leap year

leap year

On the road: Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE

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'You're paying not just to go from A to B, but to feel ever so slightly pleased with yourself as you do so'I didn't have a great Christmas, presents-wise. Wasn't it supposed to be the year of the iPad? I got slippers. And a jar of paprika, weirdly. Everyone else...
On the road: Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE

Viral Video Chart: cheese rolling, Daft Punk, Frank Lampard, Prancercise

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Watch thrill-seekers chase a double Gloucester down a hill and a great goal by the England midfielder in our online clip rundownOK, so the sun may not be shining all the time but, hey, it's summer and time to get out there and get fit! To give you a little...
Viral Video Chart: cheese rolling, Daft Punk, Frank Lampard, Prancercise

TomTom hit by GPS 'leap year bug'

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Some TomTom navigation devices have stopped working, with the firm blaming a problem with its GPS firmware....
TomTom hit by GPS 'leap year bug'

Microsoft Azure stabilizes after leap year glitch

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Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure and development service was apparently running nearly trouble-free on Thursday, following a series of outages on Wednesday that affected multiple aspects of the system....
Microsoft Azure stabilizes after leap year glitch

Microsoft Azure outage leaves customers in the dark for more than 12 hours

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Microsoft's Azure cloud platform suffered a serious outage on Tuesday, leaving many customers unable to access core parts of the service for more than 12 hours. Data Center Knowledge and other publications cited a Microsoft statement that the meltdown was caused by a "cert issue triggered on 2/29/2012." This...
Microsoft Azure outage leaves customers in the dark for more than 12 hours
Dave Tisch, Alexis Ohanian and Other NYC Tech Favs Cameo in Hulu Dramedy Leap Year

Engadget Podcast 280 - 02.10.2012

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You can pretend you care about cameras, tablets, and browsers all you want. But we'll still know you're here for the Lazer Tag news.Host: Brian Heater, Dana Wollman, Terrence O'brienProducer: Trent WolbeMusic: Orbital - Never00:02:35 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (global edition) 00:14:09 - Kodak to shutter digital...
Engadget Podcast 280 - 02.10.2012

TomTom releases fix for 'leap year' bug

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GPS device maker apologizes, saying the glitch was caused by a "leap year" bug in the GPS receiver software from a third-party supplier. [Read more]...
TomTom releases fix for 'leap year' bug

Post service rupture, Azure works to stabilize its reputation

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The cloud’s viability is not largely determined by its capability, that’s already been proven, but by its reliability, something that still has some businesses, especially in the enterprise, jittery. Microsoft’s cloud computing product Azure, a service that I would almost call rising, had a service blip almost two weeks ago, and Microsoft...
Post service rupture, Azure works to stabilize its reputation

Microsoft Azure Stabilizes After Leap Year Glitch

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Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure and development service was apparently running nearly trouble-free on Thursday, following a series of outages on Wednesday......
Microsoft Azure Stabilizes After Leap Year Glitch

Error 8001050F: Why the 10-Year Delayed Millennium Bug Brought Your PS3 To Its Knees [Playstation]

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Remember December 31st, 1999? The lines of people at supermarkets, stockpiling tins of baked beans and bottled water, convinced the millennium bug would strike at midnight? Turns out the PS3 Error 8001050F was a millennium bug 10-years in the making. The PlayStation blog has been updated with Patrick Seybold, the...
Error 8001050F: Why the 10-Year Delayed Millennium Bug Brought Your PS3 To Its Knees [Playstation]

Raspberry Pi credit-card sized Linux PCs are on sale now, $25 Model A gets a RAM bump

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The good news is that Raspberry Pi's highly anticipated teeny-tiny Linux computers are on sale now, just barely making the promised February launch window (good thing it's a leap year). The better news, is that the $25 Model A version has gotten an upgrade from the planned 128Mb of...
Raspberry Pi credit-card sized Linux PCs are on sale now, $25 Model A gets a RAM bump
Yes, Microsoft Azure Was Downed By Leap-Year Bug

The secret to launching the perfect startup, but not really

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Today, on the Web series Leap Year, Alexis Ohanian’s cameo just about sums up the secret to finding the perfect startup idea, but not really:...
The secret to launching the perfect startup, but not really

Freedom of Information: an FoI request for every day of 2012, listed

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Is Freedom of Information under threat? What has it taught us? This piece, by @FOIMonkey and originally published on the ConfirmorDeny blog, shows just how much we have learnt about the way we are ruled, thanks to FoI legislation. There's an FoI request and its results here for each of...
Freedom of Information: an FoI request for every day of 2012, listed

'Leap second' lengthens Saturday

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Atomic clocks that act as reference points for world's timekeeping will be adjusted to keep in step with Earth's rotationThe world is about to get a well-earned long weekend but don't make big plans because it will only last an extra second. A so-called "leap second" will be added to...
'Leap second' lengthens Saturday
Half-day Outage Darkens Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

Google Music leap year sale: 29 albums for $2.99

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Google is currently advertising a leap year sale for Google Music that will let you grab  29 select albums for just $2.99 each. Among the albums on offer include Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die, Drake’s Take Care, Rihanna’s Talk That Talk, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, Jay-Z’s Watch...
Google Music leap year sale: 29 albums for $2.99

Hop to it: our top 10 list on how to maximize your Leap Day potential

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A round-up of how the internet is spending its extra 24 hours this February 29 – and a call for a few more suggestionsIt only comes around once every four years, so we're determined to make Leap Year count today. And, judging by the online buzz, we're not the only...
Hop to it: our top 10 list on how to maximize your Leap Day potential

Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming February 29th

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview—notably it's not being called a "beta"—will be launched on February 29th. Microsoft will launch it at an event it's hosting in Barcelona to coincide with Mobile World Congress. Taking full advantage of the opportunity afforded by the leap year, the release will just hit Microsoft's...
Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming February 29th

Sony acquires LittleBigPlanet game maker Media Molecule

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Some acquisitions in the game business are not surprising. Sony’s acquisition of Media Molecule today is a case in point. Sony would be stupid not to acquire this game studio, which produced the hit game of 2008, LittleBigPlanet. But in its infinite wisdom, it has done so for an undisclosed...
Sony acquires LittleBigPlanet game maker Media Molecule

Twitter Day Today: Are You Celebrating? #twitterday

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As the vast majority of people hardly realize, today is the 140th day of the year which is supposed to be a good reason to celebrate the day of Twitter - the immensely popular web service that is trying to teach the world the arts of brevity, clarity, and precision...
Twitter Day Today: Are You Celebrating? #twitterday

Microsoft celebrating leap year right by launching Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC

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Perhaps celebrating a push toward the mobile space with its traditionally desktop-bound OS -- or maybe just doing its best to further confuse the similar naming conventions with its forthcoming smartphone operating system -- Microsoft today sent out invites for a February 29th Mobile World Congress event that will...
Microsoft celebrating leap year right by launching Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC
Microsoft's Azure service toppled by garden-variety leap-year bug

TomTom releases fix for leap year bug, gets GPS devices back on course

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Not long after acknowledging that a leap year bug had borked a handful of its GPS devices, TomTom's releasing a fix to solve the problem. The company says some nav systems had tracking issues beginning March 31st, claiming the intercalary conundrum was mainly caused by a bug in the...
TomTom releases fix for leap year bug, gets GPS devices back on course

Podcast: How to write a web TV series

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Yuri Baranovsky has been writing (and producing and starring in) web series for a long time. He actually got mad at me back in 2007 for not including his show, Break a Leg, on a list of web shows that should be on TV. But that’s all water under the...
Podcast: How to write a web TV series

TomTom fixes leap-year GPS bug over the air

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Portable navigator device maker TomTom has issued an over-the-air software fix for its so-called leap-year GPS issue. The Go Live and many other units were affected, and haven't been able to find their location since March 31. Users were met with a grey screen or poor signal message instead.......
TomTom fixes leap-year GPS bug over the air
Microsoft launches first accelerator ever, but will give free Azure access instead of cash

AT&T’s Q1 By The Numbers: $31.8 Billion In Revenue, 5.5 Million Smartphones Sold

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We’re in the thick of earnings season now, and earlier today telecom titan AT&T jumped into the fray with their Q1 2012 financials. AT&T posted a profit of $0.60 per share on revenues of $31.8 billion — a 1.8% leap year over year — beating analyst expectations. Of that $31.8...
AT&T’s Q1 By The Numbers: $31.8 Billion In Revenue, 5.5 Million Smartphones Sold

TomTom confirms leap year bug is affecting a 'limited number' of GPS devices

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Has your TomTom GPS let you down over the past few days? Then it looks like the company may have pinpointed your problem. It confirmed today that a leap year bug is preventing at least some models from obtaining a GPS position -- something that has apparently been occurring since...
TomTom confirms leap year bug is affecting a 'limited number' of GPS devices
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