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Patents

+ - guilty of standards abuse

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denisbergeron
denisbergeron writes "Since Qualcomm have been find guilty of standards abuse and they can't use they patents about H.264 anymore.
What about Microsoft that push OOXML ?
Does it sound the end of the Microsoft monopoly on the desktop office suite ?
Did Microsoft shoot in itself in the feet ?
Did Microsoft is in a Catch-22 situation now that ODF is an ISO standard ?
What Slashdot community think about that ?"
The Internet

+ - Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0

Submitted by
denisbergeron
denisbergeron writes "Information Architects of Japan have do it again : "The 200 most successful websites on the web".

From the article : "First of all, the new trend map features much more websites than the previous one. While the focus is still on English language websites (because that is where it's at), we have added some Japanese sites (a mystery to most of you gaijin), some German sites (yeah, there are some popular ones) and a Chinese line (the second Internet)." "
Television

+ - Samsung's 30in DisplayPort TV->

Submitted by
denisbergeron
denisbergeron writes "Forget about 1080p Tv Set with 2560 x 1600 is at the corner. Samsung unveil a new tv with 2560 x 1600 and the next-generation DisplayPort video interface . From the article :

To provide such high resolution, the screen's DisplayPort interface, transmits graphics data at 10.8Gbps — more than double that of current transmission speeds. The screen incorporates a single DisplayPort interface, instead of two DVI ports, and has been referred to as a potential replacement for DVI and LVDS, which have data transmission speeds of 1.65Gbps/lane and 0.945Gbps/lane respectivly, and VGA.

Everyone need this to play WOW now !"

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Media

+ - Canadians believe Bush is a threat to peace: Poll

Submitted by
denisbergeron
denisbergeron writes "From the article "Canadians believe the world has become a more dangerous place since George W. Bush was elected U.S. president and a majority believe he will launch military strikes in Iran or North Korea before his term ends in 2008, according to a new Toronto Star poll."(...) "The same questions were posed to respondents by pollsters in Britain, Israel and Mexico."(...)"Mexicans ranked Bush the second-most dangerous of the five, behind Al Qaeda's bin Laden." (...) The good part of the article is this "[The] analysts here say anti-Americanism has become more intense under Bush than any other U.S. president before him."
Anyway, who care about what canadians and mexicans thinks."
Portables

+ - Do laptop detectors really exist?

Submitted by
denisbergeron
denisbergeron writes "Many people complacently leave their laptop computers in their cars, and quite a few of them have had their laptops stolen. Often, it happens even when they hide the laptop under their car seats or in their car boot. How can the thieves possibly know which car to strike?
According to a lot of people, it's because they have a special device to detect laptop battery. Does such a device actually exist? I have yet to see a police confirmation of such device. My local police said it's a urban legend, and they have not been able to get their hands on such device.
What the Slashdot communauty think of that ? How these device can work ?"

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