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Comment Re:This is not good... (Score 1) 256

I could be wrong, but I believe his attempts were in addition to, not in lieu of, whatever traditional medicine had to offer. Unfortunately, for pancreatic cancer, there isn't a whole lot that medical science can currently do, thus another reason Jobs turned to anything that gave him hope. And at least in his case the quacks offering him hope weren't going to bankrupt him.

Android

Submission + - SPAM: Free open source tablet!

An anonymous reader writes: PengPod is over half way to its $49,000 goal at crowdfunding site indiegogo. What does this mean you ask? If their goal is met it will be the first mass-produced dual-booting tablet capable of running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux, but it doesn’t stop there. They are also using the latest Plasma Active; this allows PengPod’s tablets to have touch features that were previously only found in iPad and Android tablets. Who ever has the most referrals to [spam URL stripped] gets a free PengPod tablet and case!
Star Wars Prequels

Little Miss Sunshine Screenwriter Gets Nod For Star Wars: Episode VII 321

The screenwriter of Toy Story 3, and Little Miss Sunshine, Michael Arndt is writing the script for Star Wars: Episode VII according to Lucasfilm. From the article: "...The new movie has just entered pre-production and is slated to be released in 2015. It was announced just last month as Disney acquired Lucasfilm, but there’s still no word on what the major plot points of the new chapter will entail. However, Vulture reports that 'the studio’s brass want to bring back the three central characters of the original Star Wars: a much older Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. No deals are in place with any of the original actors, though our source did say it had high ambition to sign up Mark Hamill, and EW recently reported that Harrison Ford was open to the idea of returning.'"
Earth

Submission + - 3M's first LED bulb uses TV tech to appeal to lighting Luddites->

An anonymous reader writes: One of the most exciting aspects of the advent of LED lighting has been the chance for companies to take unique approaches to how they want to solve the challenges presented by the shift in technology. Now 3M, a company not generally associated with light bulbs, has entered the LED market with its own novel design. The company developed an LED bulb that was able to take advantage of its experience in edge-lit TVs and LED backlighting. Rather than using a more conventional design, the Advanced Light — the company’s first home bulb — uses lightguides in order to distribute the light generated inside. This comes with some interesting advantages, most importantly a design that looks a lot like a conventional incandescent bulb and one that casts a similar light pattern.
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