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Links 13/6/2010: Android 2.2, New Larry Lessig Talks

Posted in News Roundup at 6:00 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • Google Chrome 5: A review

    Google’s very own web browser Chrome has been gaining popularity for sometimes now among users. And with the recent rollout of Chrome version 5, they’re looking forward to gain users among Mac and Linux users.

  • Norwegian browser Opera aims to topple reigning Internet Explorer

    No. 1 in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. It might not be a slogan to attract an avalanche of American Internet users, but the Norwegian company that makes the fastest Web browser you’ve never heard of sees a major opportunity in the United States and the rest of the world.

  • Analysis: Android vs Windows a benefit for gadget makers

    After three decades of bowing to Microsoft (MSFT.O) and its Windows juggernaut, PC and computing gadget makers are preparing for a new era that could offer the first real choice for the software that make their products tick.

  • Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?

    Android 2.2 Froyo arrived with much fanfare on May 20 at Google’s I/O conference. The new platform software for smartphones is chock full of new features, such as tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot services, faster performance, and Flash 10.1.

  • Coming Innoversal Lattice tablet with Pixel Qi screen

    The Adam tablet had a unique distinction uptill now, that of being the only known tablet PC to be using the Pixel Qi screen. But as per the latest slate pc news, Adam will soon have company as there are a plethora of tablets that will be wearing the innovative technology that makes a screen just as viewable out in the sun as it is indoors. In fact, quite a few of those tablets were there to be seen at the Pixel Qi booth at Computex and they indeed look promising. But of all those present, special mention has to be made of one that can make a difference and rise above the sea of tablets – the Innoversal Lattice.

    [...]

    Saving the best for the last, Innoversal has said the tablet will make its debut by September and is likely to sport a price tag of around $530 to $550. Also, an interesting aspect of the tablet is there is the option of either Windows, Linux, or even Google Chrome as the default OS of the Lattice.

Free Software/Open Source

Leftovers

  • Environment

    • Indian court convicts 7 in Bhopal gas disaster

      A court Monday convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide’s Indian subsidiary of “death by negligence” for their roles in the 1984 leak of toxic gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people in the world’s worst industrial disaster.

    • Deepwater Horizon Lessons Parallel IT Risk Management

      From Tony Hayward, BP CEO on the impact of the oil leak on May 18th:

      “I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest.”

      That’s minimizing of the event sounds all too familiar to the initial reaction we hear from companies right after they suffer a serious data breach. We hear minimizing such as “There hasn’t been any evidence that the data was abused,” or “The breach seems to have been a human mistake, rather than technical,” or “The amount of data compromised represents a small fraction of all of our customers.” As if any of that matters to those who have their personal information now in the wrong hands.

    • BP grabs ‘oil spill’ keywords on Google
    • Revealed: Japan’s bribes on whaling

      A SUNDAY TIMES investigation has exposed Japan for bribing small nations with cash and prostitutes to gain their support for the mass slaughter of whales.

      The undercover investigation found officials from six countries were willing to consider selling their votes on the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

      The revelations come as Japan seeks to break the 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling. An IWC meeting that will decide the fate of thousands of whales, including endangered species, begins this month in Morocco.

  • Censorship/Privacy/Civil Rights

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