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August 12, 2009

LOTD for August 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:17 pm

UAV company in Florida demonstrated its point-and-toss UAV that is thrown like a paper airplane and costs only $25k. It is being marketed as a surveillance and reconnaissance tool for soldiers or police to get situational awareness by seeing around a building or over a ridge:
http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/single.php?id=8499

The world’s population is projected to reach 7 billion people soon:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/12/world.population/

Human testing has begun in the US for the swine flu vaccine:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bal-md.flu11aug11,0,68784.story

The Chevy Volt may get 230 miles per gallon in city driving–the Volt could really be an important car for GM if it can become a huge seller and lead to a line of plug-in cars:
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/aug/12/gm-charged-tests-show-volt-may-get-230-mpg/?uniontrib

Even though the general job market in the US has been losing jobs each quarter, tech jobs had a 12,900 increase in jobs in July:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/12/computer_jobs_increase/

A group of Chinese women went to South Korea for plastic surgery and had problems when they tried to return to China because their faces did not match their passport photos:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6016153/Chinese-women-confuse-immigration-officers-after-cosmetic-surgery.html

Clearwire says that they will have at least 25 markets with mobile WiMAX service by the end of this year:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/clearwire-reports-second-quarter-2009-results?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Study found that Verizon may not get many people to switch to them after they get the Palm Pre and that some current Verizon customers may be looking to switch to AT&T for the iPhone. The article includes a mention of how UBS downgraded RIM’s stock because they believe that the iPhone is coming to Verizon:
http://www.cedmagazine.com/News-Verizon-pre-churners-Palm-iPhone-081209.aspx

Smartphone downloads from app stores are expected to reach $6.67 billion per year by 2014:
http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/app-store-downloads-forecasted-reach-6-7b-2014/2009-08-12

Yawning in court resulted in a 6-month jail sentence in Chicago! Witnesses disagree whether or not the yawn was “outrageous”, but the man has already been in jail 21 days:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32383292/ns/us_news-weird_news/

Florida man claims that the child porn on his computer was downloaded by his cat:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/deadlineusa/2009/aug/07/cat-download-child-pornography

Man was convicted of groping Minnie Mouse:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,538930,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a4:g4:r5:c0.000000:b0:z5

Woman fell in love with a theme park ride when she was 13, and now she is 33 and saying that she will marry the ride:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2570910/Amy-Wolfe-has-fallen-in-love-with-fairground-ride.html?OTC-RSSATTR=News

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