sad day for gaming and ATi…

Article from Daily Tech written by Wolfgang Hansson

Havok Causes Havoc in GPU Physics

AMD says GPU physics is dead until DirectX 11

PC gamers have been looking for more than just pretty graphics when it comes to their game titles over the last few years. Not only do gamers want realistic graphics, but they want realistic physics as well.

Physics have long been a part of PC and console games to some extent. As games get more complex the mathematical calculations required for accurately rendering things on screen like smoke and explosions gets more complex as well.

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The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop

Linux users are as evangelical about desktop environments, the all-encompassing graphical user interface software responsible for providing everything from taskbars to office suites, as they are about operating systems. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that the first major release in over five years of the most popular desktop environment available is causing quite a stir. Due to be released on December 11th, KDE 4.0 is bringing exhilarating graphical, usability, and functionality improvements to the Unix-like systems it is designed for—and Windows users will get a taste, too.

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Source: ExtremeTech.com

printers to get “DRM” ….

….to prevent “Ink piracy”. I’m not kidding thats what they are calling it!

Most of these cartridges are made by printer manufacturers and sell for a substantial premium. Some come from unauthorized sources, sell for substantially less and attract the attention of anti-piracy lawyers.

Cryptography Research Inc. (CRI), a San Francisco company, is developing chip technology aimed at helping printer manufacturers protect this primary source of profit. The company’s chips use cryptography designed to make it harder for printers to use off-brand and counterfeit cartridges.

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FTC abandons net neutrality

taking away our freedoms again

yep the interwebs is now going to be slower … it will be like dial-up all over again. unless you can afford to pay the big telcoms to have top priority for your website. this is a dark day in internet history. the day freedom begins to die as it’s slowly taken away from us.

oh by the way if you havnt figured it out biebsworlds is back up and running again.

got $20,000 just laying around ….

well go out and pick up a Heliodisplay

“Remember the Princess Leia hologram in Star Wars? Now you can have your very own mid-air display. IO2 Technology has released its Heliodisplay that projects a 2-dimensional mid-air display with up to 1024 x 1024 resolution. It appears to be convincingly 3-dimensional though, and can be interactive, allowing a finger or hand to move images around in the air as if one were grabbing a virtual object or icon.”

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RIAA Pressures Students…

…To Stop Illegal Downloads

The U.S. recording industry has stepped up efforts to stop college students from downloading pirated music online and offered students a way to settle the disputes out of court.

NEW YORK – The U.S. recording industry Wednesday stepped up efforts to stop college students from downloading pirated music online and offered students a way to settle the disputes out of court

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