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Submission + - Paramount to drop Blu-ray high-def DVDs

General Lee's Peking writes: From the article:

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray. [...] Movies directed by Steven Spielberg, however, will continue to be released in both formats. [...]
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Submission + - New Apple Patent Hints at Multi-Touch iBooks

General Lee's Peking writes: From the article:

[...] Apple's patent proposes [...] a combination of sensors and intelligence to monitor a user's hands. When typing, a tounchpad (or touchpad bar that runs the width of the keyboard) "sees" nothing but the wrists or arms of the user. When a touchpad is being used, the touchpad "sees" the circular impression of a finger.

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