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Submission + - NVIDIA's new GTX 1080 and 1070 Announced (arstechnica.com)

A Commentor writes: After numerous rumours and a supposed "several billion dollars" spent on R&D, Nvidia's first consumer graphics cards based on its Pascal architecture are here: the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. The GTX 1080 will retail for $599 (~£450), $50 more than the GTX 980 cost at launch, while the GTX 1070 will retail for $379 (~£270), again $50 more than the previous generation card. The 1080 launches on May 27, with the 1070 following on June 10.

Submission + - "I killed a man", 22-year-old confesses (nydailynews.com)

A Commentor writes: In a dramatic, 3.5-minute video, the 22-year-old describes how he “hit and killed Vincent Canzani” while driving drunk in Ohio and going the wrong way on a highway. “Against all legal advice, Matthew decided to make this video and release it prior to any charges being filed against him,” wrote Alex Sheen, who posted the video to becauseIsaidIwould.com after Cordle contacted him through Facebook.

Submission + - Better Batteries through engineered carbon (cnet.com)

A Commentor writes: "A new plant opened in Albany, OR to make more effective batteries and ultra-capacitors, by using a specially engineered carbon. It can improve ultra-capacitors by 25%-30%. One use for them, would be in start-stop hybrid cars. It also promises lower prices for hybrid vehicles and grid storage."

Submission + - Photography rights in the U.S. (aclu.org)

A Commentor writes: "With law enforcement harassing photographers, the ACLU has provided information on photographer's rights in the U.S.: Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply."
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Submission + - Using copyright enforcement to suppress dissent. (nytimes.com)

A Commentor writes: Russian authorities, with the help of Microsoft, is confiscating computers, outspoken advocacy groups or opposition newspapers, under the pretext of searching for pirated Microsoft software. Yet they rarely if ever carry out raids against advocacy groups or news organizations that back the government.

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