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Comment Surely not harming the copyright holders? (Score 3) 38

I don't see how this lawsuit can be for any purpose other than to make money out of Optus. Two minutes is an incredibly short amount of time, and is not allowing the customer to re-watch their programs at a later point in time, or anything like that which could conceivably leave the copyright holders out of pocket.
Cellphones

Submission + - ChevronWP7, WP7 JailBreak Tool Discontinued (wmpoweruser.com)

suraj.sun writes: After discussion with Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7, the ChevronWP7 team, who created a free Developer Unlocker, ChevronWP7 discussed less than 24 hours ago right here on Slashdot ( http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/11/30/1622244/Windows-7-Phone-Gets-Jailbreak-Tool ), have decided to pull their tool, effective immediately.

"Through this discussion, we established a mutual understanding of our intent to enable homebrew opportunities and to open the Windows Phone 7 platform for broader access to developers and users. To fast-track discussions, we are discontinuing the unlocking tool effective immediately."

The great news is that some official home brew is coming to Windows Phone 7. "To pursue these goals with Microsoft’s support, Brandon Watson has agreed to engage in further discussions with us about officially facilitating homebrew development on WP7. "

WMPowerUser: http://wmpoweruser.com/breaking-news-chevronwp7-discontinued-official-home-brew-may-be-coming/

http://www.chevronwp7.com/post/2057541126/pursuing-the-future-of-homebrew-on-windows-phone-7

NASA

Submission + - Curious NASA Pre-Announcement (nasa.gov) 2

CrtxReavr writes: 'NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.'

Comment Re:Let The Confustion Begin (Score 1) 324

If you had R'ed TFA, you would have seen that system builders can (and presumably will) choose to put a sticker on the front that omits the AMD branding altogether and simply says "Radeon Graphics". The branding shift is also specifically towards the chips just being called "Radeon", with the fact that AMD are the manufacturer as a second thought.

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