Archive for April 17, 2012

UPDATE 2 — Gmail outage affects tens of millions of users worldwide – MI News 26

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UPDATE 2 -- Gmail outage affects tens of millions of users worldwide
MI News 26
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- An estimated 35 million users of the popular webmail service Gmail were unable to access their accounts on early Tuesday afternoon, Google said, although the issue was resolved in less than an hour.
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Ellison Doesn’t Know If Java Is Free

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New submitter Emacs.Cmode sends this excerpt from CNet: "Among the highlights emanating from U.S. District Court in San Francisco courtroom 8 today was Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's response to a question regarding the status of the Java programming language, which his company acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems in 2010. Asked by Google's lead attorney, Robert Van Nest, if the Java language is free, Ellison was slow to respond. Judge William Alsup pushed Ellison to answer with a yes or no. As ZDNet reporter Rachel King observed in the courtroom, Ellison resisted and huffed, 'I don't know.'" Groklaw has a good write-up about what happened during day one of the trial and a briefer summary of what happened on day two.

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GPUs Now a Tool for Accelerating Cancer Research

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GPUs Now a Tool for Accelerating Cancer ResearchGPUs are predicting the action of cancer inside the body.

What It Looks Like Inside the Space Shuttle Discovery [Space]

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Since you'll probably never be an astronaut and since the Space Shuttle program is ending, you're probably never going to see the innards of the massive machine in real life. It's okay though, this amazing 360-degree panorama lets you see every seat, switch, button, knob and thing that blasts people into space. More »


HTC and Sina Weibo debut One S with dedicated microblog functions (video)

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HTC and Sina Weibo debut One S variant with dedicated microblog functions (video)

Just when you'd warmed to the idea of three navigation buttons on HTC's One lineup, the company went back and re-added a fourth button to the row -- in mainland China, anyway. To follow the debut of its Desire (aka Dragon) lineup, HTC has introduced a One S variant that it designed in collaboration with Sina Weibo, the country's most popular alternative to Twitter. The phone sports a dedicated Sina microblog button, along with a set of bundled software from the popular weibo service, but otherwise remains true to its namesake. The handset will be available in both black and gunmetal blue enclosures, and will sell for 4,688 yuan, or approximately $740. Our associates at Engadget China recently snagged a hands-on with HTC's latest, and have provided a video tour for English audiences to enjoy. Take a peek after the break.

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