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+ - Neo 1973 on sale July 9th, Wifi in October->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Sean Moss-Pultz has given an update on the status of the Neo 1973, a mobile phone designed to run OpenMoko. The phone will be on sale to early hobbyists and enthusiasts on July 9th for $300 ($450 for a more hacker-complete version), with a mass market release scheduled in October. WiFi (b/g), 3D accelerometers, and Graphics Accelerator are amongst planned features for the October release."
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Programming

+ - XBMC recruiting developers for Linux port

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pike
pike writes "XBMC recruiting developers for Linux port
Help wanted: As you may or may not have heard, a few developers on Team-XBMC have begun the porting of XBMC to Linux and OpenGL using the SDL toolkit. The goal is for this to become a full port of XBMC containing all the features and functions available on the Xbox version of XBMC. This is a huge task which is why we are making this public request, seeking C/C++ programmers to volunteer in assisting us with this Linux porting development project. Whether you have contributed to The XBMC Project in the past or not, please consider doing so now. Those of you who are completely unfamiliar with XBMC can get a good overview of what XBMC offers for its end-users by reading through the XBMC article on wikipedia.org.

The XBMC code structure uses a fairly modular design (with libraries and DLLs), and we think that there are enough modules/libraries to keep a wide skill-level range of developers busy in the porting of them all. So please, take a look at the source code, then with the help of our Linux port To-Do list assess where the porting stage is today and see if there's any areas you'd be willing to help out. Note that we are not abandoning the Xbox hardware — XBMC will be a cross-platform software application, supporting both the Xbox and normal computers, (the 'old' Xbox still have a good amount of years to live we hope). Developers who would like to volunteer should read the Linux porting development project article in our WIKI for more detailed information:
http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/?title=Linux_p ort_project

Note to all end-users! Please understand that this Linux port project is not yet mature enough for you as an end-user to play with, no media can even be played back yet. We can not yet give you an ETA as to when it will be useful for end-users. Respect that we can not accept any bug-reports or feature/function-requests for this Linux port yet.

XBMC-Forum developers discussion: XBMC recruiting developers for Linux port
XBMC-Forum end-user discussion on Linux port: XBMC Linux port questions...
XBMC official web-site: www.xboxmediacenter.com (wiki-manual and FAQ)"
Announcements

+ - XBMC recruiting developers for Linux port

Submitted by
Gamester17
Gamester17 writes "Help wanted: As you may or may not have heard, a few developers on Team-XBMC have begun the porting of XBMC to Linux and OpenGL using the SDL toolkit. The goal is for this to become a full port of XBMC containing all the features and functions available in the Xbox version of XBMC. This is a huge task which is the reason The XBMC Project is making this public request, seeking C/C++ programmers to volunteer in assisting Team-XBMC with this Linux porting development project. Developers who would like to volunteer should read the Linux porting development project article in the official XBMC WIKI for more detailed information.

Those unfamiliar with XBMC can get a good overview of what it offers by reading the XBMC article on wikipedia.org"
Security

+ - "Police blow up foul-mouthed CDs"

Submitted by FirmWarez
FirmWarez (645119) writes "CNN is reporting that a bomb squad in Santa Fe, New Mexico, blew up three CD players containing home burned CDs spewing forth "foul language and pornographic messages" in a Catholic church. The CD players had been taped under pews and were louding relaying their audio messages during Ash Wednesday services.

I'm beginning to wonder if somehow the war on terror has been combined with some evangelical Republic an agenda to rid the world of obscene gestures and comments. First "lite brites" and now CD players. With all the "WTF" comments on-line, is your server next?"

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