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Submission + - Violent Video Games Ban Overturned (cnn.com)

dhermann writes: "Scalia strikes again, writing for the majority that "(the law) is seriously overinclusive because it abridges the First Amendment rights of young people whose parents (and aunts and uncles) think violent video games are a harmless pastime.""

Submission + - iPhone 4 Not Recommended by Consumer Reports (consumerreports.org)

dhermann writes: The Consumer Reports tech lab concluded that the signal strength dropped considerably when a hand touched the left side of the phone, where the antenna rests. This seems to be in direct conflict with Apple's earlier statement that the lower bars some users were seeing were caused by a faulty algorithm used to calculate how many bars were displayed.

Submission + - ICANN Allows Non-Latin DNS Entries (nytimes.com)

dhermann writes: NYT reporting that ICANN voted to allow DNS entries in non-latin characters this morning in Seoul. Great, now even less chance I can identify NSFW links before they are blocked by my work's big brother app and my boss is notified... again.

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