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Comment Re:That's not the biggest problem... (Score 2, Interesting) 485 485

It will be interesting to see if. Verizon opens up the possibility of getting aps for the android phones without going through Verizon. If they do then perhaps Apple will have to change their ways. If Verizon continues to lock down aps then there is very little pressure for Apple to make things easier.

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What Does Google Suggest Suggest About Humanity? 513 513

CNETNate writes "You'll laugh, but mostly you'll cry. Some of the questions Google gets asked to deliver results for is beyond worrying. 'Can you put peroxide in your ear?', 'Why would a pregnancy test be negative?', and 'Why can't I own a Canadian?' being just a selection of the truly baffling — and disturbing — questions Google is regularly forced to answer."

Comment Re:Getting the money back? WTF? (Score 5, Interesting) 201 201

It is also lax security on the banks side. The bank is not properly verifying that the transactions really come from the businesses. It is much like identity theft. The person didn't steal my identity they got around the bank or credit card companies poor security to trick the bank. They took nothing from me they tricked the bank into giving them my money.

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Japan Launches 'Buddha Phone' 212 212

CNETNate writes "The Japanese Odin 99 handset isn't a regular video-enabled phone. It's geared, perhaps somewhat ironically, towards the Buddhist geek. Aside from regular cell phone features, a dedicated button loads a private, customizable, animated altar on the phone's screen. The idea is to allow Buddhists to perform their dedications conveniently on-the-go. You can simulate incense burning, purification rites and play music to help you meditate wherever you happen to be. The question is, does such a device somewhat negate the values a Buddhist would stand for?"

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