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The code behind the mobile operating system, WebOS, is being released to open source software developers by Hewlett Packard.

2011-12-09

 Hewlett-Packard WebOS smartphone operating system open source
A Vietnamese man is in a stable condition in hospital after doctors removed a giant tumour which weighed far more than the rest of his body.

2012-01-06

 Vietnam tumour surgery incredible
Sometime next year, if all goes well, a retired jet engine will be mounted on a flatbed trailer and taken to a coal-fired power plant in Delhi. With the exhaust nozzle pointed at the sky, the engine will be placed near the smokestack and turned on.
US authorities have warned parents that posting infected lollipops to other families who want their children to get chickenpox is against the law.

2011-11-10

 chickenpox lollipop disease infection inoculation vaccination
Contagious yawning may show the closeness of your relationships rather than your tiredness, say scientists.

2011-12-08

 yawn brain empathy family friendship contagious social behaviour
Designed to compete with DropBox and other cloud-based file sharing services, Share allows a subscriber to share files with an unlimited number of personal contacts. Users can comment on files in real time while they are being shared, adding a social networking dimension to filesharing. Share has been built on Amazon’s EC2 and S3 services, according to GigaOm, which allows files to be cached in the cloud until the recipient has retrieved...

2012-01-06

 BitTorrent torrent sharing distributed storage
Wikipedia has suspended at least 10 accounts linked to the public relations firm Bell Pottinger as it investigates allegations of content manipulation.

2011-12-08

 lobbying censorship manipulation Wikipedia business Wikipedia
Sri Lanka has strongly denounced a report in a UK newspaper which said a leading lobbying company wrote a speech on behalf of the president.

2011-12-06

 Sri Lanka lobbying ghost-writing United Nations speech

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