Lots of news about new smartphones and problems with existing ones for one major player. Plus your chance to have your own version of Doc Brown’s DeLorean may not be that far away. All this and more!
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- Blackberry outage may be worth $100 to you in apps
- Motorola is back with the RAZR…Droid RAZR that is. First phone to download HD Netflix movies
- iOS5 and iPhone 4S are here
- iCloud underwhelming (no iWork syncing to desktop; seems like MobileMe; photostream not that thrilling)
- Twitter accounts up 3 fold with iOS
- Want a new DeLorean? You can get one and its electric. Not 1.21 gigawatts though.
This Week in Nerd History:
- Oct 17, 1781 – American Revolutionary War: British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
- Oct 17, 1814 – London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine.
- Oct 18, 1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.
- Oct 20, 1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.