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Comment: Re:Wow (Score 1) 322

by B47h0ry'5 CuR53 (#30332302) Attached to: Why Open Source Phones Still Fail

You cannot however create an app that is truely native..

What is "truely" native? What are the other kinds of native code? NDK allows you to build native applications that execute directly on the processor, as opposed to inside Dalvik, that's native in my books. Moreover, if you make your UI in OpenGL you don't even have to use Android UI elements.

Comment: Re:Apple's activity is criminal here, Palm's is le (Score 1) 656

by B47h0ry'5 CuR53 (#29630625) Attached to: Palm Ignores USB-IF Warning, Restores iTunes Sync
I would hardly call making available an XML file with a list of songs and playlists, as means of interoperability with iTunes. Maybe you're confusing it with iPhoto, which actually does allow interoperability with various cameras and devices. Like iPhoto, Mac OS X's default music management application, iTunes, too needs to be device neutral (especially when it can be achieved by simply NOT blocking devices based on USB vendor IDs).

I think, this type of application behavior only makes Apple look insecure. People will still buy iPods and iPhones, regardless of whether iTunes allows syncing with other devices.
First Person Shooters (Games)

ZeniMax, Parent Company of Bethesda, Buys id Software 147

Posted by Soulskill
from the elder-scrolls-5-will-have-rocket-launchers dept.
CelticLo writes "ZeniMax Media Inc., parent company of noted game publisher Bethesda Softworks, today announced it has completed the acquisition of legendary game studio id Software, creators of world-renowned games such as Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, and its upcoming title, Rage. In an interview with Kotaku, John Carmack said, 'We're really getting kind of tired competing with our own publishers in terms of how our titles will be featured. And we've really gotten more IPs than we've been able to take advantage of. And working with other companies hasn't been working out as spectacularly as it could. So the idea of actually becoming a publisher and merging Bethesda and ZeniMax on there [is ideal.] It would be hard to imagine a more complementary relationship. They are triple A, top-of-the-line in what they do in the RPGs. And they have no overlap with all the things we do in the FPSes.' The press release confirmed that id's projects will remain under Carmack's control."
PlayStation (Games)

Interview With a Prolific LittleBigPlanet Content Creator 27

Posted by Soulskill
from the games-as-hobbies dept.
SlappingOysters writes "Ole-Marius Lakselv is going to be making games for a living, sooner or later. Under his PSN moniker of Geosautis, he has become arguably the most popular and famous LittleBigPlanet level maker in the world. His works, such as World of Colour and Haunted Mansion, are shining examples of what a talented user with a bit of time on his hands can build using LittleBigPlanet's powerful creation tools. Gameplayer has just interviewed him to get the full story on being an amateur developer making waves in LittleBigPlanet. The site has also awarded the game The Best Exclusive of 2008."
United States

US CTO Choice Down To a Two-Horse Race 284

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-swear-i'm-qualified dept.
theodp writes "Barack Obama apparently didn't return CmdrTaco's call. BusinessWeek reports that the choices for the first US CTO have narrowed, and it's now a two-horse race between Padmasree Warrior, Cisco's CTO, and Vivek Kundra, who holds the same title for the Government of the District of Columbia. Two very different resumes — which would you advise Obama to pick?" I just know I was #3 on the list.
Intel

+ - Intel's Atom MID running XBMC

Submitted by reborn
reborn (639887) writes "Someone's got XBMC running on one of those MIDs. This one is a Compal Jax10. It runs Linux and is powered by an Intel Atom processor clocked at 800Mhz along with Intel's GMA500, which is basically a licensed PowerVR SGX GPU. Except for the better GPU (and its screen and keyboard of course), it is similarly spec-ed as some of the lower end netbooks. XBMC would make a great portable media player, given it's ability to play media off the network and virtually all file formats, but in the end it depends on the price-point of these MIDs.

Here's the video."
XBox (Games)

+ - Microsoft Not Refunding Points When XBOX360 Dies-> 4

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DonnarsHmr
DonnarsHmr writes "After spending 26 hours, 55 minutes on the phone with 800-4MY-XBOX and 33 hours, 55 minutes trying the various fixes suggested by customer service, being hung up on multiple times by a CSR, and having a note attached to his file instructing CSRs to blow him off without resolving the issue, Speaker Ender finds out Microsoft will not be transferring his 25,600 ($319.87 worth) XBOX Live points to his new XBOX after his old one died. In fact, Microsoft will not be doing any refunds of transfers when an XBOX dies and has to be replaced.

$320 of paid for content? Stolen by Microsoft."

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Media

+ - Linux finally getting XBMC

Submitted by B47h0ry'5 CuR53
B47h0ry'5 CuR53 (639887) writes "XBMC is getting ported to Linux. A few developers of Team-XBMC have begun the porting of XBMC to Linux using OpenGL and the SDL toolkit. In this effort, they are recruiting developers. XBMC is, by far, one of the finest projects to come out of the open source community; and to think it is homebrew. XBMC is a massive project, with the current SVN branch weighing about 350M before compilation. Porting it will be a big effort and any hackers willing to contribute should check out the Linux port project."

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