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  • UK Minister Backs ‘Two-Speed’ Internet
    By on November 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Darkon writes “UK Culture minister Ed Vaizey has backed a ‘two-speed internet’, letting service providers charging content makers and customers for ‘fast lane’ access. It paves the way for an end to ‘net neutrality’ — with heavy bandwidth users like Google and the BBC likely to face a bill for the pipes they use.”

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  • Student sues after being cut by football coach over pink cleats
    By on November 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A student is suing after he was cut from his high school football team after wearing pink cleats during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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  • Vettel and Webber clear the air
    By on November 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    World champion Sebastian Vettel clears the air with his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber after a season of intense rivalry.

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  • Professor Has Camera Surgically Implanted In the Back of His Head
    By on November 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    There won’t be any cheating in professor Wafaa Bilal’s class anymore. The New York University photography professor is having a camera surgically implanted in the back of his head. The camera will take a still picture every minute for one year, and the best shots will be put on display at a new museum in Qatar. Visitors can also watch a live stream of images from the camera which has some NYU administrators and faculty worried about student privacy. (more…)

  • Tiger Woods Shoots 69 in Australian Masters’ Opening Round
    By on November 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In his final title defense of a forgettable year, Woods opened the Australian Masters with a 2-under 69 and was four shots behind the early leaders Thursday at Victoria Golf Club.

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  • AMD Joins Intel’s MeeGo OS Effort
    By on November 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “In an effort to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, AMD has joined rival Intel’s efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS. AMD ‘will provide engineering expertise intended to help establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices,’ the company said in a blog post on its website.”

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  • San Suu Kyi Is Released; These 5 Political Prisoners Aren’t
    By on November 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Like San Suu Kyi, the following five activists traded their own freedom to defend the freedom of others. Unlike San Suu Kyi, they all remain in prison.

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  • Toyota severs ties with Hispania
    By on November 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Toyota ends an agreement with Hispania Racing and is chasing “contractual payment” from the struggling Formula 1 newcomers.

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Killing Productivity Nationwide
    By on November 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    I don’t know how I’d feel about Kobe being in my Black Ops squad. I picture him hogging all the ammo and taking 5 shots for every target he actually hits.

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  • The Ascendancy of .co
    By on November 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader tipped the fact that, with the .com namespace getting pretty well mined out, GoDaddy.com’s front page for domain registrations now defaults to .co instead of .com. The article claims that GoDaddy registers about half of new domain names. Neither the article nor GoDaddy makes it explicit that .co is a ccTLD belonging to Colombia, or that registering one costs about three times as much as a .com, at $29.99 per year. And if you select (more…)