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Iphone

Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser 853

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-meant-to-do-that dept.
Stoobalou writes "Not content with its iPhone scoop, Gizmodo has probably ruined the career of a young engineer. The tech blog last night exposed the name of the hapless Apple employee who had one German beer too many and left a prototype iPhone G4 in a California bar some 20 miles from Apple's Infinite Loop campus. Was that really necessary?" It also came out that they paid $5K for the leaked prototype and that Apple wants it back.
Communications

Google Gets Its iPhone Voice 249

Posted by kdawson
from the tap-tap-is-this-thing-on dept.
snydeq writes "Google has found a way to let iPhone owners use Google Voice, launching a Google Voice Web app that runs on iPhone 3.0 OS devices, as well as on Palm WebOS devices. The Google Voice application leverages HTML 5's functionality for running sophisticated Web applications on a browser at speeds matching those of native applications, Google said. The Google Voice-iPhone conflict is one of several issues putting the companies on a collision course, the latest of which involves Apple potentially courting Microsoft to tap Bing as the iPhone's default search."
Mars

NASA Concedes Defeat In Effort To Free Spirit Rover 250

Posted by kdawson
from the beat-ninety-days-by-a-bit dept.
An anonymous reader writes "NASA has conceded defeat in its battle to free the Spirit rover from its Martian sand trap. The vehicle became stuck in soft soil back in May last year and all the efforts to extricate it have failed. NASA says that Spirit, which landed on the Red Planet over six years ago, will 'no longer be a fully mobile robot,' and has instead designated the once-roving scientific explorer a stationary science platform."
NASA

NASA Tests All-Composite Prototype Crew Module 67

Posted by Soulskill
from the just-don't-try-to-take-a-slap-shot-with-it dept.
coondoggie writes "With an eye toward building safer, lighter and tougher spacecraft, NASA said today its prototype space crew module made up of composite materials handled tests simulating structural stresses of launch and atmospheric reentry. The idea behind NASA's Composite Crew Module project is to test new structural materials for possible future NASA spacecraft. According to NASA, composite materials are being looked at because they are stiff and lightweight and can be formed into complex shapes that may be more structurally efficient. In space travel, where every additional pound of weight drives costs higher, any weight savings provides increased payload capacity and potentially reduces mission expense."
Businesses

Google Tries Not To Be a Black Hole of Brilliance 322

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the so-that's-why-they-won't-hire-me dept.
theodp writes "Google says it's declined to pursue awesome job prospects to avoid an over-concentration of brilliance at the search giant. Speaking at the Supernova conference, Google VP Bradley Horowitz said the company intentionally leaves some brainpower outside its walls: 'I recently had a discussion with an engineer at Google and I pointed out a handful of people that I thought were fruitful in the industry and I proposed that we should hire these people,' said Horowitz. 'But [the engineer] stopped me and said: "These people are actually important to have outside of Google. They're very Google people that have the right philosophies around these things, and it's important that we not hire these guys. It's better for the ecosystem to have an honest industry, as opposed to aggregating all this talent at Google."'"
Enlightenment

+ - Rob Malda on CNN

Submitted by NickyGotz22
NickyGotz22 (1427691) writes "Good news everyone! The folks over at CNN have their fingers on the pulse of society again, they just let me know its probably okay and maybe even "cool" to be a geek and apparently its "chic". Slashdot creator-director Rob Malda weights in on this gripping tale of the struggle for equality that is faced daily by my fellow geeks, nerds, dorks, and maybe even a few of you dweebs. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/05/06/geeks.pop.culture/index.html"

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