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Submission + - Rotting Video Game Heritage (technologyreview.com)

CFBMoo1 writes: Article describes how older video games are getting harder and harder to preserve. Problems like emulators not being perfect and even the emulators themselves becoming obsolete and they may not be able to preserve emulators and games properly as technology moves forward. Story also touches on the copyright aspect of preserving games.

Microsoft's HD Photo to Become JPEG Standard? 369

Mortimer.CA writes "Ars Technica is reporting that Microsoft has submitted their HD Photo to the JPEG committee: 'Microsoft's ongoing attempt to establish its own photo format as a JPEG alternative (and potential successor) took another step forward today when the JPEG standards group agreed to consider HD Photo (originally named Windows Media Photo) as a standard. If successful, the new file standard will be known as JPEG XR.' Microsoft has made a 'commitment to make its patents that are required to implement the specification available without charge.' While JPEG 2000 exists, HD Photo has several advantages (not the least of which is a lot less CPU power is needed). Is this a big of an issue as ODF/OOXML?"