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Intel

Submission + - Intel Discrete GPUs Overview

An anonymous reader writes: VR-Zone has a very interesting article on Intel's discrete graphics plans. According to them, Intel's Visual Computing Group (VCG) gave an interesting overview of the discrete graphics plans this week. There seems to be a few interesting developments down the pipeline that could prove quite a challenge to NVIDIA and AMD in 2 years time. Their first flagship product for games and graphics intensive applications is likely to happen in late 2008-09 timeframe and the GPU is based on multi-core architecture. There could be as many as 16 graphics cores packed into a single die.
Space

Submission + - Second chance for winner of space trip

smooth wombat writes: As a follow-up to this previous story, it appears Brian Emmett has been given a second chance at being flown into space.

He will now be employed as a consultant by Benson Space Co., a Poway-based, California upstart founded by rocket entrepreneur Jim Benson. In exchange for serving as a "test passenger" on the company's first scheduled flight for paying customers, sometime in 2008, Emmett will provide feedback during the testing phase of the project.
Privacy

Submission + - Senate introduces strong privacy bill

amigoro writes: "US Senators yesterday introduced a bill that better protects the privacy of citizens' personal information in the face of data security breaches across the country. Key features of the bipartisan legislation include increasing criminal penalties for identity theft involving electronic personal data and making it a crime to intentionally or willfully conceal a security breach involving personal data, giving individuals access to, and the opportunity to correct, any personal information held by commercial data brokers, requiring entities that maintain personal data to establish internal policies that protect the personal data of Americans, requiring entities that maintain personal data to give notice to individuals and law enforcement when they experience a breach involving sensitive personal data and requiring the government to establish rules protecting privacy and security when it uses information from commercial data brokers, to conduct audits of government contracts with data brokers and impose penalties on government contractors that fail to meet data privacy and security requirements."
Music

Submission + - DVD Jon challenges Steve Jobs on DRM

viking80 writes: Steve Jobs wrote an article "Thoughts on Music" discussed here on /. http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/06/ 2014217

Steve blames the music industry for DRM, and claims that Apple would love to sell DRM free music. This is of course the exact opposite of the truth accroding to DVD John (Lech Johansen).

DVD John challenges Steve: "Action speaks louder than words"

Read Johansens blog here: [ So sue me ] /http://nanocrew.net/

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