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August 6, 2009

LOTD for August 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 6:21 pm

The President of Microsoft’s Windows division tried to calm down fears of the critical Windows 7 bug:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/windows-president-tries-calm-fears-critical-windows-7-bug-459?source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2009-08-06

The Global Hawk UAV reached the 25,000 combat hour milestone:
http://www.asd-network.com/press_detail_B.asp?ID=22240&NID=284998

Russian subs are patrolling off the US East Coast:
http://www.asd-network.com/press_detail_B.asp?ID=22239&NID=284998

Japanese scientists have developed a powered robotic suit intended for people during heavy labor, rescue support at disaster sites, and for the disabled or elderly:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/05/exoskeleton_tokyo_street_trial/

The World Health Organization estimates that 2 billion people will get the swine flu by the end of this pandemic, 1/3 the people in the world:
http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/single.php?id=8457

Update on the plague that has hit a Chinese town:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iLFGFVYaEEFibpJ7MThpiQsgInWQD99SIDR00

The UK government is creating a £1 billion fund to invest in technology-based small businesses with high growth potential…that is a government-funded $1.7 billion investment in tech startups!
http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=404169&NewsAreaID=2

Morgan Stanley paid back the $10 billion it received in bailout funds. Between the repurchase of the warrants and the dividends paid on the preferred shares, the government made $1.27 billion–but there are critics that say the government should have made a bigger profit on the warrants like it did with Goldman Sachs or American Express:
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D99TER680.htm

Senate committee approved legislation to allow jamming systems to disrupt cell phone calls from prisoners:
http://urgentcomm.com/policy_and_law/news/senate-approves-jamming-20090805/

Iowa cell center is the first to be able to receive text messages directly into the 911 system:
http://urgentcomm.com/networks_and_systems/news/call-center-911-text-message-20090806/

Surprise emergency meeting has been called by the Canadian government–the televised meeting will have RIM, Nortel, and Ericsson testifying about what happened during the CDMA/LTE asset auction:
http://www.unstrung.com/document.asp?doc_id=180155&

Speculation is that Nortel might want to emerge from bankruptcy as a LTE patent company:
http://www.rethink-wireless.com/index.asp?article_id=1749

Many of the Texas towns that Clearwire picked as their next wave of markets *already* have mobile WiMAX service from another provider:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/wifiwimax/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219100055

T-Mobile launched their second Android-based phone:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/t-mobile-usa-launches-mytouch3g/2009-08-05

Reno carjacker returned the car keys to his victim because he couldn’t drive her manual transmission:
http://www.rgj.com/article/20090804/NEWS01/90804036

Pelican in an Idaho zoo swallowed a cell phone:
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12997464

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