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Comment PS3 business model vs. Phone business model (Score 1) 212

With the PS3 Sony was heavily subsidizing the GPU hardware expecting the sale of software titles to recoup the amount they were losing per PS3 sale. Along comes the world and makes PS3 systems into clusters that will never be accompanied by the purchase of a game and Sony starts bleeding cash.

With the phone there is no subsidized GPU and therefore no loss when Linux is used on the phone. In fact selling them as a Linux platform will mean more paying customers.


Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store 461

jasonbrown writes "Apple on Thursday began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it's not porn, it's Wi-Fi. Apple removed several Wi-Fi apps commonly referred to as stumblers, or apps that seek out available Wi-Fi networks near your location. According to a story on Cult of Mac, apps removed by Apple include WiFi-Where, WiFiFoFum, and yFy Network Finder."
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How To Play Poker With Your Rock Band Drum Kit 46

SeanLind writes "After writing a similar article for converting your Rock Band guitar I got flooded with feedback and requests for a Drum Kit versions. So that's exactly what I did, three easy steps to converting your Rock Band drum kit into a wireless game controller, and using that to play online poker."

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