Archive: 10/14/2011

BlackBerry blackout is new threat to brand

The longest BlackBerry outage in many years left customers outraged this week, threatening to cost the granddaddy of all smartphones more business when it's already struggling to keep up in a crowded marketplace.

Oct 14, 2011
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China mulls microblog limits before party meeting

(AP) -- China's Communist Party is preparing for its biggest policy meeting of the year by ratcheting up pressure on social media sites that have fast become forums for information and public expression beyond ...

Oct 14, 2011
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Sony Ericsson profits down in 3rd quarter

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a break-even third quarter Friday - blaming the drop in earnings on higher taxes and lower margins - and announced that it is shifting its entire portfolio to smartphones next year.

Oct 14, 2011
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Watching electrons in molecules

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research group led by ETH Zurich has now, for the first time, visualized the motion of electrons during a chemical reaction. The new findings in the experiment are of fundamental importance ...

Oct 14, 2011
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Meka's robot head makes eyes at next-wave users (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- You've seen robots in the form of alpha dogs and insect swarms capable of military deployments but the next wave of robotics also includes a special breed of "sociable" robots for use in medicine, eldercare, and education. These are ...

Oct 14, 2011 report
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Forest and savanna can switch quickly

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two recent studies have found that environmental changes can bring previously stable forests and grasslands to tipping points that produce sudden large-scale and sometimes irreversible changes ...

Oct 14, 2011 report
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Apple fails to widen Australia Samsung ban

A court Friday turned down Apple's bid to have Samsung give it advance warning of any new product launches in Australia until its patent infringement case against the Korean firm goes to a full hearing.

Oct 14, 2011
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Death of icon Jobs feeds iPhone mania

Stores worldwide were gripped on Friday by the now familiar scene of gadget geeks scrambling for Apple's latest smartphone, the US giant's first new release since the death of co-founder Steve Jobs.

Oct 14, 2011
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