21 Nov 2014

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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

An anonymous reader writes The Nintendo DS has reached a remarkable milestone: it's turned 10 years old. A new retrospective on one of Nintendo's greatest ever smash hits points out that it's now old enough to become a Pokemon trainer, and looks back at some of the greatest (and possibly overlooked) titles on the platform which has sold 154 million copies in a decade.

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21 Nov 2014 1:04am GMT

Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

turkeydance writes People are reportedly creating fake Amazon pages to show fake prices on electronics and other items. In the most heavily publicized cases, Walmart was reportedly duped into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for under $100. From the article: "The company announced on Nov. 13 that it would price-match select online retailers, including Amazon.com. However, any Amazon member with a registered selling account can create authentic looking pages and list items 'for sale' online. Consumers need only take a screen capture of the page and show it to a cashier at checkout in order to request the price match."

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21 Nov 2014 12:20am GMT

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Seattle police may dump plans for body cams, citing records requests

Mass-video requests highlights tension between open records laws and "big data."

21 Nov 2014 12:05am GMT

20 Nov 2014

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New money, new tech: How Volvo is rethinking the infotainment system

The staid brand still appeals to buyers on safety, but throws in 9" touchscreen.

20 Nov 2014 11:40pm GMT

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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

Jagungal (36053) writes The SMH reports that The University of NSW says it has issued 238 fines - estimated to total around $100,000 - to students illicitly downloading copyright infringing material such as movies and TV shows on its Wi-Fi network since 2008. The main issues are that the University is not returning any money to the copyright holders but is instead using the money raised for campus facilities and that it is essentially enforcing a commonwealth law.

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20 Nov 2014 11:36pm GMT

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Dealmaster: Get an HP Stream 7 tablet running Windows 8.1 for $99

Included in the price is a year of Office 365 personal.

20 Nov 2014 10:15pm GMT

01 Jan 2009

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Many of you have commented that our NewsVac section hasn't been refreshed since the middle of last month. Others have noticed that our story volume has dropped off. Changes are coming to Linux.com, and until they arrive, you won't see any new stories on the site.

01 Jan 2009 2:00pm GMT

31 Dec 2008

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Android-powered G1 phone is an enticing platform for app developers

The free and open source software community has been waiting for the G1 cell phone since it was first announced in July. Source code for Google's Android mobile platform has been available, but the G1 marks its commercial debut. It's clearly a good device, but is it what Linux boosters and FOSS advocates have long been anticipating?

31 Dec 2008 2:00pm GMT

30 Dec 2008

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Municipalities open their GIS systems to citizens

Many public administrations already use open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to let citizens look at public geographic data trough dedicated Web sites. Others use the same software to partially open the data gathering process: they let citizens directly add geographic information to the official, high-quality GIS databases by drawing or clicking on digital maps.

30 Dec 2008 2:00pm GMT