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  • Two US nationals seized by Taliban – reports
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    Two US nationals have been captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say.

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  • Guitar Hero: WR to include Rush’s 7-part 2112 suite
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is going to have the 7-part suite from Rush’s album 2112. Somewhere, Rock Band 3 is crying…

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  • Company Claims Patent On Spam Filtering, Sues World
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    EvilAlphonso notes news of a “Texas” IP holding company suing 36 actual companies for violating its claimed patent on spam filtering. Techdirt deconstructs the patent itself, No. 6,018,761, which seems to amount to little more than a database lookup. It was filed in 1996 and issued in 2000 (despite the lawyers’ press release claiming that it “was awarded… nearly 15 years ago”). Among the companies being sued are 3Com, Apple, Google, AOL, Yahoo, (more…)

  • English Premier League clubs ban vuvuzelas
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fans hoping to replicate that famous vuvuzela World Cup drone back in England face disappointment after several Premier League clubs banned the deafening trumpets from their stadiums.

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  • Why Can’t Terrell Owens Get a Job?
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    He loves him some him, but no one else is feeling enamored.

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