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One of the world's largest hard drive makers has emerged as another victim of the floods that've hit Thailand, with WD reporting that one of its Thai plants has been "inundated" by water and some equipment is currently underwater.
The NHS has had a torrid history of blundered computer system upgrades and IT roll-outs. But according to University Hospitals Birmingham, a decent IT system can prevent 17 per cent of deaths in hospital.
There will be plenty of jokes made about this one. 88mph, flux capacitors, fusion drives and so on. But the current license holder of the DMC name is serious about reintroducing the DeLorean, with an all-electric update set to arrive in 2013.
Ever wanted to shoot out the lights, but never had a gun to hand? The kooky chaps over at bitplay had the same feeling when they designed and produced Bang! -- the desk lamp you can actually shoot out.
You can just imagine that the British Library was feelin' all good 'n service-y when it decided to include Amazon hyperlinks to its list of 13 million books and texts on its website -- but instead, they're under fire for supporting online shopping instead of small indies and local libraries.
Hard drives are a bit like CPU's -- constantly increasing in capacity. Soon though we'll hit another brick wall for current magnetic technology. Thankfully a surprisingly common substance looks like it'll be able to triple capacity.
Fat lot of good it'll do us here in the UK, of course -- though "sources" tell me it's rather easy circumnavigating the sign-up process using a VPN. Business Insider heard from an indie record label owner that Google's download store will be available this quarter, with the big name labels launching their wares first, followed by the indies thereafter. [BI]
Journalist Rowenna Davis has written an article for The Guardian illustrating the frustration she felt at the hands of an email hacker who locked her out of her Gmail account, requesting money from the friends s/he emailed, while posing as her. It's a riveting read, with the pages of comments also showing there are a lot of angry Gmail users out there.
Things are looking bleak for Philips, which is, or perhaps was, Europe's largest consumer electronics maker. Citing rising costs, internal restructuring pain and an 85 per cent profit collapse in Q3, it's just announced plans to cut 4,500 staff. [Guardian]