By the time you read this, you'll already have decided what you think of the iPad 3 - or iPad, as Apple calls it. Apple says that it "reinvents the category", using the following adjectives in the first four paragraphs of its press release alone: stunning, amazing, amazing, amazing, unbelievable, incredible, unbelievable, incomparable, powerful, incredible, superb, stunning, incredible.
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Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.
It's hard to say what's happened to Steorn, Irish inventors of Orbo, once claimed to be an over-unity generator that broke the laws of physics but now barely worthy of couple of fuzzy paragraphs on the web site.You can, however, enjoy their latest device - a water heater called Heptaheat.
"So, Rupert," said the company. "Twenty years on the job.
Graphene, the 21st century's most promising new material, has acquired yet another entry in its burgeoning CV.A team led by graphene co-discoverer Professor Sir Andrew Geim at the University of Manchester has demonstrated that thin films of graphene oxide are impermeable to most gases and liquids, but extremely permeable to water.
St Helena is more pub quiz answer than reality to most people. A speck of land in the South Atlantic midway between Africa and South America, it's Britain's second oldest extant colony after Bermuda and home to around 4000 people and one bishop.
Japanese telco NTT has built a prototype of what it calls the world's smallest full-coverage 60GHz wireless networking module. Able to operate on four 2.
Virgin Media customers across the UK lost some or all of phone, broadband and television service for three hours on Tuesday evening due to an unspecified routing fault.The company has not said how many of its five million customers were affected during the outage, which lasted from 17:00 to around 20:00, but it did apologise in a statement, saying: "Our customers may have experienced some problems getting online yesterday evening.
Many countries consider internet access numbers to be a good measure of how up-to-date their citizens and industry are, with higher penetration rates signalling good things. Dig down into the figures, though, and you can find some peculiar numbers that may or may not say more about their geography than plain old economics .
Jerry Yang has left Yahoo, the company he co-founded in 1995. In a statement issued by Yahoo on Monday, Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo, said "Jerry leaves behind a legacy of innovation and customer focus for this iconic brand".
Crowdsourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia is to 'blackout' its English language service for 24 hours on Wednesday in protest at proposed internet control laws SOPA and PIPA currently before the American government. The blackout will run from midnight to midnight Eastern Standard Time; from 5am Wednesday to 5am Thursday in the UK.