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  • VIDEO: Defoe dreams of return for England
    By on October 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe talks about his new life with Toronto FC and his hopes of playing for England again.

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  • Qualcomm Begins Contributing To Reverse-Engineered Freedreno Linux Driver
    By on October 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes: For over two years there’s been a Freedreno driver project that’s been reverse-engineering Qualcomm’s Adreno graphics hardware. Freedreno consists of both a user-space Gallium3D driver providing OpenGL / OpenGL ES support and a DRM/KMS kernel driver to replace Qualcomm’s open-source kernel driver designed just around Android’s needs. The community-based, reverse-engineering Freedreno driver project is finally paying off (more…)

  • VIDEO: Highlights – Rangers 1-0 St Johnstone
    By on October 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rangers progress to the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup after a narrow victory over St Johnstone.

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  • First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix
    By on October 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes John Oliver calls it “cable company f*ckery” and we’ve all suspected it happens. Now on Steven Levy’s new Backchannel publication on Medium, Susan Crawford delivers decisive proof, expertly dissecting the Comcast-Netflix network congestion controversy. Her source material is a detailed traffic measurement report (.pdf) released this week by Google-backed M-Lab — the first of its kind — showing severe degradation (more…)

  • Southampton 1-0 Stoke City
    By on October 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ronald Koeman’s Southampton beat Stoke 1-0 to climb above Manchester City and move up to second in the Premier League.

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  • Italian Supreme Court Bans the ‘Microsoft Tax’
    By on October 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes: In a post at the Free Software Foundation, lawyer Marco Ciurcina reports that the Italian Supreme Court has ruled the practice of forcing users to pay for a Windows license when they buy a new PC is illegal. Manufacturers in Italy are now legally obligated to refund that money if a buyer wants to put GNU/Linux or another free OS on the computer. Ciurcina says, “The focus of the Court’s reasoning is that the sale of a PC (more…)

  • VIDEO: Draw bitterly disappointing – Irvine
    By on October 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine says his side are ‘bitterly disappointed’ after their 2-2 draw with Manchester United at the Hawthorns.

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  • Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
    By on October 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with this news from the UK, as reported by Ars Technica: A 39-year-old UK man has been convicted of possessing illegal cartoon drawings of young girls exposing themselves in school uniforms and engaging in sex acts. The case is believed to be the UK’s first prosecution of illegal manga and anime images. Local media said that Robul Hoque was sentenced last week to nine months’ imprisonment, though the sentence is suspended (more…)

  • Toulon look to life after Wilkinson
    By on October 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    European champions Toulon want to prove there is life after Jonny Wilkinson as they bid for an unprecedented third title in a row.

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  • Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9
    By on October 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes In addition to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google today also announced the first devices running the new version of its mobile operating system: the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The former is a phablet built by Motorola, and the latter is a tablet built by HTC. The Nexus 6 is going up for pre-order on October 29, starting at $649. The Nexus 9 meanwhile is going up for pre-order this Friday (October 17), and you’ll also be able to (more…)