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NVIDIA Adds Open-Source Gallium3D Support For the Tegra K1 17

An anonymous reader writes "NVIDIA's latest rare open-source contribution is adding Gallium3D support for the Tegra K1 SoC to the Nouveau Mesa driver. After they added support for the Tegra K1's 'GK20A' Kepler GPU to the Nouveau DRM kernel driver, it was just a small step to get it working with the Gallium3D user-space code as it builds upon work done by the Nouveau developers earlier with reverse-engineering the existing Kepler GeForce graphics cards. When it comes to desktop graphics, NVIDIA is still predominantly pushing their proprietary Linux driver but they have begun contributing hardware and information to Nouveau developers."

Comment HP hardware business.... (Score 1) 156

I can't imagine HP are just going to say "OK, all you engineers and technicians; you're out of work. And we will scrap all the tools, demolish the factories, salt the fields...." They are probably going to create a seperate company, and give it a suitable name to deferentiate it from themselves. Hmm. Maybe even call it Compaq. Not sure they would choose DEC :) Existing HP customers could then be shifted over to Compaq, without any significant change. Cambo

Submission + - Dutch provider KPN using DPI to bill customers ext (wirelessfederation.com)

An anonymous reader writes: KPN is using DPI to see whether or not traffic is extra billable. KPN (who made a big profit; & is buying back a lot of stock while complaining about their profits on the SMS & cell-phone voice calls & threatening to transfer half of their staff to India for more profit) is now using DPI to see if traffic is being generated that would cause customers to pay less.. Usng free SMS? then u have to pay extra.. using VoiP? same deal; coz they need the profits.. KPN is breaking the dutch privacy & net neutrality laws while doing so & is currently losing more than 4000 customers per DAY.

Submission + - VIA Launches Low Power QuadCore Nano CPU (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: "VIA introduced its dual-core Nano just four months ago, but the company is already demonstrating that processor's big brother. The newly minted VIA QuadCore is--you guessed it--a quad-core processor that connects two dual-core Nano cores in an MCM (multi-chip module). When it ships, the new CPU may offer a higher-performance alternative to Intel's Atom platform and AMD's Brazos. The QuadCore incorporates 128K of L1 cache (64K instruction, 64K data), and 4MB of exclusive L2 cache (1MB per core). One feature the new chip lacks is an integrated memory controller. Via's V4 bus, clocked at 1333MHz, links the CPU and northbridge together. At 27.5 watts, the QC Nano's rated TDP is significantly higher than AMD's Brazos chips (which are rated at 9-18W) or Intel's Atom (12-14W). That knocks the chip out of the netbook/ultra-mobile market, but low-end notebooks often use parts with similar TDPs."

Submission + - 16 year old discovers cure for Cystic Fibrosis (yahoo.com) 1

Bob the Super Hamste writes: According to yahoo new a 16 year old Canadian 11th grade student has discovered a possible cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The treatment is a drug combination that in a computer simulation on the Canadian SCINET supercomputing network appeared to cure the symptoms. He has also tested the drug combination on living cell with "results exceeded his expectations".

Submission + - Rise Of Internet Pharmacies = Drug Usage Increase (ibtimes.com)

gabbo529 writes: "A recent report has linked the rise of prescription drug abuse to an increasing amount of rogue online pharmacies, which dispense medications without a doctor's prescription. The report, led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Southern California (USC), found states with the greatest expansion of high-speed Internet access from 2000 to 2007 simultaneously had the largest increase in admissions for treatment of prescription drug abuse. Furthermore, the study's authors said the rising use of painkillers such as Percocet and Oxycontin has directly corresponded with an increasing amount of rogue online pharmacies."
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Submission + - Yahoo Beats Patent Troll That Beat Google (itworld.com)

jfruhlinger writes: "You may recall the saga of patent troll Bedrock, which claims that it has patents over Linux and successfully sued Google over Google's Linux use. Well, the verdict from Bedrock's suit against Yahoo on similar grounds has come in — and Yahoo is victorious, not least because Yahoo went second and got to see how the arguments in the Google case went."

Submission + - Solar Impulse took off for its first intl. flight (timeslive.co.za)

piripiri writes: The prototype plane Solar Impulse, which draws its power from the sun, has took off today at 06:40 GMT from Payerne, Switzerland and is expected to pass over Luxembourg and land at Brussels airport at approximately 9pm (GMT+2). Once again, the plane will be piloted by André Borschberg, who achieved the world's first manned 26 hour solar flight in 2010. The event can be tracked via the official iOS and Android smart phone applications or online via the Solar Impulse website or follow the project on twitter or YouTube.

Submission + - Adobe Flash update puts users in charge of privacy (computerworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: "Adobe has released an important update to its Flash Player software that fixes critical security flaws and gives users a better way of controlling whether they are being tracked on the Web. A new Flash cookie management option will work with the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. In the future, it will also be available to Chrome and Safari users, according to Adobe."

Submission + - iPad 2 components in Japan may be in short supply (networkworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: With the iPad 2 still in short supply, the ongoing tragedy in Japan may further limit Apple's ability to churn out iPads and sufficiently meet demand. Looking at the iPad 2, Andrew Rassweiler of iSuppli identified 5 component parts sourced from Japan (NAND flash, DRAM, an electronic compass, the touch screen overlay glass and the battery), a few of which Apple may have trouble replacing from other sources.

Submission + - HP Calls Out RIM For Copying TouchPad Features (crn.com)

cgriffin21 writes: "As Apple basks in the afterglow of its iPad 2 unveiling, HP is accusing RIM of mimicking the TouchPad's webOS user interface in the Blackberry Playbook. "From what we’ve seen in the market, there are some uncanny similarities," Jon Oakes, HP's director of TouchPad product marketing, told Laptop Magazine Tuesday. Oakes also sarcastically expressed his desire to see RIM to continue "following us by about a year.""

Submission + - Company says ALL browsers suffer terrible security (techeye.net) 2

wegotblankets writes: "According to a Finnish security outlet, Codenomicon, which operates "fuzzing" technology to test security ruggedness, all popular web browsers suffer from poor security and high vulnerabilities. Although Chrome managed to win out in the tests, its rating was still "Bad" while the others were given an "ugly" rating.

Codenomicon claims that every vulnerability found with its technology should be treated as severe."

Submission + - Car-Racing Gamer Gets Fast-Tracked to Real Thing (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: Everyone who has ever played a video game knows that the skills required for success are essentially the same as a racing driver. Anyone who has raced knows different. So setting up the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy was bound to yield some interesting results. Essentially, they run a national contest and the best guys get tested in real cars and given an intensive program and then given a chance at the real thing, at a very high level. This is the inevitable fairy story – a fellow who played Playstation for fun until May 2008 has since established a successful international racing career entirely due to the series. Every time Lucas Ordoñez has been given the opportunity, he has performed, and his international racing career is living proof that you can turn virtual racing into the real deal.

Submission + - How to (Accidentally) Sabotage a Developer Program (infoworld.com)

snydeq writes: "Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister examines the 'dicey and unique challenge' of maintaining a successful developer program in the wake of the recent beating RIM took over its PlayBook SDK. 'As RIM found out last week, managing a developer program often means striking a delicate balance between providing the resources developers want and maintaining the control over a product's ecosystem that its business demands.' Questions regarding licensing, SDK subscriptions, tools, documentation, and access abound, but it might just be the lines of communication that prove key to ensuring success, McAllister writes. Witness RIM, which required an angry, sarcastic blog post to finally address myriad complaints and pleas for help posted in its own developer forums."

Submission + - Cybercriminals targeting point-of-sale devices (networkworld.com)

alphadogg writes: Point-of-sale payment processing devices for credit and debit cards are proving to be rich targets for cybercriminals due to lax security controls, particularly among small businesses, according to a new report. Trustwave, which investigates payment card breaches for companies such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard, conducted 220 investigations worldwide involving data breaches in 2010. The vast majority of those cases came down to weaknesses in POS devices. Although there are rules for security controls that developers should use for the devices, such as the Payment Application Data Security standard, Trustwave said that "these controls are rarely implemented properly."

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