Wednesday, August 27, 2008
What's happening in tech today? Trust Dr. Blip to find out!
TechCrunch - Google Earth is getting a nice plug from Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong. When she did her time trials in December, 2007 in China, she took along her husband’s GPS unit to capture the elevation along the route.
Channel Web - Nokia Tuesday expanded its N-series mobile device line with two new smartphones and unveiled plans to bring its forthcoming N96 to the North American market.
Channel Web - A month ago, Microsoft characterized Forrester Research's stance on Windows Vista business adoption as "schizophrenic" after Forrester analyst Thomas Mendel claimed that Vista has been rejected by enterprises. Now, it appears that Forrester's schizophrenic pendulum may be swinging back in a positive direction.
Slashdot - BBC News is reporting that laptops taken to the International Space Station by NASA astronauts are infected with the Gammima.AG worm. The laptops have no net connection; officials suspect the worm may have been transferred via a USB flash drive owned by an astronaut. NASA have said this isn't the first time computer viruses had travelled into space.