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Major milestone: single charger spec for notebook computers will significantly reduce e-waste

IEC publishes first globally relevant technical specification
IEC, the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, announced today the publication of the first globally relevant Technical Specification for a single external charger for a wide range of notebook computers and laptops.
Each year billions of external chargers are shipped globally. Power supplies for [...]

A second Free Software Foundation-certified device from ThinkPenguin: long-range USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USBL long-range 802.11n USB adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. This wireless adapter is based on the Atheros AR9271, using the same chip and firmware as the TPE-N150USB, which was awarded RYF certification in April. The RYF certification mark means that the product [...]

Whoops - I accidentally learnt some German

I was fascinated to hear about a language education web site called Duolingo.com. According to last week’s New Scientist (2nd Feb 2013) magazine, it has been found that “students [using Duolingo.com] needed an average of 34 hours to learn the equivalent of what is covered in the first semester of a university Spanish course”.
Naturally, I was intrigued [...]

First-ever Hardware Certification for LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer by Free Software Foundation

Loveland based, Aleph Objects, Inc. is pleased to announce its 3D printer, the LulzBot™ AO-100, received the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification from The Free Software Foundation (FSF). As the first hardware product to ever be awarded this recognition, RYF certification meets FSF’s standards regarding users’ freedom and control over the product and privacy. Unlike [...]

Call for businesses to donate their time and skills to charities and social enterprises

The Impetus Trust  is calling for businesses to donate their time and skills to charities and social enterprises.
See further information on their web site at: www.impetus.org.uk/get-involved

Media Law - Lunch time talk by Mark Stephens - The Mall, London - 24th Feb 2012

Lunch time talk: Mark Stephens discusses his work as a solicitor specialising in media law, intellectual property rights and human rights.
Date: Friday 24th February 2012
Time: 1:15 pm at,
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Mark Stephens joins the ICA for this lunch time talk to discuss his work as a solicitor [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, December 12, 2011
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2012 conference as March 24th and 25th, 2012, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A call for papers has also been announced. The conference will include talks from the FSF staff and board, GNU project [...]

Re-launch of Free Software Directory with over 6500 programs listed

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a [...]

Flexible freelancers can help Government cost cutting

Freelancers can play a vital role in Britain’s economic fight back and the UK’s 1.4 million freelance workers provide great value for money to both the public and private sectors.
That was the rallying call from PCG, the voice of freelancing, following today’s Comprehensive Spending Review that seems certain to change the social and economic landscape [...]

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