Bill Belichick, team rested & ready – Boston Herald


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Bill Belichick, team rested & ready
Boston Herald
By Ian R. Rapoport / Patriots Notebook INDIANAPOLIS — The week of physical work is done, and the Patriots [team stats] will mostly rest today. They began putting in the game plan for the Giants last week, and coach Bill Belichick sounds like his team ...
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Cold snap spreads across Europe – BBC News


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Cold snap spreads across Europe
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More than 100 people have been killed by the cold in Ukraine. Temperatures plummeted as low as -27C in the capital Kiev. In parts of Poland temperatures have dropped to as low as -35C. The harsh conditions have also spread to Serbia and as far south as ...
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T-Mobile confirms Full Monty subscribers are capped at 1Mb/s, risqué plan becomes tame (updated: no speed caps)

Uh-oh. Looks like T-Mobile's Full Monty subscribers in the UK will be getting much less than they'd originally bargained for. T-Mo's British support unit recently confirmed that the carrier has capped speeds on its "all-in" unlimited plan at a rather dismal 1Mb/s -- in other words, this Full Monty act doesn't really go all the way. Perhaps T-Mobile representatives were too caught up in the moment at the launch event and merely forgot to reveal this little tidbit? Our Magic 8-Ball says, "Don't count on it." You'll find the confirmation tweet immortalized after the break.

Update: While it's immortalized below, the tweet's now been nixed and T-Mobile has added a fresh one, stating that it won't be capping mobile traffic speeds on the Full Monty Plan. Data addicts, breathe a sigh of relief.

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Konami net income up 77 percent year-over-year

We're still a couple of months away from the end of fiscal 2012, but the first 9 months of the confusingly offset financial season have treated Konami extremely well: The company reports a 77.3 percent year-over-year increase in net income over fiscal 2011, earning profits of ¥17.05 billion ($224 million) for the period.

Most of that, however, was pushed by Konami's social networking devision, which operates mobile/casual games in Japanese markets and posted revenues of $348 million, up from $127 million over the same period last year. The company's "consumer games" segment fell year-over-year, from $698 million in fiscal 2011 to $465 million in fiscal 2012. Konami has also adjusted its predictions for the end fiscal 2012, anticipating overall revenue at $3.38 billion and net income at $298 million.

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TF2 in 2012: ‘Meet the Pyro’ is coming, more secrets

Valve has finally put together its schedule of events for 2012, announcing the big things happening in Team Fortress 2 in the coming months. Most notably, Valve says its final character video, Meet the Pyro, will air in 2012 and it will feature "lots of blood pretty much all the way through."

The TF2 team is also working on a secret project that isn't a hat or a map, Valve reports. This leaves speculation open to new characters, a feature-length film, a live-action feature-length film, or a live-action feature-length film starring Brendan Gleeson, Jude Law and Emma Stone. These are the only options.

The Steam Workshop has a shiny new blog, and Valve says it plans to unveil another secret at the second annual Saxxy Awards. We're pretty sure this secret will be the announcement of the TF2 movie's sequel, starring Katherine Heigl as Brendan Gleeson and Brendan Fraser as everyone else.

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Google TV 3.2 update enhances HLS video streaming support, Plex update takes advantage

The Google TV update that rolled out to Sony units earlier this week (no word on the Revue, yet) brought tweaks to Chrome and support for Blu-ray 3D playback on the player, but that's not all. The bump to Android 3.2 also improved hooks for developers to access channel listings in their apps, enabled hardware acceleration and last but not least, improved support for HTTP Live Streaming. That last detail is particularly important to those streaming video from their PCs using Plex, since additional HLS tweaks were necessary to allow viewing of files transcoded from otherwise-Google TV unfriendly formats. Also supported as in the Plex update is selection of alternate audio streams, subtitles, more channels and a few other fixes. Check out a Google+ post from Les Vogel of the Google TV team for all the Honeycomb 3.2 (API Level 13) details you can stomach, the Plex blog for more info on its software, or just make sure you're running the latest updates and take a look around yourself.

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Republican Candidates Wrangle Over Nevada – New York Times


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Republican Candidates Wrangle Over Nevada
New York Times
LAS VEGAS — Images speak loudly in politics, and a day before the Nevada caucuses, Mitt Romney, accompanied by his new Secret Service detail, seemed to be auditioning for the White House, aiming all his criticism at its current occupant.
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Ron Paul says unemployment numbers don’t tell the whole truth – CBS News


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Ron Paul says unemployment numbers don't tell the whole truth
CBS News
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said the latest unemployment numbers don't tell the whole story. In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan Friday night, Paul also said the .2 percentage drop in unemployment is "not all that glamorous.
Jobs report dominates agenda for all but Ron PaulLos Angeles Times

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Russia Curbs Europe Gas Supplies – Wall Street Journal


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Russia Curbs Europe Gas Supplies
Wall Street Journal
By ALESSANDRO TORELLO And FRANCES ROBINSON BRUSSELS—Russian natural-gas supplies to Europe were curtailed for a third straight day Friday as particularly cold winter weather increased Russia's domestic demand. "There has been a decrease in gas ...
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