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Sam Raimi To Direct World of Warcraft Movie

Starturtle I can see why they chose him... (298 comments)

...Army of Darkness was already half way to being a WoW movie.

more than 5 years ago

Chinese Employee Loses iPhone Prototype, Kills Self

Starturtle Poor guy... (514 comments)

...probably the only way he could save his family from being threatened.

more than 5 years ago

Ad Networks the Laggards In Jackson Traffic Spike

Starturtle Aww come on! (176 comments)

I would have been first to post but the bloody advertising bottlenecked me. I'm going to head over to Rotten Tomatoes, I'm sure that won't happen there.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Believes Someone Is Behind Psystar

Starturtle This is a common practice (606 comments)

It's not unusual to add unknown defendants to an action where all the tortfeasors are not known yet. This is simply a precautionary measure to ensure that Apple can bring a claim for damages against a party unknown to them should, through out the course of the proceedings, it is found that an unnamed defendant arises. By not adding an unknown party, would leave them in a situation where they would have to reinitiate the process from the start. As someone stated earlier it's simply a case of covering all bases.

more than 5 years ago

NVIDIA Makes First 4GB Graphics Card

Starturtle Games must be optimized (292 comments)

Doesn't matter how much RAM they pump into these things, the game ultimately has to be optimized to leverage the new memory. If you check most benchmarks in Tom's Hardware, you'll see no significant gains and potentially a loss if the game or driver's aren't optimized to take advantage of the new memory.

more than 5 years ago



Robotic Tribble-like Creature Used to Study Touch

Starturtle Starturtle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Starturtle writes "CNN is running a story about how a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, has come up with a prototype for a robotic creature he'll use to figure out how humans use touch to communicate. A touch-based device like this could mediate communication between people in different places, he said. Although the research could have implications for robot pets, and that's close to what Yohanan is doing, he's more interested using it to understand human-to-human communication."
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Canada poised to table new copyright laws tomorrow

Starturtle Starturtle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Starturtle writes "You might want to take stock of what's lurking on your iPod. Canada is expected to toughen up copyright laws tomorrow which will include a $500 fine for each personal use download found to be shared online using peer-to-peer software. The new copyright act is also expected to make it illegal to unlock cellphones or copy music from protected CDs to music players."
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Google's Android Sneak Peek

Starturtle Starturtle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Starturtle writes "Webmonkey got an extended look at some of the newest features of the latest Google Android mobile phone software stack. Video of yesterday's keynote and high-res screenshots created plenty of buzz surrounding the phone software. Android is set for release in the second half of 2008. Specs for the device used in the demo:
  • UMTS handset
  • Qualcomm processor "running at 381"
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 256 flash memory
  • OpenGL hardware acceleration was turned on for the demo, but it's not required to use the animation-rich UI
Scrub to the 26 minute mark to see Steve Horowitz, the Google Engineering Director, walk through Android."

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Windows 7 Multitouch Demonstration

Starturtle Starturtle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Starturtle writes "Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have shown a small snippet of the upcoming Windows 7 at Walt Mossberg's D: All Things Digital conference. It seems like the Windows team have switched their focus for inspiration from Mac OS X to the iPhone OS. Multitouch is the biggest addition, and will appear system-wide, usable anywhere. The most interesting part of the touch UI is not the eye candy, it's the Task Bar, which seems to have morphed into a pie menu."
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SPOT watches R.I.P.

Starturtle Starturtle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Starturtle writes "After a long, painful, nearly anonymous ride on the wrists of a select few uber-geeks, Microsoft's finally throwing in the towel on one of its longstanding pet projects: the SPOT watch. Those who've followed the technology recently (you know who you are) already know that the writing's been on the wall for some time; the applications and content available to the watches haven't been updated in ages, and indeed, the entire line of Abacus Smart Watch 2006 models — the only type being recently offered — has been discontinued and out of stock for a few months. For what it's worth, MSN Direct's program manager is quick to note that the underlying technology most certainly isn't going away."


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