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Submission + - Only 300,000 Wii U's sold in last 3 months (arabicgamers.com)

PartyPooper writes: Nintendo has revealed the latest sales figures for the Wii U, a disappointing 300,000 units sold in the last three months.

That figure is for sales between July and September, which means that over the last six months the console has only sold 460,000 units.

The company is still insisting that a strong first-party line-up of games is key to getting more players on board.

"For Wii U, we attempt to concentrate on pro-actively releasing key first-party titles towards the coming year in order to regain momentum for the platform," said Nintendo.

Submission + - "Pure Java" API for Executing Compute Tasks on GPU (infoq.com)

lehphyro writes: This week Gary Frost from AMD unveiled an alpha release of Aparapi (A PARallel API) , an API that allows programmers to write logic in Java to be executed on a GPU. GPUs are the massively parallel hardware acceleration chips originally installed in PCs to boost graphics rendering performance but that are now pushed to other kinds of compute-intensive tasks that have nothing to do with graphics.

Submission + - Google Sends Cease and Desist to Android Mods (lwn.net)

An anonymous reader writes: LWN is reporting on the fact Google have send a cease and desist demand to CyanogenMod one of the most prolific Android dev's around.
Specificaly this seems to relate that he does not have permission to distribute Google apps (Maps etc..) even though there for Google devices which are already licenced to use them.

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