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Comment: Welcome to the land of fail... (Score 3, Insightful) 155

I wish them luck in this venture... they're going to need it with a market that already has widely accepted semi-user-friendly devices (Amazon Kindle, Sony eReader, etc).

Also, haven't they learned their lesson already in other markets? Publisher (content-owner) friendly rarely ever is accepted by the marketplace as it wasn't designed with the end user (the people PAYING for this "service").

+ - CRU head steps down, Michael Mann investigated-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes ""Phil Jones, head of the British climate-research center at the heart of the swirling controversy over hacked emails, has stepped down temporarily, pending an internal review. On the other side of the pond, Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann, who was included in some of the 1,000 emails, is also subject of an internal “inquiry” by the university that will determine whether a full investigation is warranted.""
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Games

+ - The Return of the Holiday Boardgame Guide->

Submitted by hapycamper
hapycamper (731425) writes "Perhaps the oldest running online holiday guide to boardgames, found over at Gaming With Children, returns to pitch a couple dozen titles for the new holiday season. Old favorites like Heroscape and Age of Steam are mixed in with the relatively new like the Tetris-like FITS, card game Dominon, or cooperative game Pandemic. A fair number of kids recommendations are included such as Animal Upon Animal and Go Away Monster!."
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Businesses

+ - Apple Treating Its Flash Chip Partners Unfairly-> 3

Submitted by adeelarshad82
adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "According to an article in Korea Times, there are growing complaints in the semiconductor industry that Apple, the "smart" phone maker extraordinaire and major chip buyer, is manipulating NAND flash memory prices through its "questionable" purchasing strategies. Apple is contributing to the suppression in flash memory prices by ordering more chips from semiconductor makers than the amount it actually buys from them and waits until chip prices to fall to the level the company has internally targeted. Unfortunately for the flash industry, experts believe that Apple may be treating the flash market unfairly, but not illegally."
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Comment: CradlePoint MB1000/Kyocera KR2 + EVDO card (Score 1) 438

by BrianRaker (#29445619) Attached to: (Near) Constant Internet While RV'ing?

...works great for me. I have my EV-DO Kyocera KPC680 (Verizon) card with me everywhere and a Kyocera KR2 camps out in the car with its requisite DC-DC power adapter. Install a nice high-gain antenna (Wilson [eBay] has some decent +9/+13dB gain antennas for EV-DO/1xRTT and GSM/W-CDMA/UMTS bands) on the roof of the RV and make sure you have a decent groundplane if your roof is fiberglass (no worries if it is aluminum) and you should be fine for something like 95% of US roads traveled (you will drop to 1xRTT/EDGE in some areas, but 3G (EV-DO/W-CDMA/UMTS) is pretty well covered on most interstate routes, based on Verizon and at&t's service maps).

For Canada... I'm not too sure there as I'm a Yank and have not had a need to visit our friends to the north yet. You might be able to get a roaming data plan that includes Canada from your US cellular provider though.

FWIW, I work for Kyocera International, parent company of Kyocera Wireless.

The Internet

+ - Happy birthday, Internet!

Submitted by NobodyExpects
NobodyExpects (843016) writes "I'd like to wish a happy birthday to the Internet! Today marks it's 40th birthday! In fall 1969, computers sending data between two California universities set the stage for the Internet, which became a household word in the 1990s. On September 2nd 1969, in a lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, two computers passed test data through a 15-foot gray cable. Stanford Research Institute joined the fledging ARPANET network a month later; UC Santa Barbara and the University of Utah joined by year's end, and the internet was born."
Security

+ - FBI investigating laptops sent to US governors->

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angry tapir writes "The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to figure out who sent five Hewlett-Packard laptop computers to West Virginia Governor Joe Mahchin a few weeks ago, with state officials worried that they may contain malicious software. According to sources familiar with the investigation, other states have been targeted too, with HP laptops mysteriously ordered for officials in 10 states. Four of the orders were delivered, while the remaining six were intercepted, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation."
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