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HP

+ - HP to Acquire Palm for $1.2 billion USD->

Submitted by DalDei
DalDei (1032670) writes "It looks like HP is buying PALM. Officially announced on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2010/100428xa.html) and on palms blog (http://blog.palm.com/palm/2010/04/palm-and-hp.html)

What does this mean for Palm Web/OS ? Will HP embrace it or kill it ?
Is HP going to drop Windows Mobile in exchange for Palm's Web/OS ?"

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Programming

Android Modder Tries To Outmaneuver Google 152

Posted by timothy
from the only-a-link-to-a-url dept.
itwbennett writes "Google recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Steve Kondik, the creator of Cyanogen, a popular souped-up version of Android, asking him to stop distributing applications such as Gmail with his modified software. 'We make some of these apps available to users of any Android-powered device via Android Market, and others are pre-installed on some phones through business deals,' wrote Dan Morrill on the Android developer blog. 'Either way, these apps aren't open source, and that's why they aren't included in the Android source code repository.' Now, Kondik thinks he's found a workaround. He plans to release a 'bare bones' version of Cyanogen without the applications, leaving it to modders to make a backup copy of the Google applications that shipped with their phone for later reinstallation before hacking away at the Android software. 'The idea is that you'll be able to Google-ify your CyanogenMod installation with the applications and files that shipped on your device already,' Kondik wrote."
Portables (Games)

HEN TIFF Exploit Cracks PSP-3000 Open For Homebrew 77

Posted by Soulskill
from the finding-a-way dept.
indrora writes "The PSP community was rocked this weekend by the Homebrew Enabler (HEN) from developers Davee and Bubbletune. One of their friends on the Team Typhoon development team posted a YouTube video showing proof of the TIFF Exploit running on Firmware 5.03, changing the firmware version and MAC address for a reboot. This comes after a picture of gpSP running on a PSP-3000 via the HEN exploit. From the QJ.net article: 'First [things] first: No, Davee hasn't finished the HEN yet. Which means it isn't out yet. What we do have today is some visual confirmation that the HEN can indeed run emulators, in this case the GBA emulator gpSP.' And from the more recent article showing the exploit demo video: 'Be patient, everyone. Davee's HEN Kernel exploit will eventually arrive, given time. "This is a demo of the 5.03 firmware running the tiff exploit and booting into a HEN environment on a PSP 2003 (3000 Support also) on 5.03 Official Firmware. This proves that the code survives a reboot and the system software and MAC address can be changed. This is something that only can be done with a kernel exploit. A video launching homebrew will be posted later."' Hopefully, we'll soon have PSP-3000s playing homebrew games and running PSP uCLinux."
United States

+ - New Flu strain appears in the US and Mexico H1N1->

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Combat Wombat
Combat Wombat writes "The Mexican government says a strain of the influenza virus has killed at least 45 people and infected hundreds of others. Seven non-fatal cases have also been confirmed in the United States. Mexico's health ministry says the new virus has reached epidemic levels. It was originally described as a form of swine flu, which had mutated and been passed to humans. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says closer analysis showed it is a never-before-seen mixture of swine, human and avian viruses. Humans can occasionally catch swine flu from pigs but rarely have they been known to pass it on to other people. Most of the cases so far recorded have been in or near Mexico City and have largely affected men between the ages of 25 and 44. As well as ordering the closure of all schools in the capital and neighbouring Mexico states, the ministry is advising the population to avoid crowded areas and not to shake hands or kiss one another. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the virus has the same genetic structure as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in seven people in California and Texas."
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The Courts

Australian ISP Argues For BitTorrent Users 207

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the potential-for-more-harm-than-good dept.
taucross writes "Australian ISP iiNet is making a very bold move. They are asking the court to accept that essentially, BitTorrent cannot be used to distribute pirated content because a packet does not represent a substantial portion of the infringing material. They are also hedging their bets purely on the strength of the movie studios' 'forensic' evidence. This ruling will go straight to the heart of Australia's copyright law. At last, an ISP willing to stand up for its customers! Let's hope we have a technically-informed judge."
Image

Study Suggests Crabs Can Feel Pain 628 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the but-your-legs-are-so-delicious dept.
tritonman writes "A new scientific study suggests that crabs can feel and remember pain. From the article: '"More research is needed in this area where a potentially very large problem is being ignored," said Elwood. Legislation to protect crustaceans has been proposed but it is likely to cover only scientific research. Millions of crustacean are caught or reared in aquaculture for the food industry. There is no protection for these animals (with the possible exception of certain states in Australia) as the presumption is that they cannot experience pain.' Perhaps soon there will be a study to determine that vegetables feel pain as well, then all of the vegans will only be allowed to eat rocks."
Education

+ - History of MECC and Oregon Trail

Submitted by Gammu
Gammu (1004474) writes "For the past thirty years, many children have been raised with a heavy diet MECC games like Oregon Trail, Odell Lake and Lemonade Stand. These products weren't developed by a major game developer. Rather, they were developed by the state of Minnesota for use in their schools. What began as an initiative to get Minnesota students ready for the micro-computer age turned into a multi-million dollar a year business whose products are still used in US schools even a decade after MECC was sold off to another developer. Read about the history of MECC (and especially Oregon Trail) at Silicon User."
Programming

+ - No iPhone SDK Means No iPhone Killer Apps->

Submitted by iPhoneLover/Hater
iPhoneLover/Hater (666) writes "Gizmodo is running an article analyzing the potential failure of the iPhone as a truly revolutionary platform. The reason: no SDK to harness the true power of Mac OS X and the frameworks contained in Apple's smart cell. From the article: "According to Apple, "no software developer kit is required for the iPhone." However, the truth is that the lack of an SDK means that there won't be a killer application for the iPhone. It also means the iPhone's potential as an amazing computing and communication platform will never be realized. And because of this and no matter how Apple tries to sell it, the iPhone won't make a revolution happen.""
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Comment: Re:I need a cigarette (Score 1) 82

by robgue (#18381605) Attached to: Mars Rovers Moving After Winter Hibernation
"Opportunity now is traversing Victoria's rim, and mission scientists are naming features they find after places visited by Ferdinand Magellan and his crew during the first circumnavigation of Earth. (Victoria Crater itself is named after the lone ship that completed Magellan's quest.) Magellan ruled out Victoria Piehole, Victoria Analcherry and Victoria CowboyNeal before deciding on the latter.

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