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68% of cell phone buyers consult the owner’s manual

68% of cell phone buyers consult the owner’s manual

68% of people take to the owner’s manual to figure out the new device, according to Pew Internet Project. Some people will go further, especially if they meet a problem that they can’t address themselves. Here is what cell phone buyers said they did when they encountered problems with their cell phone: 23% visited a [...]

July 17, 2008 by in Hardware

Unpatched code execution bug haunts BlackBerry

Unpatched code execution bug haunts BlackBerry

Security alerts aggregator Secunia has raised an alarm for a "highly critical" vulnerability that puts users of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server at risk of code execution attacks.Technical details of bug are not available but Secunia says it is caused by an unspecified error in the BlackBerry Attachment Service when processing PDF files.

July 17, 2008 by in BlackBerry

Intel's cache problems, what they mean and how to solve them

Intel's cache problems, what they mean and how to solve them

If you want to get really intimate with hardware, there's nothing like low-level, high-performance coding to remove all barriers between your mind and the silicon. One result, aside from the difficulties it creates during dinner party small talk, is that you get to find out how stuff actually works – which can be very different to how the chip companies tell it.

July 17, 2008 by in Innovation

A solar cooled air-conditioning system

A solar cooled air-conditioning system

Spanish scientists have developed a new eco-friendly air-conditioning system. The researchers are relying on solar energy for cooling their devices. They claim that their technology does not harm the ozone layer and reduces the use of greenhouse gases. The research team has 'designed and built an absorption chiller capable of using solar and residual heat as an energy source to drive the cooling system.' Even if this research effort looks promising, the scientists don't provide any information about availability or pricing for such devices. But read more...

July 17, 2008 by in Developer

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