WirePosted writes: "NPD figures show the PS3 achieving a remarkable feat: officially outselling the Xbox 360 in the US for the first time ever in January 2008 — but still coming up 5000 short of outselling the Wii." Link to Original Source
WirePosted writes: "With a launch date of March 11, 2008, space shuttle Endeavour will be rolled out to its launch pad on Monday, February 18 for its mission to deliver the Japanese Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Dextre robotic hand to the International Space Station." Link to Original Source
RulerOf writes: The AACS Decryption utility released this past December known as BackupHDDVD originally authored by Muslix64 of the Doom9 forums has received its first official DMCA Takedown Notice. It has been widely speculated that the utility itself was not an infringing piece of software due to the fact that it is merely "a textbook implementation of AACS," written with the help of documents publicly available at the AACS LA's website, and that the AACS Volume Unique Keys that the end user isn't supposed to have access to are in fact the infringing content, but it appears that such is not the case. From the thread:
"...you must input keys and then it will decrypt the encrypted content. If this is the case, than according to the language of the DMCA it does sound like it is infringing. Section 1201(a) says that it is an infringement to "circumvent a technological measure." The phrase, "circumvent a technological measure" is defined as "descramb(ling) a scrambled work or decrypt(ing) an encrypted work,... without the authority of the copyright owner." If BackupHDDVD does in fact decrypt encrypted content than per the DMCA it needs a license to do that.
An anonymous reader writes: The RIAA is once again revising their lawsuit strategy, and will now be sending college students and others "pre-lawsuit letters." People will now be able to settle for a discount. How nice.