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Microsoft

Submission + - Year of Linux is comming: Mathematical proof (limewebs.com)

Cussin_IT writes: Mathematical proof as been formulated proving once and for all that Linux will crush Windows in the installer base stakes in the future. The forcast they provide even pinpionts when the last windows machine will be turned off, and when the market tunrs in Linuxs favour.

Submission + - China Diverts Aircraft because of a UFO. (limewebs.com)

Cussin_IT writes: Three flights into the Chinese city of Baotou, located in Inner Mongolia, have been diverted to avoid a UFO.

Described as 'flat and tubular', it reportedly hovered around 3km away, before zooming in, circling the airport and vanishing.

"To guarantee security, aircraft had to land at secondary airports," a spokeswoman said. "Otherwise, it may have led to collision."

Submission + - Astronaut Sues Dido For Album Cover (techdirt.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: Astronaut Bruce McCandless is suing Dido for her album cover that uses a famous NASA photograph of a tiny, tiny, tiny McCandless floating in space. McCandless doesn't own the copyright on the photo, so he's claiming it's a violation of his publicity rights... except that he's so tiny in the photo, it's not like anyone's going to recognize him.
Robotics

Submission + - Robot Controlled By Rat Brain Still Moves Forward (singularityhub.com)

kkleiner writes: Kevin Warwick, once a cyborg and still a researcher in cybernetics at the University of Reading, has been working on creating biological neural networks that can control machines. He and his team have taken the brain cells from rats, cultured them, and used them as the guidance control circuit for simple wheeled robots. Electrical impulses from the bot enter the batch of neurons, and responses from the cells are turned into commands for the device. The cells can form new connections, making the system a true learning machine.

Submission + - Nokia Sticks with Symbian as Rivals Turn Away (wsj.com)

pbahra writes: Nokia looks increasingly alone in its support for the Symbian smartphone platform, even as the global handset market leader is launching new devices based on an upgraded version of the system, which should be better able to match rival software. Apart from Nokia, which builds most of its smartphones around Symbian, phone vendors like Samsung and Sony Ericsson have also made use of the open-source system in their devices. But these two have now put their Symbian development on hold, focusing instead on other platforms such as the ever more popular Android. Is this the beginning of the end for the Symbian mobile platform?

Comment Re:Is this new tech? (Score 2, Informative) 203

The advancement isn't in the attachment to the eye, but rather the machinerie of the device. The one that you're thinking of would have had a resolution of 4x4, meaning 16 pixels which where either black or white. If I understand corectly, this device has 60 pixels (about 7x7, it can't be square though) and produces some sort of grey scale (ether 16 or 256 both of wich beat 2). The thing is that they both interface into the optic nerve in the same way.

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