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+ - iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide->

Submitted by nancyfromafrica
nancyfromafrica (2706953) writes "In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.
Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone."

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+ - SPAM: How will the new Google Play Policies affect the Developers and Customers

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nancyfromafrica writes "Google play or Android Market has recently changed its policies allowing more strict vigilance on apps, which can pass through and make it to the final list in the android market, and run on user's mobiles preventing spams. Here are the new policies from Google Play."
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+ - SPAM: Top ten ipad apps

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qasim786 writes "Before I get down to my ipad video lessons review. I thought of doing a quick article on my favorite Ipad apps:

1) Accuweather

2) Facebook

3) Air Video Free

4) Beatwave

5) Bloomberg

6) Comics – Universal

7) Dictionary


9) Kindle

10) Movies by flixter

This is my top ten list and its must have from me. My next post will be detailed Ipad video lessons Review. I will be talking about this product ipad video lessons which i have been using."

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Operating Systems

+ - Windows 7 is now the Most Popular Desktop Operating System->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Windows 7 has managed to dethrone Windows XP as the world’s most popular desktop OS with a market share of 42.76%. August saw Windows 7 take a fractional lead of 0.24 per cent points over Windows XP which managed to garner a 42.52% market share. Windows 7 has managed to gain nearly 1% of market share month-on-month basis last year whereas Windows XP saw a similar decline in its share."
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+ - 3D printing on the micrometer scale->

Submitted by cylonlover
cylonlover (1921924) writes "Three-dimensional printers are popping up everywhere these days. Some are small enough to fit in a briefcase and others are large enough to build print houses, but scientists at the Vienna University of Technology are going for the microscopic. Earlier this year, the university built a 3D printer that uses lasers to operate on a tiny small scale. Now they're refining the technique to enable precise placement a selected molecule in a three-dimensional material. This process, called “3D-photografting,” can potentially be used to create a “lab on a chip” or artificially grow living tissue."
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+ - Optogenetic control of muscle tissue->

Submitted by submeta
submeta (2624585) writes "Researchers at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania have genetically engineered skeletal muscle cells to respond to light. The hope is that this 'bio-integrated' approach may lead to 'highly articulated, flexible robots'. The technique, known as optogenetics, has previously been used to stimulate neurons to fire."
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Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982