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Goal-line Technology Two Seasons Away

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

The introduction of goal-line technology is likely to be delayed by another 12 months until the start of the 2013-14 season, the Football Association revealed today.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has indicated that the hi-tech aids could become law by July 1 and individual leagues, including the Premier League, could start to use them from the start of next season.

But FA general secretary Alex Horne, who is also a member of the law-making International Football Association Board, doubts whether the system could be up and running that quickly.

“I think that’ll be too late for season 2012-13,” he told reporters at the Leaders in Football conference. “I think it’ll be 2013-14 because there’s then a big capital decision-making process for any league or any competition who want to apply it.

“Do you have one technology for a competition, do you have multiple technologies for multiple competitions? There are big, big decisions for competitions to take.”

Horne said that details of private trials of the first phase of tests of different goal-line technology systems will be released “over the next few days”. Read more…

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World IPv6 Day

On 8 June, 2011, top websites and Internet service providers around the world, including GoogleFacebookYahoo!Akamai and Limelight Networks joined together with more than 1000 other participating websites in World IPv6 Day for a successful global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6. By providing a coordinated 24-hour “test flight”, the event helped demonstrate that major websites around the world are well-positioned for the move to a global IPv6-enabled Internet, enabling its continued exponential growth.

For those who might not know what IPv6 means…. Its an Internet Protocol Version 6 (next-generation Internet protocol) which offers a large number of IP addresses and is designed to succeed Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4).

What is an IP address? An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device in a computer network. Every node of an Internet Protocol (IP) network, such as a computer, router, or network printer, is assigned an IP address that is used to locate and identify the node in communications with other nodes on the network. Read more…

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Windows XP’s Days are Numbered

Screen shot 2011 04 26 at 9.14.22 AM Windows XPs Days are Numbered

Some Microsoft engineer was definitely having some fun with this one:

Last week, Microsoft quietly a released a desktop gadget to remind customers and businesses of one important fact: Windows XP falls out of support in 2014, and would you please consider purchasing an updated OS?


The End of Support gadget

Getting it is pretty simple: after validating your copy of Windows, you can download and install the gadget from Microsoft’s website. After installation, there will be a blue box on your desktop, quietly counting down the days until Windows XP stops being patched. Read more…

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Main One Cable, Cisco tie deal to expand broadband capacity in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Main One Cable has sealed a deal with Cisco to use technologies from the networking giant in expanding its broadband capacity across the West African communications market.

Cisco announced that Main One Cable Company, the first privately owned submarine network cable company in West Africa, will be deploying Cisco’s Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) solution to take broadband capacity in West Africa to the next level. The platform will provide a strong foundation for meeting Main One’s present and future business services requirements.

CEO, Main One, Funke Opeke, says demand for highly secure, high-bandwidth network capacity from government and global enterprise customers is driving Main One to deploy its new network. Read more…

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The Social Network – Winklevoss Twins Lose Appeal for More of Facebook’s Money

April 12, 2011 4 comments

A federal appeals court on Monday ended years of litigation between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his former Harvard classmates, the Winklevoss twins, who claim Zuckerberg robbed them of the idea for Facebook and then lied about its valuation.

After initially settling with Zuckerberg for $65 million in 2008, as depicted at the end of Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed movie “The Social Network,” Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss tried to re-open the settlement in January. Read more…

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