The TPP Coalition, the companies lobbying for terms to be added includes such game related companies as Disney, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Time Warner and the MPAA. It talks about copyright term limit extensions, trade secrets, a DRM circumvention ban and the possibility of criminal prosecution for large scale infringment. That large scale infringement could occur without even considering piracy in the video game modding scene. Source.
In a new trial, Comcast has found yet another way to screw its customers. In this trial, XFINITY Internet Economy Plus customers can choose to enroll in the Flexible-Data Option to receive a $5.00 credit on their monthly bill and reduce their data usage plan from 300 GB to 5 GB. If customers choose this option and use more than 5 GB of data in any given month, they will not receive the $5.00 credit and will be charged an additional $1.00 for each gigabyte of data used over the 5 GB included in the […]
Don’t try this at home. Do consider that this is stupid. Normally, ALA requires you to put a hand on the wheel after a certain amount of time, otherwise the system disengages. And it only works when lane markings are clear and conditions are clear enough for the sensors to see the road. But apparently ALA can’t distinguish between a human hand and a bottle of soda duct-taped to the wheel, which is both awesome and troubling.
This is not a new problem. It’s nearly two years old, but people really haven’t figured it out yet and still keep giving Facebook money for ads. Several small businesses have weighed in with their opinion on reddit.