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+ - Norway to SONY :WTF?->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "After receiving an inordinate amount of complaints regarding SONY's decision to remove the OtherOS feature from customer's PS3 consoles, Norway's Consumer Council is tasked with determining whether SONY has breached the boundaries or "reasonable change"."
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Comment: Re:Too many lawsuits (Score 1) 165

by Bjecas (#35138410) Attached to: LG Wants PlayStation 3 Banned From US Market
I long for the day a judge starts lumping patent infringement lawsuits together. It'd be the end of the current Patent Cold War, with the assured destruction of all the major players. They'd either move away from patenting altogether or die out, either way letting the rest of us free to work on building a better world...
Hardware

+ - Sharp previews Galapagos 10.8" and 5.5" tablets->

Submitted by Blacklaw
Blacklaw (311963) writes "Sharp has offered a sneak peak at an upcoming eReader line it's dubbed Galapagos — and while specs haven't been discussed, the hardware already looks pretty stylish.
Breaking from the mould of E Ink electrophoretic displays favoured by the majority of eReaders on the market, Sharp's Galapagos line will take the form of a 5.5-inch 'mobile type' and a 10.8-inch 'home type' with full-colour, high-resolution LCD screens."

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+ - The ancient computers powering the space race->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Think that the exploration of space is a high tech business? Silicon.com has this story about the technology dating back to the Apollo moon landings that is still used by Nasa mission control for comms and the 1980s 386 processors that keep the International Space Station aloft."
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Apple

+ - SPAM: Over 1 Million iPhone Sales in South Korea After N

Submitted by TheAW
TheAW (1905978) writes "South Korea’s KT this week said it had passed one million iPhone sales after nine months of having the device in the country. The marker was passed on August 16, almost a month before the Korean iPhone 4 launch, and is known to be accelerating with the launch of the current model. KT is still trying to fulfill the now 350,000 back orders for the iPhone 4 and expects to have reached 1.2 million sales by early October."
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+ - Google and Eric Schmidt convicted of defamation->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A court in Paris has convicted both Google and Eric Schmidt of defamation due to two search suggestions that were displayed in the Google search engine.

When you type in search terms using Google search it tries to guess what you are searching for and presents a list of suggestions. In this case, when the plaintiff’s name was entered the suggestions included the words “rapist” and “satanist”.

The plaintiff has since been convicted of a crime relating to corruption of a minor, but at the time the search was carried out such a conviction had not been finalized. It was argued that by suggesting such terms before the conviction was made, Google was committing an act of defamation."

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Government

+ - US Pres. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The White House plans to deliver a bill to Congress next year that will require internet based communication services that use encryption to be capable of decrypting messages to comply with federal wiretap orders. The bill will go beyond CALEA to apply to services such as Blackberry email. Even though RIM has stated that it does not currently have an ability to decrypt messages via a master key or back door, the bill may require them to. Regarding this development, James Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology commented on the proposal saying, "They basically want to turn back the clock and make Internet services function the way that the telephone system used to function.""
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