bhpratt writes: I was shocked when the original story spread like wildfire across the internet: Exploding Cell Phone Battery Kills. CNN even picked up the story and discussed the shocking occurrence, ending with a warning about how dangerous our personal electronics can be.
The most shocking part wasn't the report itself, but that nearly everyone seemed to ignore the fact that the man's spine and some ribs were broken, yet the "exploding" cell phone left only burns on his chest — not a gaping hole. Well, it turns out that the man's co-worker has admitted to accidentally killing him by backing into him with a drilling vehicle. What a surprise! It wasn't the cell phone after all!
Tech.Luver writes: "Apple has been forced to release a version of the iPhone in Germany that is not locked into a specific network or contract, scuppering its exclusive deal with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile.
Following a preliminary injunction, T-Mobile said that it would sell an unlocked phone for $1465 ( 999 ) until a final decision is reached. It will continue to offer iPhones locked into a two-year contract for $585 ( 399 ). Its announcement comes after rival Vodafone went to a German court to challenge T-Mobile's exclusive tie-up with the iPhone in Germany.
Vodafone Deutschland won the injunction barring T-Mobile from offering the iPhone exclusively with a so-called SIM lock that stops users from switching the device to any other operator's network, and with a minimum two year contract.
( http://techluver.com/2007/11/21/t-mobile-germany-sell-un-locked-iphones-without-contract/ )"
oahazmatt writes: In an interview with LinuxInsider, Darl McBride had some interesting things to say about SCO, recent judgements, the future of the company and how it's a rather exciting time to be a SCO employee. "It's like the boxer who has come out of the ring after getting all beaten up, and he comes over to his trainer and says, 'The guy didn't touch me.' And the trainer says, 'Then you better keep your eye on the ref, because somebody's beating the living hell out of you.'"