Technology

Read DCO’s Twitter page

Devon & Cornwall Online now has a Twitter page, DevCorn: DCO Twitter. It’s new, but it’s open for business …

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Met Office denies snowy forecast

Using Twitter, the Met Office has denied issuing the recent, widely published, white winter forecast: “We would like to clarify that the Met Office has not that issued the forecast saying this winter will be cold & snowy” …

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Met Office woes reprised

Despite the rash of criticism over its performance — after appearing to forecast the direct opposite of the real weather — the Met Office contiues to underperform …

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Ozzie prefers Chrome

In a public discussion with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the company’s Chief Technical Office and futurist, Ray Ozzie, declared he preferred Google’s Chome operating system (OS) to its Android OS …

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The future of newspapers

I started my publishing career on the internet in 2003. The technology was primitive by today’s standards, but amazing for the times. My first venture involved a static website called The Dial. I created business “How-To” eBooks — by far the easiest to sell — in a desk-top publishing program and converted them to PDF. […]

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Wi-Fi will bring more workers to South West

The Government’s “Digital Britain” report suggests that universal access to a reliable and fast internet will allow more people the flexibility to live and work in a place of their own choice, and the most overwhelming consequence of Wi-Fi technology could be the potential future changes in population migration across the UK …

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Met Office mea culpa

MetOffice Logo The Exeter-based Met Office is distributing a news release explaining why it forecast a “barbecue summer” when July and parts of August have been wet and squally …

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Were there flying saucers over Devon and Cornwall?

FlyingSaucer306 Many witnesses reported sightings in Devon and Cornwall in the early hours of Wednesday March 31, 1993. Descriptions mainly centred on a large, low-flying object making a low humming sound.

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Blu-ray on a roll

Consumer trends show that people are less inclined to spend their money on leisure activities outside the home, like gym memberships. They are instead turning to less costly options of enjoying an evening in with a good movie and some home-cooked food …

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Yahoo! weds Microsoft

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Microsoft and Yahoo! have just unveiled a 10-year search and advertising partnership to challenge Google, the world’s dominant internet search engine.

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