access all weekend!

This post is coming in a bit late today since I was without Internet access for the entire weekend! I'm between ISPs right now and, although I timed the cutoff of my first to dovetail with the installation of the second, delays in turning on my DSL service meant that I was Net-less for 3 days.

January 27, 2008 by Christopher Dawson


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