Day: September 6, 2013

Oracle spins-up public sector ‘Cloud’

Follows in Amazon’s footsteps to claim Uncle Sam’s dosh……

New Musopen Campaign Wants To Set Chopin Free

Eloquence writes “Three years ago, Musopen raised nearly $70,000 to create public domain recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, and others. Now they’re running a new campaign with a simple but ambitious objective: ‘To preserve indefinitely and without question everything Chopin created. To release his music for free, both in 1080p video and…

Electronics store makes interviewee dance to Daft Punk

A UK man says that Currys electronics store humiliated him by making him dance for a job. The store subsequently apologizes…….

Xiaomi plans global domination with fast smartphones and software

Can Chinese firm beat Apple and Google at own game?……

US military: ‘Help us build the ROBO-WARFIGHTER OF THE FUTURE’

Stealthy exoskeletal mind-reading wound-stopper awaits your suggested tech……

Parallels Update Installs Unrelated Daemon Without Permission

Calibax writes “Parallels recently released version 9 of Parallels Desktop, their popular hypervisor application for Mac. They also released a new product named Parallels Access that offers access to Windows applications from an iPad for $80 per year. Access has received less than stellar reviews. When a user upgrades Parallels Desktop, he is asked if…

Would you swap toilet access for good in-flight Wi-Fi? You’re not alone

A Honeywell survey shows that many fliers would give up vital amenities for better wireless Internet. Fully 13 percent of Americans said they’d ditch the loo for a stronger connection…….

No new Apple TV for you, report says

Those getting their hopes up for a refreshed set-top box may have to settle for a software upgrade…….

Uber offering rides back in time with DeLorean promotion

In a partnership with General Motors, ride service Uber has commandeered a fleet of everyone’s favorite time-traveling ’80s vehicles for this weekend only…….

Amazon to offer FREE smartphone?

Bezos may become Henry Ford 2.0……