Iridium Pushes Ahead Satellite Project
Iridium are the best duplex LEO network (better for low power applications than GEO) and the only serious competition to Inmarsat. Inmarsat would not have made nearly as much progress if they had no decent competition - GlobalStar are simplex and Orbcomm are as abysmally useless are always.
Germany Demands Google Forfeit Citizens' Wi-Fi Data
Recent events with the Greek deficit crisis have shown that Germany is once again getting restless. I would expect over the next few years to see Germany both attempt to transfer EU powers from Brussels to Berlin in the cause of "efficiency" and demand member states to turn over more and more sovereign powers to the EU. Britain will be targeted specifically - one of the first major demands will be to turn over independent nuclear deterrents, with France providing an example for the rest.
Commodore 64 Primed For a Comeback In June
Yes... 40 years of experience will do that for you. You could say the same of many professions.
Windows 7 Clean Install Only In Europe
Says almost everyone installing a desktop OS. When I install a desktop Linux I damn well expect there to be some browser bundled to let me get started.
Panasonic Begins To Lock Out 3d-Party Camera Batteries
Cheap printer cartridges do not have a tendency to go up in flames or explode.
Cheap lithium batteries are usually manufactured with little or no heed given to safety standards. There may be a chemical imbalance in the cell or the cell wall may be too rigid to permit any expansion from gas produced as the battery discharges.
Apple To Face Challenge At WWDC
Exactly. Microsoft own the business market due to the Windows Mobile/Exchange/Outlook integration. Would be nice to have options, but my HTC Diamond does everything I want it to so I don't worry too much.
Also, what is up with not selling a satnav solution for a phone with GPS? Madness!
Burglar Nabbed By Backup Program
Well, a lot of us at Slashdot work for technology companies. In my experience, a ski mask and a gun would not be out of place on most executives.
18 Android Phones, In 3 Flavors, By Year's End
For years I upgraded the OS on my HTC Blue Angel. WM2003 -> WM5 -> WM6 -> WM6.1. When I upgraded from my still working perfectly Blue Angel to HTC Diamond, it was to get the built in GPS and the same power in a much smaller form factor.
EU Sues Sweden, Demands ISP Data Retention
The benefits seem to be getting to subsidize public projects in other countries and uncontrolled immigration. I'm all for us leaving the EU and resuming war with France.
Cocaine Test Prompts Red Bull Removal In Germany
A 28 point deficit in the driver's championship seems like much more of a problem. Not to mention Ferrari now having more pace. And they can expect sales to increase, giving them more cash for R&D!
Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices
You are referring to the tachograph, and indeed most new tachograph systems now are digital.
Richard Stallman Warns About Non-Free Web Apps
My God that's weird. Interesting, but weird.
GPS Tracking Device Beats Radar Gun in Court
Bingo. Somebody mod this post up, as it is the only one with any correct information.