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Comment Re:Not too late! (Score 1) 178

None of that crap matters to most BB users - myself included. A clean, consistent UI, outstanding keyboard, and second-to-none messaging support keep me coming back. The minute I loose one of those all the apps in the world don't amount to a hill of beans.

Zombie Pigs First, Hibernating Soldiers Next 193

ColdWetDog writes "Wired is running a story on DARPA's effort to stave off battlefield casualties by turning injured soldiers into zombies by injecting them with a cocktail of one chemical or another (details to be announced). From the article, 'Dr. Fossum predicts that each soldier will carry a syringe into combat zones or remote areas, and medic teams will be equipped with several. A single injection will minimize metabolic needs, de-animating injured troops by shutting down brain and heart function. Once treatment can be carried out, they'll be "re-animated" and — hopefully — as good as new.' If it doesn't pan out we can at least get zombie bacon and spam."

Comment Re:Valuation (Score 1) 231

Yea, you are right. From the Wall Street Journal:

David Donatelli, H-P's vice president in charge of the corporate-computer division, said 3Com has a better set of networking products for large corporate clients than H-P currently sells and a market share of more than 30% in the China networking market. With the deal, Mr. Donatelli said, "we get industry-leading products."'s_Most_Popular

Comment Valuation (Score 1) 231

Wow, they paid $7.90 per share, a 39% premium over today's closing price. Earnings are anemic but at least they are in the black. It will be interesting to see what HP had in mind. I'm still trying to comprehend how this was the best use for $2.7 billion in cash.

Next Nintendo Handheld To Be Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra Chipset 216

Vigile writes "When you sell over 100 million handheld gaming systems, everyone wants to be involved in your success; just ask Nintendo. As a company with many different obstacles in its path, NVIDIA could definitely use the boost in revenues that would come from partnering with a company like Nintendo on a handheld system, and it looks like the Tegra processor will make that happen. The NVIDIA Tegra processor is an SoC that runs a set of ARM cores, a GeForce-based graphics core and an HD video processor capable of 1080p output that would definitely give the current Nintendo DS/DSi systems a performance boost in line with the Sony PSP. The 'Nintendo TS,' as it has been dubbed, will apparently be ready for a late winter 2010 release and should put a spark in the mobile gaming market and give Nintendo's developers the power to bring higher quality games to the platform."

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