Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone

28 02 2009

Apple’s iPhone has wowed most of the globe — but not Japan, where the handset is selling so poorly it’s being offered for free.

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The Slow Death of Handwriting

26 02 2009

“Christmas cards, shopping lists and what else? The occasions in which we write by hand are fewer and fewer. A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts. The art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript.”

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A fully functional 5 watt Linux server

26 02 2009

It’s about the size of an AC to DC converting wall outlet plug, but is really a full SoC with a 1200 MHz CPU, built-in 512 MB Flash, 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support.

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Ubuntu 9.04’s New Login Screen

26 02 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 is getting closer and closer to the final release and we thought that it would be nice to give you guys a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features. One of these new features was introduces with tonight’s updates and it is a brand new login screen a.k.a. GDM theme, which is black and has a nice Ubuntu logo in the right bottom corner.

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How Do We Fix Crappy U.S. Broadband?

26 02 2009

According to a recent study, broadband access in the U.S. has dropped to 19th place worldwide. The recent passage of the stimulus bill will provide about $7 billion to improve it. But why is U.S. broadband so crappy in the first place? And can government intervention improve it?

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OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

20 02 2009

OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site
—has tricks even Office can’t manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

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The 32 Totally Essential (and Free) Apps for Every New PC

20 02 2009

You have to admit, Windows is a pretty barebones operating system, feature-wise. After a fresh install of XP or Vista (perhaps following a Clean Start), you’re faced with a barren Start Menu and an empty desktop that’s beaming with limitless potential.

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