The Case For a Safer Smartphone
Another method would be to require two-handed dexterity tests that can't be done while driving.
I'm pretty sure this would be in violation of some anti-discrimination laws. Not everyone even has 2 hands, after all.
South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago
Now, if a magistrate signed off on throwing her in jail for not returning a videotape 9 years ago, then there's something very wrong - the magistrates are there to filter out exactly this sort of BS from wasting the court's time.
It's likely there was no magistrate involved today. The warrant she was arrested for was issued years ago, the police only now caught up to her and are acting on it. Warrants don't expire (apparently), so it's good enough to have her arrested and held. They don't need to ask a magistrate to hold someone with an active warrant.
Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business
2nd VAIO here, currently shopping for my 3rd but this news has given me pause. Sad day.
Top US Lobbyist Wants Broadband Data Caps
I suppose if I bought stock I get to vote, but I'm not a millionaire so my vote counts for less.
So, exactly like with the government then.
Sony Reveals the Next Generation Portable Console
No UMD, but it does use something that looks like an SD Card for games, so no, you are not limited to downloads, you can buy, resell, loan, etc. your games physically.
Survey Says Most iPhone Users Love AT&T
Yep. And it gets better. The author of the report the CNN Money article is based on, Carl Howe, seems to have a conflict of interests that is not revealed unless you do some digging. A conflict to the point that I would consider his entire report suspect (at best.)
Mr Howe's blog had an entry that denied that the iPhone 4 had an antenna issue just two days before Apple finally came clean. From it I quote "I haven’t found anyone here at Yankee Group who has reproduced the death grip problem with our iPhone 4s." Considering how easy it is to reproduce the problem, they're either clueless, in denial, or trying to warp reality to cover up the problem.
Oh, and his own personal website has a "Made on a Mac" logo at the bottom. I think it's clear there is a certain degree of bias with this guy, and therefore, the Yankee Group as a whole.
California Wants To Put E-Ads On License Plates
Cars have their VIN stamped in the body in multiple places.
Apple Announces iPhone 4
Looks to only be over wifi. AT&T's network couldn't handle the data.
ARM-Powered Linux Laptops Unveiled At Computex
That was my very first thought when I read "ARM powered laptop." It's time RISC OS was brought kicking and screaming in to the 21st century!