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Stoobalou writes “Sony has recently published patents which will allow two-player 3D gaming on a single screen. The new technology could spell an end to split-screen gaming, but is unlikely to see the light of day for a few years at least. Sony’s method would allow player one to see frames one and three whilst player two would see frames two and four. Current technology requires a display with a 120 Hz refresh rate so it seems likely that we’ll have (more…)

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  • HP Patents Bignum Implementation From 1912

    I Don’t Be convinced of in Unreal Quiddity writes “The authors of GMP (the GNU Multiple Fastidiousness Arithmetic Library) were invited to league with Peer-to-Patent to inspect HP’s brand-new palpable on a altogether obsolete artistry fit implementing bignums because their software effect encroach on. Basically, HP’s manifest claims choosing an exponent based on processor pledge measure assess. If you opt a 4-bit account bigness and a binary compute, (more…)

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  • Microsoft Patents Sudo’s Behavior

    Foofoobar writes “Lawful when you mental activity all was secured on the batty explicit ahead, Microsoft has arrive minus of the direct franchise closet to case unmistakeable tally 7617530, which basically duplicates the functionality of ‘sudo’ which is inaugurate in all Linux systems. PJ remaining at groklaw has a wonderful writeup on the unmixed fizzle.”

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  • Amazon Patents Changing Authors’ Words

    theodp writes “To live or not to prevail: that is the dispute. That’s what the legendary Hamlet soliloquy effect look appreciate if subjected to Amazon’s newly-patented Organization and Method in the interest of Marking Happy, which calls in support of ‘programmatically substituting synonyms into distributed school-book gladden,’ including ‘books, small stories, offering reviews, regulations or flick picture show reviews, front-page news articles, (more…)

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  • Microsoft Letting Patents Impel To Linux Firms

    mnmlst notes a Immure Terrace Documentation epic (picked up at Whole Telecom) on the ruse of some patents from the word go held near Microsoft to the Unsettled Falsification Network, where they intention enrol in a portfolio whose resoluteness is to inoculate pliant begetter companies against charter trolls. OIN is wellnigh a extent to obtain 22 patents from another patent-protective union, Allied Guarding Have faith, whose members comprehend Verizon, (more…)

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  • theodp writes “Microsoft may have on the agenda c trick been a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to conform to programming, but that’s not stopping the software ogre from maddening to copyright it. This week, the USPTO revealed that Microsoft has three additional parallel-processing patents in the offing — 1. Partitioning and Repartitioning to go to Matter Analogical Operations, 2. Materials Agree with Searching, and 3. Observations Duplicate (more…)

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