Earth to Echo Director Dave Green and I had a short chat about his upcoming (July 2) movie that takes us on a first-person look at first contact. The movie features an interesting film technique and some intriguing film technology.
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The last update for 2012 brings features such as traffic splitting out of the experimental stage. The company is also promising that its boosted EU datacentre support will, within the coming months, be available for more than just billing-enabled apps.
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for £6m in EU public funding for the construction of a super-fast broadband network in Birmingham.The commission gave the green light to the project on the grounds that the resulting infrastructure will be "genuinely open to all operators" and will therefore increase competition.
The latest EU agreement for airlines to automatically transfer European personal passenger data to the US authorities breaches fundamental European human rights, a study commissioned by Green MEPs has found.The 2011 agreement to share Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of airline passengers flying from Europe breaches European data protection laws, according to a study conducted by Gerrit Hornung of the Universität Passau and Franziska Boehm of the Université du Luxembourg.
The EU and US have both given their approval to Google's takeover of Motorola Mobility, while noting that they are closely monitoring the fairness of licensing terms in the ongoing mobile patent wars.The $12.
Ministers from around the European Union have quietly approved the watered-down Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.The Council of the European Union, which comprises ministers from the governments of member states, announced their approval towards the bottom of a statement (PDF) that was ostensibly about fisheries.
The European Parliament has voted to allow a single EU-wide patent scheme to press forward, despite receiving objections from Italy and Spain.
The Staples business-to-business division has added a Green Guide to its online catalog site, which features 1,100 different office supplies that have been screened for environmental parameters PLUS relevant technology of the same genre from some of its suppliers. There actually isn't a ton of stuff within, but the Staples EcoEasy line is a good place to start if you're a smaller company looking for a source of information about your green technology options.
The EU, the US, Japan and the Green Grid industry group want to use PUE as an international metric for gauging and comparing energy efficiency
In certain green IT circles, there may be the perception that if you go "green" you're somehow skimping on features. I'm not sure where this idea came from, honestly.
Green storage maker Nexsan has updated it data dedupe product line, which features the AutoMAID disk-idling technology.
Verizon Business touts green benefits of passive optical networks with new demo facility.
I'd be lying if I didn't admit that this one creeps me out a bit. A green PC maker out of the United Kingdom (VeryPC) has rigged some facial detection software to work in conjunction with your system's power management features.
The merger of Carphone Warehouse's TalkTalk ISP and Tiscali UK will not be anti-competitive, the European Commission has ruled
MSI recently announced a AMD-based gaming notebook, the 17-inch MSI GX733. The new laptop has energy-saving features that can help you play green.
One might be tempted, perhaps, to consider leasing as an option when considering how to manage your company's IT portfolio with an eye to green issues.In the sense that you'll keep a better lid on the age of your assets or maybe spend a little more on energy-efficiency features since you can better manage the costs over time, this is definitely true.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Samsung announced its "green" mobile phone, the E200 Eco, which is made of bioplastics and has a number of environmentally-friendly and energy-reducing features.
Linux vendor Red Hat has updated its enterprise Linux version with features for big servers and some green improvements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 includes virtualisation support for bigger systems and more memory architectures.
Notable headlines:David Berlind: With tech titan support, Green Grid to help datacenters go green with measurement standardsMary Jo Foley: Windows 7 to get new touch features. Microsoft makes IE with component activation change available to testers.
Well, "Blue Card" in this case. According to Auntie, the EU has realised it needs 20m skilled immigrants in the next 2 decades, and this is its way of ensuring that happens.
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