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Sony

+ - PS3 Hardware Scaler Exposed

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Raising the hopes of all older 1080i-only CRT HDTV owning Playstation fans, beyond3d has discovered that Sony's PS3 does indeed have hardware scaling, and it has just now been exposed to developers in the most recent SDK. But that'd be too easy, right? Yes indeed, it turns out the shy beast does horizontal scaling only at the current time! Read on for the details."
Music

+ - Music labels considering blanket license for P2P

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CSMatt
CSMatt writes "The New York Times reports that the Big 4 music labels are considering issuing blanket licenses to ISPs for sharing popular music on peer-to-peer networks. The decline in CD sales, and the inability of digital downloads to successfully fill that loss, are sited as motivations for accepting this method of compensation and lack of consumer control. Other problems concern digital downloads and interoperability with devices, which "are heating up again, at least in Europe." Whether or not the major labels will truly use such a system is unknown, but RIAA chairman Mitch Bainwol stated that the licenses would be distributed "...on a voluntary, commercial basis.""
Operating Systems

+ - Daylight Savings time change in 2007

Submitted by goDzi7la
goDzi7la (533348) writes "In the United States & Canada the start and end of daylight savings times are being changed in 2007. Daylight savings time will now start on March 11, 2007 (rather than early April) and will end on November 4, 2007 (rather than late October). I've begun going through all my machines to apply the patches, but I want to make sure I don't miss anything. So besides OS patches or fixes, what other sofware needs updating? I've seen that some versions of Java SDK & JRE need to be updated. Whadda bout stuff like PHP? Perl? Oracle? MySQL? Anybody have a good list of what things need to be updated? What about the ramifications of not updating certain things?"

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