Arik Hesseldahl

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Deposed Egyptian President Fined for Internet Shutdown

An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials the equivalent of $91 million on Saturday for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests in January, according to a Reuters report. It was the first court ruling to be made against Mubarak since he was ousted on February 11.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus