We Want The Source Code

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The legal battles between Apple and Samsung just won’t stop. The battle between the two largest tech innovators has crossed continents and oceans even to land in an Australian courtroom. It has been reported that Samsung has recently requested to see Apple’s source code for the iPhone 4S firmware.

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The Nearly Silent Eco Whisper Wind Turbine

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There’s some big green energy news from down under: the Eco Whisper Turbine is up and running. Renewable Energy Solutions Australia, or RESA, out of Brisbane recently unveiled the Eco Whisper, which is said to be the world’s quietest wind turbine. This energy solution is smaller than the traditional three-blade model; it is about half the size both in height and in blade diameter.

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Silver solar panels getting patched onto Australian military personnel

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Let’s say you are out “peace-keeping” in somewhere like Afghanistan. You’re baking their under the hot desert sun and your tactical tablet device is running out of juice. That’s probably more common than we think when it comes to today’s military efforts, but the Australian National University (ANU) has come up with a relatively straightforward solution: solar panels on vests.

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Australian lawsuit leads to Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 being pulled from store shelves

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Can’t we all just get along? The legal battle between Seoul and Cupertino is continuing to heat up, this time taking the combat down under. Because of the current patent dispute launched by Apple, Samsung has agreed to halt sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia until further notice. After going through a hearing in an Australian federal court, Samsung agreed to stop advertising the Android tablet and it will not sell the device until it gets a go-ahead from the courts that the disputes have been resolved. So, Samsung is the loser here, right?

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Touch typing on tablet devices with LiquidKeyboard

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I’m very much partial to physical keyboards. Maybe it has to do with the tactile feedback. Maybe it has to do with the ability to “feel” between the different keys for added accuracy. With the creation of the “LiquidKeyboard,” these concerns may soon be overcome on tablets.

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Aussies get Pioneer DreamBook ePad L11 Windows 7 tablet next month

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The tablet market is really heating up. Just about everyone is making an “iPad killer” these days and the latest to join the fray is the Pioneer DreamBook ePad L11. I’m more familiar with Pioneer’s audio products, but it looks like they’re expanding their portfolio into the touchscreen handheld realm too.

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