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  • The Patent Mafia and What You Can Do To Break It Up
    By on May 8, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    colinneagle sends this quote from an article about the ever-growing patent racket in the tech industry:
    “The lawsuits are raging all across the tech world. Oracle sues Google, Yahoo sues Facebook, they counter-sue. Others threaten, others buy more patents and the circle goes round and round. Don’t be fooled by the lawsuits between these tech titans though. The real cost that the patent mafia extracts from the tech world is on the smaller (more…)

  • VIDEO: Cockroft thrilled to break record
    By on May 8, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft becomes the first athlete to break a world record in the Olympic Stadium in London.


  • Woods to take ‘indefinite’ break from golf
    By on December 10, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    World number one Tiger Woods says he is taking an indefinite break from golf, after publicly admitting his ‘infidelity’ for the first time.


  • Top 10 Fights to Break an MMA Fighter (Videos)
    By on October 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The hardest part for a fighter is knowing when to say they are finished. Instead, it happens in the ring when they receive a bad beating from their opponent.Here, in chronological order, are the most notorious breaking points in MMA history


  • First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality
    By on August 23, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rik van der Kroon writes “Major Dutch cable provider UPC has introduced a new network management system which, from noon to midnight, for certain services and providers, caps users’ bandwidth at 1/3rd of their nominal bandwidth (Google translation; Dutch original here). After the consumer front for cable providers in The Netherlands received many complaints about network problems and slow speeds, UPC decided to take this as an excuse to introduce (more…)

  • Phelps pips Cavic to break record
    By on August 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Michael Phelps storms to victory against rival Milorad Cavic in the 100m butterfly at the World Championships in Rome.


  • Hendry behind despite 147 break
    By on April 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Seven-time champion Stephen Hendry trails Shaun Murphy 9-7 after the quarter-final second session despite hitting a 147 break.