By Roblimo from Slashdot's using-your-tablet-as-an-instrument-of-destruction department
Let's pretend for a moment that your name is Google. You want to have lots of developers working with your stuff. So you hold a Google Input|Output 2012
event. You have Sergey Brin showing off Google Glass
, but most of your show consists of talks with titles like Integrate Web Intents into Your Web Application Today
and What's New in Android?
... which is all great fun, but also a tad boring
. Luckily, somebody at Google piped up and said, "I know! We need Android-controlled fighting robots!" And they contacted the Stupid Fun Club
, and Lo! There were Android-controlled robots fighting on the show floor, and all was right with the world.Read Replies (0)
By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's courts-give-up-and-ban-everything department
New submitter busyqth writes "After the injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier in the week, A U.S. district court judge has now also granted an injunction against the sale of Google's flagship ICS phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Is Steve Jobs laughing in the great beyond? Is this the beginning of the end for Android?"
Two blows to Samsung in one week, and now the FTC is investigating Google for misuse of Motorola Mobility patents
in relation to RAND
standards.Read Replies (1)
By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's safety-first department
Lasrick writes "Yun Zhou writes about the end result of China's long reconsideration of nuclear power safety in the wake of Fukushima. Important details about the decision to adopt designs created in China, and incorporate Gen III in those designs."
The short version is that they won't be building more Generation II
reactors, opting instead to only build Generation III
reactors (which have passive safety systems). Instead of relying entirely on the AP1000, China is speeding up the design of their own Generation III reactors. Plans are still in place for 70GW by 2020, but that date will likely slip due to regulatory delays and the temporary construction moratorium.Read Replies (0)