Tuesday, May 11, 2010

11-May-2010 PM clippings

Enjoy:

The State Services Commission stipulates an Open Source solution in a tender for its new website. This seems to be a growing trend:
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/ssc-backs-exclusively-open-source-spec

Open Source featured heavily in the UK election campaign where it is seen as a way of preventing spending blowouts:
http://www.burgess.co.nz/law/uk-election-2010-the-technology-vote

Open Source hardware is now making money, with at least 13 companies making US$1 million or more with it:
http://singularityhub.com/2010/05/10/13-open-source-hardware-companies-making-1-million-or-more-video/

Cellphones to be allowed on some flights into NZ, but not within it:
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/cellphone-use-on-some-nz-bound-planes-permitted

Google's Android phones are now outselling iPhones in the US. The Blackberry is still number one there:
http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/05/10/google-android-outsells-apple-iphone-ranked-second-in-u-s-smartphone-market/

WirelessHD and WiGig clash over frequency allocation for short-range transfer at very high data speeds for video etc.:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/05/new-frequency-set-to-turbocharge-wi-fi/

And finally. Students in Canada create a 3D printer that prints with ice. Ice sculptors and ice lolly makers not up in arms:
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/01/3d-printing-with-ice.html

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