Tuesday, January 12, 2010

12-Jan-2010 AM clippings


Open Source in government is about to get an airing in Wellington, as international govt departments meet for a conference on FLOSS:

Microsoft pulls Office from its online stores in complaince with a US court order finding it in breach of a patent on XML use:

Firefox 3.6 release candidate is out. Improvements include Open web font use, accelerometer interfacing and a new theme engine:

Feedback from the Nexus One users so far is mostly critical of the technical support side of things:

Google agrees to stop scanning Chinese books, and starts trying to hammer out an agreement with the authors:

A new approach to computing uses synthetic neurons as "wetware":

And finally. A drag bike arrives in NZ that does 0-100 in less than a second, the quarter mile in 7.8s and all on 14c worth of electricity:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1001/S00054.htm http://blog.greenstage.co.nz/2010/01/killacycle-tour-updates.html

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