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iPad 2 set for release?
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Is the iPad 2 set for post-Christmas launch?

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple's second generation iPad will be released in February 2011. Reuters reports that sources in Foxconn Electronics, manufacturers of the iPad, the device will begin mass production at the start of the year. Initial shipments are expected to be in the region of 400,000-600,000 devices.
Amazon Kindle device
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Amazon to demo Kindle for the web later today

Things may be set to get very interesting in the world of e-book wars as Amazon is set to demo its Kindle for the web product later today. Google announced the launch of Google eBookstore yesterday, now Amazon is set to demo new competitive features to its Kindle product today.
Big Ben
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UK one step closer to changing time

A bill, known as the Daylight Saving Bill, has been provisionally approved by British MPs today, with 92 to 10 voting in favour of its implementation. The bill proposes that the UK should stay on Western European Summer Time all year round, effectively shifting the clocks forward by one hour for the entire year.
David Bismark on e-voting without fraud
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E-voting without fraud [VIDEO]

A really interesting talk has been posted on TED.com today about a proposed method of electronic voting that offers greatly reduced possibilities of fraud. In this video [07:03] David Bismark demos a new system for voting that contains a simple, verifiable way to prevent fraud and miscounting
Firefox add-on Rainbow
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Rainbow add-on for Firefox records audio and video

In keeping with Mozilla’s vision of innovation and progression around its popular browser Firefox, Mozilla have extended the browser’s media capabilities by adding audio and video recording functionality to the browser also. Mozilla Labs have released an early developer prototype of a Firefox add-on called Rainbow that allows users to record audio and video with a few lines of JavaScript.
Google Fiber
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Google’s 1 gigabyte broadband trial

In a blog post today, Google announced their plans to trial an ultra-high speed broadband network on part of Stanford University’s campus. This is the first time Google will experiment with new fiber optic technologies outside of their own premises, with speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second achievable.
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