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  • Video Games Need to Stop Playing themselves
    By on March 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Is the future of gaming too automated? What is happening to my vidya games? Back in my day, you could choose which direction you could would wall-run/jump in, tell your entire RPG party what specific attacks to do, and shoot people when you wanted to. Now? All these games are letting you do is manage your party’s health and look at people.

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  • A mission to clear dangerous debris from space (w/ Video)
    By on March 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    New UK technology is set to play a major part in clearing dangerous clouds of debris hurtling around the Earth’s lower orbit.

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  • Do Car Safety Problems Come From Outer Space?
    By on March 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “As electronic devices are made to perform more and more functions on smaller circuit chips, the systems become more sensitive and vulnerable to corruption from single event upsets and this is especially true of Toyota who has led the auto industry in its widespread inclusion of electronic controls in the manufacture of their various car models. ‘These circuit families store not just data, but their basic function electrically,’ (more…)

  • Liverpool need six wins – Torres
    By on March 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fernando Torres says Liverpool, who beat Sunderland 3-0 on Sunday, can reach the Champions League – if they win their six remaining top-flight games.

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  • Slimming Down a Supercomputer
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    1sockchuck writes “Happy Feet animator Dr. D Studios has packed a large amount of supercomputing power into a smaller package in its new render farm in Sydney, Australia. The digital production shop has consolidated the 150 blade chassis used in the 2007 dancing penguin feature into just 24 chassis, entirely housed in a hot-aisle containment pod. The Dr. D render farm has moved from its previous home at Equinix to the E3 Pegasus data center in Sydney. (more…)

  • Lingerie Football Players Suspended for Wearing Too Much?
    By on March 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Two football players in the lingerie football league were put on probation after a photo shoot with Broward New Times featured them wearing shoulder pads “without authorization.”

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  • PSA: Netflix Beginning Shipments of Wii Streaming Discs
    By on March 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Netflix announced via its blog that it has started shipping out the discs that enable Instant Streaming on Wii, to “some of our Netflix members.”If the PS3 rollout is any indication, you’ll receive an e-mail sometime soon telling you if you’re a lucky winner. Of course, if you didn’t sign up for a disc, you’re not going to get one.

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  • Salford 27-20 Hull
    By on March 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Daniel Holdsworth’s late drop goal seals Salford’s second Super League win of the season.

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  • China’s Great Firewall suddenly spreads to U.S.
    By on March 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A networking error has caused computers in Chile and the U.S. to come under the control of the Great Firewall of China, redirecting Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube users to Chinese servers.

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  • Nvidia’s GF100 Turns Into GeForce GTX 480 and 470
    By on March 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    crazipper writes “After months of talking architecture and functionality, NVIDIA is finally going public with the performance of its $500 GeForce GTX 480 and $350 GeForce GTX 470 graphics cards, both derived from the company’s first DirectX 11-capable GPU, GF100. Tom’s Hardware just posted a comprehensive look at the new cards, including their power requirements and performance attributes. Two GTX 480s in SLI seem to scale impressively well—providing (more…)