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+ - Last Updated: Monday, 1 October 2007, 10:45 GMT->

Submitted by Kangburra
Kangburra (911213) writes "The BBC has a story that Radiohead fans will be able to choose how much to pay for the band's next album, In Rainbows, which is available for download on 10 October.
Instead of listing a price for the music, the group's website simply states "it's up to you" — and then adds: "No really, it's up to you."

This will be Radiohead's seventh album, but they are not using a record label, having fulfilled their contract with EMI following their 2003 album Hail to the Thief."

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+ - Vista copying bug

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Kangburra writes "The register has a story of how Vista has a bug copying, moving and deleting files.

The Microsoft thread is here.

How many times can a company release a product before it's ready and get away with it? Will people wake up and simply stick with XP?"
PlayStation (Games)

+ - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected

Submitted by Kangburra
Kangburra (911213) writes "What do you do if you have one of the first few thousand PlayStation 3s in the US? Take it apart

Kristopher Kubicki & Marcus Yam have done just this over as Daily Tech.

From the article: A little more than a year ago I was one of the lucky few outside of Microsoft to see the inner workings of an Xbox 360. This weekend I had the chance to once again delve into the inner workings of a truly next-generation console.

Daily Tech

and yes it will run Linux! "

+ - Robotic Hair Replacement

Submitted by Kangburra
Kangburra (911213) writes "Cambridge, UK, 6th October 2006 — Intercytex (LSE: ICX) and its partner, The Automation Partnership (TAP), announce today that they have been awarded a £1.85 million grant by the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Technology Programme to develop an automated manufacturing process for ICX-TRC, Intercytex' novel hair regeneration therapy. Intercytex is a leading cell therapy company developing products to restore and regenerate skin and hair and The Automation Partnership is a private company specialising in the automation of life science processes.

Full article."

+ - Copyright, when does the right pass to me?

Submitted by Kangburra
Kangburra (911213) writes "We all know it's illegal to copy a DVD we hire from the video shop.

What about if the movie has been on TV. I can record (video or DVD) the movie as it's broadcast but can I also see a movie listed on TV and hire the DVD, copy and keep it?

Today with digital TV there is not much to choose between DVD and TV. Certainly a HDTV to DVD recording is going to be better than VHS ever was.

Is the movie copy protected or is it the media (DVD disc)?"

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