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 Thursday, 7-May-2015  01:22:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

It seems ISPs will have to foot the bill for most of the expenses in the Dallas Buyers Club case. Justice Perram today ruled in the Federal Court that the ISPs should pay 75 per cent of the costs of the proceedings, which centred on an attempt by DBC LLC and parent company, Voltage Pictures, to obtain access to the details of ISP customers it alleges illicitly downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club. The initial ruling would have saddled DBC with the costs of proceedings but the judge today made orders on costs that will also see the ISPs liable for paying the cost of flying out Maverick Eye witness Daniel Macek to give evidence.

The Federal Government has backed down on a proposed online shopping tax. The Australian reports cabinet ministers have rejected a proposal to charge a fee on goods bought from overseas internet retailers, amid concerns it would have been seen as a hit on consumers. The move was reportedly proposed as an interim solution while agreement was sought with the states on lowering the current overseas online GST threshold of $1000.

Here's a clever video showing GTA 2 action in real life thanks to a drone camera.

Sniper spotted this simple tweak to remove an NV service which might boost your FPS a small amount. To enjoy the easy performance boost, you will need to disable the NVIDIA Streaming windows service. This service starts up automatically when Windows starts. It mainly helps you stream whatever game you are playing to your NVIDIA Shield console.

Intel have launched some new Xeons. Intel has made some noise in some other markets as well in the same time period but today the company officially takes the wraps off of its latest processors for mission-critical enterprise server and pro workstation applications, the Xeon E7-8800 / 4800 v3.

Meanwhile Tech Report checked out ARM's new CPU core. The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the CPU that could drive the next crop of new phones--and how this core might play in servers, too.

Today's timewaster is Touch Pianist, from Sciby.

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