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Submission + - New Android Smartphones : LG Thrill 4G (

ansorry writes: "Picking up a top-end Android phone is always a bit of a guilty pleasure. It’s not just a tool, but a way to talk to people, surf the Web, send email and maybe watch the odd video and take a quick snap.

When the device is well-made, beautifully designed, uses the latest hardware and still tries to push the envelope, there’s always a thrill in bringing up the home page and flicking through the functions, even if it is just for fun. Presenting the new Optimus 3D or “Thrill 4G” in the United States.
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Submission + - Stéphane Hessel - Time for Outrage! (

An anonymous reader writes: Toward the end of 2010, a small book by a 93-year-old man unexpectedly reached the summit of the bestseller list in France. Indignez-vous! by Stéphane Hessel sold more than 600,000 copies between October and the end of December, propelling it above Prix Goncourt-winner Michel Houellebecq's novel La carte et le territoire by several hundred thousand copies. Hessel had written other books. His publishers, the independent Indigène Editions in Montpellier, far from Paris, had produced other volumes. But none had reached the public in such numbers. The book both reflected and anticipated the spirit of student demonstrations in France and Britain, as it did the wave of revolt now challenging dictatorships in the Middle East.
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Submission + - SPAM: Classic British Red Phone Box Turns 75

twoheadedboy writes: "The classic British red phone box is celebrating its 75th birthday. Kiosk no.6 (K6), as the red booth design is also known, was born in 1936, in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V. It was designed by English architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also created the phone box's predecessor, the K2, and the design for what is now the Tate Modern. The K6 will most likely soon be a relic of British 20th Century life, however. BT is decommissioning many as demand declines. Payphone calls have dropped by more than 80 per cent in the last five years and 64 per cent of phone boxes actually lose money."
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