Archive for Duncan Geere

  • Twitter security hole lets you make anyone follow you

    Twitter security hole lets you make anyone follow you

    By 10 May 2010

    A security hole has been found in Twitter that allows any user to force anyone else to follow them, without the follower giving any kind of permission at all. By sending the word "accept" into the web interface, followed by the username of the person...

  • Little Big Planet 2 announced

    Little Big Planet 2 announced

    By 10 May 2010

    Media molecule, the creator of Playstation 3 hit Little Big Planet, has announced that it's got a sequel to the title in development, surprising a grand total of no-one. We've embedded the trailer above. The forthcoming sequel, which still stars the original's...

  • Last.fm adds festival recommendations

    Last.fm adds festival recommendations

    By 10 May 2010

    Music tracking and personalised radio service Last.fm has rolled out a new page on its website that allows you to see which music festival lineup is best suited to you, depending on your music taste. If you use Last.fm's "scrobbling" system to record...

  • NES turned into media centre PC

    NES turned into media centre PC

    By 10 May 2010

    An enterprising modder has turned his retro NES console into a media centre PC that would rival some of the most advanced models on the market. On the outside it looks like a regular NES straight out of the Eighties, albeit with the requisite PC connectors...

  • iPad printing "will come" says Apple CEO

    iPad printing "will come" says Apple CEO

    By 10 May 2010

    Yet more wisdom, straight out of the mouth of Steve Jobs. Well, out of his hands, rather than his mouth, because the iPhone doesn't have the Nexus One's speech-to-text capabilities just yet. Turns out that printing is coming to the iPad. Jobs revealed...

  • Sonos patch lets you use S5 as a stereo pair

    Sonos patch lets you use S5 as a stereo pair

    By 10 May 2010

    Sonos is planning to roll out a software update for its iPhone app and wireless remote which will mean that a pair of its all-in-one S5 speakers to could used as a so-called "Stereo pair" - where one outputs audio from the left channel and the other...

  • Fujitsu to demonstrate improved e-paper

    Fujitsu to demonstrate improved e-paper

    By 10 May 2010

    The scientists in Fujitsu's research department have managed to come up with a new version of the company's colour e-paper that offers a significant upgrade on the previous generation. It'll be shown off at the company's Fujitsu Forum exhibition in Tokyo,...

  • Google Reader gets tweaked

    Google Reader gets tweaked

    By 10 May 2010

    Google has given its RSS feed reader product, Google Reader, a bit of an overhaul. The company has sprinkled a dusting of minor changes over the whole thing, but there's no significant new features. Support for HTML5's Audio and Video tags have been...

  • Facebook's check-in functionality discovered

    Facebook's check-in functionality discovered

    By 10 May 2010

    Facebook has been known to be planning some interesting location-based functionality for a while. But the full extent of the plans hadn't been revealed, until now. Digging through the Javascript on Facebook's "Touch" website shows a function called "Places"...

  • Quantum computer tested, delivers impressive results

    Quantum computer tested, delivers impressive results

    By 10 May 2010

    Researchers in Japan have managed to get a quantum computer working, and have shown that it delivers results thousands of times faster than a traditional transistor-based machine. The computer, which has been built from a single Iodine molecule, was given...

  • Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents

    Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents

    By 7 May 2010

    Nokia has chosen picturesque Wisconsin to file a sharp lawsuit against Apple, with accusations of infringing five patents related to the 3G variant of the iPad. It's the second US lawsuit in recent history, and the fifth pending legal action across the...

  • First videos of WoW: Catacylsm released

    First videos of WoW: Catacylsm released

    By 7 May 2010

    Here's some exciting news for subscribers and former subscribers of Blizzard's monster-hit MMO, World of Warcraft. The first videos of the forthcoming "Cataclysm" expansion have appeared, showing of the changes that are to be made to human capital Stormwind...

  • Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

    Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

    By 7 May 2010

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has waded into a minor row brewing on the site over whether pornographic content should be hosted on Wikimedia Commons - the place where all Wikipedia images are hosted. Wales said in a post on his usertalk page: "Wikimedia...

  • Firebox to sell Wii weights

    Firebox to sell Wii weights

    By 7 May 2010

    Do you feel like you haven't got enough plastic in your living room? Are you not at all concerned about the state of the north Pacific gyre? Then you're probably a potential purchaser of Firebox's new Wii Fit accessories. There's two on offer. A set of...

  • Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

    Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

    By 7 May 2010

    Ricoh has announced that it's going to be releasing a camera bearing the confusing name of the Lens P10. It's one of Ricoh's modular GXR models, which let you swap out both the lens and the sensor in one. This particular module includes a 10.7x optical...

  • Android now working on iPhone 3G

    Android now working on iPhone 3G

    By 7 May 2010

    Back at the end of April we saw a hacker, David Wong, who'd installed Android on an iPhone 2G. At the time he said that getting it onto a 3G should be trivial, and he's managed it within weeks. Hit play on the video above to see it in action. It's not...

  • WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

    WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

    By 7 May 2010

    Western Digital has announced that its WDTV Live media player is getting a firmware update that enables a host of new features, including compatibility with Windows 7. That Windows 7 compatibility means that it can take advantage of the platform's "Play...

  • BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

    BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

    By 7 May 2010

    The BBC has penned a post on its "The Editors" blog saying that the corporation's website has been slammed with massive traffic following the results of the UK's 2010 general election, which has ended up in a precarious hung parliament. The BBC says:...

  • ViewSonic VX2739wm monitor offers record response time

    ViewSonic VX2739wm monitor offers record response time

    By 7 May 2010

    ViewSonic has announced a monitor that might suit those among you who demand the very fastest response times from your displays. The company claims that it's the first in the world to offer a 27-inch display with a 1ms response time. That means that it'll...

  • Google Latitude has 3 million users

    Google Latitude has 3 million users

    By 7 May 2010

    Google has published a few statistics about its Latitude geolocation service, which allows you to share your location with friends, and see where they are too. The company revealed that more than 10% of Android owners have activated it, resulting in 3...

  • Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

    Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

    By 7 May 2010

    While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate...

  • Google Goggles can now translate

    Google Goggles can now translate

    By 7 May 2010

    Google has announced that one of Android's flagship apps, Google Goggles, has been given an upgrade that offers auto-translation facilities to users. All you need to do to use it is point your phone's camera at the phrase in question, draw a box around...

  • First non-Latin web addresses go live

    First non-Latin web addresses go live

    By 6 May 2010

    The first web addresses to not be written in a latin-based script have gone live on the Internet, beginning with the Egypt's Communications Ministry. As a result of the Web's Western roots, domain servers were previously only able to accept addresses...

  • UK Motorola Milestone gets Android 2.1 update

    UK Motorola Milestone gets Android 2.1 update

    By 6 May 2010

    Motorola has announced on its Facebook fan page that it's released the Android 2.1 update for its Milestone handset. The update brings a host of new features, security and performance enhancements, and better compatibility with newer applications. In...

  • Motorola buys mobile OS makers Azingo

    Motorola buys mobile OS makers Azingo

    By 6 May 2010

    Motorola's co-CEO, Sanjay Jha, is a big believer in mobile companies owning the software platform that they release their handsets on. That's why we're sure it's no co-incidence that Motorola has acquired mobile OS makers Azingo. In a recent earnings...


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