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Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "A new study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology reveals that people with depressive symptoms are more avid file-sharers than those without them. TorrentFreak remarks that this new study could give more arguments to the MPAA and RIAA, especialy with Dr. Sriram Chellappan suggesting that it might be a good idea to monitor internet use to "proactively prompt users to seek medical help"." Link to Original Source top
Microsoft Releases Non-commercial Kinect SDK For P
Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "Microsoft has officially released a non-commercial beta version of a long-promised PC software development kit for its Kinect depth-sensing camera, for use in C++, C# and Visual Basic projects." Link to Original Source top
Gamasutra - News - Hackers Steal Members' Personal
Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "Following a string of online security breaches for video game publishers, Codemasters has revealed that hackers broke into its site and gained access to its members' personal information last week." Link to Original Source top
Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes ""Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, [...]. In addition, the IEA has estimated that 80% of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in."
"The IEA’s 2010 World Energy Outlook set out the 450 Scenario, an energy pathway consistent with achieving this goal, based on the emissions targets countries have agreed to reach by 2020. [...] global energy-related emissions in 2020 must not be greater than 32 Gt.This means that over the next ten years, emissions must rise less in total than they did between 2009 and 2010."" Link to Original Source top
L.A. Noire Players Notice PS3 Overheating After 3.
Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes ""This can range from games randomly freezing to PS3s turning off anywhere between 30 mins use to 2 hours. We have confirmed locally that multiple games (Rockstar and non-Rockstar) overheat or freeze only when 3.61 is installed."
Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "In an effort to save his governement's leftovers, the Tunisian president Ben Ali announced many changes varying from "Last presidence term" to price drops. One of the most notable declarations was the "Assurance that freedom of speech will not be trampled." Indeed right now sites like Youtube and Dailymotion are available again, along with many other "sensitive" sites like Reporters Sans Frontière or the LGBT Center. Yet, many websites, among which 4chan, mysteriously return a 404 error." Link to Original Source