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Comment Brother in active duty (Score 4, Interesting) 84

Right now my brother is in active duty in Afghanistan, and the fact that they have internet from their barracks is huge for their morale, and for the morale of his wife and my parents. The level of communication we can have with him is beyond what I imagine people in any past war would have dreamed possible.

He got to see his new nephew who was born while he's been deployed thanks to skype.

Submission + - Google phone infringing on a fictional story (wsj.com)

brohmes writes: Phillip K. Dick's estate claims Google's Nexus One is infringing on their IP rights. The 1968 Novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", basis for the cult classic "Blade Runner", featured a bounty hunter on the trail of Nexus 6 model androids.

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