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Submission + - Fingernail-Sized Radar Chip Could be Used in Future Smartphones (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: Research based in Frankfurt, Germany, and funded by the European Union, has resulted in a new low-cost, fingernail-sized radar chip package that could be implemented in a variety of areas, including the automotive industry, robotics and smartphones. “As far as I know, this is the smallest complete radar system in the world,” said Professor Christoph Scheytt, coordinator of the project on behalf of IHP Microelectronics in Frankfurt, Germany.

Comment Baloney (Score 1) 347

Of course they'll approve it. It's a highly popular app, and when Apple turned down the Google Voice app, the FTC investigated them and Apple had to immediately reverse itself.

The lack of Google Maps apps in the App Store is probably because of TOS issues. Third Party iOS apps can't use google maps for turn by turn directions according to Google's restrictions to developers, so that excludes Google's APIs

Comment Re:Disgousting behaviour (Score 4, Insightful) 560

The government is not in charge of your healthcare and never has been. Your doctor is in charge of your healthcare. The government put itself in charge of paying for it for a big chunk of the population, but you can always say no and pay for it yourself if you please.

Politifiact called the claim that the ACA was a "government takeover of healthcare" as "Lie of the Year"

Comment Not the first time (Score 1) 1

The First time? No. Apple used to routinely Livestream all the MacWorld events. I watched them unveil the iBook in 1999 on a Quicktime 4 stream while on a 56k modem.

Apple only stopped livestreaming after there was a planned protest at the European expo about 10 years ago that was going to derail the keynote. I'm sure Apple didn't mind too much, since the huge numbers of viewers was doubtless a big strain on their servers. I'm quite happy they brought the livestreams back though.


Submission + - All five Star Trek Captains together (shadowlocked.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Just after half past seven on the evening of Friday 19th November, history was made at the Destination Star Trek London event at the capital's ExCel centre; when Captains Archer (Scott Bakula), Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Sisko (Avery Brooks), Picard (Patrick Stewart) and James T. Kirk (William Shatner) appeared together on a European stage for the first time.

This momentous event, which had occurred just once before, at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia, USA in June, not only lived up to the expectations of fans who had dreamed of this moment for years, but exceeded them by a good light-year.

[Recap of the event at the link]

Comment Re:Will Zimmerman get justice? (Score 1) 848

Baloney. The reason the story became national news was because a white guy chased down an unarmed black kid despite cops saying not to, shot him dead, and the police let him go with not even an arrest. That was what made it a headline. Had the roles been reversed, I doubt Martin would have gotten off so easy.

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