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If you take the time to read the "JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT" between IBM and Microsoft, it seems that they both has rights to use the source code, and they can not share the source code for 10 years after the release date.
"For a period of ten (10) years from the date of receipt of Source Code from the other party, neither party shall disclose to any third party such Source Code of the other party unless such disclosure is made in accordance with terms and conditions...."
jan_jes writes: These days we are seeing lot of growth in the field of VR, i-e Virtual Reality which can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated life. It replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds and lets the user interact in that world.
Many companies are taking solid steps to make use of the fast growth of VR. For exmaple, Facebook had acquired the VR company Oculus VR for $2 billion. Samsung is also developing Samsung Gear VR devices.
These VR devices are bit costly. For example, Developers version of the Oculus Rift will cost around $350, and it needs costly PC.
In this situation, Google surprised everyone by releasing very cheap VR cardboard which can work with smartphones.
Google's Cardboard works with iPhones and almost any phone running Google’s Android software. Google has released the design of the Cardboard phone holder for free, and other companies sell versions for $10,
or more if you want one in plastic, metal, or wood.
So, now there is a tough competition between cheap Google VR Cardboards and expensive but more advanced Oculus Rift.
It looks like Google VR Cardboard is leading the race now. Read More....[spam URL stripped] Link to Original Source
schwit1 writes: The Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that it had discovered emissions-cheating software on more Volkswagen and Audi cars than previously disclosed and, for the first time, also found the illegal software in one of the carmaker’s high-end Porsche models.
The German carmaker disputed the claims, however, saying it had not installed defeat software on the models in question that would “alter emissions characteristics in a forbidden manner.” The company pledged in a short statement that it would cooperate with the E.P.A. “to clarify the matter in its entirety.”
The latest findings by environmental regulators put significant new pressure on Volkswagen and its new chief executive, Matthias Müller, who was previously the head of Volkswagen’s Porsche division. E.P.A. officials indicated the latest violations were found during testing performed by federal regulators and their counterparts in California and Canada. The implication is that Volkswagen did not provide the information.
"To use GeForce NOW you'll need an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, SHIELD portable, or SHIELD tablet (with the latest software updates installed) and a SHIELD-approved 5GHz router.".... the PC... the PC... don't forget it, otherwise it is going to suck!!
martiniturbide writes: Did you ever dreamed of a Museum where you can take your kid and show him/her what you used to play when young? Yes? No? Who cares? Today I found out that this museum exists and it is called “The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE)” at Oakland, California. This is non-profit videogame museum that preserves old games, has playable exhibitions, give free classes to learn to code using Scratch and host several kinds of gaming events. This museum has over 5,000 games and over 100 consoles and computers and hosted free classes for more than 400 students. Now they are launching a Kickstarter campaign because they need a bigger space.
It is important to start looking and collaborate with www.archive.org. It is more known for the waybackmachine, but the new archive.org site is a very interesting site to upload content, books, audio, video that are available to the public.