The Byte - Google buy approved, robots play hockey, HDDs soar, Sony’s Smart Socket
The Byte, Feb. 14, 2012 The European Commission and US Department of Justice approved Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Hard disk drive prices will remain unusually high until 2014 due to flooding in Thailand. A humanoid robot named Jennifer shoots and scores on the ice. Sony Smart Sockets can control power consumption by appliance, user or power source.