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Comment: Re:Durability and Other Limitations (Score 1) 117

by not-enough-info (#29574967) Attached to: Melting Memory Chips In Mass Production

PCM is interesting stuff. Here's some info:

  • It'll be heat sensitive - weak crystal bonds will 'fail' if the module gets too hot. This also means interesting challenges around soldering.

Unlikely. GeSbTe has a crystallization point of 400C. Well above typical soldering temperatures (230C-350C depending on process)

Media

+ - Microsoft launches mobile DRM

Submitted by ukhackster
ukhackster (978279) writes "Microsoft has launched a new digital rights management package aimed at mobile phone users, at the 3GSM show in Barcelona. The PlayReady system will apparently allow people to share protected content between multiple devices — for example, they could buy a music track and then install it on their PC, mobile phone, and PDA.

DRM has been getting a tough press recently, following Steve Jobs' attack on the music industry last week. There are concerns that PlayReady could be an attempt by Microsoft to fragment the mobile DRM market (perhaps to give its Zune player a boost), but analysts have given it a cautious welcome and several firms, including Verizon, are on-board."
Encryption

+ - HD DVD & BLURAY officially cracked

Submitted by Hobb3s
Hobb3s (1016023) writes "The guys at the Doom 9 forum. are marking February 11, 2007 as the day when digital rights management was defeated on Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. It turns out that cracking the high definition disc formats was much easier than was originally thought. The processing key that can unravel the DRM on all HD DVD and Blu-ray discs has been found by a clever encryption fighter named arnezami. Story"
Patents

+ - Apple Fights for Your Right to Playlists

Submitted by
theodp
theodp writes "This week's Official USPTO Gazette brings news that Apple has requested a reexamination of a patent granted to Premier International Investments LLC for a List Building System, which covers making, editing and displaying music and video playlists. Elsewhere in the same Gazette, the USPTO notes that it's ordered a reexamination of an Amazon patent for a Method and system for electronic commerce using multiple roles (i.e., providing multiple electronic shopping carts for each user) after determining that substantial new questions of patentability ('SNQ') had been raised."
Displays

+ - First Look at the Smallest Projector in the World

Submitted by
Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth writes "Projector technology has improved considerably in the last few years, but although brightness, contrast, and color are better than ever, size still remains an issue for those looking for a true portable device. Enter the world's smallest and lightest projector — only a few inches long and with a weight of a mobile phone, the new laser-LED-based projector can easily slip into any pocket. The new projector should be out in the second half of 2007 with a cost in the low several hundred dollar range."
OS X

+ - iPhone not running OS X

Submitted by
rochlin
rochlin writes "The iPhone looks to be running on a Samsung provided ARM core processor. That means it's not running on an Intel (or PPC) core. That means it's not running OS X in any meaningful sense (Apple can brand toilet paper as running OS X if they like). Darwin, the BSD based operating system that underlies what Apple has previously called OS X does not run on ARM processors. The Darwin/Apple Public Source licensing agreement says the source would have to be made available if it is modified and sold (paraphrased. read it yourself). A Cingular rep has said the iPhone version of the OS source will not be made available. It will be closed, like the iPod OS and not Darwin. So if it ain't Darwin, it ain't OS X (in any meaningful way).An InfoWorld article on an FBR Research report breaks down iPhone component providers and lists Samsung as the chip maker for the main application/video cpu. So, that leaves the question... What OS is this phone really running? (not Linux or the source would need to be open)"
Spam

+ - MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents

Submitted by
Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "The MPAA and other anti-piracy watchdogs have been caught trapping people into downloading fake torrents, so they can collect IP addresses, and send copyright infringement letters to ISPs. The battle between P2P networks and copyright holders seems to be a never ending battle. It will be interesting to see how much the anti-piracy groups practices change once they begin begin selling movies and TV shows legally on bittorrent.com."
Editorial

+ - Beware of the "Work For Free" Trap

Submitted by
Photoshop Guy
Photoshop Guy writes "Considering doing work for free to improve your design portfolio? Doing cheap or free work for a friend or relative? Trying to impress your boss as a team player by working extra non-paid hours each week as a salaried employee?

The "I'll do it free (or cheap)" mentality can, and often does, turn into a nightmare of seemingly infinite revisions. For freelancers, unless a contract was drawn up at the outset (a rarity if it's for a friend or relative), weeks can go by and you're still working on the project, not making money, regretting your decision to accept the project.

If it's long-term work at the workplace that was handed to you because "it's expected of you as a salaried employee", you can actually experience a reduction in your yearly salary.

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