Electronic Equipment and Computer Manufacturing


On sale now: First laptops certified to ‘Respect Your Freedom’

Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to Gluglug X60 laptops. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF’s standards in regard to users’ freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first laptop to receive RYF [...]

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 [...]

Video: The unboxing of the Hauntboxes

The first Hauntboxes have been sent from the manufacturer in a big box.
This is a video of the unboxing of the Hauntboxes.

See more info at:
* http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1020117671/hauntbox/posts
* http://www.youtube.com/user/thehauntbox

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 [...]

Google publishes video to show how it feels to wear Google Glasses

See more about this on the BBC web site.

Tesco’s UK chief steps down

As a consequence of Philip Clarke’s decision to take a much closer involvement in the UK business Tesco plc announces today that Richard Brasher has decided to step down from the Board with immediate effect and to leave the Company in July once he has effected a smooth transition of the UK business to Philip.
Philip [...]

Lovebytes festival of art, science and technology. Sheffield 22nd - 24th March 2012

Festival : Lovebytes Digital Spring. Festival of Art, Science and Technology
Date: Thursday 22nd-Saturday 24th March 2012
Venue: Across the city of Sheffield
Event Website: www.lovebytes.org.uk
This inspiring programme of events includes interactive art, music, performances, films, talks, workshops and educational projects for all ages. The events are open to everyone and many are free of charge.
I have visited [...]

Super-fast broadband goes live in two more Merseyside communities

Super-fast broadband is now available in two more Merseyside communities, BT announced today.
More than 9,400 householders and firms in Childwall, Liverpool, and over 2,300 in Rainford, St Helens, are poised to join in high-speed revolution as engineers complete the local upgrades in the coming weeks.
This latest development will take the number of premises in Merseyside [...]

£158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation

UK scientists and businesses will have access to the most sophisticated technology keeping them at the cutting edge of research and development, as details of the Government’s multi-million pound e-infrastructure investment were announced today by David Willetts.
The investment includes £43 million for ARCHER, a new national supercomputer to support advanced research, such as complex chemistry [...]

Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

Combination will Supercharge Android, Enhance Competition, and Offer Wonderful User Experiences
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and LIBERTYVILLE, IL - AUGUST 15, 2011
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a [...]

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