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coondoggie (973519) writes "People can toss around the phrase "game-changer" with perhaps a little to much ease these days but the two-minute short animated film "Luxo Jr'" released in 1986 by Pixar could be argued invented the term — at least in the world of computer animation." Link to Original Source
M3.14 (1616191) writes "In a letter addressed to French Industrial Renewal Minister, US tyre manufacturing company CEO is writing (original FR article with English letter) that it would be stupid to buy any factory in France since workers don't really work full time. He'd rather buy cheap factories in India and China instead and import tyres back to France. This really places a question where is the equilibrium between unions and companies. In this case it definitely went all the way down on union side." Link to Original Source
Soulskill from the wave-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don't-care dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Whether or not you're an owner of Microsoft's Xbox 360, chances are you find the Kinect accessory intriguing, since you don't even need the company's console to use it. That's why there's so much excitement surrounding the console's successor, codenamed Durango: it will feature Kinect 2.0, the specifications for which allegedly leaked today. The new device will reportedly be able to track players with a height of one meter, feature a mode for both seated and standing players, detect hand states (such as open or closed), as well as extra and rotated joints. As for improved features, it will be able to supposedly track six rather than two active players, occluded joints, and sideways poses. This will all be possible thanks to an increased field of vision, 1920×1080 color stream, 512×424 depth stream, an added infrared stream, USB 3.0, and 60ms latency."
icknay (96963) writes "Eye opening article about the amazing shenanigans that Oracle's Java update installer goes through to get the Ask.com crapware toolbar installed, even for Java security updates! This does not seem like a good way to help Java's image/trust problem."
Ha! I'm guessing you're saying that you're on Android - what OS version, and what version of Chrome? Thanks! We test against the latest versions of Chrome (from the Store, not default packaged browser). What exactly are you seeing?
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