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+ - A High-Def Format War Breakthrough?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "In a move that could bring the high-def format to an end, Warner Home Video, the last studio to support both HD DVD and Blu-ray confirmed Monday that it is considering choosing sides, and that it is leaning toward Blu-ray. While emphasizing the studio's "commitment to Blu-ray," Warner VP Dan Silverberg said "it appears consumers no longer want to decide — so the notion of staying in two formats for the duration is something we are re-evaluating.""
Power

+ - Salt Water Discovered as Abundant Energy Source->

Submitted by gd23ka
gd23ka (324741) writes "Erie cancer researcher John Kanzius finds way to burn salt water, what may be the most remarkable and significant water science discovery in a hundred years.

The discovery was accidentally made with a radio-frequency generator originally intended for cancer treatment in an attempt to desalinate seawater with it. It was discovered that as long as the salt water was being exposed to the electromagnetic energy, it would burn. It is believed that the radio frequencies used weaken chemical bonds in the salt water, releasing the hydrogen.

This exciting discovery is now fueling serious thought of using the most abundant resource on earth — salt water — as a fuel."

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Oracle

+ - Oracle accuses SAP of systematic stealing

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netbuzz
netbuzz writes "News is breaking this afternoon of a lawsuit filed by Oracle against SAP that alleges "this case is about corporate theft on a grand scale." Oracle claims SAP has in a systematic way gained unauthorized access to password-protected customer-service systems, "in many cases by use of pretextual customer login credentials." The "stolen" intellectual property was used to offer Oracle customers cut-rate service and attempt to lure them to SAP, Oracle contends. ... No word from SAP.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1278 4"

Microsoft Says Live Intact, No Interest in Take Two 17

Posted by Zonk
from the all-is-well-in-the-world-of-white-plastic dept.
Yesterday we discussed possible problems with Microsoft's Xbox Live service, and Take Two's shaky future. The Gamerscore blog reports that worried Live users should know the service has not been compromised. "We want to reassure all of our 6 million Xbox Live members that we have looked into the situation and found no evidence of any compromise of the security of Bungie.net or our LIVE network. There have been a few isolated incidents where malicious users have been attempting to draw personal information from unsuspecting users and use it to gain access to their LIVE account." Meanwhile Chis Morris has it on good authority that, even if Take Two does sell, it won't be to Microsoft. "Because today's independent publishers are platform agnostic - that is to say, they build games for all major systems - taking over one would result in a massive revenue loss for Microsoft, as all development would be redirected toward the Xbox 360."

"Irrationality is the square root of all evil" -- Douglas Hofstadter

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