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By Soulskill from Slashdot's building-future-tech department:
Andy Updegrove writes: The Linux Foundation this morning announced the latest addition to its family of major hosted open source initiatives: the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). Its mission is to develop and maintain a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform for the telecom industry. Importantly, the thirty-eight founding members include not only cloud and service infrastructure vendors, but telecom service providers, developers and end users as well. The announcement of OPNFV highlights three of the most significant trends in IT: virtualization (the NFV part of the name refers to network function virtualization), moving software and services to the cloud, and collaboratively developing complex open source platforms in order to accelerate deployment of new business models while enabling interoperability across a wide range of products and services. The project is also significant for reflecting a growing recognition that open source projects need to incorporate open standards planning into their work programs from the beginning, rather than as an afterthought.

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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 11:00 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's now-ban-them-altogether-please department:
Today the Federal Communications Commission eliminated its sport blackout rules, which prevented cable and satellite television providers from showing sporting events that were blacked out on a local station. It's common practice in the NFL to black out football games locally if the stadium didn't sell enough tickets. The ruling now removes government protections for the NFL's policies (the NFL can continue to black out local broadcasts). The FCC's decision is based on "significant changes" to the industry over the 40 years since the rules were adopted. Television has replaced ticket sales as the primary source of revenue, and the NFL is incredibly popular. They also don't think there's any chance the NFL will move its games to pay-per-view.

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 10:15 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's because-7-8-9 department:
Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the new version of their flagship operating system, called Windows 10. (Yes, t-e-n. I don't know.) With the new version of the operating system, they'll be unifying the application platform for all devices: desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. As early leaks showed, the Start Menu is back — it's a hybrid of old and new, combining a list of applications with a small group of resizable tiles that can include widgets. Metro-style apps can now each operate inside their own window. There's a new, multiple-desktop feature, which power users have been demanding for years, and also a feature that lets users easily grab objects from one desktop and transfer it to another. The Technical Preview builds for desktops and laptops will be available tomorrow through the Windows Insider Program. They're requesting feedback from customers. Windows 10 will launch in late 2015.

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eBay To Spin Off PayPal
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 09:45 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's watch-out-for-the-chargeback department:
In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion in stock. Nowadays, PayPal's yearly revenues exceed $7 billion, and investors are worried that eBay and PayPal together are too big to compete effectively. (They're also too big to be acquired, which is on their minds after the ludicrously successful Alibaba IPO.) To solve that problem, eBay today announced it will be spinning off PayPal in 2015, creating two separate publicly traded companies. eBay's current CEO is stepping down, and each of the companies will have a new CEO. "As part of the separation, eBay and PayPal will sign arm’s length commercial operating agreements to work together, with payments on both sides for various referrals and services. That’s no surprise since about 30 percent of PayPal’s business is still on eBay, although that is down from 50 percent only a few years ago."

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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 09:00 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's race-to-bottom department:
jfruh writes While Windows-based tablets haven't exactly set the world on fire, Microsoft hasn't given up on them, and its hardware partners haven't either. HP has announced a series of Windows tablets, with the 7-inch low-end model, the Stream 7, priced at $99. The Stream brand is also being used for low-priced laptops intended to compete with Chromebooks (which HP also sells). All are running Intel chips and full Windows, not Windows RT.

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First Look at Robots In Disguise Grimlock Toy?
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 08:30 AM
By Jacer from TFW2005:
Thanks to Grimlockimus we may possibly have our first look at an upcoming Grimlock figure from the new Transformers animated series, Robots In Disguise, which take place after Transformers Prime. Grimlockimus found the image on the new Transformers: Age Of Extinction Blu-Ray special feature section that goes into the development of the toys.

With New York Comic Con just around the corner, keep on eye on the front page while we bring you the latest news on the new Robots In Disguise TV show and hopefully, its toyline.

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By timothy from Slashdot's what-can-it-slurp department:
An anonymous reader writes Matchstick and Mozilla today announced their open-source take on the Chromecast: a $25 Firefox OS-powered HDMI dongle. The streaming Internet and media stick will be available first through Kickstarter, in the hopes to drive down the price tag. Jack Chang, Matchstick General Manager in the US, described the device to me as "essentially an open Chromecast." He explained that while the MSRP is $25 (Google's Chromecast retails for $35), the Kickstarter campaign is offering a regular price of $18, and an early bird price of $12.

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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
The fine folks over at Paramount have given us a Transformers Age of Extinction prize pack to give away to the fans! We are holding a simple contest in order to get the goodies to you starting NOW!

Those goodies include...

Grand Prize:

1 copy of Transformers Age of Extinction on Blu-Ray - signed by Mark Wahlberg

1 Transformers AoE Mouse

1 Transformers AoE Keyboard

1 Transformers AoE Speaker

1 Transformers AoE Shopping Bag

Runner Up (2 Winners):

1 copy of Transformers Age of Extinction on Blu-Ray

All you have to do is...

Post in this thread on the 2005 Boards, explaining what your favorite moment from any Transformers Movie was, and why.

We will randomly choose one grand prize, and two runner up winners from the list of members who participated in the thread on Thursday 10/2. We will collect your information via PM on the Boards, and send it over to Paramount reps who will ship the items directly to you.

Have fun, and good luck!

Transformers Age of Extinction is out now on (Blu Ray), (DVD), and Digital HD (via iTunes and Amazon). Make sure to pick up your copy today!

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Legacy of Revoltech LR-008 Convoy In Hand
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 08:00 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Kaiyodo, the makers of articulated action figure line Revoltech, is re-issuing popular figures from it's past in a line called Legacy of Revoltech. In that line, they have included their Optimus Prime, aka Cybertron Commander Convoy. LR-008 is out now and 2005 Boards member BladeStorm picked him up and shared some pics. The figure is otherwise the same as the original Revoltech Optimus Prime with a more purple shade of blue on the boots and helmet. Check it out after the break!

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Interview With Facebook's Head of Open Source
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 07:45 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's complete-transparency department:
Czech37 writes Facebook may be the world's most well-known tech companies, but it's not renowned for being at the forefront of open source. In reality, they have over 200 open source projects on GitHub and they've recently partnered with Google, Dropbox, and Twitter (amongst others) to create the TODO group, an organization committed to furthering the open source cause. In an interview with, Facebook's James Pearce talks about the progress the company has made in rebooting their open source approach and what's on the horizon for the social media network.

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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 07:00 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's scared-of-a-little-gimp-action-eh department:
sfcrazy writes Adobe is bringing the king of all photo editing software, Photoshop, to Linux-based Chrome OS. Chrome OS-powered devices, such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, already have a decent line-up of 'applications' that can work offline and eliminate the need of a traditional desktop computer. So far it sounds like great news. The bad news is that the offering is in its beta stage and is available only to the customers of the Creative Cloud Education program residing in the U.S. I have a full subscription of Creative Cloud for Photographers, and LightRoom, but even I can't join the program at the moment.

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Play With This Too Reveals Desolataur
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 06:45 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Independent group Play With This Too, the company started by several former Hasbro employees, provided an update to their first pair of figures, this time we are introduced to Desolataur. So far we have a design layout of this monster figure and a confirmation from Play With It Too's website that Desolataur "will feature the same articulation as our other characters and also come with a Tech Drone." The concept of spacemen vs monsters continues to remain in play, which was the main model of the 1988 Pretenders series of Transformers. We may be reading too much into this being the Transformers fans that we are, as there have not been concrete homages connected to these original designs.

Also interesting to note in this latest round of updates is a little background for the toy designers of this company, specifically regarding the head sculpts which will be made available in three packs: "Along with our figures, we’ll also be offering sets of three heads. These heads work with most 6″ action figures – not just figures produced by PWTToo. We’ve given our designers free range to create what they want to create. “After years of working for huge micromanaging corporations with lots of unnecessary oversight where designers are told what to design by marketers, non-product purchasing focus groups and huge brick and mortar stores, our designers can finally get back to being just that… Creative designers.” – Rik Alvarez" The three head sculpts featured are Terribull, Skull-FCKR, and Madwing, designed by Steve Redinger.

Check out the latest round of updates after the jump and continue the speculation about this new company's toy line.

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By from Panels on Pages:
Kelly Harrass is finishing up his reread of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern and he's here to share his final thoughts on the run. He talks the highs and lows of one of the highest profile superhero comic runs in the past decade.

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By timothy from Slashdot's all-persons-who-enter-herein department:
SmartAboutThings writes Microsoft will monitor users in the new Windows 9 Operating System in order to determine how the new OS is used, thus decide what tweaks and changes are need to be made. During Windows 8 testing, Microsoft said that they had data showing Start Menu usage had dropped, but it seems that the tools they were using at the time weren't as evolved as the new 'Asimov' monitor. The new system is codenamed 'Asimov' and will provide a near real-time view of what is happening on users' machines. Rest assured, the data is going to be obscured and aggregated, but intelligible enough to allow Microsoft to get detailed insights into user interactions with the OS. Mary Jo Foley says that the system was originally built by the Xbox Team and now is being used by the Windows team. Users who will download the technical preview of Windows 9, which is said to get unveiled today, will become 'power users' who will utilize the platform in unique scenarios. This will help Microsoft identify any odd bugs ahead of the final release.

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Angry Birds Transformers Jenga Toy Spotted at Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on September 30 '14 at 05:45 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Hat tip to TFW2005 member almightymaximus for letting us know about the Angry Birds Transformers Jenga Galvatron, Lockdown, Soundwave and Heatwave being spotted at a Walmart in Connecticut. This is our first reported sighting of the toys, which is sort of a crossover of a crossover combining the game Jenga, Angry Birds, and of course Transformers.

Check them out after the jump.

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