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European Parliament Rejects ACTA

European Parliament Rejects ACTA

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which had been called “more dangerous than SOPA,” at one point had support from many governments around the world, including the U.S., the UK and Japan. For this, back in January, 22 European Union states, and the EU itself, signed the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty. But a strong public movement against ACTA, a law that can lead to severe restrictions on freedom and civil liberties on the Internet, raised the awareness of its dangers. After some governments decided not to ratify the agreement, members of the European Parliament finally rejected the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on Wednesday.

By On July 6, 2012 Respond
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Larry Ellison, Oracle’s Chief, Buys 98% Of Hawaiian Island

Larry Ellison, Oracle’s Chief, Buys 98% Of Hawaiian Island

Oracle’s chief, Larry Ellison, is a known name from Silicon Valley. He is one of the most notable traditional tech entrepreneurs and his net worth is currently estimated to be $36 billion. Ellison is now back in the news over the purchase of a Hawaiian Island from the notable billionaire, David Murdock.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Chinese Firm Plans To Build World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days

Chinese Firm Plans To Build World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days

Earlier this year, BROAD Sustainable Building (BSB), based in Hunan, successfully built a magnificent 30 storied hotel in 15 days (360 hours). Now that same Chinese construction company – BSB, a sister concern of Broad Group, has announced that they are planning to build the world’s tallest building in three months.

By On June 19, 2012 1 Response
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Online Pharmacy Pioneer Andrew Strempler Arrested In Florida

Online Pharmacy Pioneer Andrew Strempler Arrested In Florida

Thirty-eight year old Andrew Strempler, the founder of Mediplan Pharmacy, has been arrested on Wednesday in Florida on charges of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Total 3 charges have been filed against him. If the charges against Andrew Strempler are proved, then he might have to go to the federal prison for up to 20 years.

By On June 17, 2012 Respond
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Steve Jobs Memo And Apple 1 Computer Sold At Auction

Steve Jobs Memo And Apple 1 Computer Sold At Auction

The first product of Apple Inc, the Apple 1 computer, has been sold at an auction for £240,929 ($374,500). The auction price creates a new record for the collector’s item. A four-pages memo written by Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs has also been sold for $27,500.

By On June 16, 2012 Respond
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Removing Special iPad App, Apple Snatching Disabled People’s Voice

Removing Special iPad App, Apple Snatching Disabled People’s Voice

It’s true but pathetic that sometimes industrial battle snatches someone’s happiness and smile. If that battle snatches the voice of children, then that’s more pitiful. I never thought in my life that I had to cover such a news for our readers as well as for the whole world. There are many disabled people who have difficulty in speaking. They use different types of app or synthesizer to speak clearly. Maya, a four year old girl in New York has been using an iPad app called Speak for Yourself (SfY) to communicate with the outside world. Due to industrial battle regarding ‘Patent’ issue, Apple has removed this app from its iTunes store. So children like Maya and other people who use SfY will be unable to speak, if they can’t update the app.

By On June 15, 2012 Respond
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Galaxy SIII Owners Can Watch Olympics 2012 Live On Their Phones – FREE!

Galaxy SIII Owners Can Watch Olympics 2012 Live On Their Phones – FREE!

The Summer Olympics 2012 is just about one and a half month away and sports fans all over the world are already thinking about taking time off from work to enjoy the Olympics. These fans might be pleased to hear that they will soon be able to enjoy all of the Olympic action live on Samsung Galaxy SIII absolutely free.

By On June 12, 2012 Respond
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Dozens Of Workers Arrested After A Riot At Foxconn Plant In China

Dozens Of Workers Arrested After A Riot At Foxconn Plant In China

According to Taiwan-based news site Want China Times’ (WCT) report, a number of workers at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, China were arrested after a riot last Monday night. The incident allegedly began when the security guards attempted to stop a thief and the workers who had extreme anger against the guards interfered into the matter. The situation came under control instantly when local police came and arrested dozens of workers.

By On June 7, 2012 Respond
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Dead Cat Flying In Air As A Quadcopter

Dead Cat Flying In Air As A Quadcopter

We have seen a lot of quadcopters earlier. Till now, we haven’t seen any animal that turned into a quadcopter and fly. For the first time in history, a pet has turned into a helicopter and flies successfully!

By On June 7, 2012 Respond
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Spelling Official As ‘Offical’: Third Spelling Mistake By Mitt Romney Within A Week

Spelling Official As ‘Offical’: Third Spelling Mistake By Mitt Romney Within A Week

Mitt Romney is one of the most prominent figures aiming for the Presidential seat in U.S. right now. However, it would seem that Romney is not that good with keeping an impeccable image, something which becomes critically important during U.S. elections. Mr. Romney made a drastic mistake of spelling ‘America’ as ‘Amercia’ recently and now, he’s back with more spelling mistakes.

By On June 5, 2012 1 Response
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Japanese Dentist Designs Self-Stirring Whirlpool Pot

Japanese Dentist Designs Self-Stirring Whirlpool Pot

While we cook something, most of the time time we have to stir. To some people, stirring is a monotonous work. Based on that tedium work, a Japanese dentist Hideki Watanabe has invented a sculpted pot named Kuru-Kuru Nabe (Round and Round Pot) that will automatically stir its contents as they heat up. Seems like, this sculpted pot is specially made for the the world’s laziest chefs.

By On June 1, 2012 Respond
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Physicist Sketches Large Hadron Collider In Leonardo da Vinci Style

Physicist Sketches Large Hadron Collider In Leonardo da Vinci Style

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (in short Leonardo da Vinci), often described as the archetype of the renaissance, is remembered for his art. Dr. Sergio Cittolin who has worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) for more than 30 years as a research physicist has made several drawings of the Large Hadron Collider in the style of Leonardo da Vinci. Though Leonardo da Vinci didn’t invent the Large Hadron Collider, but if he had, his sketches may have looked like the image below.

By On May 28, 2012 Respond
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Scan QR Codes And Get Discounts On Shopping

Scan QR Codes And Get Discounts On Shopping

South Korean retailer Emart has come up with one of the most creative ideas to boost sales, using the sunlight and an innovative QR Code concept. Emart has placed 3D QR code sculptures throughout Seoul. By scanning the QR codes just between 12 and 1pm (perfect lunch time) each day, lucky consumers can get discounts at the store during those quiet shopping hours.

By On May 28, 2012 Respond
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Satellite Photos Reveal Income Inequality

Satellite Photos Reveal Income Inequality

Income inequality is existent in every nook and corner of the world. Analysts try to gauge ways to better measure it and understand it from its characteristics. Now, it has been found out that satellite photos from space can help us understand how different the per capita income of two regions is, when compared to each other.

By On May 27, 2012 Respond
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Survival Condo – Best Place In US To Survive Apocalypse

Survival Condo – Best Place In US To Survive Apocalypse

A survival condo is a facility that offers individual ownership of a residential unit within a superstructure that offers the highest level of physical protection, redundant infrastructure for power, water, air, and food; as well as “shared or common” facilities for extended off-grid survival. Inside the condo, everyone shares the responsibilities for group security, operation and maintenance of the facility, new daily functions for education, cross training, aquaponic farming, medical support, and as many other tasks as possible to create the highest quality of life for the “extended family” while operating in “survival mode”. A developer named Larry Hall has converted a former Atlas F missile silo into a Survival Condo in Kansas.

By On May 27, 2012 Respond
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