"The Last Ninja" happens to be a classic series of games for the Commodore 64 that never stopped people from naming another game "Ninja". That System 3 would 'own' the word "Ninja" in the gaming world is patently absurd. Pun definitely intended.
You mean like the automatic translation of Android app descriptions in the Android Market (done, horribly badly, by Google)? I want my app descriptions in English, not in some horrible literal translation to a language Translate can't handle. Even worse is the translation of web pages going through up to three different translations (ie Hakku Chinese -> Mandarin -> English -> Swedish, or Nynorsk -> Bokmål -> English -> Dutch).
I like the home screen idea used in most smartphones and mobile units today where they present snippets or the most critical information of an app in a widget. Expanding the widget would launch the full screen version of the app. I see these bubbles as this idea expanded to large screen devices. I like it, but it's up to you what you do with it. You could clutter your screen entirely or you could enlarge the most important widgets. This ofc only works if you view the screen at a glance more than if you're actually doing some work, but while working you wouldn't want to be distracted with minor notifications or irrelevant info anyway, right?
MithrandirAgain writes "Trinitramid is the name of the new molecule that may be a component in future rocket fuel. This fuel could be 20 to 30 percent more efficient in comparison with the best rocket fuels available today, according to researchers (abstract). The discovery was made at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. 'A rule of thumb is that for every ten-percent increase in efficiency for rocket fuel, the payload of the rocket can double. What's more, the molecule consists only of nitrogen and oxygen, which would make the rocket fuel environmentally friendly. This is more than can be said of today's solid rocket fuels, which entail the emission of the equivalent of 550 tons of concentrated hydrochloric acid for each launch of the space shuttle,' says Tore Brinck, professor of physical chemistry at KTH."
BSkyB is the British Sky Broadcasting, formerly known as the Sky Channel, with the "Sky" part trademarked in television. I'd say he has a point, but noone says "Sky" anymore, especially after they started calling it BSkyB themselves.
I dunno, do trademarks change or become invalid after rebrandings?