Welcome to our first Edition of Stories You Need To Know. So what is going on this morning in the Tech World, today we are looking at three particular stories that caught our interest.
iPad Mini Rumors Resurface
According to Bloomberg Apple is planning on launching a mini version of the iPad which will sport either a 7-inch or 8-inch display and at a cheaper price. The new mini iPad will probably have a price closer to Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and Amazon’s Kindle Fire, both of which have 7-inch screens and cost $199.
CERN Discovers New Particle Consistent With Higgs Boson
Big news today by the way of Science, according to scientist at CERN, during a press conference they revealed the results of a long search of the mysterious Higgs boson. The Higgs boson has been rumored for a long time to be the subatomic particle that give the Universe its shape and size.
CERN confirmed the findings with 99.999% accuracy but the scientist claim they will still a little bit more time to make sure the newly found particle is definitely the Higgs boson.
ACTA Rejected in European Parliament
Today the European Parliament voted with a 478 to 39 vote against ACTA the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Back in October of last year the United States applauded the deal and even went on to signing the agreement arguing that ACTA does not change US law but instead maintains the status quo.
“As with many of the challenges we face in today’s global economy, no government can single-handedly eliminate the problem of global counterfeiting and piracy. Signing this agreement is therefore an act of shared leadership and determination in the international fight against intellectual property theft,” said Mariam Sapiro, deputy United States trade representative.
This agreement which is more dangerous than SOPA had many supporters at one point around the world but a strong public movement against the agreement caught the attention of lawmakers and has been put to rest altogether.
- key specs
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- Form factorTablet
- Operating systemiOS (6)
- Screen size7.9 inches
- Storage typeInternal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery lifeUp to 10 hours
- Dimensions7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 in
- Weight0.68 lb
- ReleasedNovember 2, 2012