David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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London to become Intel's city-living R&D testbed

Intel is to turn London into a testbed for new technologies that it hopes can make city life more connected and sustainable.The company announced the creation of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities on Thursday.

May 25, 2012 by David Meyer

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Google funds Raspberry Pis, Arduinos for UK teachers

Google is to provide more than a hundred trainee computer science teachers in the UK with Arduino or Raspberry Pi kits as teaching aids, chairman Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday.Speaking at London's Science Museum, Schmidt noted how computer science education was essential to the development of engineering skills.

May 24, 2012 by David Meyer

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Windows 8 start-up speed forces USB boot workaround

Microsoft has had to come up with a new way for Windows 8 users to boot from USB drives because the operating system's start-up time is too quick for the old method, the company has said.Since Windows 95, users have been able to press a function key such as F8 or F12 during start-up, to access advanced boot menus, debugging options and other features.

May 24, 2012 by David Meyer

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London police get hands on fingerprint scanners

The Metropolitan Police Service is giving mobile fingerprint scanners to its officers, to use on those suspected of or wanted for criminal offences.The Met said on Wednesday that it was deploying 350 of the 'MobileID' devices in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Newham, Westminster, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Brent, Croydon, Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey.

May 24, 2012 by David Meyer

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Google warns DNSChanger victims via search results

Google is warning around half a million users that their computers or routers are infected with the notorious DNSChanger clickjacking malware.The company said on Tuesday that it was notifying the infected on their search results pages, much as it did last July for a separate piece of malicious code.

May 23, 2012 by David Meyer

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GitHub for Windows targets enterprise devs

The GitHub hosting service for software development revision control has released its first official Windows client, a year after a similar client for Mac OS X came out.The GitHub for Windows client, which was unveiled on Monday, works on XP, Vista, 7 and the pre-release version of Windows 8.

May 23, 2012 by David Meyer

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AMD takes Trinity tech into embedded systems

AMD has launched an embedded counterpart to its notebook-oriented Trinity chipset, targeting graphics-intensive applications such as digital signage and surveillance systems.The company unveiled its AMD Embedded R-Series accelerate processing unit (APU) on Monday, just a week after it revealed the Trinity as a direct competitor to Intel's Ivy Bridge.

May 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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Raspberry Pi to get camera for robotics applications

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is developing an add-on camera module for the popular and cheap mini-computer, and plans to put it on sale later this year.The Raspberry Pi's upcoming camera module is designed to help build robots.

May 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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