Half-pint HAL writes "According to the Register, the UK Crown Prosecution Service and police have been submitting pages from Wikipedia as court evidence. This was alleged by an expert witness who was asked to review the evidence and found it riddled with inaccuracies."Link to Original Source
Half-pint HAL writes "From Linutop.com:
With Abiword, Firefox, GAIM, Totem media player and Evince PDF Reader, they expect to be able to sell the units to libraries and net cafes, and to developers of custom displays/interactive demos. No pricing information is on the website, but The Register reports a price of "280 ($368/£190)"."
Linutop is a Linux-based diskless computer. It offers a completely silent, low-power operation in an extremely small package.
Its main purpose is to surf the Internet.
Half-pint HAL writes "The Register reports that a mobile software company has been granted a patent on customised dynamic content on mobile phones.
From the article:
Patent GB2408658 seems somewhat confused. How it works: user recieves notification of new content; user follows link to retrieve content; page is generated on-the-fly accounting for any changes (eg in sports scores) subsequent to the original notification. So is this little more than a patent on a link to a dynamic webpage? Where's the difference between this and — for example — an online wedding list?"
UK patent GB2408658 talks a great deal about notifying client devices using a special signal, such as an SMS, which then triggers the client to fetch information from a server using an HTTP connection — in exactly the same way as an MMS message.
But the novel component of this invention is that when the client application contacts the server (having received the specially formatted SMS) the server puts together a package containing only the latest and most pertinent content for that particular user. This just-in-time generated package is then downloaded by the client.