environment
Human Wee Could be the Future of Plant Growing

According to stats released by the eco-gardeners at the Rich Earth Institute, a large proportion of the energy used to treat waste water is blown on neutralising the nitrogen and phosphorous in human urine -- which happen to be two great nutrients for plant life. If only there was a way to collect wee and use it to fertilise crops without everyone getting so weirded out by it. Read More >>

gaming
Ouya's Going to Force All Games to Have Proper Trials

Score one for the consumer. Ouya's come out and said that all games that are compatible with the system will be forced to have free-to-play periods, which are basically demos, so you can try before you buy. No more coughing up good money only to find you've just bought absolute rubbish. Read More >>

blackberry
Some Poor US Businessmen are Being Made to Use BB10

RIM has started running private trials of its new BB10 hardware and software combo, picking up the bill to bribe some top US businesses to force their staff to use the new Blackberrys. Read More >>

apple vs samsung
December 6th Is Samsung's Next Judgment Day

Apple's bloodthirst has been put on hold for a few months; while the company is intent on banning eight patent-infringing Samsung phones from sale in the US, the actual hearing won't take place until December 6th. So you can still pick up that Galaxy S Showcase your niece has been begging for if you get that holiday shopping done early! Read More >>

apple vs samsung
Why the Apple v. Samsung Ruling May Not Hold Up

We sort of assumed that Friday's decision in the Apple vs Samsung trial wouldn't be the last we heard of the case. But Groklaw has gone through various quotes from the jurors and legal experts, and it looks like Samsung's going to have very strong grounds for appeal thanks to one wildly inconsistent jury. Read More >>

google
The List of Google's Paid Bloggers Is Way Less Fun Than We Wanted It to Be

Well, to be fair, any list of bloggers is going to be less fun than any expectation you could possibly have for it. (And your expectations for a blogger list better be pretty low to begin with.) But this list of who commented on the Oracle vs. Google trial, while also being paid by Google? Dud. Read More >>

twitter
Twitterati in Court to Support Paul Chambers' "Bomb" Joke Appeal

Today sees the unfortunately famous Paul Chambers attend the high court, to learn of the fate of his appeal for making that joke on Twitter. The joke about bombing Doncaster's Robin Hood airport. Read More >>

networks
Three Launching 4G Trial in the Thames Valley, From March

UK mobile network Three has announced plans to launch its own trial of a 4G network, with a test covering parts of the Thames Valley due to kick off next spring. Read More >>

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