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DrEldarion writes "Via Forbes: "The State of Nevada just passed Assembly Bill No. 511 which, among other things, authorizes the Department of Transportation to develop rules and regulations governing the use of driverless cars, such as Google’s concept car, on its roads." Pretty soon, cars will be able to dump their own dead bodies into the Nevada desert." Link to Original Source top
DrEldarion writes "The Associated Press, who has been acting very bipolar lately about Google News (they get paid by Google for their content, and then complain about Google "stealing" that content), has another issue with not knowing what their association is up to: they set up a channel on Youtube, and then threatened an AP affiliate for embedding that content." Link to Original Source top
Schmidt tells newspapers not to piss off consumers
DrEldarion writes "Proving once again that Google understands the internet a lot better than the old media companies, CEO Eric Schmidt had this to say at a conference: "I would encourage everybody, think in terms of what your reader wants. These are ultimately consumer businesses and if you piss off enough of them, you will not have any more." Will they heed his warning or end up like the RIAA/MPAA?" Link to Original Source top
DrEldarion writes "After day one of Pwn2Own, Google's Chrome was the only browser that hadn't been compromised.
Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer were all exploited during the Pwn2Own competition that took place at the conference. Google's Chrome browser, however, was the only one left standing--a victory that security researchers attribute to its innovative sandbox feature.
"From the beginning, Google has been committed to open standards and interoperation for instant messaging. So when our friends at AOL agreed to let Gmail users talk to users on their network, we jumped at the chance."
DrEldarion writes "Via Kotaku: GameStop is now ending their replacement plan for new Xbox 360's due to the system's high failure rate. According to a GameStop employee newsletter and information provided to website GamersReports, current replacement plans will be honored until they expire, but no new ones will be offered." Link to Original Source top
Halo 3 has quickly come under fire for disc-read errors and scratched discs, but now some tech heads on the Beyond 3D forums have found what they believe to be evidence that the quintessential game of Microsoft's 'all games in HD' console runs natively at a paltry 640p — not 720p, not HD* — and then upscales
DrEldarion writes "Kotaku writes that the 360 and PC ports of Haze have been dropped:
Today Ubisoft told Gamespot that "currently no other versions in development, and although it was still leaving the door open in the future for "new partnerships," currently the game is indeed only planned for the PS3."
How big is Heavenly Sword? No idea, but the game's audio, from sound effects to music to cutscene dialog amounts to a whopping 10 GB of data. With three and a half hours of music and 4500 lines of voice over work, in eleven languages, it apparently starts to add up.
DrEldarion (114072) writes "Continuing the trend of adding much-desired features through firmware updates, Sony has released firmware version 1.8 for the Playstation 3. This version adds, among other things, upscaling for DVDs and PS2/PS1 games, media streaming support, and Blu-ray downscaling to 720p." top
DrEldarion writes "According to Digital Spy, the Playstation 3 has broken pre-order records in Europe: 'Advance orders for Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 3 console have broken all records, with high street stalwart Woolworths revealing it has been taking one order every 20 seconds during the past week.'"