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Android

Submission + - Judge Bans Sale of Galaxy Nexus (latimes.com)

busyqth writes: After the injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier in the week, A US district court judge has now also granted an injunction against the sale of Google's flagship ICS phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Is Steve Jobs laughing in the great beyond? Is this the beginning of the end for Android?
Space

Submission + - Milky Way Humming with Microwave Mystery (discovery.com) 2

astroengine writes: "The European space observatory Planck has discovered something peculiar about our galaxy: it's humming in microwaves and, for the moment, the source of the "hard" radiation surrounding the galaxy's core is a complete mystery. Also, the Milky Way is home to previously unknown "islands" of cold carbon monoxide gas, helping astronomers uncover the distribution of star-forming regions."
Education

Submission + - MIT - an online learning platform (mit.edu)

OldHawk777 writes: "MITx http://mitx.mit.edu/ will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences.

The first MITx course, 6.002x — Circuits and Electronics https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/, will be launched in an experimental prototype form."

Businesses

Submission + - Apple-Approved Fair Labor Inspections Begin at Foxconn (ibtimes.com)

redletterdave writes: "Apple announced on Monday that the Fair Labor Association (FLA) has begun inspecting Foxconn's Chinese factories, upon Apple's request. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said that Auret van Heerden, the president of the FLA, is leading a group of labor rights experts in the first round of inspections at the sprawling plant in Shenzhen, China, more informally known as "Foxconn City." The FLA's independent assessment — completely supplementary to Apple's own auditing practices — will involve interviewing thousands of Foxconn employees about the working and living conditions, including working hours, compensation, managerial issues, and health and safety conditions. Foxconn has "pledged full cooperation with the FLA," and will reportedly allow unrestricted access to all of their operations. The investigative team will report their findings in early March on the FLA's website. Apple's other suppliers, including Quanta and Pegatron, will be inspected later this spring. By the time summer rolls around, the FLA hopes to have covered 90 percent of facilities where Apple products are built and assembled."

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