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Apple

Submission + - Apple, Suppliers Test Tablet With Smaller Screen (wsj.com)

Griller_GT writes: Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new tablet computer with a smaller screen, people familiar with the situation said, as it looks to broaden its product pipeline amid intensifying competition and maintain its dominant market share.

Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new tablet computer with a smaller screen, people familiar with the situation said, as it looks to broaden its product pipeline amid intensifying competition and maintain its dominant market share.

Media

Submission + - After terrific year, music biz demands that world (arstechnica.com)

Griller_GT writes: In order to protect itself from piracy, the worldwide recording industry needs a few favors from governments and corporations around the globe, and a major new digital music report (PDF) from the industry's worldwide lobby IFPI lays them out. When placed end-to-end, it's a lengthy list—and its one that comes after a year of surprisingly strong growth for the industry.
Idle

Submission + - Teacher Accused of Building Pipe Bombs with Studen (spiegel.de) 1

Griller_GT writes: "According to a report in the Wednesday edition of the Lübecker Nachrichten newspaper, the 39-year-old teacher, who has not been named, made gunpowder together with his students who then filled pipes with the explosive. The bombs were later detonated on a nearby heath, using sparklers as detonators. The newspaper reported that the teacher built bombs with classes of fifth-grade students between 2009 and 2011."
Idle

Submission + - Germans increase office efficiency with 'cloud cei (theregister.co.uk) 1

Griller_GT writes: According to the top researchers of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation (IAO) in Stuttgart, the human mind is set up to work at its best under the open sky, with changing illumination caused by clouds passing overhead. The unvarying glare of office lighting is sub-optimal, therefore, and in order to wring the last ounce of efficiency from German workers whose productivity has already been pushed to unprecedented heights they have decided to rectify this.
Movies

Submission + - Movie studio finally sees the light on rentals (techcrunch.com)

Griller_GT writes: After months of conducting studies about the effects of delays on sales of DVDs, "Paramount Pictures has agreed to provide its movies to Redbox on the same day they go on sale." noting that "Those people who want to rent are going to figure out ways to rent," he said, "and us restricting them from renting isn't going to turn it into a purchase." Gee, who would have though of that? :)

Submission + - Your Laptop Could Be an Earthquake Detector (tomshardware.com)

Griller_GT writes: Thinkpads and MacBook Pros working together to help save lives.

A report from NPR has put the spotlight on Quake-Catcher Network, a project from Stanford University that uses the combined data from accelerometer-packing laptops that are connected to the internet.

Submission + - Pacman is out there (bbc.co.uk)

Griller_GT writes: Whoeever thought you'd see this icon of the 80's hidden in such a distant place?

Submission + - Spanish ISP to charge Google for access to its net (publico.es) 3

Griller_GT writes: For your consideration:

This has been around various news sites.... At first I thought it was an idiotic point of view from a misguided ISP (check URL here : http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100209/0309058094.shtml) and dismissed it... but today goverment officials declare "its a viable option (Spanish URL : http://www.publico.es/ciencias/294711/telefonica/mobile/barcelona/google?pagCom=3#comentarios sorry about that).

In what parallel universe can this be allowed to happen??

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