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  • Sale of Galaxy Nexus Banned in the US
    By on June 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter busyqth writes “After the injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier in the week, A U.S. district court judge has now also granted an injunction against the sale of Google’s flagship ICS phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Is Steve Jobs laughing in the great beyond? Is this the beginning of the end for Android?”

    Two blows to Samsung in one week, and now the FTC is investigating Google for misuse of Motorola Mobility patents in (more…)

  • Saltman banned for three months
    By on January 19, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Elliot Saltman is banned from golf for three months after being found guilty of a “serious breach” of regulations at a Challenge Tour event.


  • Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School
    By on November 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    mernilio writes “According to UPI: ‘A Massachusetts school district superintendent said a memo banning sixth graders from carrying pencils was written without district approval. North Brookfield School District interim Superintendent Gordon Noseworthy said Wendy Scott, one of two sixth-grade teachers at North Brookfield Elementary School, did not get approval from administrators before sending the memo to all sixth-grade parents, the Worcester Telegram (more…)

  • Banned Barton ‘sorry’ for punch
    By on November 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton accepts a violent conduct charge after punching Morten Gamst Pedersen at St James’ Park and apologises to the Blackburn Rovers player.


  • Xbox 360 Ad Banned for Using Higher Resolution PS3 Footage
    By on August 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has found that Square-Enix, the makers of the popular sci-fi game Final Fantasy XIII had misled video gamers by not using images from the Xbox 360 but from its arch rival, the PlayStation 3.


  • These sports banners really should be banned
    By on March 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The sports world is rife with totems celebrating athletic excellence, such as the 17 Boston Celtics championship standards displayed at Boston’s TD Garden. Then there’s the other stuff; the lamest banners in the sports world. Here are a few examples.


  • Gaming Banned by Militia in Impoverished Somalia
    By on February 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A few days ago the Hezb al-Islam militia in Somalia banned the playing of video games, citing that: “…they destroy our social traditions.” The insurgent group is in a fight for power with the government and is arguably winning…


  • Potential Fix for Banned Xbox 360s May Have Arrived
    By on November 25, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    According to early estimates 600,000 consoles were effected but more recent estimates put the number at close to 1 million consoles. However, users with a banned Xbox 360 may not want to throw away their consoles just yet. According to the site 360Mods, c4eva has abandoned work on his Lite-on and Hitachi drive mods to try to establish a workaround.


  • Banned Xboxs flood online marketplaces
    By on November 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hundreds of Xboxs have appeared on online marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist in the wake of the mass Xbox live bans.


  • Console Versions of Modern Warfare 2 Banned in Russia
    By on November 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Every copy of the console version of Modern Warfare 2 has been recalled from stores in Russia due to the content of the “No Russian” mission, better known as the controversial airport massacre level. Likewise, Infinity Ward has released an official patch for the PC and Steam versions of Modern Warfare 2, entirely removing the mission from the game.