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News Limited accelerates tech revamp

As part of News Limited's restructure to arm itself for the digital age, it will fast track the roll-out of its new publishing platform Methode.

June 19, 2012

CBA director appointed NBN chair

The Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has hand-picked NBN Co's new chairman, Commonwealth Bank of Australia director Harrison Young, who has also been top dog at Morgan Stanley's Asian arm.

March 23, 2010 by

Pure Digital debuts second-gen Flip Ultra, UltraHD camcorders

Pure Digital today announced the second-generation of its handy, portable Flip Ultra camcorder line.The new generation is available in both high-definition and standard-resolution models, and features two hours of recording time, a two-inch "transflective" display and battery recharging (rechargeable AA) via its built-in USB arm.

April 29, 2009 by

Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Best digital camera accessories

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They're for the hyper-organized who get their holiday shopping done early. This post is for folks like me (i.e., the ones who always end up paying for expedited shipping and can often be found trolling the mall on Christmas Eve). Arm yourself with this list of digital camera complements before you hit the electronics store this weekend and you'll make your favorite digital shooter very happy indeed.

December 18, 2008 by

A UMan robotic arm

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a mobile robotic arm which can manipulate objects by 'seeing' its environment through a digital camera. This robotic arm, dubbed UMan, or UMass Mobile Manipulator, can 'approach unfamiliar objects, such as scissors, garden shears and jointed wooden toys -- and learn how they work by pushing on them and observing how they change' -- like a child discovering the world. As said the leading researcher, 'Mobile robots play an important role in many settings, including planetary exploration and manufacturing. Giving them the ability to manipulate objects will extend their use in medical care and household assistance.' But read more...

June 6, 2008 by

Tuesday

Tuesday 3/09/2002A personal digital assistant is a friendly thing, and not much good for offensive action. The worst thing you can do with an iPaq is give someone a small bruise on the upper arm, or possibly squash their favourite stick insect.

September 5, 2002 by

Online New York Times gets Googled

In its latest move to derive revenue from new sources, New York Times Digital, the digital publishing arm of the New York Times Co., on Tuesday announced it had hired Google as a complementary Web search engine to its existing navigation system for news archives, developed internally.

August 6, 2002 by

Sun, Lineo bringing Linux to UltraSparc

NEW YORK--Sun Microsystems has hired Lineo to bring Linux and related programming tools to Sun's UltraSparc IIe processor for "embedded" computing devices such as network routers or digital TV sets, the companies announced Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Versions of Linux already exist for UltraSparc chips, but few companies provide support at present. Sun said it hopes the partnership will help Sun's chips gain more widespread use in embedded devices, which more frequently use chips from ARM Holdings, MIPS or Motorola. A royalty-free version of Embedix, Lineo's version of Linux, will be available in the first quarter of 2002. A software-development kit, for which Lineo charges, is expected by the third quarter. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 1, 2002 by

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