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Samsung investigates ′exploding′ Galaxy S III

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.smh.com.au

A Dublin-based consumer posted comments and photos on a website on Wednesday, saying his Galaxy phone "exploded" while mounted on his car dashboard. He wrote that while he was driving, "suddenly a white flame, sparks and a bang came out of the phone."

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Spotify Muscles Into Internet Radio, Makes Pandora Look Small

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

Spotify might lack Pandora’s deep experience in online radio, but it offers listeners fully 16 times more songs to choose from. That’s a discrepency of 15 million songs, which will be tricky for Pandora to explain away.

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Judge throws out entire Apple/Motorola case

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Technology

From arstechnica.com

Noting that dismissals without prejudice allow suits to be refiled, Posner made it clear that this one would be dismissed with prejudice. "It would be ridiculous to dismiss a suit for failure to prove damages and allow the plaintiff [Apple] to refile the suit so that he could have a second chance to prove damages.

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Iran Nuclear Facilities ′Under Massive Cyber Attack′

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: World

From www.techweekeurope.co.uk

Iran believes its nuclear facilities have been hit with a “massive cyber attack” again, claiming the UK, US and Israel were behind it, according to a Reuters report. Iran’s intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi said adequate security procedures were in place, however.

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Facebook App Center: Hands-On With Your Portal to Next Year′s FarmVille

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

The App Center, which Facebook first announced back in May, features 600 mobile and web apps that each connect to Facebook. And while it might seem that Facebook is looking to take on Apple’s App Store and Google Play with App Center, that isn’t currently the case.

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The Real Job Creators: Consumers

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.forbes.com

If you don’t have more customers, you won’t hire more workers. If the demand for goods and services stays where it is today and we only cut industry taxes and regulations, there is absolutely no reason to think that firms would expand employment.

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Hillary Clinton: Head of State

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.foreignpolicy.com

Grand sweeping deals that change the world with the stroke of a fountain pen are in short supply these days. It has been 40 years since Henry Kissinger secretly flew into Beijing to open talks with the Chinese, and besides, as Clinton herself noted recently, can you imagine Kissinger today getting away with covertly leaving Pakistan for China and simply disappearing from the public radar for two days? It′s just not possible in the age of Twitter.

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Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.reuters.com

Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action. Known in the cyber security industry as "active defense" or "strike-back" technology, the reprisals range from modest steps to distract and delay a hacker to more controversial measures.

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Bath Salts: Deep in the Heart of America′s New Drug Nightmare

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.spin.com

About two years ago, bath salts — a lab-brewed drug that unpredictably mimics a freakish combination of coke, meth, and Ecstasy — suddenly popped into public consciousness with a rat-tat-tat of reports from emergency rooms and law-enforcement officials that sounded like the stuff of a D.

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3-D Copying Makes Michelangelos of the Masses - Bloomberg

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Art

From www.bloomberg.com

On Thingiverse, you can also find data maps for around three dozen sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Unlike Wenman’s one-man amateur venture, these scans are the result of an official collaboration between MakerBot Industries LLC and the Met.

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Does Obama Know Why the Public Sector Isn’t ’Doing Fine’?

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.bloomberg.com

Obama is right that it’s a problem that states and cities can’t afford to expand or retain their workforces. If the president wants to know why state and local governments can’t afford to hire, he could start by asking his own supporters in public employee unions.

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The Sublime Horrors of Ridley Scott

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Entertainment

From www.nybooks.com

But what is this genre? Call it the speculative science fiction epic willing to flirt with cosmic pessimism; the eternally recurring saga of the space voyage toward our point of origin or ultimate destiny (they generally turn out to be pretty much identical); the drama of metamorphosis in which animals become human and humans become machines; the proleptic chronicle of a future depicted as so endangered it may not even come to pass, and so unappealing we might well wish it wouldn’t.

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Video: Army′s Cupcake Tank Fires Desserts

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

When a tank is made of 5,000 chocolate cupcakes, the only logical ordnance to fire is more cupcake. And so it was that the U.S. Army watched in the Pentagon′s courtyard as its newest confectionary delivery system shot cupcakes 20 feet into the air.

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What You Really Don′t Know About Recovery

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Health

From www.thefix.com

“Once an addict, always an addict.” This statement resonates with people in 12-step recovery, where the problem is generally experienced as a chronic, relapsing disorder. However, research that follows heavy drinkers and drug users over time finds that a majority of people who, at some point, met the criteria used to define addiction no longer do so later in life—and that most have recovered without attending meetings or treatment.

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