Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs may actually be able to pull off a splashy iPhone announcement at Macworld by January.
The Mac maker has placed an order for 12 million iPhones to be built by a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, according to an analyst citing reports from Asia. Hon Hai Precision, whose customers include Apple, Cisco, Dell, Nokia, and Sony, has received the order, according to a Taiwan media report cited by UBS Investment Research.
Saliva from humans has yielded a natural painkiller up to six times more powerful than morphine, researchers say.
The substance, dubbed opiorphin, may spawn a new generation of natural painkillers that relieve pain as well as morphine but without the addictive and psychological side effects of the traditional drug.
Security Pro News proclaims that 80% of all spam at least partially orginates from just 10 individuals. The report, based on the Spamhaus top ten worst ROKSO offenders, focuses on the “dark side of American entrepreneurial spirit,” yet only two of the spammers are from the U.S. The Inquirer suggests that killing all ten would help. Techdirt correctly observes that you’d simply be playing a bloody game of whack-a-mole.
We’ve been testing two new services, Fonpods and Podlinez, that allow users to listen to podcasts directly from any telephone. Unlike existing service VoiceIndigo, which requires users to listen to podcasts on a cell phone through downloaded software, both of these services require nothing more than the ability to call a telephone number and listen.
Skype 2.5 Beta for Mac that has features such as outbound SMS text messages and 10-way conference calling. The new software is more in sync with the UI. It has one cool feature, that I personally like. It shows the total amount of money left in your account, either SkypeIn and SkypeOut, which is pretty nifty way of letting me know how much money is left in my account.
We were a bit hazy on the deets the first time around, but now that TiVo has unveiled its new TiVoCast “network content partners” for Series2 boxes, it turns out there really isn’t too much more to tell. Despite TiVo’s protestations, TiVoCasting is still pretty much straight up video podcasting, with rejiggered branding and a lack of user flexibility.