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  • Does Android Violate the GPL? Not So Fast
    By on August 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    jfruhlinger writes “Patent gadfly Florian Mueller’s latest post has made a fairly bold claim: that virtually all Android licensees are violating the GPL because of their failure to redistribute the code, and have thus lost their rights to redistribute Android. Mueller here is mostly promoting ideas put across by patent lawyer Edward J. Naughton. But others in the community are skeptical of the claims. Software Freedom Conservancy head Bradley Kuhn (more…)

  • Apple Turns 35: Where Does It Go From Here?
    By on April 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Today marks the 35th birthday of Apple, and though the company has undergone many changes, in terms of its fortunes and its business focus, it’s still a leader when it comes to innovation. Can we expect that to continue for another 35 years?


  • Who does this resemble? [PIC]
    By on March 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    And if we ever got a flat tire or something, I have a feeling he’d be able to fix it up and get us moving before the Imperial State Troopers stopped to notice our spice.


  • Does Tracy McGrady Have Anything Left?
    By on October 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s almost painful to watch as the man, the myth, the legend, once known as “T-Mac” struggleto return to form…


  • Does Armando Galarraga Deserve a Perfect Game?
    By on June 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In what’s being called one of “the worst calls in baseball history,” umpire Jim Joyce “robbed” Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game — nine innings pitched with no hits, walks or errors after incorrectly calling a Cleveland Indians runner safe at first base. MLB commissioner Bud Selig says he won’t reverse a blown call.


  • Gadget Freeze Test: Does Cold Weather Injure Cell Phones?
    By on November 23, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    You know that cold weather can make your cell phone sluggish, or make a fully charged one read low battery. But can cold weather do serious damage to your phone? We subjected six phones to progressively lower temperatures until they stopped working. Then, for good measure, we dunked some of them in liquid nitrogen.


  • Does Mexico City Need a Red-Light District?
    By on November 14, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    As more sex workers hit the city’s streets, the government wants to corral them into a special circuit. But Catholics, lawmakers and many prostitutes don’t approve of the plan


  • Radar Beats GPS In Court — Or Does It?
    By on November 7, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    TechnologyResource writes “More than two years ago in California, a police officer wrote Shaun Malone a ticket for going 62mph in a 45-mph zone. Malone was ordered to pay a $190 fine, but his parents appealed the decision, saying data from a GPS tracking system they installed in his car to monitor his driving proved he was not speeding. What ensued was the longest court battle over a speeding ticket in Sonoma county history. The case also represented (more…)

  • Demon’s Souls is not your friend, nor does it try to be
    By on October 18, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Demon’s Souls is your leather-clad mistress and — the worst part — if you can withstand the pain for almost eight hours, you may, in what can only be described as a horrifying epiphany … begin to enjoy it.


  • Planet Health Care – How the rest of the world does it
    By on October 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    As health care reform rages in Washington over a health care bill, what can Americans learn from the world? Health care reform around the world can help inform America’s health care bill.