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Submission + - What's the best replacement for a G1 Android Phone

mccalni writes: My dear lady and I both have Android G1 phones. We both rate them highly (please don't mention iPhone near her, as small but effective nuclear explosions may offend) but they're coming up for renewal and they really need an upgrade.

Requirements are:
1. Android OS. We're linux users at home and mostly at work. No wish to involve Bill or Steve.
2. Physical keyboard. Virtuals do my head in, and M'lady won't ever talk to me again if I lumber her with one... not after the last time.

As you can see neither the Desire or Nexus one will cut it. Any recommendations?

Submission + - Firefox Is Lagging Behind, Firefox Co-Founder says (

sopssa writes: "Firefox's Co-Founder Blake Ross is skeptical about the future of Firefox. He says that "the Mozilla Organization has gradually reverted back to its old ways of being too timid, passive and consensus-driven to release breakthrough products quickly." Within the past year Chrome has been steadily increasing its marketshare along with the other WebKit based browsers like Safari. Meanwhile Mozilla's CEO says that while it's more competitive than ever, they're looking forward to their mobile version of Firefox. "Clearly, both are annoyed at what has happened to their former renegade web browser. — But, by many accounts, Firefox is no longer considered to be the light, open alternative it once was.""

Submission + - NASA Finds Cause of Voyager 2 Glitch (

astroengine writes: "Earlier this month, engineers suspended Voyager 2's science measurements because of an unexpected problem in its communications stream. A glitch in the flight data system, which formats information for radioing to Earth, was believed to be the problem. And now NASA has found the cause of the issue: it was a single bit in the memory location that had erroneously flipped from a 0 to a 1. The cause of the error is yet to be understood, but NASA plans to reset Voyager's memory tomorrow, clearing the error."

Submission + - Half of Google News users just skim content (

An anonymous reader writes: Nearly half of the users of Google News skim the headlines at the news aggregator site without clicking through to the publisher, according to new research. Outsell analyst Ken Doctor said in a statement that "among the aggregators, Google's effect on the newspaper industry is particularly striking.

"Though Google is driving some traffic to newspapers, it's also taking a significant share away," Doctor said. "A full 44 percent of visitors to Google News scan headlines without accessing newspapers' individual sites."

With a number of US newspaper owners considering charging online, Outlook found that only 10 percent of those surveyed would be willing to pay for a print newspaper subscription to gain online access.


Submission + - NASA Will Crowdsource Its Photos of Mars 1

tedlistens writes: NASA is asking the public to suggest subjects for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, its super powerful camera currently orbiting Mars. Since it arrived there in 2006, the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has seen more success than that lost lander, recording nearly 13,000 observations of Martian terrain, with each image covering dozens of square miles and revealing details as small as a desk. By letting the public in on the Martian photo shoot, scientists aren't just getting more people excited about space exploration. They're hoping that crowdsourcing imaging targets will increase the camera’s already bountiful science return. Despite the thousands of pictures already taken, less than 1 percent of the Martian surface has been imaged.

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