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UK PS3 price: £425! ($802 USD) What are Sony thinking?! £425, with no core console available. And Sony still describe it as a 'bargain'! From on May 18, 2006 at 9:20 p.m..


India announces plans to develop robot army "In an announcement that you can probably expect to be repeated by rival Pakistan in the next few days, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has claimed that his Southeast Asian nation will be the latest country to pursue technologies for developing a robotic army." - credit engadget From on May 18, 2006 at 9:03 p.m..


Merrill Lynch: "Xbox 360 to top PS3" Analysts at Merrill Lynch believe that the Xbox 360 will win the next console war, because of pricing. The report states: "The PS3 will not only be significantly more costly than Xbox 360 at launch, but will continue to operate at a cost disadvantage for several years..." From on May 18, 2006 at 9:03 p.m..


Stealthier Firefox Extension (aka. pr0n mode) Firefox extension Stealther lets you browse the web without leaving a trace of your browsing session on your computer. From on May 18, 2006 at 9:03 p.m..


Historical Sounds in MP3 Format (Excellent) Great historical speaks and ounds in MP3 Format (include Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein,Robert Frost, etc) From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


EFF gets a boost in NSA wiretap case vs. AT&T A federal judge ruled that secret documents supposedly linking AT&T with a U.S. government domestic spying program can be used in the EFF's class-action suit. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Is your broadband too fast? I know that sounds like apostasy on a tech site, but most people don't come close to using their bandwidth. It's a fact the broadband companies count on to get you to pay for something you won't use. An interesting article that gives some advice on how much bandwidth you really need. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Digg Traffic Plotted On Google Maps (Real-Time) Now you know where all those Diggers hide out... Detailed images of Digg crowd in New York, US, Europe and the World in general. Surprised to see so many Dutch people as opposed to very few German Diggers. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Open source package passes personal learning test In the world of education, technology plays an ever-increasing role in student management and other administrative tasks. Teachers all over the world are using an open source GPL-licensed course management system called LON-CAPA, and the result are "revitalizing," "unique," and "creative," according to some of its users. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


MySQL Cheat Sheet A fantastic quick reference sheet for when you are working with MySQL from the command line. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Monkeys Use "Sentences," Study Suggests Putty-nosed monkeys put two different alarm calls together to create urgent warnings, according to observations recently made of the West African primates. These monkey "sentences" appear to be evidence of what is widely considered to be a uniquely human ability: stringing words together to convey a message, or syntax. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Google may face criminal probe in Brazil. Google's subsidiary Orkut has gotten them in trouble with Brazilian authorities because Orkut user's are distributing child porn and racist material. The threat of a criminal probe looks like it's pressure on Google to give up user information. A civil suit is also likely to force Google to follow Brazil's laws. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


ElephantDrive: Free Unlimited Storage Elephant Drive, in association with Amazon is creating a service similar to that of Xdrive. However, they offer unlimited offsite backup free of charge if you sign up as a beta tester! From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


First MacBook Benchmarks Macworld runs the new MacBook through its gamut of benchmarks From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Linux on PS3...A new report by Ars. Ars discusses possiblity of linux on the PS3 and what that will mean for homebrew and linux enthusiasts. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


HOW TO: Remote Control Hack for Your Alarm Clock "The hack is to assert control over the buttons of an alarm clock using a microcontroller." From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Iwata Talks To Seattle Times About wii Lightsabers Lots of people have remarked upon the possibilities offered in a Wii Star Wars-based game, merely because of the prospect of actually swinging a Jedi lightsaber. Add Satoru Iwata to that list. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


XBOX 360 HDMI Cable Announced After Microsoft’s HD DVD announcement at E3, people were wondering whether HD DVDs would be capable of playing at full resolution on analog component cables, since there was no HDMI cable available for the 360. Well, that particular question hasn’t been solved, but we do know that there is an HDMI cable for the 360. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Novell pioneers faster way to deliver Linux drivers Novell says it has a faster way to get drivers into Linux users' hands. Here's how they do it. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Smokeless rockets launching soon? Mach-Lorentz thrusters could provide a new source of propulsion that "puts out thrust without blowing stuff out the tailpipe". MLTs are based on Mach's principle (suggests that all particles in the universe have an effect on each other). From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Streaming MythTV to your cell phone Why not stream my own video to the phone? Better yet, why not just automate my MythTV to convert my recorded programs and automatically have them ready to be streamed whenever I care to watch them on the phone? From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Yahoo excludes Mac Safari users It is highly disappointing and disillusioning to discover tonight that Yahoo has released a preview of its new, Ajax-enabled home page with support only for Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 1.5. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


The Windows XP Command Line, Batch Files, and Scripting "The Windows command line is a mainstay for systems administrators and power users but is relatively unknown to many PC users." - Very nice introduction for Batch Files and Scripting. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Hardware Firms Oppose Net Neutrality Laws In split with other tech firms, Cisco, 3M, Qualcomm and others ask Congress not to enact any new laws mandating Net neutrality. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Touch Screens Will Soon 'Touch Back' Immersion's new TouchSense Technology for Touch Screens combines vibro feedback with finger-position recognition and interpolation to deliver tactile feedback on standard touch screens. This feedback can register as bumps, low vibrations, ticks, clicks, slides, you name it. All of it is coupled with audible feedback to enhance the experience. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Hardware requirements for Windows Vista officially announced Microsoft today revealed the minimum specifications for Windows Vista, in two tiers: "Vista Capable" and "Premium Ready." And as usual, the emphasis is on minimum. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Rebuild your laptop battery and save $$$ After a brief introduction to battery technology, this site gives you a step-by-step guide on how to rebuild a bad Li-Ion battery and replace the individual cells. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Wii Set To Win In Consoles Sales? A couple of months ago nobody, but the most hardcore of Nintendo fans and the most extreme of the free thinkers (i.e. crazy people) thought the Revolution could take any other spot than third place in the console rat race. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Skype On Net Neutrality: We'll be so big, they can't stop us! "What if Internet Service Providers decide to just block Skype altogether? Some companies are working on solutions to block Skype and other VoIP-traffic. Skype's battleplan is simple. If their user base is large enough, companies will think twice about tampering with Skype traffic." From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Seagate Buys Maxtor Seagate Technology today confirmed that they are acquiring Maxtor Corporation. Specifically, the merger has been approved by Seagate shareholders and Maxtor stockholders. The transaction is expected to close in 2-3 business days. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Elephants Dream, the "Open" 3D Animated Movie Released On-line Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source graphics software such as Blender, and with all production files freely available to use however you please, under a Creative Commons license. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Iwata: 'We don't care if we beat Sony or Microsoft' Nintendo president also says Wii will be affordable and the big N won't neglect hardcore gamers From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Gates: We will crush Google just like we crushed Netscape! Bill Gates hinted the software giant will crush Google in the same way that it crushed Netscape -- by integrating enterprise search deeply into Windows Vista, Office 2007, Outlook 2007 and SharePoint 2007 and with the rest of the Windows platform and also with emerging web services from Microsoft. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Would You Believe The RIAA Would Go Back On Its Word? Following the news of the RIAA suing XM for daring to come up with a device that lets people record their satellite radio offerings, it seems worth reminding the RIAA how they swore up, down, left and right that they would never, ever file such a lawsuit. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


A New Blue Frog?! It looks like a group of programmers has already stepped up to the plate to resurect Blue Frog. They've already applied on SourceForge, and are talking about having P2P components. Let's see if we can't lend them a hand! From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


DELL to use AMD opteron finally, DELL goes with AMD From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Nintendo Wii @ 1.1Ghz NOT 750Mhz We did hear more about its tech specs though. While the 1.1Ghz PowerPC CPU doesn’t compare to the PS3’s Cell processor in terms of power, it is much faster than we initially expected. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


How to replace the Hard Drive and Ram in the Mac Book (Video) MacWorlds Jason Snell has posted a video that shows how easily you can get in and upgrade the RAM and SATA hard drive in your new MacBook. It’s amazing. After removing just 3 screws you have access to everything. Just slide the drive out and your ready to upgrade. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Football Players Who Beat Up The Nerd Are Charged The football players who beat up the "nerd" for using a laptop in a restaurant have been charged with assault. Revenge Of The Nerds! From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


AJAX How To: Build A Digg Spy For Your Site Simple tutorial to build an AJAX Digg Spy-like feature for your website. Covers everything from Prototype, Scriptaculous, and basic javsacript to fetch XML and leverage Fade Effects. Includes pretty good instructions and source code. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


GParted Live CD, like Partition Magic for free Need a way to resize NTFS partitions, mirror disk images, or otherwise muck about with disk partitions -- and don't want to use a proprietary package like Partition Magic? GNOME Partion Editor is now available on a bootable, Live CD. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


What the PS3 controller should have been? With all the commotion surrounding the Wii and PS3 controllers at E3, it's hard not to get the feeling that motion tracking is the only new controller innovation out there. From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Google unveils 'Google Suggest', gets sued (again) Google is getting sued for its new "Google Suggest" feature. The new feature (still part of Google Labs) provides suggested search terms in a drop-down box as a user enters text. When you type in "serverscheck." The first suggested result is "serverscheck crack" and the following results contain phrases like "pro crack" and "keygen." From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


RIP: Last Male of a Species Died Today "Any time we lose a species it diminishes us all." From on May 18, 2006 at 8:17 p.m..


Yacapaca's New Livery From this morning* you will find a new, easier on the eye, livery for Yacapaca Teachers' module. It is based on the look and feel of the main Chalkface website, and matches the ePortfolio features we launched earlier this week. The navigation has changed too, with a neat row of tabs across the top, opening to reveal more detail below. It is both more logical and more able to give us space to add the ePortfolio features when we g From Chalkface: Blog on May 18, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


Charter for the Teaching Profession Consultation Teaching Australia invites participation in the development of a Charter for the Teaching Profession. All members of the teaching profession are invited to take part in discussions about the development of a charter. Feedback can be provided through professional associations, unions and other peak education bodies or direct to Teaching Australia. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) Sponsored by: ACM SIGIR and SIGWEB, the conference brings together leading researchers and developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. Submissions by 31 May 2006. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2006) ICADL 2006 provides an international forum for sharing experiences and up-to-date technologies among researchers, developers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from a variety of disciplines. ICADL 2006 focuses on the use, adoption and adaptation of digital libraries, which include work surrounding digital libraries and related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues. Submissions by 10 June 2006. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Health care for Tibetan villages Case study on health care in Tibetan villages from the Global Education site. Discusses a trial program, Water and Primary Health Care, funded by the governments of Australia and the People's Republic of China. The case study includes the teaching activities 'Staying healthy' and 'Improving villagers' health'. From Recent Items on May 18, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


New Country Profile - Nigeria Nigeria has some of the world’s largest and oldest built structures, including Sungbo’s Eredo, a 1,050-year old, 160-kilometre long, 20-metre high earthen embankment and Sukur, with its palace, village, paved walkways and terraced fields From Recent Items on May 18, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Espida Project (An Effective Strategic model for the Preservation and disposal of Institutional Assets) The espida project is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) under its Digital Preservation Programme and based at the University of Glasgow. It has as its focus the creation of a model of the relationships, roles and responsibilities, costs, benefits and risks inherent in institutional digital preservation. The model that espida has developed can help make business cases for proposals that may not necessarily offer immediate financial benefit to an organisation, but rather bring benefit in more intangible spheres. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Protecting the environment: Training in environmental law in Indonesia Case study into environmental law in Indonesia from the Global Education site. Looks at the specific case of the landslide on Mount Mandalawangi in January 2003. From Recent Items on May 18, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Handheld Learning 2006 Conference The purpose of the event is to bring together an international cross-section of policy and decision makers, academics, educators, developers, publishers and manufacturers; those who are experienced in mobile learning and those who are new to it, to share and expand knowledge and understanding of how mobile and pervasive technologies will profoundly affect learning and teaching. Submissions by 3 July 2006. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Teacher Training Resource Bank provides access to the research & evidence base underpinning teacher education, and a range of other relevant materials. All materials are quality assured through a rigorous process of academic scrutiny and monitoring undertaken by a team of expert teacher educators from the United Kingdom. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Teacher Education and Training - Effective practice Guides. From Technology to Professional Development - How Can the Use of an Interactive Whiteboard in Initial Teacher Education Change the Nature of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Mathematics and Modern Languages This investigation is related in particular to the following areas: pedagogy relevant to training teachers, and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning in mathematics and modern languages. The research was undertaken at Keele University, UK. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Blogging for Learning 2006 Educational blogging is a well-established genre. In this issue of WWWTools for Education the author expands on the sense of the blog as a maturing vehicle for communication and instruction. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


'Doing it Better' - Learning Disabilities in Education and Employment Forum This interactive forum will address the issues around learning disabilities as it affects students in the latter years of their secondary schooling, their transition into and experiences within the postsecondary education sector and then in the workplace. The Forum aims to meet some of the ground swell of angst that is currently evident in the wider community about the unmet educational and learning requirements of students who are assessed as having a learning disability. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


2006 Education Profile for Australia Now Available The Country Education Profile (CEP) for Australia includes the latest information on all sectors of the Australian education system and includes details about qualifications, quality assurance, government funding and administration and international activities. The CEP for Australia 2006 (pdf 1210kb) is now available for download free from the AEI website. It is part of the Country Education Profiles Online service. 18 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


2010: The year of the techie Tech professionals will find it easier to climb the corporate ladder by the end of the decade – helped in part by more intelligent cars. Being labelled a techie used to be an impediment to advancement, but by 2010 technical skills will be more highly prized than ever, according to a study by management consultants Deloitte. From on May 18, 2006 at 12:45 a.m..


This Place is Not a Place of Honor The challenges of marking buried radioactive waste for 10,000 years. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


The 200GB Blue Ray Disc Completed! Incredible 6 layered Blue Ray disc at a massive 200 gigs of storage! From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


GIMPShop 2.2.11 Universal Binary for Mac is ready for download! Beating Adobe Photoshop to the Intel Macs by over a year - the free open source GIMPShop 2.2.11 Universal Binary is ready for download. Grab it for your image editing needs on your Intel Mac. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Biggest Story of E3: PS3/360 to do everything Wii does by end of summer. A company at E3 2006 was showing off the SDK they developed for Microsoft and Sony for the Xbox 360 camera and PS EyeToy. "We can't tell you...what Microsoft is going to do. All we can tell you is what they can do..." As of last month, Xbox 360 developers had the tools needed to reproduce every demo Nintendo had on the E3 floor. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Revolutionary Japanese UV LED makes light work A trio of Japanese scientists say they have invented an ultraviolet light-emitting diode (LED) that could open the way to a new generation of optical discs with very high data-storage capacity. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


The Games Nobody Lines Up to Play Humorous look at what could be at E3 From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


LeapFish.com - How valuable is your domain name? We have created a rating system which is based on various factors and ratings you may find individually for a domain name. This system is called a CVS (Combined Value Score). The CVS is created by compiling a score derived from several different factors and running them through our formula to end up with a number. This is your score. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Mac OS X 10.4.7 Details The forthcoming update to Mac OS X 10.4 will deliver improvements to the company's Mail.app and Safari Web browser applications. This will be the seventh maintenance and security update to Mac OS X Tiger since Apple first shipped the software last April. Early builds of the update have patched "over 60" significant issues. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


NY Power plant to use algae to turn CO2 into fuel. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is funding a program to take CO2 from a power plant, feed it into an algae bio-reactor, and then turn the algae into fuel. This has already been done on a small scale. The test is to evaluate how well it scales and economic viability of the process. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Unreal Tournament 2007 will be a PS3 Exclusive according to Epic Games Epic Games' Mark Rein said the company does not have plans to release a Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 2007. This apparently paves the way for Unreal to compete with Halo 3 for the ultimate first person shooter. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Planets Found in Potentially Habitable Setup Three medium-sized planets of roughly the same mass as Neptune have been discovered around a nearby Sun-like star, scientists announced today. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Justice Department takes down $2.5 billion Internet gambling operation The government dismantled a $2.5 billion offshore Internet gambling operation, the Justice Department said Wednesday, charging two fugitives and their companies with laundering gambling proceeds from Internet casino games and sporting events. From digg on May 18, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Backing Australia's Ability: The Australian Government's Innovation Report 2005-06 This is the fifth Innovation Report since the announcement of Backing Australia's Ability in 2001. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian Government's policies and programmes in science and innovation, focussing on the three key themes of Backing Australia's Ability: strengthening Australia's ability to undertake research, accelerating the commercial application of ideas and developing and retaining Australian skills. From EdNA Online on May 18, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


3rd Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF 2006) An open forum for librarians from all over the world to share expertise and exchange ideas. The topic of the 2006 conference is Management Innovation and Library Services. The sub-topics are: Corporate Culture, Marketing and Promotion, Crisis Management, Performance Measurement, and User Services. From EdNA Online on May 17, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Innovation Report Reveals Strengths in Science and Innovation The Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, released the Australian Government's Innovation Report 2005-06. The Innovation Report provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian Government's policies and programmes in science and innovation, focussing on the three key themes of Backing Australia's Ability: strengthening Australia's ability to undertake research, accelerating the commercial application of ideas and developing and retaining Australian skills. DEST Media release, 18 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 17, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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