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  • CyanogenMod 9 Achieves Stable Release
    By on August 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter jolle sends word that stable builds for CyanogenMod 9 rolled out to their servers last night, supporting a wide range of devices. Downloads here. From their announcement:
    “[This] release is for the majority of our ICS supported devices, the stragglers will catch up, and we will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal. The team itself, will focus solely on Jelly Bean and (more…)

  • Blue tongues and 19 other Olympic oddities
    By on August 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Why are some athletes’ tongues blue? Why do horses wear hats? And why are the silver and bronze podiums the same height?


  • VIDEO: Wu Minxia wins 3m springboard gold
    By on August 6, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wu Minxia wins 3m springboard gold to add to her synchronised Olympic title already won with partner He Zi who claimed silver.


  • MSL Landing Timeline: What To Expect Tonight
    By on August 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “When the Curiosity rover lands on Mars later tonight, it’ll be executing a complex series of maneuvers. JPL will be relying on the Mars Odyssey orbiter to relay telemetry back to Earth in time-delayed real-time, and if all goes well, we’ll be getting confirmation on the success (or failure) of each entry, descent, and landing phase, outlined in detail here.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.