Posts Tagged ‘Reuters’

3500 more years of horses

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Interesting article from Reuters: “Saudi Arabia discovers 9,000 year-old civilization.”

Saudi Arabia is excavating a new archeological site that will show horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian peninsula, the country’s antiquities expert said Wednesday.

The conventional wisdom is that horses were domesticated 5,500 years ago in Central Asia.

Prototype iPad 2

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Not to be too much Apple, but apparently one of their execs made a little mistake this week.

He (or she) brought a prototype iPad 2 … to a room full of reporters.

Check out: “Unreleased Apple iPad spotted at news event“.

Key quote:

A Reuters eyewitness saw what appeared to be a working model of the next iPad with a front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass screen at a press conference to mark the debut of News Corp’s Daily online paper in New York on Wednesday.

A source with knowledge of the device confirmed its existence, adding that the final release model could have other features. News Corp and Apple declined to comment.

The next version of Apple’s popular tablet computer is expected to be announced in the next few months.

So was this a shrewd plan, or a total goof?