HateBreeder writes "In a response [PDF warning] to a lawsuit regarding allegedly misleading advertising for the iPhone 3G, Apple says, in effect, that anyone who believes what the company says in its ads is a fool. William Gillis, a 70-year-old San Diego resident who alleges that Apple falsely advertised the iPhone 3G by calling it "twice as fast for half the price" compared with the original handset, brought the following response from apple: "Plaintiff's claims, and those of the purported class, are barred by the fact that the alleged deceptive statements were such that no reasonable person in Plaintiff's position could have reasonably relied on or misunderstood Apple's statements as claims of fact,". Read more here." top
HateBreeder writes "A group of researchers at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, have created WiPeer — a new Serverless p2p application. What's new about it, is that it creates Ad-Hoc networks: networks which are formed between two or more laptops equipped with WiFi without reliance on any access-point or other third party infrastructure. While the technology is not new, this is the first time it has been wrapped into an easily installable and configurable package. Maybe it's time to say goodbye to that wireless router? Read more here." top
HateBreeder writes "Has one of the most fundemental laws of physics just been broken? At least according to this company. The company, steorn, claims that it has developed a technology that produces "free energy". According to this article, the "discovery is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and allows the production of clean, free and constant energy." and "The energy isn't being converted from any other source such as the energy within the magnet. It's literally created. Once the technology operates it provides a constant stream of clean energy". Although this seems too good to be true, the company has issued a challenge to physicists, to rigorously test the technology so that it could be developed."