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+ - TV software edition filtering Vuvuzela released->

Submitted by Ilgaz
Ilgaz (86384) writes "Mac software/hardware house, Elgato has announced a Special Edition of EyeTV 3.4 that offers a feature called a Vuvuzela Filter, designed to filter out the annoying drone heard at every FIFA World Cup game this summer.
Of course, it is not the only solution, there are several solutions exist on Windows and Linux/BSD platforms such as http://decibel.ni.com/content/blogs/Simon/2010/06/16/world-cup-2010--filtering-the-annoying-vuvuzela-noise (Windows) or a simple custom equalizer setting http://lifehacker.com/5564085/how-to-silence-vuvuzela-horns-with-an-eq-filter"

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Portables

+ - Nokia's Ovi (app store) can't fail - must fail->

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Ilgaz
Ilgaz writes "Andrew Orlowski of The Register calls Nokia Ovi store a failure even before its official launch; starting with the name and explains what went wrong from the start. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/29/nokia_ovi_please_start_again/ He also questions why Nokia acquired a mapping company for $8.1 Billion if it won't do anything to increase Nokia Maps application awareness."
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Microsoft

+ - MS Silverlight to follow Obama into US presidency->

Submitted by Ilgaz
Ilgaz (86384) writes "It seems you will have to install MS Silverlight 2 to watch US President's inauguration online. As there is no working Silverlight 2 capable alternative on these systems; everyone running Mac PPC, Linux and FreeBSD has been left out. Should the president of USA use/sponsor a convicted monopolies not-so-popular plugin instead of popular and/or free technologies? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/17/obama_silverlight/"
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Operating Systems

+ - Symbian goes open source?-> 1

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Ilgaz
Ilgaz writes "As Google's Android struggles to make it into concrete products, Nokia has probably dealt it a knockout blow by buying Symbian entirely and helping to take the whole Symbian ecosystem open source.
Nokia has enlisted the support of other Symbian investors and supporters to unite all the disparate elements of the handset OS into one single, open platform under the umbrella of the Symbian Foundation."

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Software

+ - Opera announces Mobile 9.5 version with Flash Lite->

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Ilgaz
Ilgaz writes "Opera Software announces Opera Mobile 9.5 which will be available on all major platforms including Symbian, Windows Mobile and Linux, as both a standalone browser and as a SDK. They also provided a Video showing its main features at http://www.opera.com/b2b/solutions/mobile/video/ . Opera Mobile is currently shipped on more than 100 million phones."
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IBM

+ - IBM's Power6 spotted bashing Oracle at 4.7GHz

Submitted by Ilgaz
Ilgaz (86384) writes "The Register has spotted four 4.7GHz — yep, you read that right — Power6 chips cranking on Oracle 11i. The speedy chips confirm IBM's boasting that Power6 would arrive near 5GHz. They also show that IBM's customers have a lot to look forward to in terms of raw performance.

http://www.theregister.com/2007/05/20/ibm_power6_o racle/"

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