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Bomb Attempt on the Chancellor of Germany Today with World’s Oldest Bomb

Bomb Attempt on the Chancellor of Germany Today with World’s Oldest Bomb

Technically there is no world's oldest bomb in existence since, of course, it's exploded. However, if you were hanging out in Berlin at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office today, you were privy to the info first that there very well could have been an explosion of the malicious type in your general area. What was so strange about this bomb, other than it was delivered on a day that the Chancellor was in Belgium, not her office in Berlin, that day? The fact that it contained an explosive device employing black powder, a material science argues may be the first to ever be used as an explosive - now generally only used for fireworks.

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Microsoft Announces Office 365 with a Spiffy New Beta Site

Microsoft Announces Office 365 with a Spiffy New Beta Site

Behold all ye mortals, the cloud of productivity approaches. Microsoft Office Division president Kurt DelBene announced the beta and the site today with such epic sentences as "Office 365 is the best of everything we know about productivity, all in a single cloud service" and "People can focus on their business, while we and our partners take care of the technology." Mighty fine, yes, mighty fine is how this all seems. The launch of this site (http://office365.com/) is part of a limited beta spanning 13 countries. The cloud shall cover us all.

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Wilkhahn ON: seating as “supple as thighs”

Wilkhahn ON: seating as “supple as thighs”

If you eyed up the flexible spine of the Herman Miller Setu earlier this week and thought "nice, but I'd like more rotational combination of axial forwards, backwards and sideways movements" then you're obviously bizarrely well-read on ergonomic seating and probably already know what we're about to say.  If, however, you know little about pivotal sections but would just like to sit for a few hours without ending up stiff, then Wilkhahn's ON chair may be the answer.  Unlike regular task chairs, which mainly permit forward/backward movement, ON has an artificial hip-joint with "two swing plates that are just as supple as thighs".

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Nokia putting Microsoft Office Mobile on Eseries smartphones; collaboration apps still to come

Nokia putting Microsoft Office Mobile on Eseries smartphones; collaboration apps still to come

Nokia have confirmed that they have no plans to make a Windows Mobile based smartphone, although the Finnish company will be working more closely with Microsoft in future.  The two firms have just announced that they will be collaborating to put a mobile version of Office, together with communication and device management software, on Symbian-based devices, a platform Nokia says it is still committed to.

The mobile apps will arrive on the Nokia Eseries of smartphones first, the company's business-focussed range.  After that, while there's no confirmation as yet, it seems likely that other high-end devices - such as the Nseries of multimedia handsets - will get access to at least some of the software.

Microsoft Office 2010 heads online to counter Google threat

Microsoft Office 2010 heads online to counter Google threat

After Google launched Chrome OS last week, there were dark twitterings about the search giant attempting to steal the thunder from a Microsoft announcement today.  Microsoft's news has gone live, and it seems that as Google are slowly making their way toward the desktop, Microsoft are looking to cross them in heading to the cloud with Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Visio 2010.  Each of the new software suites gets a shot of Microsoft's "three screens" strategy with phone, browser and desktop sync, but for mainstream consumers the biggest news might just be  free online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.

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Sprint FAQ confirms Palm Pre PictBridge and video recording “on the way”

Sprint FAQ confirms Palm Pre PictBridge and video recording “on the way”

Sprint have rounded up a few more frequently-asked questions about the Palm Pre, and funneled them into a post at their Inside Sprint Now blog.  On the table are some upfront clarifications about whether the Pre supports video recording, PictBridge wireless printing over Bluetooth and Family Locator - no, no and no - together with news that the smartphone is compatible with Office 2007.

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