Wednesday, 22 February 2012

[TechRepublic] Single-atom transistors,

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TechRepublic Member | February 22, 2012

Editor's note
Welcome to the Wrapper for another week, this week UNSW announced that it had mastered the process of creating single-atom transistors, a poll came out that showed majority support for the NBN, and Atlassian decided that they could not stand Apple's OS X sandbox restrictions for its SourceTree product. Best of luck for the rest of the week, we are going to need it. -- Chris.

AtG: Single-atom transistors, Windows 8 logo, and got props?

UNSW has created a single-atom transistor, an Aussie movie is looking for old school props, and Windows 8 gets its logo. Read more

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AtG: NBN support, bizarre MS vid, and Ubuntu on Android

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