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EU court rules embedding video is not copyright infringement

EU court rules embedding video is not copyright infringement

A landmark ruling was made recently in the EU by the Court of Justice and the ruling has to do with online copyright. The court ruled that embedding copyrighted videos is not copyright infringement, even if the source of the video uploaded it without permission. The case had been referred to the Court of Justice by a German court and had to do with a water filtering company called BestWater International and two independent commercial agents working for a competitor.

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ESA Rosetta Probe finds comet smells like a litter box

ESA Rosetta Probe finds comet smells like a litter box

The European Space Agency sent a probe into space to link up with a comet many months ago called Rosetta. The comet that was the target for the probe is known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Already the probe has been able to send back some of the most detailed images of the surface of a comet that we have ever seen. The probe has also been gathering data on other aspects of the comet, such as what sort of molecules are being emitting.

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Sony G Series XQD version 2 memory cards support 350 MB/s writes

Sony G Series XQD version 2 memory cards support 350 MB/s writes

Professional and amateur photographers alike who use high-end DSLR cameras like the Nikon D4 and D4s know that a fast memory card is a requirement if you want to take full advantage of the camera's capabilities. Sony has quietly launched a new generation of memory cards that will begin shipping on November 3. These memory cards are called the G Series XQD version 2 memory cards and deliver impressively fast read and write speeds.

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Lotus Exige S automatic ditches the manual transmission

Lotus Exige S automatic ditches the manual transmission

The Lotus Exige has always been a lightweight car that is focused on driver dynamics and handling over raw performance, and to meet that goal it has always come with a manual transmission. Some out there prefer to have automatic transmissions with paddle shifters rather than the traditional three pedal setup Lotus has always offered. To make those customers happy, Lotus has just unveiled the Exige S Automatic.

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Honda Sensing Advanced Driver-Assistive system to debut on Honda Legend in Japan

Honda Sensing Advanced Driver-Assistive system to debut on Honda Legend in Japan

Honda is talking up a new driver assistive system that will be rolled out first in Japan on the all-new Legend. The driver assistive system is called Honda Sensing and it will launch in Japan before the end of the year on the new Legend before being rolled out to other vehicles in the future. Honda Sensing is a step towards a collision free society according to Honda.

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VisionTek Pocket USB 3.0 SSDs available in 120GB and 240GB

VisionTek Pocket USB 3.0 SSDs available in 120GB and 240GB

VisionTek has announced the launch of a pair of new pocket size USB 3.0 SSDs that are designed to work with any major computer OS out there. These new drives will support Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows computers. VisionTek says that the performance of these USB 3.0 SSDs rivals the performance of an internal SSD and they can be used as a bootable Windows drive for Macs providing office-on-the-go use.

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Modified Toyota Supra hits 240mph in quarter mile

Modified Toyota Supra hits 240mph in quarter mile

Drag racing is a sport that people all around the world participate in. The sport has one or two cars line up and then blast off down the track to see who can go the fastest in the quarter mile length of the track. In the drag racing world, a streetcar that can run the quarter mile in the 11-second range is pretty fast. A heavily modified Toyota Supra recently set a drag racing record.

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Xbox One to get screenshot capability in 2015

Xbox One to get screenshot capability in 2015

If you are an Xbox One owner who is counting the days until your Xbox One gets the ability to take screen shots, you have a while to wait. Xbox head Phil Spencer recently confirmed that the ability to take a screen shot won't land for the Xbox One until 2015. Many Xbox One gamers were expecting that feature to land along with the update coming in December. Spencer blames the omission on the glut of new consoles expected to be purchased in December.

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BMW X4 M40i spied during racetrack testing in Germany

BMW X4 M40i spied during racetrack testing in Germany

It's not uncommon today for automakers to test cars on a racetrack that are likely to never actually see racetrack use. BMW did just this recently when what is thought to be the X4 M40i was spied testing on the Nurburgring in Germany. Automakers love to say that the heralding of their cars were tuned on the Nurburgring. The hunchbacked M40i is a sub-M brand performance car and while it may not have the same levels of performance as something like the M3 or M4, it should be an impressive ride.

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder pricing unveiled

2015 Nissan Pathfinder pricing unveiled

Nissan completely redesigned the popular Pathfinder SUV in 2013 moving the car off the small truck platform onto a completely new platform that increases the comfort and luxury of the vehicle. There is a bunch of version of the Pathfinder ranging from the base model up to the SL with all the bells and whistles; a hybrid version of the Pathfinder is also available. Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2015 Pathfinder SUV and made some slight changes to the options included in some packages. No major changes to the outside of the Pathfinder or the inside were made.

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