Blog Focus on Space Shuttles, Apple Tablets, and Google Troubles in China
Blog Focus is Technorati's daily roundup of the top stories as told by the bloggers of the world. Each day a handful of posts, no matter how popular or nascent, will be selected by editors to portray a general unscientific reaction to discussion points around the 'Net.
• New Scientist — Space shuttle rockets: Free to a good home. Space shuttles themselves: a mere $28.8 million. BYOlaunch pad.
• Gadgetell — Hunter Clarke relates that Google's pulled the plug on two Android phones originally headed to China as part of their "China (Sons of) Beach(es)" campaign. It's great that Google's become such a solid world citizen and fights against intellectual tyranny and all that, but couldn't there be a more likely explanation than "do no corporate evil"?
• Ars Technica — The Chinese government certainly thinks so, according to Nate Anderson. If you want to know who China blames for the whole Google/China kerfuffle, load up google.cn and search for "usual stalking horses".
• Boy Genius Report — Your FDA-recommended daily dose of Apple rumors: iPhone OS 4.0 (due next week, no really!) will have multi-touch functionality, multitasking, and multi-more changes possibly on hold until the magical iTablet (current rumored name) (unless you like the iPad rumor) (or the iSlate one) arrives.