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Sunday Morning (7 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 28-January-2007  10:59:16 (GMT +10) - by Rational

It is my birthday today so I shall party out by doing some news.

This Wired blog talks about the first Google bomb back in 2001. "Earlier today, Matt Cutts and the Google software engineering team posted an update citing the progress they've been making fighting Google bombs. Back in the old days, these pranks were common practice, but they've become less prevalent thanks to Google's diligence."

Youtube is set to share revenue with the community. Smaller video sites such as Revver have been doing this for some time however it seems that the biggest of them all is set to get in on it. ""We are getting an audience large enough where we have an opportunity to support creativity, to foster creativity through sharing revenue with our users," Hurley said at the World Economic Forum. "So in the coming months, we are going to be opening that up.""

Some are accusing poor player implementation is being the cause of the the AACS HDDVD hack seen on the news lately. Muslix64 the creator of the hack said he was able to identify the key by comparing memory dumps while playing a HD movie. "A month after the first signs appeared online that AACS—the content protection scheme shared by HD DVD and Blu-ray—had been circumvented, the AACS Licensing Authority has verified the hack. According to a statement from the AACS LA, AACS has not been seriously compromised. Instead, the statement said, the attack is "limited to the compromise of specific implementations" and "indicate[s] an attack on one or more players sold by AACS licensees.""

According to this page Microsoft is set to lower Xbox 360 prices and update the hardware of the console. "Citigroup's Brent Thill believes that the firm may be lowering its shipments as it makes way for a revision of the game system, which may come this year. Thill believes the new design will be a revised motherboard design, HDMI ports for high-definition video, and 120 GB of storage - 6 times more than its current capacity."

Those interesting in movie memorabilia may want to check out this. The 1959 Cadillac "Ecto 1" from the Ghostbusters movies is being sold online for $150,000 USD and many photos can be seen at that site as well.

PCPer has taken a look at Intel's updated 45nm plans for future processors namely the Intel "Penryn" which is set to be seen at the end of this year. "Just yesterday Intel hosted some press out at their sunny CA offices to show off about their new 45nm production plans. As it turns out, and as we learned at CES, 45nm is ahead of schedule and is looking very promising for a mid-year release. During the press briefing, Intel displayed a few things that demonstrated the maturity of their 45nm process this early in the game:...."

HotHardware has also taken a look at Intel's 45nm process and Penryn here.

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