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Nokia to Cut 4,000 Jobs, Move Another 3,000 and Symbian to Accenture

posted Sunday May 1, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Nokia to Cut 4,000 Jobs, Move Another 3,000 and Symbian to Accenture

Nokia has been making some changes lately. Among many, the two big things were that they were going to partner up with Microsoft and WinPho 7 and that they were going to stray away from Qt, which is the framework for Symbian and MeeGo. Well, this week we saw a large push towards doing away with the latter as the company announced it's transferring its Symbian development over to consulting and outsourcing company Accenture, who will now be taking over responsibility for the project.

Along with that, Nokia said that Symbian's team of 3,000 developers will keep their jobs, working under the new Accenture name. Sadly, CEO Stephen Elop's statement that there will be job cuts is holding true.

For more on that, click the break.

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Sirius XM Satellite 2.0, Now with DVR?

posted Sunday May 1, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Sirius XM Satellite 2.0, Now with DVR?

Sirius XM 2.0: A bigger, better music experience with 60% more satellite per satellite. That sounds cool, right? Well, then this news should sound even better. We have received word from a few sources that we should see Sirius XM Satellite 2.0 this fall, and the service will sport larger storage space on portable units, a DVR-like recording ability and some sort of on-demand features.

Right now due to licensing, as awful as it is, you can't record your favorite song or content, so if you miss out on your favorite programming due to whatever reasons, it's QQ for you. However, with the talk of an on-demand service, your problem may be solved. Various sports, talk radio, comedy and even music performances would be available for you to select from.

Want to learn more? We got the scoop after the break.

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Nintendo to Show Off its Better Wii at E3

posted Sunday May 1, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Nintendo to Show Off its Better Wii at E3

Regardless if Nintendo thinks they rocked the 3DS sales or if analysts seem to disagree, all we know is that we love the one we have. Unfortunately, because of the disaster in Japan, among other things, Nintendo seems to project their profits to fall short of spectacular and only end up flat this year.

How will Nintendo recover? Details are after the break.

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Chrysler and Beats by Dre Team Up to Bring Beats Audio to Cars

posted Sunday May 1, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Chrysler and Beats by Dre Team Up to Bring Beats Audio to Cars

HP and the Beats by Dre audio technology has been a match made in heaven so far. Crisp, clear, 24-bit sound inside HP laptops and even inside the next line of webOS devices. Well, now Chrysler seems to also agree that they need some of the magical powers of Dr. Dre himself. Chrysler and Beats by Dre announced they are bringing pristine audio goodness to cars for the first time.

For more, follow after the break.

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A Dangerous Cow for Convicts

posted Wednesday Apr 20, 2011 by Scott Ertz

We all know that prison life is dangerous but even more so for one Alberta, Canada man. He was working on the farm that is part of the Bowden Institution property when he was "aggressed" by an "aggressive and dangerous" cow. That's right, cow. That's not the end of it, either. The man, Roland Johnson, is suing the Canadian Attorney-General for $500,000 because of the cow attack.

The claims do go on to be a little more valid. For example, it took 2 months before he finally received X-rays to determine if there was truly a problem. Also, he was harassed by prison staff for not finishing his employment requirements. He also lost privileges related to his "faking his injuries."

Still, though. Dude, you were attacked by a rogue cow. How do you think you're going to survive in the hole now? You should be glad that you were only attacked by a cow and not your cellmate that night. If you were in a US prison, you would have already gotten a human flu shot from a guy named Molly. Just sayin'.

Want to see just how dangerous cows can be? Hit the break for a wonderful video.

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Candles Being Recalled Because They Can Cause Fires

posted Wednesday Apr 20, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Candles Being Recalled Because They Can Cause Fires

I almost did a spit-take when I read this one. A recall has been issued for over 7 million candles because of a risk that the cup that holds the candle could catch fire.

The brands Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light were sold at Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods and other stores between July '09 and February of this year. They were produced in a wide range of different scents, shapes and designs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has said that the candles could burn and ignite the cup, which, mind you, is plastic. So far, no injuries, burned houses or scorched ants have been reported.

A plastic cup holding a candle could melt? Where was the quality check on this? Better yet, how come this idea didn't get nixed when it was put up on the whiteboard in the design meeting? "Hey, Bill, I've got a great idea to cut costs on these candles. We'll use the same plastic we wrap the candles in and make cups out of it to hold the candle! It's brilliant!"

Hopefully the designer will get fired... and beaten. Also, I'd like to point out that the Halloween series of this candle features a skull and crossbones.

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