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Submission + - Steve Jobs's Claims Put To The Test (

Righey writes: Steve Jobs put some big claims out there saying that the iPhone 4 wasn't the only mobile device that suffered from the "grip of death" at their press conference on Friday. He mentioned a few devices (The iPhone 3GS, Samsung Omnia II, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and HTC Droid Eris) which are all vulnerable to a signal drop when gripped in the right (or wrong) place. You may notice that these are all last generation devices. YouTube user jon4lakers tried out the "grip of death" on some current generation devices (iPhone 3GS, Evo 4G, Samsung Captivate, Droid X, iPhone 4 and the Nexus One) and found that the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the Samsung Captivate all fell in signal when held in a certain way. Seems like the latest generation iPhone isn't the only phone with the issue.

Comment Re:Isn't it obvious (Score 1) 433

<quote><p><i>Does the U.S. really want to be like China or Iran</i></p><p>"Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too," Lieberman</p></quote>

What we really need, is the ability to shut off <i>China's</i> access to the internet.

20 Years of Photoshop 289

benwiggy writes "Photoshop turned 20 on 10th February 2010. Here's an excellent history, including how the Knoll family created one of the biggest apps of all time. The article also has screenshots of the workspace through the versions."

Comment Re:Perspective (Score 2, Insightful) 675

Cable companies pay big chunks of money to cable networks (USA, MTV, FX) to carry their programming. Comcast and its ilk are none too happy when these networks then turn around and put said content on the Internet for free.

Maybe That is the part that needs to change.. the cable channels are already making a fortune with advertisments, why should Comcast have to pay for the channels at all. When cable TV first appeared in 1976 in Westfield,MA there were no advertisements on many of the channels. Your monthly subscription paid for the content. That was the argument made to my Dad when told he would have to start paying for TV. No commercials! Sure.

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