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+ - XBMC Hardware-accelerated Android-build available

Submitted by repvik
repvik (96666) writes "Yesterday, Ricardo Cerqueira posted this on Google+:
"As I mentioned in a comment for another post, +XBMC is currently undergoing extensive work for native video acceleration in Android. I was about to post my own build (which works on the Nexus Q's OMAP4), when I noticed they have just posted a build based on the same patchset (it's theirs, after all :) Great job, guys!)

So... http://mirrors.xbmc.org/test-builds/android/xbmc-20130118-d2c78f5-android-hwaccel-armeabi-v7a.apk . I've tested this build on Qualcomm S4, OMAP4, Exynos4, and Tegra3, all of them on CM10.1, and got accelerated video on all. Go get it :)"

I've tested it, and it looks great!"
Google

+ - Google fixes 'failure'

Submitted by
repvik
repvik writes "Googling for "Miserable failure" or "failure" and pressing the "I'm feeling lucky" button has, until recently, unsurprisingly landed you upon the George W. Bush page. Apparently, Google fixed both of those last week . Apparently they've implemented an algorithm that helps against the googlebombing "attacks". Googling "failure" now lands you on this page."
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft and Novell collaborates

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repvik
repvik writes "Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support! From the press release:
Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements to build, market and support a series of new solutions to make Novell and Microsoft® products work better together. The two companies also announced an agreement to provide each other's customers with patent coverage for their respective products. These agreements will be in place until at least 2012. Under this new model, customers will realize unprecedented choice and flexibility through improved interoperability and manageability between Windows® and Linux.
Is this the end of the war?"

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