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SuSE

Submission + - HP 2133 Mini-Note broken by own updates (venturecake.com)

Nailer writes: It turns out HP's 2133 Mini-Note isn't quite as good as originally thought.

Like most modern OSs, Novell's SLED prompts users to install it's most recent updates. Open the 2133 and Novell's Zenworks updater will ask you to install SLED 10 SP2, which contains a number of important bits including 'cumulative security patches, maintenance updates, and bug fixes', and essential 3G networking support for NetworkManager.

One problem, however: the update is breaking the 2133 for everyone. Over and over again.

Handhelds

Submission + - Blackberry mail down again!

_damnit_ writes: RIM has had another "severe event" which has taken down users across North America. The problem apparently started around 3:30PM EST. RIM has not given an expected resolution time.
Portables

Submission + - New Asus Eee PC to be announced at CES 2008

An anonymous reader writes: According to several tech blogs, a new Asus Eee PC complete with WiMAX and a 9-inch screen is set to be announced at CES this year. Having recently bought an Eee PC, I can't say I'm too overjoyed that a new one is about to come out but it's going to be awesome. A larger screen is just what the Eee PC needs and hopefully Asus has improved the mouse buttons too.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Wireless iPhone sync with Amarok in 10 minutes (venturecake.com)

Nailer writes: "The following guide allows you to wirelessy sync an iPhone with Amarok in Ubuntu 7.10, including adding, editing and playing songs and playlists. It takes less than 10 minutes, and is almost completely graphical, with only 3 Terminal commands for initial set up."
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Ticketed for using a hands-free device with my cel (tidbits.com)

scooteristi writes: "Full story at: http://db.tidbits.com/article/9180 ...Officer Wright turned his lights on and signaled me to pull over, which I did. "License and registration." Mindful that I had two officers tailing me, I couldn't think of any traffic laws that I had violated: "Officer, why did you pull me over?" "Under Virginia State Law it is illegal to wear headphones," he replied. "I'm wearing the hands-free device that came with my iPhone," I said, and I showed him my iPhone.... ...Now considering that in jurisdictions like Washington, D.C., and New York, it is mandatory that one use a hands-free device with a cell phone, it struck me as very odd that here I am in Virginia being pulled over for using one. Yet...using a hands-free device in the State of Virginia can be legally problematic."
Space

Photonic Laser Thruster Promises Earth to Mars in a Week 413

serutan writes "Using lasers to drive spaceships has been a subject of interest for many years, but making a photonic engine powerful enough for practical use has been elusive. Dr. Young Bae, a California physicist, has built a demonstration photonic laser thruster that produces enough thrust to micro-maneuver a satellite. This would be useful in high-precision formation flying, such as using a fleet of satellites to form a space telescope with a large virtual aperture. Scaled up, a similar engine could speed a spacecraft to Mars in less than a week."
Communications

Submission + - Tmobile DATA Centers Down? (hauntedcincinnati.com) 1

Randy M. Karshner writes: "Tmobiles Data Centers from the Mississippi East all seem to have went down around 7pm EST, With millions of customers they have managed to keep this rather quiet so far wouldn't you say? I first noticed about 7 when all text messages stopped, even those sent to my own hand set. A quick call to Tmobile confimed this and that the first ETA they had was hopeful to have it fixed by 10pm EST. Looks like they are two plus hours over and still climbing. Why no coverage on this?"
Music

Submission + - Led Zepplin Effect (guardian.co.uk)

jd writes: "According to the web administrators handling the upcoming Led Zepplin reunion concert in tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, over twenty million people attempted to log onto the site to buy tickets. Those familiar with the Slashdot Effect can guess what happened next. The entire Pipex backbone, which supplied the website with connectivity, disintegrated. Not just one upstream pipe, mind you, the entire backbone frazzled under the impact. At the time of writing this, the site for booking the tickets is reachable. Geeks are warned in advance that there are no usage statistics or bandwidth consumption monitors on the websites."

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