We've been hearing the rumours for weeks (months? years?), and the day has finally come. Amazon's phone is here. It's called the Fire Phone, and it's got some fancy new tricks.
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In light of the holiday season, what better time than now to remind ourselves to give thanks for all that we have. Although, in the case of any digital goods you've "purchased," maybe don't add those to the list quite yet. Because remember: You don't actually own any of it.
If you're an Aussie living in regional areas waiting to get some extra digital FTA TV action, TV Tonight is reporting that Prime will be launching 7Two tomorrow morning at 9am.
I knew there was a reason I didn't become a mathematician! Researchers in the US have discovered a new prime number (that's a number that can only be divided by itself and one, in case you forgot). It has a cool 13-million digits in it, and required the processing power of 75 laptops running XP to work out.
The number is way too long to write out, but can be notated as 2 to the power of 43,112,609 minus 1. Two seperate networks of computers have verified the number.
Even stranger than the fact people spend their time looking for Prime numbers is the fact that the researchers stand to win a $US100,000 prize from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for discovering a prime number with more than 10 million digits. I mean, why not, right? 100K for getting 75 computers to do some long division for you?
Actually now I'm wishing I was a mathematician. Damn.