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Government

Submission + - Judge steps down over US 'enemy' comment in Megaupload case (gigaom.com)

vu1986 writes: ""On Tuesday, the chief judge of the New Zealand district court that must decide if Dotcom can be extradited announced that Judge David Harvey had surrendered the case and would be replaced. The move comes after reports that Harvey said ”We have met the enemy and he is [the] U.S.” at a recent conference in relation to the current state of copyright law.""
Google

Submission + - Google Fiber to launch next week (gigaom.com)

vu1986 writes: ""Google announced plans to build the gigabit network back in February of 2010 and thousands of municipalities competed to be the future home of the planned network. In March, it selected Kanas City as the first location for Google Fiber.

Google said it wanted to build out the network so it could see what people might do with a full gigabit connection, but I also think this is Google’s answer to the ISP’s continued whining about how much networks cost to operate and how providers like Google or Netflix should pay them for delivering traffic across the ISP’s networks."
http://gigaom.com/2012/07/18/google-fiber-to-launch-next-week/"

Technology

Submission + - Formula 1 Cars To Get Canopies like Fighter Jet Pl (scientiaweb.com)

engineblock writes: It might not be imminent neither is confirmed. The governing body of the fastest sport on earth is considering the introduction of glass canopies like those found on fighter jets to prevent debris and other flying objects from any accident to hit drivers during the race.
Android

Submission + - Mozilla making mobile OS using Android (blogspot.com)

karthikmns writes: Mozilla, Yes! the Firefox Mozilla has taken a step to develop an all new OS for mobile platforms. This internet browser giant has launched a Boot 2 Gecko(B2G) project. Similar to Firefox B2G is also an open source project which aims to clean up mobile fragmentation.

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