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 Sunday, 2-January-2011  13:02:17 (GMT +10) - by Agg

CNN look back at the Top 10 Tech Fails of 2010. Even tech titans such as Apple and Google had some rough moments in 2010. And some ambitious ideas that must have made sense behind closed doors just didn't translate well to the real world. Or if you prefer a more positive spin, here's the Top 10 Tech Trends of 2010 from them instead.

Speaking of technology failures, another problem with iPhone alarms has appeared in 2011, with info here, here, thanks Adam. Update: 9to5 Mac says that the bug will get fixed all by itself once the calendar hits January 3rd. We haven't confirmed this, but if it turns out to be the case, that's pretty good news. In less good news, the issue seems to be affecting iOS 4.1 and 4.0.2 as well.

Intel have some tiny new SSDs, with more info here. The new line promises X25-performance at just one-eighth the size, measuring a mere 51-mm by 30-mm and only 5-mm thick. The drives also weigh just 10 grams, making them ideal for dual-drive notebooks and AIO desktops, single-drive tablets and low-power, rugged embedded industrial or military applications.

Intel also have a video about anti-theft laptop technology. Actually there's a few videos about the technology in their channel.

TechARP checked out the HighPoint Rocket 620 from a performance perspective. Even though the Rocket 620 is a SATA 6 Gbps controller, there have been reports that it's slower than the Intel ICH10's SATA controller, causing the new 3 TB Caviar Green to run slower than the previous generation. So we put it to the test.

The last Kodachrome processing lab is shutting down. An unlikely pilgrimage is under way to Dwayne’s Photo, a small family business that has through luck and persistence become the last processor in the world of Kodachrome, the first successful color film and still the most beloved. That celebrated 75-year run from mainstream to niche photography is scheduled to come to an end on Thursday when the last processing machine is shut down here to be sold for scrap. Discussion here.

MomentumBlog have an interview with the guy behind IMDb. The founder of one of the most successful websites in the world has been unveiled as a self-confessed technology geek who still runs the website from his former family home in Bristol. Colin Needham, from Stoke Gifford, began the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) in 1990 as a hobby, and now the website is the 42nd most popular on the planet, attracting some 57million unique users every month.

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