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Archive for June, 2009

Sony May Finally be Revving up a PlayStation Phone

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Sony rumor that just won’t die has reared its potentially beautiful head again: a PSP phone may be in the works. The latest back room rumblings come courtesy of Japan’s Nikkei Business Daily, which says Sony is about to open up a new department that will explore a “cell phone-game gear hybrid,” according to Reuters. Sony’s secret department could begin work as early as July, and so far the PlayStation maker is declining to comment on the rumors.

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Motorola’s Karma QA1 Phone Hits Market Today

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Ksplice Offers Rebootless Updates For Ubuntu Systems

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
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sdasher writes Ksplice has started offering Ksplice Uptrack for Ubuntu Jaunty, a free service that delivers rebootless versions of all the latest Ubuntu kernel security updates. It’s currently available for both the 32 and 64-bit generic kernel, and they plan to add support for the virtual and server kernels by the end of the month, according to their FAQ. This makes Ubuntu the first OS that doesn’t need to be rebooted for security updates. (We covered Ksplice’s underlying technology when it was first announced a year ago.)”

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Freak show: The day Michael Jackson was arraigned

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Outside the courthouse here where Michael Jackson was arraigned on child molestation charges, there was the usual assortment of freaks, lowlifes and the desperately self-deluded.

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