Is Apple building a Search Engine?

apple-logoIt seems these day’s everyone wants a piece of the pie with competition hotting up on the mobile market (competing touch-screen brands) and Google having recently entered the browser market. And it seems Apple is no different – with Google competing with them in the mobile market with Android it sounds like they’re possibly planning their own search engine. Seems Apple might want to take Microsoft on on more than just OS.

Bone marrow transplant 'cures HIV patient'

According to doctors, in Germany, a leukaemia patient, who was also infected by HIV, is HIV free for the last 20 months since his bone marrow transplant. Experts are saying that 1 in 1000 Americans and Europeans have a genetic mutation that prevents the HIV from attaching to cells in their bodies.

The clinic said since the transplant, tests on his bone marrow, blood and other organ tissues have all been clean.

“More than 20 months after the successful transplant, no HIV can be detected in the patient,” the clinic said in a statement.

Such a donor supplied this patient with a bone marrow transplant and has subsequently cured him from HIV for almost 2 years now. You can read more about this on BBC News.  – thanks to David for the link.


HIV Particle - Image Copyright Russell Kightley

Toshiba TV Timesculpture Commercial

I was just passed the links to these two videos. A commercial shot for Toshiba’s TV – it’s not something really done before and the end result is quite something. Consider the fact that it took 200 cameras, over 2.5 million frames edited with almost 20TB of data. The first video clip is the actual commercial and the second is the making of. – thanks to Sean for the links.
Toshiba Timesculpture TV Commercial
Making of Timesculpture TV commercial

Happy 25th Birthday, Windows

Love them or hate them, they’re still around and probably will be for at least another 25 years. Microsoft’s Windows platform turned 25 this week. Back in 1983, Bill Gates showcased Windows 1.0 and some of its features. Little did he know how powerful a software company Microsoft would become, 25 years on. Stuart Johnston reports more on – thanks to Kevin for the link.

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