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Google launches Android OS 2.3 – on Samsung’s Nexus Sview story

http://www.itwire.com – Google has launched its second Nexus phone, based upon Samsung’s highly successful “Galaxy S” range of smartphones, through which it has also brought Android OS 2.3 to the world – likely months before other Android phones will get it. (IT news)

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Pre-natal mobile phone use leads to naughty kidsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Danish research has identified a potential link between mobile phone use by pregnant mums and their children, linking this to the development of behavioural problems. (IT news)

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Google Nexus S skips Australiaview story

http://www.itwire.com – This morning Google unveiled the Nexus S, the latest in its self-branded line-up of Android phones, and the first device globally to ship with the new 2.3 'Gingerbread' version of its operating system. The caveat? The search giant has no plans so far to launch the device in Australia. (IT news)

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TechBytes Episode 17: Chrome OS Imminent, Wikileaks Spreads to Mirrors, ‘Open’ Microsoftview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:46:36, 40.1 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (48.4 MB) Summary: Another ordinary episode with a lot of interesting topics and news TODAY’S show is a mixed bag of GNU/Linux, antiquated law, computer games, and Microsoft pretending to be “open”. OpenBytes will publish the show notes very soon. (General)

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Patent Monopolies Nothing to Do With Armed and Dangerous Men at Seaview story

http://techrights.org – Phones can be stolen, phone ideas cannot Summary: Patent infringement is not “theft” and not “piracy” either, even when developers are ripped off by the likes of Tandberg ABOUT a week ago we wrote about Tandberg and we are flattered to be cited by Patrick Anderson, who is in the patents business and plays somewhat of an apologist’s role for it in his post “Pi (General)

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It’s Not About Linux on the ‘Desktop’view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: As more desks are being emptied or vacated owing to portability, it is portable devices that GNU/Linux needs to target; software patents are Apple’s and Microsoft’s only viable response PHONES (featurephones or smartphones) are a growth area which is further complemented by mobile devices like tablets. (General)

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TechBytes Episode 16: Bribes for Reviews, GNU/Linux News, and Wikileaks Opinionsview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:18:53, 24.1 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (36.1 MB) Summary: Issues of the day are debated and treated as something gentle to end a Wikileaks-filled news week with TODAY’S show is the first show of this month. Rather than cover a lot of news we picked topics which we selected in advance all of for us to cover without preparation. (General)

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Links 30/11/2010: Zeitgeist in KDE, New Gnome Shell Coverage, RHEL 6.0 Benchmarksview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux A history of viruses on Linux We recently gave you a brief history of viruses on the Mac and as requested by a user we wanted to give you a history of viruses on Linux. (General)

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suburban taxi'sview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – i think with smart phones, there'll be a smart phone app where you hail a taxi with a click of a button, and taxi's near you can find you as you emit your location on GPS. (HowTos)

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TechBytes Episode 14: Software Patents in Phones, Android, and in Generalview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:53:45, 32.6 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (52.1 MB) Summary: This show concentrates on the smartphones market and in particular on how failing to compete based on technical merit alone, companies like Apple and Microsoft try to tax or ban their competition which is Linux based TODAY’S show finally touches the issue of software patents. (General)