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Submission + - Stereoscopic 3D for VLC media player (videolan.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Support for stereoscopic 3D is under development for the VLC media player. It was started by a student as part of Summer of Code 2011 and continues to be updated. Currently, only NVidia 3D Vision/Windows is supported but more formats (AMD, Quad Buffered OpenGL, Linux support) are planned. You can help out development by donating.
Security

Submission + - Dutch Agency Bars DigiNotar From Issuing Some Cert (threatpost.com)

Trailrunner7 writes: A Dutch agency that regulates the actions of telecommunications providers has revoked DigiNotar's ability to issue certificates for digital signatures. The agency said that because of the way that DigiNotar behaved during the attack on its certificate authority infrastructure, the company no longer has the authority to issued so-called qualified certificates.

In a report released on Wednesday, the Board of the Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA) said that because there was evidence of an attacker having compromised the server that was used to issue qualified certificates, the agency couldn't allow DigiNotar to continue issuing those certificates.

Windows

Submission + - Windows 8's Metro browser won't support Flash (techreport.com)

J. Dzhugashvili writes: Microsoft let out an interesting bit of news early this morning: Internet Explorer 10 won't support plug-ins in its Metro incarnation. That means no Flash support. Apparently, the only way to get Flash to run will be to toggle over to Windows 8's classic "desktop" mode and use IE10 in there. Justifying the move, Microsoft says not supporting plug-ins in the Metro version of IE10 "improves battery life as well as security, reliability, and privacy for consumers." Interesting... all of that sounds awfully familiar.
Japan

Submission + - Fukushima and Chernobyl side-by-side (nature.com)

gbrumfiel writes: "It's now been six months since an earthquake and tsunami sparked a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. New data from the Japanese government is now allowing a closer comparison of the fallout from the disaster with the Chernobyl. In terms of Cs-137, the contaminant of greatest concern, Fukushima appears to be about a fifth as bad as Chernobyl. Nature News has a Google Earth mash-up that lets you see the two accidents together. Nature also reports that chaos and bureaucracy are slowing efforts to research the crisis."
Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 8 to natively support ISO and VHD mounting (extremetech.com)

MrSeb writes: "With a masterful nail in the optical disc coffin, Microsof has announced that its new operating system will natively mount ISO disc images. On the slightly more enterprisesque side of the equation, VHD files will also be supported by Windows 8. Both new features will be smoothly integrated into Windows 8 Explorer’s ribbon menu, and mounting an ISO or VHD is as simple as double clicking the file. This is obviously an important addition with Windows 8 being available on tablets — and in a year or two, it wouldn't be surprising if all software is made available as an ISO on a USB drive which can be read by tablet and PC alike."
Microsoft

Submission + - SPAM: HTC Event Set To Be A Windows-Only Affair

kyl3x writes: Reports claim that the pre-IFA HTC event to be held in four European cities on 1 September is expected to be a Mango-only event with the unveiling of a handful of Windows Phone 7 devices sporting the latest version of the Microsoft smartphone OS.
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