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Advertisements Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 – allowing gamers to interact in their environment similarly to the Nintendo Wii – has been an unquestionable and unprecedented success. Not only did it sell 10 million in its first two months on the way to becoming the fastest selling consumer electronic device of all time, but it has also helped the Xbox 360 on its way to becoming the number one gaming portal of choice. With such an impressive résumé already, rumors are beginning to circulate about its purported successor, and if the claims turn out to be truthful, we could quite easily see Microsoft outdo itself in a similar manner to the way Activision continues to smash its own records with Call Of Duty .
Not all computers have operating systems. The computer that controls the microwave oven in your kitchen, for example, doesn't need an operating system. It has one set of tasks to perform, very straightforward input to expect (a numbered keypad and a few pre-set buttons) and simple, never-changing hardware to control. For a computer like this, an operating system would be unnecessary baggage, driving up the development and manufacturing costs significantly and adding complexity where none is required. Instead, the computer in a microwave oven simply runs a single hard-wired program all the time.
Diagram of Tiangong-1 Tiangong ( Chinese : 天 宫 ; pinyin : Tiāngōng ; literally "Heavenly Palace") is a space station program of the People's Republic of China , with the goal of creating a third generation space station , comparable to Mir . This program is autonomous and unconnected to any other international space-active countries. [ 1 ] The program began in 1992 as Project 921-2 .
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Advertisements Yes, you read it right! Legendary iPhone hacker chpwn has, with a little help from stroughtonsmith , managed to successfully port Apple’s new system-wide voice recognition feature through to the equally legendary old-timer that is the iPhone 3GS.
Advertisements In today’s competitive world, lawsuits over patents are often resorted to; in order for a company to maintain an edge against others. The world of lawsuits can be complicated, but thankfully there’s this infographic which shows exactly which companies are suing, being sued, or both.
5 November 2011 Last updated at 08:35 ET After the brief laser procedure, the colour change is said to take a few weeks to take effect A US doctor is trying to pioneer a laser treatment that changes patients' eye colour. Dr Gregg Homer claims 20 seconds of laser light can remove pigment in brown eyes so they gradually turn blue. He is now seeking up to $750,000 (£468,000) of investment to continue clinical trials. However, other eye experts urge caution because destroying eye pigment can cause sight problems if too much light is allowed to enter the pupil.
Advertisements So it appears that Apple is interested in creating gestures for devices like the Mac, iPad, and iPhone that allow a user to remotely control and edit video recordings. This is an interesting design feature and was discovered in a recent patent application by Apple themselves.
Tor (originally short for The Onion Router ) [ 5 ] is a system intended to enable online anonymity . Tor client software directs internet traffic through a worldwide volunteer network of servers to conceal a user's location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis . Using Tor makes it more difficult to trace Internet activity, including "visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages and other communication forms", back to the user [ 6 ] and is intended to protect users' personal privacy, freedom, and ability to conduct confidential business by keeping their internet activities from being monitored.
19 October 2011 Last updated at 08:25 ET Stuxnet seems to have been designed to target uranium enrichment systems Researchers have found evidence that the Stuxnet worm, which alarmed governments around the world, could be about to regenerate. Stuxnet was a highly complex piece of malware created to spy on and disrupt Iran's nuclear programme.