Kaleidescape DVD servers granted a temporary stay

Things have been looking bleak for Kaleidescape's DVD servers since a Judge ruled against them on appeal, and earlier this month issued an injunction that was to have taken effect on April 8th. We say was because CEO Michael Malcolm is now saying the California 6th District Court of Appeal has issued a temporary stay of that injunction. The court is still deciding whether or not to stay the injunction during the entire process, a decision Malcolm says could affect whether or not the company survives or has to lay people off. While the current case does not affect Kaleidescape's tethered Blu-ray servers, it's tiring to hear about all this from the DVD CCA over a DRM scheme that was cracked wide open so long ago, and a case that had appeared to be over.

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Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton big winners at country awards – msnbc.com


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Japanese hardware sales, March 19 – 25: April Fools’ Day edition


When I was but a wee lad, my oldest sister Erin played an April Fools' joke on me by convincing my young, squishy mind that Sega had announced that they were going to stop making video games systems. Since we were a Genesis household and my love of Sonic was boundless, I was understandably upset. After a few minutes of supporting the lie, she shouted "April Fools'!" and then knocked the Star Crunch out of my tiny hands and ran away.

Many, many years later in the fall of 2000, Erin and her husband gave me a Dreamcast for Christmas. Three months later, production of the Dreamcast had ceased.

The moral of the story is this: Be careful what you joke about. Saying something, even when it's untrue, gives that idea power in the universe and makes it a more likely occurrence. Now, I'm not saying that my sister is responsible for Sega leaving the hardware business, but I am saying that ... actually no wait, that's exactly what I'm saying.

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to field presidential candidate – CNN International


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Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- The political arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has announced plans to run one of its leaders in the country's presidential elections in May, reversing an earlier pledge to stay out of the race. The once-banned Islamist movement ...
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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: TwinKomplex

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a fridge full of tasty, fulfilling media coverage, right here. This week, Berlin's Ludic Philosophy team explains how TwinKomplex, its social hybrid title featuring real actors, is a game, but isn't a game. You really have to see this one for yourself:



What's your game called and what's it about?

TwinKomplex. It's about you and me -- and what happens to us when we partake in the DIA, a Decentral Intelligence Agency. It is also about conspiracy theories, how we try to understand our reality.

What's the coolest aspect of TwinKomplex?

The performance of our actors. The fact that we blur reality and fiction, that we use the Internet as a background for our fantasies. This reflects in the way our interface looks like and in the fact that we run a multitude of fake websites. One of these is a clinic for plastic surgery in Switzerland -- and it looks so real that we have received a few inquiries for silicon implants, etc.

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How would you change Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus?

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"Definitely the best Android phone available today -- it's possibly even the best phone available today, period." That's the oft-repeated conclusion to our Galaxy Nexus review and the question is, were we right? Four months have elapsed since the handset arrived and it's still the daily driver for a number of staffers here. But what about you out there? What are your feelings about the camera, was your model perfect from the off or did you have the same trouble as Alex Ioannou and, if Andy Rubin's gearing up to put the finishing touches on the Galaxy Nexus 2, what improvements (if any) would you ask him to make?

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Anthony Davis all but cleans up on national awards – Louisville Courier-Journal


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April Fools’ Day 2012: And the rest

It was a fairly lively April Fools' Day this year -- not only did we manage to make it all day without being duped, deceived or disillusioned, but at times we were genuinely entertained by what the technology and gaming companies of the world were able to dream up.

On the other hand, the stuff invented for April Fools' Day is often times way, way cooler than the products that actually get made, which is sort of depressing when you stop and think about it. It's like the news cycle on April Fools' Day is glimpse into a world where magic is still alive in the hearts and minds of millions. Sigh.

Anyway, we've taken the liberty of compiling the gags and goofs we haven't already posted about into this specific chunk of Internet, so head on past the break for a look at realities better than our own.

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Miranda Lambert scores album ACM Award – MiamiHerald.com


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By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Entertainment Writer LAS VEGAS -- Miranda Lambert won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, the third of her young career, while Jason Aldean won two trophies, including single record of the year ...
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