Archive: 27/10/2011

Checking criminal records via phone proves popular

Matthew Haindfield's little app is quite revealing. A few minutes with Docket in Your Pocket brought me up to date with the legal scrapes of various acquaintances and left my own sordid record of traffic offenses staring ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Software
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Review: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II

Android is on fire, and Samsung is stoking the flames with the Galaxy S II. It's the fastest selling Android device with 10 million units sold worldwide. Is the Galaxy S II the best current Android phone? Maybe. AT&T Wireless ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Patents emerge as significant tech strategy

It seems not a week goes by these days without news of another patent battle or announcement: Microsoft reaching licensing agreements with various device manufacturers. Apple and various handset manufacturers filing suits ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Business
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Good parenting is just a joke

Parents who joke and pretend with their toddlers are giving their children a head start in terms of life skills. Most parents are naturals at playing the fool with their kids, says a new research project funded by the Economic ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rate

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new analysis of images from the Hubble Space Telescope combined with supercomputer simulations of galaxy collisions has cleared up years of confusion about the rate at which smaller galaxies merge to form ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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Mechanical engineer creates robot Venus Flytrap

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mohsen Shahinpoor, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine has created a robot version of the infamous bug eating Venus Flytrap, using a material he invented himself several years ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Robotics report
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