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May, 2014


May 29, 2014  1:27 PM

Google pushes forward with its driverless car

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Google, Jetsons

Google says:
"Just imagine: You can take a trip downtown at lunchtime without a 20-minute buffer to find parking. Seniors can keep their freedom even if they can't keep their car keys. And drunk and distracted driving?...

May 29, 2014  9:39 AM

Scramble the bomb squad, here be PRs

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Ninemsn, Ubisoft

The delivery of a beeping metal box led to the evacuation of a building in Sydney and the deployment of the Australian bomb squad.

The delivery was made to the offices of online news site Ninemsn, which is partly-owned by Microsoft.


May 23, 2014  12:32 PM

Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Applications, Mobile, PetMatch

Picture this everyday scenario. One day you get a phone call from your neighbours asking if you'd like to look after their pet rabbit, Smokey, while they sun it up in the Maldives. You realise it would be rude to say no - and,...


May 22, 2014  12:29 PM

New building opportunity for Salesforce

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
London, salesforce


May 22, 2014  9:50 AM

FBI no pot policy weeds out potential cyber warriors

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Uncategorized

US officials are concerned that cyber defences are going to pot, but FBI director


May 16, 2014  12:11 PM

Writing novels is such a dos

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
DOS, Windows XP

Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin has revealed that, while writing his fantasy novels about characters inhabiting an ugly, medieval and primitive world, he himself inhabits an ugly, medieval and primitive world - namely that of DOS, the antediluvian operating system he uses to write his...


May 16, 2014  10:34 AM

Lipstick and bulldogs

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Uncategorized


May 15, 2014  1:27 PM

Google’s self-driving cars lack explorer spirit

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Google, Lexus

Google's self-driving cars may be ideal for those never stray of well-worn routes, but useless to anyone with a spirit of adventure. 

While the vehicles are able to take passengers on any pre-programmed route - although they perform like newly-licensed...


May 15, 2014  1:07 PM

Kids will flock to coding thanks to Shaun the Sheep

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Uncategorized

The creative brain behind Wallace and Gromit has joined up with the Nominet Trust to encourage kids to get coding.

The studios character Shaun the Sheep - who first appeared in the Wallace and Gromit...


May 8, 2014  11:36 AM

Parent dogs overreact about puppies gaming

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Adult mutts are calling on stricter controls on gaming consoles taking up large chunks of puppy quality time.

But game makers claims campaigners are barking up the wrong tree targeting the doggy console as being the cause of dysfunctional youngsters.

It all began with the...


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