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Comment: Re:User configurable (Score 1) 135

by jvj24601 (#43359001) Attached to: Opera Confirms It Will Follow Google and Ditch WebKit For Blink

Of course much of this about Apple adopting webkit2 for Safari all pure speculation, but then it has to be when you are talking about a closed source product like Safari and don't work for Apple.

WebKit2 is already used for Safari (desktop). At some point in the future, it is presumed they'll use it for iOS Safari as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_%28web_browser%29#WebKit2

Media

Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-look dept.
DeviceGuru writes "Many of us have griped for years about Roku's retro one-dimensional user interface. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the new Roku 3 model, the Linux-based media streaming player is getting a two-dimensional facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. Current Roku users, who will now begin suffering from UI-envy, will be glad to learn that Roku plans to push out a firmware update next month to many earlier models, including the Roku LT, Roku HD (model 2500R), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, and Roku Streaming Stick. A short demo of the new 2D Roku menu system is available in this YouTube video."
Portables (Games)

PS Vita Specs Announced 259

Posted by Soulskill
from the hamsters-with-crash-helmets dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Sony has announced the hardware specs for the PS Vita and the details have confirmed most fans' hopes instead of their fears. The heart of the system is an ARM-developed Cortex A9 chip with four cores and a PowerVR SGX GPU. The screen is a 5-inch OLED capacitive touch-screen (with multi-touch) and a resolution of 960 x 544. The system will include 512MB of RAM and an additional 128MB of discrete VRAM. There will be front and rear cameras capable of 60fps at VGA resolution (640 x 480)."

Comment: Re:Can a nettop that can run media centre software (Score 1) 213

by jvj24601 (#32379074) Attached to: XBMC Discontinues Xbox Support
The Aspire Revo 1600 does indeed work great. I didn't even have to muck around with Windows XP (not even uninstalling it). I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 9.11, added the xbmc repository, spent a few minutes on Google to find some configuration tweaks, and it displays 1080p video perfectly. Since I already have an old computer as a server, the Revo's gigabit ethernet means that I don't care about local disk space.

Comment: Cut and paste coming for sure (I think) (Score 1) 606

by jvj24601 (#27219959) Attached to: What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/161284/digg_founder_offers_sneak_peek_of_iphone_30_copypaste_feature.html

Can't wait for the next-gen hardware upgrade (fingers crossed for 32gb). I'll finally be able to replace my crappy phone and iPod Nano with an iPhone (just a mediocre phone, but that's fine by me).

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