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IBM begs Britain's new top cops: C'mon, set up pre-crime units

England and Wales residents will soon be able to vote in their own local cop chiefs. Police officers in 41 forces across the UK are set to come under the direction of the new officials - elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs) - from next week. And it seems IBM wants to have a word on how the new brooms plan to do their jobs.
Gavin Clarke, 11 Nov 2012
The Beatles' Yellow Submarine

Submarine cable outage hits Kiwi internet

An 'catastrophic failure' of the Southern Cross Cable, a network of cables linking Australia to New Zealand, the USA and other south pacific nations, has re-ignited pressure on the New Zealand government to support investment in international cable capacity.
Natalie Apostolou, 11 Nov 2012

Apple, HTC kiss and make up

A small island of good sense has popped up in the tumultuous ocean of smartphone patents: Apple and HTC have quit their legal battles for now.
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Nov 2012


File this one under “pending”: a group of African students has shown a hydrogen-powered generator at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos that uses urine as its fuel source.
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Nov 2012

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