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Submission + - Experiment affirms faster-than-light claim (nature.com)

gbrumfiel writes: "Earlier this year, the OPERA experiment made the extraordinary claim that they had seen neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light. The experiment, located at Gran Sasso in Italy, saw neutrinos arrive 90 nanoseconds early from their starting point at CERN in Switzerland. Others have doubted OPERA's claim, but in a new paper, the group reaffirms its commitment to the measurement. “It’s slightly better than the previous result,” OPERA’s physics coordinator Dario Autiero told Nature News . Most members of the collaboration didn't sign up to the original paper out of skepticism have now come on board. But scientists outside the group still aren't sure. "Independent checks are the way to go", says Rob Plunkett, co-spokesman a rival experiment called MINOS."
Android

Submission + - Android app controls DSLRs over USB (techcrunch.com)

SirJorgelOfBorgel writes: TechCrunch reports that fairly well known mobile hacker Chainfire (known among other things for creating the very first "turn your phone into a hotspot" application — now commonplace in mobiles) has just released a BETA version of his DSLR Controller application on Android Market.

As you would expect from an app called DSLR Controller, it allows full control over compatible DSLRs from a compatible Android phone or tablet.

Beware though, the beta is not free, at the moment only Canon EOS DSLRs are supported, and the list of supported Android devices pretty much comes down to the Samsung Galaxy S2 and dual-core Honeycomb tablets.

Nevertheless, this is a very interesting development as it's the first mobile app to do this directly over USB — without needing an extra laptop or computer as a go-between. Root isn't required either.

Graphics

Submission + - HTC TyTN II PDA Phone lacks video performance 3

Anton Nilsson writes: "Taiwaneese PDA giant HTC released their latest flagship PDA phone called HTC TyTN II (also known as Kaiser, Tilt and MDA Vario III) but recent discoveries show that maybe it's not so much a powerhouse after all. Due to lack of proper driver support for the video part of the Qualcomm MSM7200 chipset users are left with a seriously handicapped unit with very poor support for gaming, video and photo. Granted, the phone is mostly intended for business users who will rarely see the effects of these issues but it's still leaving thousands of customers who want to fully utilize the phone with a slightly bitter taste in their mouths.

A petition for driver support has been posted and almost 4000 people have signed it. It has been sent to HTC on numerous occasions yet when contacted HTC still claims to be unaware of any such issues.

You can check out the petition here:
http://www.petitiononline.com/tytn2vid/

Potential buyers of this much hyped set beware until these issues are resolved."

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