Tech News Today 302

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Episode 302


Tech News Today 302: A Box of Memories

Samsung Galaxy Tab banned in Europe, Nokia bows out of US, Will BlackBerry turn over rioters info to gov't? and more.

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  • As Riots Spread In London, RIM Will ‘Assist Police’. PS3 Also Playing Role?
  • Police use Flickr to identify London riot suspects
    • UK_Blackberry posted "We feel for those impacted by the riots in London. We have engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can." Patrick Spence, managing director, global sales and regional marketing confirmed to PaidContent
    • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), police can apply for details of a customer's phone records, including their location, details of calls made and received, and internet activity.
    • MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, made a call for RIM to shut down BBM
    • The Metropolitan Police’s Flickr photo stream includes some of the people it believes have been involved in the riots, asking people to help identify suspects.

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  • Tecmo Koei Champion Jockey looks ridiculous
    • Say hello to "Champion Jockey" and like modern games it uses motion control. The game allows you to be a jockey! If you needed to know how to be a jockey, you can watch this video.

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