Friday, August 8, 2008

Clippings for Friday 8th August 2008

IBM announces a partnership with Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical to offer "Microsoft-free" personal computers:

With Windows XP being shipped on machines with Vista licences by HP, the number of actual Vista sales seems to be in doubt:

Passports equipped with an RFID chip can now be cloned by the amateur hacker, and 3,000 blank ones have already been stolen:

A sneak peek at some of the mockups from those brainstorming the new Mozilla browser. It's quite adventureous:

A new video camera sensor using a curved receptor is developed, more closely mimicing the behaviour of the eye:

And finally. Viruses get their own back. Yes, French biologists have discovered a virus that catches a virus. Does that mean they're alive?:

News collated from various sources by Vik Olliver for Diamond Age Solutions Ltd. The views presented in this document are the personal opinion of the collator, and should not be taken as any more than that.

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