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Submission + - See-through 3D computer with gesture controls gives us a glimpse of the future (

silentbrad writes: "Some believe a future full of massive, gesture-controlled computer displays like the ones seen in Twentieth Century Fox’s Minority Report are an inevitability, and a prototype PC designed by an intern with the Microsoft Applied Sciences Group may be among the first steps in making that future a reality. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D student and MIT Media Lab research assistant Jinha Lee recently set out to change the way we interact with desktop computers. While progress has been made with 3D display technology, 3D has not yet proliferated in the personal computing space and Lee wants to change that. The end result of his work is a fascinating desktop computer with a transparent 3D display and a unique gesture-based interface that could change the way we use computers."

Submission + - Usage-Based Billing in Canada

silentbrad writes: I work at (though not for) a specific Canadian Cable Company and ISP, and have the good fortune of having to use Internet Explorer to visit slashdot six days a week. However, there's a small upside to this: our homepage tries to drive home the awesomeness of the company by providing links to the five most recent (somewhat) reputable articles that mention said company. They also seem to be under the impression that any news is good news, because only one of these five in recent weeks agrees with them about the reasons for UBB. Slashdot has reported on Canada's adoption of usage-based billing before, and now it's starting to get more and more coverage. Two weeks ago, the NDP got upset; now Canadian Business is reporting about the soon to be rising rates, and Netflix is expressing their worries about possible losses and the ridiculous overage fees.

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