More Popcorn Time Users Sued

The torrent-based video streaming software Popcorn Time has been in the news lately as multiple entities have initiated legal action over its use. Now, 16 Oregon-based Comcast subscribers have been targeted for their torrenting of the movie Survivor. The attorney who filed the lawsuit (PDF) says his client, Survivor… Read More »

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:07 pm

LLVM 3.7 Delivers OpenMP 3.1 Support, ORC JIT API, New Optimizations

LLVM 3.7 was released today as the newest six-month update. LLVM 3.7 has OpenMP 3.1 support via Clang, a new On-Request Compilation JIT API, the Berkeley Packet Filter back-end was added, the AMDGPU back-end now supports OpenGL 4.1 when paired with Mesa 11.0, and many other functional changes. Early benchmarks against… Read More »

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 6:25 pm

Chrome 45 Launches, Automatically Pauses Less Important Flash Content, Like Ads

Google today launched Chrome 45 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android with some expected changes and new developer tools. First and foremost, Chrome now automatically pauses less important Flash content (rolling out gradually, so be patient). This has been a longtime coming from both Google and Adobe, with the goal to… Read More »

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 5:42 pm

Comcast To Charge $30 For Unlimited Data Over 300GB Cap

For some time, Comcast has been testing 300 GB monthly data caps in certain markets. An anonymous reader notes a policy change unveiled today that gives customers in those markets the ability to switch back to unlimited data for $30 extra. Previously (and currently, for customers who don't pay the extra $30), Comcast would charge $10 per 50GB… Read More »

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 5:00 pm

Mozilla Project Working on Immersive Displays (Video)

Yes, it's 3-D, and works with the Firefox browser. But that's not all. The MozVR virtual reality system is not just for Firefox, and it can incorporate infrared and other sensors to give a more complete picture than can be derived from visible light alone. In theory, the user's (client) computer needs no special hardware beyond a decent GPU and an… Read More »

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 4:18 pm

Microsoft's Telemetry Additions To Windows 7 and 8 Raise Privacy Concerns

Ghacks and Ars Technica are providing more detail about Windows 10's telemetry and "privacy invasion" features being backported to Windows 7 and 8. The articles list and explain some of the involved updates by number (e.g., KB3068708, KB3022345, KB3075249, and KB3080149). The Ars article says the Windows firewall can block the… Read More »

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:37 pm