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+ - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Heading to the Raspberry Pi->

Submitted by Blacklaw
Blacklaw (311963) writes "Scott Brooks, a server-side architecture developer and system administrator at Beamdog is taking the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition source code and attempting to compile a Linux version tweaked to run on the £30 Raspberry Pi — a computer which, it must be noted, costs less than did the original boxed Baldur's Gate game at launch.

Speaking to the Raspberry Pi Foundation via Twitter, Brooks confirmed his plans: 'First attempt at compiling Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on our Raspberry Pi,' wrote Brooks. 'Step 1: sort out all the dependencies.'"

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Open Source

+ - Qualcomm Goes Open Source With AllJoyn Project->

Submitted by Blacklaw
Blacklaw (311963) writes ""It's unexpected from Qualcomm," Qualcomm Innovation Center president Rob Chandhok admits in an interview with thinq_ about the company's open source AllJoyn proximity-based networking platform project. "Like 'wait, is this a guy from Qualcomm that just said that?' In my mind there's two ways that you standardise something: one is you wind your way through a standards body, and you standardise the APIs, and you then have proprietary implementations. The other way is that you open-source it and it becomes a de facto standard, because it's useful." The full interview has plenty of detail about Qualcomm's belief in the open source methodology, plus details of the AllJoyn project itself."
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Education

+ - Tech educators Point Schmidt at Success in School->

Submitted by Blacklaw
Blacklaw (311963) writes "Eric Schmidt's announcement last week at the MacTaggart Lecture that Britain is "throwing away [its] great computing heritage" by ignoring computing in education was a wake-up call for the industry and the education sector alike. But the Google chairman isn't the only one thinking that way: 24 hours prior to Schmidt's speech, an industry and educational summit was taking place that aimed to address that exact issue."
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Open Source

+ - Raspberry Pi Takes Aim at the Education Market->

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Blacklaw (311963) writes "Attendees of the Educating Programmers Summit found themselves treated to a demonstration of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer by co-creator Eben Upton. Based on chips from Upton's day job at Broadcom, the Raspberry Pi is an entirely functional computer which will hit a retail price of just $25 in its basic incarnation — addressing one of the issues preventing the teaching of programming in schools today."
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Hardware

+ - JEDEC Reveals DDR4 DRAM Enhancements->

Submitted by Blacklaw
Blacklaw (311963) writes "The new DDR4 standard includes an increase in maximum theoretical performance to 3.2 gigatransfers per second per pin, from the 1.6GT/s per pin of DDR3. However, the group admits that DDR3 looks like smashing the originally set 1.6GT/s maximum, meaning that DDR4 could have its upper limit raised still further before the standard becomes set in stone."
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Idle

+ - UK BBM user arrested for promoting a water fight ->

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An anonymous reader writes "Under the banner headline "Police reassure residents they are working to keep county safe", Essex police proudly proclaimed that they arrested a 20-year-old man from Colchester who "allegedly sent messages from a Blackberry encouraging people to join in a water fight."

Having also made a number of arrests of people sitting at home on Facebook Acting Assistant Chief Constable Mason wrote: "Police will continue to monitor social networking sites for unlawful activity."

Meanwhile, rioters rampage through British streets largely devoid of police presence"

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