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Friday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-November-2009  14:23:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

New York's Attorney General has filed an antitrust suit against Intel. "Intel has engaged in a systematic worldwide campaign of illegal, exclusionary conduct to maintain its monopoly power and prices in the market for x86 microprocessors," the suit asserts. "By exacting exclusive or near-exclusive agreements from large computer makers in exchange for payments totaling billions of dollars, and threatening retaliation against any company that did not heed its wishes, Intel robbed its competitors of the opportunity to challenge Intel's dominance in key segments of the market. This illegal behavior was highly detrimental to consumers, competition, and innovation."

Mike noticed an interview with Australia's first gamer rights political party on Kotaku. Established in the wake of the controversial banning – and subsequent censorship – of Left 4 Dead 2, the Gamers 4 Croydon party plans to run against South Australian Attorney-General and R18+ videogame opponent Michael Atkinson in next year’s state election. I caught up with party founder David Doe to discuss those plans.

BoingBoing have a leaked copyright treaty, and are quite concerned about it. The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked. It's bad.

Timbot spotted a French gaming magazine firing consoles through walls. I'm not sure why. :) The District 9-esque gallery of cockroaches infiltrating data centers (above) is clever, but the "Overheating" photo shoot of products being thrown through a wall out of frustration is definitely the main highlight here.

Google Dashboard now centralizes privacy settings, thanks Rezin. Google has launched Dashboard, which enables users of its products - such as Gmail, YouTube and Blogger - to centrally manage privacy settings and monitor how much data is stored on Google's servers.

Fancy a crack at game development? Epic have released a free Unreal Development Kit. Gears of War and Unreal developer Epic Games today released its Unreal Engine 3 dev tools as a free download, aimed at providing noncommercial and educational use of the technology that powers many PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games.

Steve Jobs has been crowned CEO of the decade by Fortune. In the past 10 years alone he has radically and lucratively reordered three markets - music, movies, and mobile telephones - and his impact on his original industry, computing, has only grown.

NismoR31 sends word that voting is now open for OCAU Iron Photographer for October. Below we have every competitor’s entry listed anonymously. Voting is simple. Select your single favourite entry and the winning OCAUer will be revealed at the end of the month. Official October 2009 Theme: "There Is No Theme".



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