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April 8, 2009

LOTD for April 8

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 8:57 pm

Plug-in hybrid SUV that can get 100 miles per gallon was announced today:

Smart bandage alerts doctors to changes in the wound-healing process without needing an extensive check-up appointment:

Hackers have broken into the US electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system. It is believed this is the work of Russian and Chinese spies:

The Pentagon has had to spend $100 million over the past 6 months on cyber defense:

Seismologists say that predicting earthquakes is still not possible, even though an Italian technician predicted the earthquake that hit Italy yesterday:

The Australian government will spend $43 billion for their national broadband network:,25197,25306413-601,00.html

Nokia is interested in buying the attractive parts of Nortel, including its profitable carrier network and its R&D division. I know some of the key people in the R&D group mentioned in the article (one even gets the e-mail version of this LOTD)…I hope that everything is going well for them:

Bill was introduced to crack down on text message spam:
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Google released improvements for GMail for the iPhone and Android phones:

22% of US teens wanted to buy an iPhone 6 months ago and 16% want to buy an iPhone now…though only 8% of teens actually owns an iPhone. The survey of well-to-do adults break found that 37% want to buy a BlackBerry over the next 6 months, 30% want an iPhone, and only 4% want a Palm. Only 1% of adults surveyed want to switch to Sprint, which is a problem for the Palm Pre that is only for Sprint:

Two New Jersey men were caught staging a UFO hoax and were sentenced to a $250 fine and 50 hours of community service:


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