Swedish hobbyist Hans Andersson has build a robot that can complete a Sudoko grid all by itself, a report in The Escapist has noted.On his Tilted Twister website, Andersson said that the robot, put together using a Lego Mindstorms kit, first uses an optical scanner to map the empty boxes and grab images of the numbers already entered.
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On Friday, Microsoft backtracked on its plan to ship a browser-free version of its upcoming operating system, Windows 7, in Europe.Deputy general counsel Dave Heiner revealed the change in plan, saying "we will ship the same version of Windows 7 in Europe in October that we will ship in the rest of the world.
After Microsoft announced it would lay off another 3,000 people as part of expected job cuts, CEO Steve Ballmer sent an email to the rank and file. Here is that email, courtesy of Ina Fried at ZDNet UK's sister site CNET News.
Just a quick post to let developers with a penchant for speed writing know that Last.fm, the online music service, is holding a hack day on Sunday, 14 December in London.
There's a lot that IT can do for a small business. It can be a godsend in getting the work done -- think of how mobile tech can keep things moving when you're out on client calls -- and it can also be a real driver of growth.
As promised, ZDNet UK is hosting a get-together where we give you a chance to meet industry experts and get their views on an IT issue of the day. We're inviting folks to come along to a breakfast briefing in London on virtualisation, with a panel discussion, question-and-answer session, the opportunity to network -- and a groaning buffet of food, of course.
I read every post made on ZDNet UK by our members, and every day it's brought home to me what a wealth of expertise there is out there among our users. Of course, it's the cornerstone of the community here--if we pool what we know, and share it, then we'll all benefit.
Here's this week's highlights, with Vista again in the crosshairs and what a constabular street stop might look like if we all had to carry ID cards.RE: Microsoft's Mojave just a desert vistablog comment Welshtroll can’t think of anything worse than being roped into a test by Microsoft to evaluate its new OS.
Apple plans to release a cut-down Nano edition of its iPhone 3G before the end of the year, according to a report in the Mail Online on Sunday. The phone will be offered by O2, the Daily Mail site said, quoting an unidentified "industry source".
Here's a roundup of great posts from this week, with a street-level look at iPhone's MobileMe, a prediction of choppy waters for Microsoft's Vista charm offensive, and Linux on holiday.Traveling Success with Linuxblog J.
Oracle has posted a security warning about a vulnerability in the Apache component of its WebLogic Server, even though it doesn't have a patch ready yet. It's taken the rare step of making an out-of-cycle security alert because information on the flaw and exploit code for it are already circulating online, it said in a statement on Monday.
Full text of a memo Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent out this message to the rank and file yesterday, after the announcement that Windows and online chief Kevin Johnson was leaving. (First published by All Things D.
The people have spoken. Our app dev blogger extraordinaire, Adrian Bridgwater, has reached the final shortlist of the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 08.
Just a day after ICANN opened up domain rules, a Turkish group of hackers has messed with some of the Internet body's sites, according to a report on Zone-H.The report says that the NetDevilz group redirected visitors to "icann.
Today we're launching a new group blog dedicated to servers--those essential but maybe unglamourous workhorses of the enterprise. It's called Uptime and you can find it here.