Seth Berkley explains how smart advances in vaccine design, production and distribution are bringing us closer than ever to eliminating a host of global threats — from AIDS to malaria to flu pandemics
BBC News - David Cameron to make more government... →
Prime Minister David Cameron has set out plans to make more government data accessible to the public. Mr Cameron said he wanted to rip off the “cloak of secrecy” around government and public services - and extend transparency as far as possible. Data being made available includes items of major government spending and the pay of top civil servants. Mr Cameron outlined plans for...
But I’ve met a lot of people in my time on this mostly amusing planet. I’ve been...– Stephen Fry, on Kindness (via intheglow) (via gatsbylives) (via tobia) (via shaneguiter)
Technology Review: An Invisible Touch for Mobile... →
A simple gesture-sensing interface could add new meaning to mobile-phone conversations
BBC News - Ofcom unveils anti-piracy policy →
Lists of Britons who infringe copyright are to be drawn up by the UK’s biggest ISPs, under proposals from the regulator Ofcom. The plan is contained in a draft code of practice it hopes will curb copyright infringement. Names and the number of times individuals infringe will be logged. Music firms and movie studios can request details from the list so that they can decide whether to start...
How Much Revenue Does Google Keep from AdSense? →
computereze: mashable: Google has finally disclosed the percentage of revenue it keeps from publishers that participate in its AdSense program, which places text ads alongside content on third-party…
BBC News - Apple iPad tablet gathers crowds for UK... →
Report: Official BP Twitter Account Gets Hacked -... →
Google Releases CloudCourse, an Open Source...
gooblog: urban-listening: Google made a number of announcements in the past week that are of interest to educators: opening Google Wave to the public and extending Google Voice accounts to students. But one announcement that didn’t receive much press was its release of CloudCourse, the new internal learning platform. Built on Google’s App Engine, CloudCourse is a course-scheduling tool,...
Official Google Blog: Evolving from beta to stable... →
After a bit of evolution and lots of work from the team, we’re thrilled to introduce a new stable version of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux. Since last December, we’ve been chipping away at bugs and building in new features to get the Mac and Linux versions caught up with the Windows version, and now we can finally announce that the Mac and Linux versions are ready for prime time. The...
Technology Review: Mobile Data: A Gold Mine for... →
Researchers in academia, and increasingly within the mobile industry, are working with large databases showing where and when calls and texts are made and received to reveal commuting habits, how far people travel for public events, and even significant social trends. With potential applications ranging from city planning to marketing, such studies could also provide a new source of revenue for...
Wired's first iPad issue comes out
After nearly a year of laboring on a tablet computer edition, Wired magazine released its application in Apple’s digital newsstand yesterday. NO DIGITAL DISCOUNT! You’ll have to pay $4.99 for each issue, the same as the cover price for the printed version of Wired. The articles do have features that take them beyond what appears in the magazine or online. For instance, a reader can...
Technology Review: New Color Screen Combines... →
Qualcomm’s reflective color display is more energy-efficient and easier to view than an LCD.
SpeechTechMag.com: Nuance and IBM Team to Advance... →
Coalition announces commitment to open source and... →
In a commentable online site, the coalition government announces its main plans - which include plans to publish contracts with ICT suppliers and government data
BBC News - First human 'infected with computer... →
A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus. Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading contaminated a computer chip which was then inserted into his hand. The device, which enables him to pass through security doors and activate his mobile phone, is a sophisticated version of ID chips used to tag pets
Government to close Becta | Technology |... →
Closure of school IT qango set to save £80m, but 240 staff to lose jobs
Technology Review: Eye Tracking for Mobile Control →
It’s hard sending a text message with arms full of groceries or while wearing winter gloves. Voice control is one alternative to using your fingers, but researchers are also working on other hands-free ways to control mobile devices. A team at Dartmouth College has now created an eye-tracking system that lets a user operate a smart phone with eye movement.
Peter Cochrane's Blog: Have we identified the...
From Peter Cochrane’s Silicon blog…always great! http://bit.ly/ayoFKo CIOs and security departments continue to spend most of their time, money, and effort on issues that pose a small fraction of the real threat. At every security gathering I attend, people generally acknowledge that the insider threat represents the most significant risk to any organisation. But without fail, the...
What Am I looking at and Learning About Right Now? →
OneSocialWeb - Creating a free, open, and decentralized social networking platform.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledges easier...
From the BBC -http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10145863.stm Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook “missed the mark” over recent privacy concerns. In a column in the Washington Post newspaper, he said the social network would soon make changes to users’ privacy options. The move may placate some of the growing band of members who had pledged to quit...
Do yourself (another) git favour
nevali: Add to your .gitconfig: [alias] substatus = submodule foreach 'git status || true' And lo!, you shall be able to git substatus to in order to get the output of git status on each of your submodules in turn.
iHobo: No 1 on the street | Media | The Guardian →
The iPhone app featuring your own homeless person shot to the top of the iTunes download chart – but it is far from a sick joke
Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week, reports All Things Digital...– Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week, RBC Capital Markets analyst « iPad Game News
BBC News - BBC Licence fee 'to fund superfast... →
The BBC licence fee could be used to part-fund the roll-out of superfast broadband across the UK. Details of the plan were outlined in the coalition deal struck between the Tories and the Lib Dems. Ed Vaizey, who has been appointed as the new broadband minister, will oversee the roll-out. The BBC said it looked forward to discussing the proposal with the government.
As the world’s attention focuses on the perils of oil exploration, we present Richard Sears’ talk from early February 2010. Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward … what?
Gift from Google
Have just picked up my new HTC Evo 4G from I/O…sweet!