kai_hiwatari writes "Having just launched in early 2012, the PS Vita has already accrued a wide variety of interesting and original games. Many of these new PS Vita games have been created to take full advantage of the Vita's unique system capabilities, including its rear touch pad and tilt sensor."Link to Original Source
kai_hiwatari writes "According to Microsoft, for a system to get the Windows 8 certification, the system must have UEFI Secure Boot. UEFI Secure Boot creates a problem for open source software. Major Linux distributions might be able to get their KEKs added to the approved keys of the UEFI organization and ship their distribution signed. However, for security reason, they will not be allowed to release the private key used to sign it. This means that if a user decides to compile Linux from source or maybe change something in an approved distribution, he will not be able to run it on his system because Safe Boot will no longer be able to authenticate it."Link to Original Source
kai_hiwatari writes "Today Google has announced another major new feature that they are planning to bring to Chrome. The new feature, called Web Intents, will allow web apps to share information with each other without the need for each other to actually know the other web apps. This is kind of like the Intent in the Android operating system."Link to Original Source
kai_hiwatari writes "More than 35 million South Korean had their personal data stolen after two popular South Korean websites were hacked. The two websites hacked are Nate, a web portal, and Cyworld, a social network. Considering the fact that South Korea has a population of around 49 million, that makes for around 70% of the entire population."Link to Original Source
kai_hiwatari writes "Torvalds said that OS X Leopard is a much better system compared to Windows Vista but the HFS+ file system that OS X uses is “complete and utter crap”.
"I don't think they're equally flawed — I think Leopard is a much better system. (But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.""Link to Original Source
kai_hiwatari writes "Allegations are surfacing that Microsoft the technology behind Kinect from Columbian inventor Carlos Anzola. Anzola is said to have developed a similar technology, which he called the Human interface Electronic Decice (HiE-D), in 2007.
The HiE-D works by projecting a pattern of dots on the user using infra-red. The infra-red patterns are invisible to the human eye but can be easily picked up by the an-infra red camera. When the user moves, the pattern changes and this is picked up by the camera and translated into functions which the computer can recognize. This is very similar to the technology that Microsoft’s Kinect uses."Link to Original Source