cwebster writes "Chris Roberts' (creator of the wing commander series) new foray into PC games is officially a "go". The new game, Star Citizen, is slated to be what anyone who has played wing commander or privateer dreams it could be. Best of all, Chris cut out the publishers (EA owns the rights to WC) and is self funding this project. There are 20 days left in the funding campaign to meet the ambitious stretch goals. Contribute at kickstarter or the main site for the game."Link to Original Source
cwebster writes "Linus shared the release of 3.1-rc4 on google+, "Most noticeable thing for most users is likely the lack of warnings about duplicate sysfs files for backlight control on intel laptops. And if that kind of solid regression fixing doesn't get you excited, I don't know what will.""Link to Original Source
cwebster writes "Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community."