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Jobs Claimed He Would Destroy Android
2011-10-21 10:52:03

The Associated Press (AP) reports that Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography claims that Jobs said he would "destroy Android." According to the report, Jobs said he would destroy the Google smartphone operating system because "it's a stolen product." He said he would "spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank" to right this wrong. The news agency obtained an early copy of the Isaacson book, which is derived from many interviews Isaacson had with Jobs before he died on...

"Smart" Window Detects Changing Seasons
2011-09-28 11:20:02

South Korean scientists have developed a new "smart" window that switches from summer to winter mode. The window darkens when the outside temperature is hot and becomes transparent when it gets cold in order to help capture heat from the Sun. The researchers said their method allows for an instantaneous switch from opaque to a transparent window. "This type of light control system may provide a new option for saving on heating, cooling and lighting costs through managing the light...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.