ARM Launches Cortex-A5, Cortex-A9 Chip Designs
Whoops - the chips are Cortex-R5 and Cortex-R7, not -A5 and -A7. My bad.
UK Police Force Posts All Its Calls On Twitter
Looks like the GMP doesn't have much of a sense of humour - it's threatening spoof account holders with the crime of impersonating a police officer. Shame, because some of 'em are very well done - such as the Super Mario Brothers version...
Xbox Head Proclaims Blu-ray Dead
Technically, the guy says that he predicts the format is dying (i.e. bluray is currently in use but he forsees the day that his approach, downloads, will overtake physical media). He doesn't actually say that it's dead (past tense) like the headline states.
But "Xbox Head Proclaims Blu-ray Dying" doesn't rhyme...
Xbox head proclaims Blu-ray dead
Slashdot user Halifax Samuels proclaimed dead following unfortunate head-monitor interaction. Last words were believed to be "I ain't dead, motherf***er!"
Film at 11.
Spotify accused of indie dev heist
OP's link now has a comparative graphic - and the resemblance is more than striking...
Spotify really needs to make an announcement as to what's going on - lots of people are very disappointed and angry right now.
Bill Gates slices kids out of his will - mostly
I mean, 0.1% sounds like piddling, insignificant amount - and Gates may well consider it so - but that'd still be a whopping $34 million...
Global ‘internet treaty’ proposed by E
This story has already been submitted here:
How free e-books could challenge the Kindle Store
...but then I would think that, considering that I wrote it.
In all seriousness, though, it's amazing how many people don't realise that there is a wealth of content just as easily accessible as the Kindle Store and just as well formatted which is *free.* Creative Commons is really shaking up the traditional publishing model, and as the article proves it *is* possible for 'free' to make authors a not-inconsiderable amount of money if treated right.
Viva la CC revolucion!
eGovOS Running Again
Offtopic now, but just Google (or Archie) for 'John Poindexter' and 'TIA' or 'Total Information Awareness'. That should tell you what you need to know.