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PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - Sony sued for patent infringement with Cell (informationweek.com)

sveard writes: "Parallel Processing Corporation is asking a federal judge to order Sony to destroy its remaining Playstation 3 videogame consoles, which PPC claims infringes on its patents for microprocessor technology. The lawsuit, filed last week, claims that the Cell processor developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM, violates PPC's patent for "synchronized parallel processing with shared memory.""
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - How do you spread the word of FOSS?

trevri writes: "I am from China. In China, people know very little about FOSS, except for the geeky community. So I want to do something to make the FOSS idea heard in China. For the moment now, I have three plans:

1. write a book for non-geek Linux wannabes, but I know there are already tons out there

2. make a dedicated website to promote FOSS

3. write a book articulating the FOSS phenomenon and its underlying philosophy

Which of the above is best? And any other better ideas?"

Submission + - F-22 Radar Used as High-Capacity Data Link? (theregister.co.uk)

Lord of Hyphens writes: "According to The Register, The USAF is looking at a new use for the F-22 Raptor's sophisticated electronics systems: control of grounded robotics.

[A]n alliance of Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and L-3 Communications has duplicated the AESA ground tests in the air, using a Raptor radar mounted in a BAC 1-11 test plane to exchange data with a ground station at 274 Mbit/sec, "fully duplex". AESA radars are well able to handle two simultaneous information streams, apparently. All you need is an "off-the-shelf, L-3 programmable modem".


Submission + - Blockbuster chooses Blu-ray

bberens writes: Over the last year the sales of Blu-ray disks have grossly outpaced HDDVD but I'd personally held out hope that HDDVD would make some progress. The uncertainty of the format war has come to an end as blockbuster chooses Blu-ray.

Submission + - Google Solar Power Monitoring Site (google.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Google is now showing how much power that their solar panels are making. It's live! Well, within the last hour, anyway. It goes well with certain other green announcements that they are making today.

Submission + - Nokia sees future in touchscreens, CNet doesn't

An anonymous reader writes: According to Reuters, Nokia sees future for touch screens claiming that "Optical sensors and touch will be the next big things." On the opposite side of the ring CNet has put up an article outing touchscreens saying that they "drain battery power and, in general, are rather fiddly to use". All of this begs the question, are iPhone-style touchscreens mobile's future?

Submission + - Inventors claim truck runs on hydraulic power

An anonymous reader writes: "If someone told you that they had rebuilt a Nissan 4x4 truck to run with no internal combustion engine or fossil fuels, you would likely think that there's no conceivable way this could work. And so did this writer. That is, until he saw it for himself." From what I was able to read from the article it seems interesting and possibly promising.

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