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Tevez could remain with Man City

Carlos Tevez says he could stay at Manchester City if he can find a solution to his family issues.

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  • Stoobalou writes with this excerpt from thinq.co.uk: “Spotify has made a surprise announcement, and while it’s still not the long-awaited US launch, it will be making a splash over the pond: the streaming music service is morphing into an iTunes competitor. In what is a clear attempt at rattling Apple’s cage, Spotify has unveiled a pair of major new features: the ability to synchronise Spotify playlists with iPods, and the option to buy MP3 files (more…)

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  • Luton replace Money with Brabin

    Luton Town manager Richard Money leaves the club by mutual consent and is replaced by assistant boss Gary Brabin.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Ad Misleads With Fake Interviews

    unassimilatible writes “A Samsung ad campaign for the latest Galaxy Tab is misleading, to say the least. Actors pretending to be real people in fake interviews in a fake magazine misquoting a bad first-gen Galaxy tab review, are exposed — by the actual review writer. Netizens ‘are having fun pointing out other curious things about the interviews, such as the fact that “leading New York real-estate CEO Joseph Kolinski” raves about the 8.9-inch (more…)

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  • Murray happy with Paris surface

    Third seed Andy Murray says he is looking forward to playing on the quick-looking surface of the Paris Masters when he takes on David Nalbandian in round two on Wednesday.

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  • Saving Lives On the Battlefield With Green Tech

    Harperdog writes “This article describes the efforts by some in the Pentagon to save lives by using renewable energy in the battlefield. ‘Seventy percent of all convoys carried liquid fossil fuels, and attacks on convoys … account for about half of all the casualties. Generators consumed more of the fuel brought in than did combat vehicles and air support.’ It’s a good description of energy efficient projects already happening in Iraq. ‘… the (more…)

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  • GMGruman writes “In September, Symbian 3 was Nokia’s latest great hope for becoming relevant in the modern smartphone market. Now comes word that the Symbian Foundation is shutting down, ending the Symbian 3 and Symbian 4 efforts. Nokia is now banking on MeeGo, a collaboration with Intel whose release date — and fit to smartphones — is highly uncertain. InfoWorld’s Ted Samson thinks that it’s time for Nokia to swallow its pride and stop (more…)

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  • gotfork writes “Several years ago I injured my wrists while typing at a poorly set up desk. I am now greatly recovered, and can work at a desktop computer for several hours each day as long as I wear wrist braces. I have avoided using laptops in the past because both TrackPoint-style pointing sticks and touchpads create a lot of strain on my wrists, but I’m ready to give it another shot. Is my best option a stylus-based convertible tablet/laptop (such (more…)

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  • O’Sullivan wins with cheeky 147

    Ronnie O’Sullivan hits a remarkable maximum 147 break in beating Mark King 3-0 in the third round of the World Open in Glasgow.

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  • bgweber writes “There’s been a lot of discussion about whether games should adapt to the skills of players. However, most current techniques limit adaptation to parameter adjustment. But if the parameter adaptation is applied to procedural content generation, then new levels can be generated on-line in response to a player’s skill. In this adaptation of Infinite Mario (with source [.JAR]), new levels are generated based on the performance of the player. (more…)

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