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Pirate Bay has announced plans to Danish ISP Tele2 over their court ordered block of their web site that began in February.   Pirate Bay set up a sister site with trackers called The Jesper Bay to prove just how ineffectual the block was, and as a result the block was more or less an exercise in futility.“The court case was initiated by the IFPI - the infamous anti-piracy organization that represents the recording industry.  The IFPI later tried to use the “landmark decision” to force Swedish ISPs to do the same, but failed.  In fact, it seems that filtering traffic to The Pirate Bay is actually illegal according to European law.”Pirate Bay claims that if they win damages from the case, they... Read more...
Kingston Technology Releases 800MHz FB-DIMMs Next Generation High-Speed Server Memory Technology Ready for Multiple Platforms Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is releasing a family of 800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered dual-inline memory modules (FB-DIMMs) designed for systems using Intel's Seaburg S5400 chipset. Launching first with its industry-standard ValueRAM modules, Kingston® 800MHz FB-DIMMs are shipping in capacities ranging from 512MB to 4GB. "Today's dual XEON systems using the new 1600MHz front-side bus quad-core processors demand a robust memory solution to match processor bandwidth with memory bandwidth," said Louis... Read more...
Seasoned web users are well aware that the websites you visit and the search engine queries you employ are monitored and analyzed in a general sort of a way to allow web companies to sell advertising targeted to specific subsets of people. Casual users are often surprised and unnerved at the amount and type of information that is gathered about them on the web, and caution about the downstream effects of having the information available is growing. Numerous legislators are looking into regulating the amount and type of information that can be collected, and whether or not any information should be collected without the specific consent of the web user. New York assemblyman Richard Brodsky is... Read more...
A report, to be presented at a California computer-security conference in May, suggests that pacemakers and defibrillators may be targets for hacking.Millions of Americans have pacemakers, which keeps hearts beating regularly, or an implanted defibrillator, which can restart stopped hearts with an electric jolt. After implanting a defibrillator under a patient's skin, a doctor uses a special device, about the size of a breadbox, to tell the defibrillator what to do -- for example, to instruct it to keep the heart beating at a certain rate or deliver a test jolt.The devices, called programmers, communicate with a defibrillator using radio waves. To prevent tampering, only physicians are allowed... Read more...
In advance of CeBit, Kingston has created a video which shows soon to be released Kingston Technology DDR3 memory modules overclocked to an impressive 2.133GHz.  The memory, which is yet to be officially announced, will be in the HyperX DDR3 family and it will be rated for operation at PC3-16000 speeds. Kingston DDR3 Demo @ 2.133GHz Perhaps just as interesting as the memory is the motherboard Kingston uses for the overclocking demo.  That looks like an NVIDIA nForce reference BIOS to us, complete with a reference to EPP 2.0 (Enhanced Performance Profiles).  But to date there are no NVIDIA nForce chipsets available that support DDR3 memory.  Based on this... Read more...
Jimmy Wales has broken a lot of ground in his day. The founder of Wikipedia has turned the online collaborative encyclopedia into a household word. Wales was contacted by Canadian political commentator Rachel Marsden about defacement of her Wikipedia page, and apparently one thing led to another. In another first, he's announced the breakup of his very short relationship with the Fox News commentator--in an entry on Wikipedia.In the statement, Wales claims his involvement with Marsden's Wikipedia profile was "completely routine." He also claims to have met Marsden for the first time last month. Shortly before their meeting, Wales reportedly sent this note to a list of Wikipedia operators:   ... Read more...
Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been released in Japan already, to great sales as well as some problems.  Some of the problems seem to be related to a bad habit: smoking.According to the statement, Nintendo has received complaints from Smash Bros. Brawl buyers of the Wii being unable to read their newly bought disc, or of videos chopping up during playback. These users claim to have had no such problems with past games. Nintendo has come to the conclusion that the problem has to do with dust and tobacco building up on Wii laser units. This effects Smash Bros. Brawl while leaving other titles unaffected because the new fighter uses a dual layer DVD, which is apparently more sensitive to a dirty... Read more...
Swedish authorities have been threatening this since last month.  They kept their promise.The Swedish prosecutor Hakan Roswall has announced the charges against four individuals involved with The Pirate Bay. The four, aged 23 to 37, are being charged with “assisting copyright infringement” of 4 software applications, 9 films and 22 music tracks.“The operation of The Pirate Bay is financed through advertising revenues. In that way it commercially exploits copyright-protected work and performances,” said prosecutor Hakan Roswall in a statement. The prosecution claims the site generates annual ad revenue of more than $4 million.Four million dollars?  Is that all?  Since The Pirate... Read more...
It's been more than a year since Intel demonstrated their Kentsfield CPUs running Remedy's upcoming Alan Wake.  At the time the world got its first glimpse of what a quad-core ready game could be like, and there were plenty of oooohs and aaaahhhs to go around.Now that quad-core CPUs are here and reasonably priced, and Vista with its DX 10 is here, what does Remedy have to say about these new technologies?  Here's a snip from a Q & A with Markus Maki, the Director of Development at Remedy:“Q: Does the engine profit from CPUs with four or even eight core? If yes what is the expected performance gain resulting from four or more cores?A: Alan Wake currently runs faster and smoother... Read more...
Initially Microsoft showed little interest in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project until the orders started to pour in.  The thought of all those laptops going to developing countries (and even Alabama school districts) sans a Windows OS seems to have made an impact.As soon as MS saw how many sales they were passing up, they decided that they'd develop a variant of XP specifically for the OLPC and its limited storage capacity.  Then we heard that there might be a dual-boot setup in the works, and now this:“Microsoft is not developing dual-boot Windows XP support for One Laptop Per Child’s XO laptop."Perhaps we'll just have to wait a while to find out, but it does seem a bit odd that... Read more...
The rumors of Paramount dropping HD-DVD in favor of Blu-ray were dispelled - at least temporarily - earlier in the week when Paramount flatly denied it was leaving the HD-DVD camp. But here we go again.Daily Variety has confirmed that Universal's commitment to backing HD DVD exclusively has ended. And Paramount has an escape clause in its HD DVD contract allowing it to release pics on Blu-ray after Warner Bros.' decision to back that format exclusively.Neither studio is ready to throw in the towel immediately, however. Universal is committed to a series of promotions for the high-def format in coming months, and Par has said its current plans are to keep supporting HD DVD, which it backed exclusively... Read more...
While it's no secret that Microsoft has been working on getting Windows XP to run on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation's XO-1, they also said in December that it wasn't exactly an easy process. Despite this, Wednesday, the chairman of the OLPC, Nicholas Negroponte, indicated they are working on a dual-boot version of the XO-1."We are working with them very closely to make a dual-boot system so that, like on an Apple, you can boot either one up. The version that's up and running of Windows on the XO is very fast, it's very, very successful. We're working very hard to do both," said Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of OLPC.It's a brand-new development for the XO laptops, as the low-cost notebooks... Read more...
Windows Mobile 7 is currently being developed by Microsoft.  As usual, there's one of three things available on the Internet about it:  One person inside Microsoft gives a fistful of information about products being worked on, for laughs, or for money, or because they're unhappy, or because they're thrilled about it. Or perhaps Microsoft as an entity decided to leak out some information about their product to start some buzz about it. Or maybe somebody is just making stuff up. If so, it's interesting stuff they're making up.Windows Mobile 7 will use touch gestures, similar to how the iPhone does. You will be able to flick through lists, pan, swipe sideway, draw on the screen. A lot... Read more...
It seems that online retail is continuing to do very well this year, and has shown marked gains from even a year ago.  We can certainly understand the appeal after spending untold hours in lines and fighting traffic.ComScore has been tracking online sales figures, and those figures certainly look amazing:“During the first 48 days of the holiday shopping season-- November 1 to December 18-- U.S. shoppers have spent almost $25 billion in online retail purchases, up 19 percent from the same period last year, according to comScore.As Christmas day approaches, the intensity of online shopping eases up, although late-shipping deals, in-store pickup options and price reductions should keep growth... Read more...
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