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Dell has announced today that it has reached a settlement with the SEC over alleged disclosure and accounting practices that violated securities and SEC rules. Dell has settled with the SEC for $100 million.
Dell had previously announced that it had set aside that $100 million amount for a settlement. The settlement comes with no admission of guilt by Dell.
The war that RIAA waged on alleged pirates is something of legend. RIAA sued people willy nilly no matter if they were living, dead, or didn't own a computer. That wide-ranging legal campaign cost tons of money.
RIAA's tax records show that the company spent $64 million between 2006 and 2008 on legal costs associated with suing people who allegedly pirated music. For all of that money spent, RIAA only won a tiny fraction of it back from those found guilty of pirating music.
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Cooler Master makes all sorts of nice computer hardware. The company has nice computer cases, power supplies, and CPU cooling among other things.
Cooler Master is having a contest right now that lets you have a chance to win prizes for playing a Flash game or entering the serial number for one of its new Silent Pro Gold PSUs. Flash game players can win weekly prizes including gold medallions, a gold coin, a gold flash drive, and Cooler Master hardware.
Foxconn has been the subject of intense scrutiny this year after ten workers killed themselves. The suicides were blamed on harsh working conditions and low pay.
Foxconn raised worker salary to help improve moral and eliminated death benefits that amounted to about ten years salary for the average workers family. Some have criticized the living conditions in the dorms that Foxconn owns that house about 450,000 workers.
You might recall back in 2007 Viacom sued Google and YouTube for allegedly violating copyright. Viacom contended that YouTube knowingly allowed video that violated copyright to be uploaded to the internet using its tools.
Reuters reports today that Google and YouTube have won the suit. The judge says that mere knowledge of possible copyright violations is not enough to hold YouTube accountable. Google has argued that it is protected under the Safe Harbor provision of the DMCA.
Back when I had a real job that I had to go to everyday they would get upset if I napped. Add to that the fact that coworkers would stare at you if you start drooling in your sleep things just weren't conductive to napping in the office.
The people who work at Google have no fear of naps. Apparently, the search giant encourages it. A picture has turned up of folks at the Googleplex HQ in California napping in a high-tech pod.
Foxconn has been in the news a lot lately after ten workers at one of its Chinese factories where Apple products are built have killed themselves this year. Some blame harsh working conditions at the plant for the suicides.
Foxconn has given the workers pay raises and opened its typically closed plants up to outside regulators and journalists to prove that working conditions are good. A new rumor is floating around that claims Foxconn is ready to close its Chinese operations and move the plants to other countries.
Something has been amiss with employees at Foxconn. A number of workers at the factory have committed suicide in recent months. Yesterday the 11th Foxconn worker to jump from a factory building was reported.
The worker was a 19-year-old man and he became the ninth worker from the factory to die in a suicide attempt. The worker had only been at Foxconn for a month and a half.
Gesture and touch based computing is growing in popularity and in use around the world. Many notebooks and laptops today come with track pads that support gestures and many phones and computers use touch screens as well.
MIT has developed a cheap way to get Minority Report style gesture computing by having the user wear some crazy bright gloves with splotches of color on them. The computer recognizes the colors and can tell what gesture is being made by the color scheme.