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Apple’s logo of an Apple
with a bite taken out of it is one of the most easily recognized logos
in the world. Most of us see it and just think about technology, but it
might surprise you to learn that Orthodox Christians in Russia see the
symbol and think about ‘sin’.
The bitten Apple logo is a bit too close to the story of Adam and Eve
for their taste. A translation of a news report in Russia suggests that
some have even covered up the Apple trademark with a cross whenever they see it in the country.
point of view is that it represents the apple that allegedly fell and
hit Sir Isaac Newton on the head and lead to the discovery of gravity.
The Soviet Church doesn’t care. They may even be thinking about passing
anti-Blasphemy laws which could force Apple to change its logo in the
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If you have been saving your money and were looking forward to paying $10,000 for a 55″ OLED TV from Samsung or LG, we have some bad news.
Both companies will most likely not ship their televisions in 2012.
According to market researchers, it is hard to mass-produce those panels
with acceptable yields (meaning the ratio vs. good and defective
units). TV manufacturers are usually able to work the issues out, and the high price of the 55″ OLED TV sets takes this into account for the most part.
both LG and Samsung have to reach yields that they are comfortable
with. It won’t happen in 2012 and it’s not clear when it would happen in
2013. We will have to wait and see.
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With the arrival of Windows 8, the PC industry
is using the excuse to flood the market with tons of new options. Take
Acer’s new lineup of low-end desktops for the casual user. They are a
These ME micro towers have an Intel Core i5
or I7, 2TB HDDs and up to 16GB of RAM. The chassis comes with a recess
desk on top with a USB port for easy charging of your smartphone.
You can also pick up an XC desktop, which is a space-saving unit that features an Intel Core i3, a 1TB HDD and up to 6GB of RAM.
good? Prices for the ME begin at $700, while the cheaper XCs will set
you back just $400. Not the most powerful options we’ve seen, but hey,
Windows 8 made this happen.
We still aren’t sure if Rockstar’s Grand Theft
Auto 5 will see a release before March 2013, but if you can’t wait and
need a fix, Rockstar has launched the official Grand Theft Auto 5
Right now, there isn’t much going on on the page, but updates about the
game’s status, screenshots, announcements and the like will be there
before you know it. In other news, it looks like Game Informer
magazine will be revealing more about Grand Theft Auto 5 in their next
issue, so they are speculating that Rockstar could be close to finishing
We will keep our eyes open for more news and let you know what we learn.
Lytro manufactures of the very unique Lytro light-field future focus
camera, has this week announced that they will be rolling out new
features to the camera including 3D display support and a 3D parallax
The new parrallax-based effect update will be rolling out the Lytro camera by the end of the year, watch the video after the jump to see the Lytro 3D parrallax-based effect in action.
though the effects are still in the early stages of development the 3D
effects are still impressive, and will be rolled out via a software
update, to Lytro camera owners.
well as announcing the additional new features rolling out later this
year, Lytro has also announced that their cameras have now a
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