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Nintendo

Submission + - Nintendo 4DS Announced (selikoff.net)

ApolloX writes: Following the successful launch of the Nintendo 3DS last week, Nintendo fans got a treat when it was unveiled this Friday morning that the next version of the handheld portable would be called the Nintendo 4DS, and support, what game industry experts, call “time altering software
Government

UK Man Prevented From Finding Chipped Pet Under Data Protection Act 340

Dave Moorhouse was elated when he was informed that a microchip provider had information on the whereabouts of his stolen dog. This joy soon faded when the company informed him that it could not divulge the Jack Russell terrier's location because it would breach the Data Protection Act. Last week a court agreed with the chip company and refused Mr Moorhouse's request for a court order compelling them to reveal the name and address of the new owners. Steven Wildridge, managing director of the chip company said: “This is not a choice, it’s an obligation under the Data Protection Act. If the individuals involved do not want us to pass on their details to the original owner then we cannot do so unless compelled to following a criminal or civil proceeding."
Privacy

Submission + - Maryland Attorney General Upholds Right to Video T (thenewspaper.com)

ApolloX writes: Following up a story Slashdot previously covered, Maryland attorney general has announced that state police were wrong to charge Anthony Graber with a felony for recording his traffic stop, since a police stop is not considered a private conversation and therefore not covered by the state wiretap law. Slashdot readers may recall, Anthony Graber was arrested at gunpoint during a traffic stop while riding his motorcycle. Weeks later he was charged with felony wiretaping for video recording the traffic stop, after it was posted online. Despite the ruling by the attorney general, Maryland State Police have yet to drop charges against Graber.
GUI

Flash Builder 4 — Defective By Design? 66

ApolloX writes "Adobe has released its new version of the Flex Builder, now renamed Flash Builder 4. This version is radically different from previous versions of Flex, introducing the new Spark architecture and theme support. While I am pleased Adobe has finally added support for Eclipse 3.5, I am disappointed with some of the new architecture changes that make doing simple things, such as skinning a button, now quite cumbersome."
Programming

Submission + - Review of Flash Builder 4 - Defective By Design? (selikoff.net)

ApolloX writes: Adobe has released its new version of the Flex Builder, now renamed Flash Builder 4. This version is radically different from previous versions of Flex, introducing the new Spark architecture and theme support. While I a(TM)m pleased Adobe has finally added support for Eclipse 3.5, I am disappointed with some of the new architecture changes that make doing simple things, such as skinning a button, now quite cumbersome.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Tax Dodge Again at Issue in Washington S (reifman.org) 2

newscloud writes: "With Washington State facing a billion dollar biennial budget deficit, the spotlight again shifts to Microsoft's software licensing office in Reno, Nevada. 'Although the majority of its software development is performed in Washington State, Microsoft records its estimated $18 billion in licensing revenue per year through a corporate office in Reno, Nevada where there is no licensing tax. Just by enforcing the state's existing tax law from 2008 onwards, we could reduce Washington's revenue shortfall by more than 70 percent. Alternately, we could pursue the entire $707 million from Microsoft's thirteen years of tax dodging and cover most of the expected deficit going forward.' Slashdot has previously reported on Microsoft's creative capitalism here and here."
Intel

Submission + - Intel: 22nm CPUs set for 2012 (pcpro.co.uk)

Barence writes: "It may only have just moved to 32nm processors, but Intel's unveiled its first 22nm CPUs at the Intel Developer Forum. As yet only simple test chips have been manufactured, but reportedly both RAM and logic transistors have been successfully produced. Intel also demonstrated running models of Sandy Bridge — the new microarchitecture that's due to replace Nehalem (currently used by Core i7 and Core i5 processors) towards the end of 2010."

Comment Broken? (Score 1) 1

As a followup, myself and many others on Google's message boards report widespread issues using the service including "Exchange Authorization Failure", "Connection to the server failed" and other errors that seem to indicate the server may be in an unstable or unusable state.

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