Loaded weekend misc. news (03/04)

By on March 4, 2007, 7:39 AM
Windows Vista cracked: A team of crackers have reportedly been successful in bypassing the product activation requirement of Windows Vista x86 @ TS OpenBoards.

Google says it loses $1 billion a year to false ad clicks: Advertisers have been asking Google for a clearer picture of the reach and effectiveness of their ads @ CBC News.

10tacle gets Ready 2 Rumble: Multinational publisher picks up comical boxing license; fighting specialists AKI developing first R2R game for "various videogame platforms." @ Gamespot.

Europe's PlayStation 3 Gets the Shaft: Less than a month before the release of the PlayStation 3 across the Atlantic, Sony has announced that Europeans will be getting a watered-down version of the PS3 @ PC World.

What to Do with Apple's Cash: Launching a venture capital fund would allow Apple to fund its vision for the future without making awkward acquisitions @ BusinessWeek.

Free Software Foundation Urges Computer Makers To Replace Windows Vista With Free OS: The FSF sent five proposals to Sun Microsystems, HP, and Dell in January that would aid in the spread of free operating systems @ Information Week.

Rumor mill: Advanced Micro Devices Takeover Rumours Resurrect. IBM May Look at AMD, But Should Keep Intel in Mind @ Xbit labs.

Offtopic! 43-year old UFC hall of famer Randy Couture Shuts out Sylvia to Win Third UFC Heavyweight Title @ UFC.com.

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Mikael said:
I can't say that I like Couture's chances when he finally ends up facing Cro Cop!
hypnotikrewind said:
About the PS3...From Phil Harrison's supposed leaked GDC Keynote:"Removal of Emotion Engine chips in PS3's in NA and Japan to follow in April. Reason for this is to reduce costs and focus on enhanced opportunities via software. Benefits include the ability to upscale selected PSone/PS2 games to 1080i/720p."(Official keynote will be given on March 7th.)Seems like a good trade off to me...
corey80 said:
is there someone who can tell me what GDC means?
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