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SCC Final: Taiwan crowned champs

SC11The final results of the 2011 Student Cluster Competition (SCC11) in Seattle are in the books and can be revealed. Well, they should have been revealed last night, but a series of meetings, bad hotel Wi-Fi, and perhaps alcohol played a role in the delay. In upcoming articles, you’ll see more videos and analysis of the results, but for now, let me sketch out the big picture.
Dan Olds, 19 Nov 2011

Clegg orders fresh review of UK extradition treaty

Supporters of accused NASA hacker Gary McKinnon scored a small political victory after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg ordered a fresh review of the lopsided extradition treaty between the US and the UK.
Dan Goodin, 19 Nov 2011
Ten... noise-cancelling headphones

Ten... noise-cancelling headphones

Product Round-upBased on technology developed in the 1980s for airline crews, noise cancelling headphones are getting better every year. They are no longer luxury items but essential for frequent travellers, making journeys more tolerable.
Ian Calcutt, 19 Nov 2011

High Court: TVCatchup reproduces copyrighted films ... in buffers

An internet streaming company does reproduce "a substantial part" of films in "memory buffers" contained on its servers when it relays films to users of its service, the High Court has ruled.
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Nov 2011

Pickles plans curry colleges to halt Indian immigration

The conservative UK secretary of state for communities and local government, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles, has plans to build a “curry college” to teach unemployed British youth how to replace cooks formerly hired from the Indian sub-continent.
Iain Thomson, 19 Nov 2011
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Will Intel slay or flee fearsome Snapdragon Win 8 tab?

AnalysisIn the week that the microprocessor turns 40, its inventor Intel is besieged by ARM-based rivals in the biggest growth market for the chips: mobile devices.
Faultline, 19 Nov 2011
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Kindle Fire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos

Mr. Bezos,
Greg Knieriemen, 19 Nov 2011

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