Flickr hits two billion photo uploads – Australian gum tree immortalised

Flickr’s been doing quite well. It’s now officially more than a bit popular, with the photo sharing mega-site revealing it now hosts a staggering two billion photos.

We have no idea whether this is impressive or not, but if Flickr’s sending out a press release about it and bragging about it on its blog it’s obviously pretty pleased with itself.

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Gary CutlackFlickr hits two billion photo uploads – Australian gum tree immortalised

The PDA is dead – and an N95 is laughing by its grave

amstrad-penpad-pda.jpgAnalyst IDC says the shipment numbers of PDAs has dropped by 43% over last year, making a sensationally poor 15th consecutive period of decline for the once-futuristic pocket computers.

Clearly it’s because phones have stolen their thunder. With iPhone, Nokia’s N95, the lovely LG Viewty and numerous…

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Gary CutlackThe PDA is dead – and an N95 is laughing by its grave

The Blu-ray versus HD DVD format war is "stalemate" says Sony boss

howard-stringer-blu-ray.jpgStraight-talking Sony boss man Sir Howard Stringer isn’t the guy you’d expect to be all coy about the Blu-ray / HD DVD battle of tedium, but his recent comments have been… almost humble.

“It’s a stalemate at the moment. We lost some of our momentum when Paramount dropped our format, and winning the…

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Gary CutlackThe Blu-ray versus HD DVD format war is "stalemate" says Sony boss

Koreans lining up 3.6gbps "4G" mobile data format

korean-4g-protocol.jpgThe Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute is finalising the spec of its fourth-gen mobile data format, with a ludicrously fast 3.6 gigabits-per-second protocol favourite to become its entry in the upcoming 4G format wars.

Not that anyone really cares about 3G yet, but still…

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Gary CutlackKoreans lining up 3.6gbps "4G" mobile data format