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Comment Re:This article is boss (Score 3, Funny) 167

Huge iPhone like device. Not something you want to hold up to your ear, bluetooth recommended just to hold down the Geek-factor.

Speculation about carrier based on the frequencies is at best guesswork, because new radios can be swapped into the design very easily. Most radio chipset manufacturers can give you a radio with the same pin-outs and die size for any flavor of cell system you want to talk to, and the programming interfaces are all standardized as well.

It could be on sprint tomorrow if they wanted.

Bluetooth is holding down the Geek factor? lol


Submission + - Indian SC bans Lie detector, Narco, Brain tests ( 1 writes: "The Supreme Court of India has ruled that forcing someone to go through brain-mapping, narco-analysis or lie detector tests is unconstitutional because "it is an unwarranted intrusion on the individual's rights."
There are no exceptions, even for terrorists. Unless the Government brings in some new legislation.
The court said that even though there may be apprehensions that hardened criminals & terrorists would benefit from this ruling, it does not deter the highest constitutional court of the country from protecting the rights guaranteed to safeguard the interests of the citizens in their interaction with the government.
Times of India Link, NDTV India Link ."


Submission + - The Android explosion continues (

onedayillbeok writes: According to report released by research company Gfk Retail and Technology, android sales have increased 4 times in last one month. The report generated data in last 2 week of March and first 2 week of April states that monthly contract sale of Android rose from 3 in week 12 to 12.3 percent in week 15. This took total Android market share from 1.6% to 6.7% in same period. The data was gathered from UK market. Almost one in 5 advance OS purchased in UK is Android.

Submission + - shared genome between modern human and neandertal (

An anonymous reader writes: The long-awaited sequence of the Neandertal genome suggests that modern humans and Neandertals interbred tens of thousands of years ago, perhaps in the Middle East.

Submission + - Market sell-off caused by trader's fat-finger (

s122604 writes: Stock market's extraordinary volatility may have been caused by fat-fingered entry.
Article is reporting that the catalyst for today's extradorinary price swing (at one point the Dow lost almost 9 percent in less than an hour) may have been because a trader entered a 'B' for billions instead of an 'M' for millions on a trade of Procter and Gamble:

"According to multiple sources, a trader entered a "b" for billion instead of an "m" for million in a trade possibly involving Procter & Gamble, a component in the Dow. (CNBC's Jim Cramer noted suspicious price movement in P&G stock on air during the height of the market selloff."
br. Unbelievable there are no safeguards to protect against this.


Submission + - USB 3.0 vs. eSATA: Is faster better? (

JimLynch writes: Up-to-date computers now include external ports that, in theory, can handle data at rates of up to 5 Gigabits per second. But which is better?

If you've been in the computer business for any length of time you can probably painfully remember when serial RS-232 ports could barely handle 28 Kilobytes per second. And, adding insult to injury, the standard was loose enough that you could have 'compatible' devices that you could never physically connect. How things have changed! Now, eSATA can handle 300 MBps (MegaBytes per second) and USB 3.0 can wheel and deal up to 625 MBps.

So that makes USB 3.0 better right? Well, while USB 3.0 is good, it's not as simple as "Whoever's the fastest wins." Let's take a closer look at these new and improved ports on our PCs.

Comment Re:Mossberg is an Apple fanboi, valid point though (Score 1) 568

Android works differently when it comes to App footprint management.Only the critical piece goes on the ROM, the app data stays on the sdcard.

I have a mytouch android phone it has a 512MB of ROM space. I have more than 100 apps installed and still 96MB of space left. I hardly see this is as a problem.

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year