January, 2012

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LOL at Engadget's comments

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
I think I can hear the sound of palms hitting foreheads in Waterloo from here…

RIM: It’s okay, we have superheroes
It’s a common human trait that, when faced with a series of calamities, the brain will retreat into a fantasy world in which everything

Rambus-ted!

Monday, January 30th, 2012
DIAF patent trolls!

DailyTech – Rambus Patents are Invalidated, Chipmaker-Turned-Litigator is Left with Few Options
Loss of patents will likely lead to the collapse of suits against HP and NVIDIA

North Korea: new leader, still crazy.

Friday, January 27th, 2012
North Korea: new leader, still crazy.

North Korean government labels cell phone users as war criminals
North Korea is one of the most closed-off countries in the world, and now its government is trying to limit information flow even more by threatening to punish cell phone users. Read this blog post by…

Chalk up a +1 in the "Awesomeness" column for Poland

Friday, January 27th, 2012
#ACTA

Polish lawmakers protest ACTA with Anonymous Guy Fawkes masks
When Poland signed the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement yesterday, lawmakers from the left-wing Palikot’s Movement showed their dissatisfaction in an unusual way: by donning the Guy…..

Apple CEO Tim Cook goes to Egypt is in denial

Friday, January 27th, 2012
#rimshot

Apple’s Tim Cook expresses ‘outrage’ over NYT report on worker safety
Yesterday, The New York Times published a comprehensive report including quotes from former and current Apple executives, alleging that Apple pushes its Chinese suppliers to cut corners at the…

This is what happens when you try and activate Google Wallet and it fails at the…

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
This is what happens when you try and activate Google Wallet and it fails at the final step… 13 times. Good thing I eventually got it to work, otherwise Citi would be clearcutting more forests as we speak!

France's new mobile phone carrier obviously didn't think of SEO, or simply…

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
France's new mobile phone carrier obviously didn't think of SEO, or simply making themselves easy to find on Google, when they named themselves "Free".

Freebox, la meilleure offre ADSL : Internet, Téléphone, Télévision
Jusqu’à 28 Méga, 10Go d’espace disque, WiFi-MiMo, Ligne téléphonique, Appels vers 104 destinations, 300 chaînes de télévision, Vidéo à la Demande

Have you tased your beef tartare?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Have you tased your beef tartare?

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Eliminating E. coli in Beef Using Low-Voltage Electricity
E. coli bacteria growing on the surface of heavily contaminated beef can be successfully eradicated by using bursts of low-frequency alternating electric current, according to a study published in the…

Happy Lunar New Year or something like that

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
You could say the "Year of the Dragon" is going to be a long year…

Sounds like a real pair of winners!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
#WhiteTrash #WTF

PA couple accused of trying to blow up Ford Fusion with flaming tampons
Two Pennsylvanians recently found themselves in trouble with the law after vandalizing a 2006 Ford Fusion in a decidedly inventive manner. Patricia and