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Submission + - Goodbye, VGA (intel.com)

jones_supa writes: "Leading PC companies have expressed their will to finally start kicking out legacy display interfaces. Intel plans to end support of LVDS in 2013 and VGA in 2015 in its PC client processors and chipsets. While the large installed base of existing VGA monitors and projectors will likely keep VGA on PC back panels beyond 2015, PC and display panel makers are in strong support of this transition. The DisplayPort connector interface provides backwards and forwards compatibility by supporting VGA and DVI output via certified adapters, while also providing new capabilities such as single connector multi-monitor support."

Comment Quite frankly my dear, (Score 1) 289

To be frank, if someone is broadcasting unencrypted data then Google has done no wrong by mining that information. Had they of been actively circumventing encryption to do so I could see a case in that but this was naked data. You don't sue someone for invasion of privacy when you paint your home with your secrets.

Comment Wololo (Score 1) 337

Perhaps they'll make Windows 8 more compatible with XP programs. Though I do find it upsetting that companies don't update their software on a regular basis to work with more secure platforms. It's one thing to not fix something that works, it's another to still be using IE6.

Comment Need (Score 1) 480

It'll be hard for MS Office to come up with something that would make someone want to change over or at least pay full price for MS Office. While I don't know if I could see college campuses and larger business places switching to Open Office I could see many small businesses switch. Even Google Docs is a contender against Microsoft for me personally. I just don't need everything these office suites suggest I need.

Comment Example (Score 1) 419

Go in a sandbox game, turn on god mode. I don't think you'll be helping old ladies across the street. Personally, when I have a massive amount of power in a game I'm pretty much a dick unless there's the incentive of more power. Black and White 2 for instance, I'm always Good aligned until the end of a map, then I just don't care and start chucking people around I rule the map bitches. You can see this in everyday life too, people with quite a lot of power being pretty close to what one would define as supervillainish.
Portables (Games)

Epic Games Predicts Console, Mobile Convergence 104

An anonymous reader writes "After taking the stage at the Apple iPhone event in September, game developer Epic Games has finally revealed more about its plan to release Unreal Engine for the iOS devices. UE3 is incredibly popular on consoles, and its free UDK has been really great for us modders. In this new interview, engine boss Mark Rein says the developer envisions a future where all game devices are handhelds, with high-end processors inside: 'It feels like there's a great opportunity for game consoles to cease to be something you plug into the wall and rather become something you take with you. Of course it will be more than just your game console; you can have your productivity apps, your documents, and your media collections on it as well.'"

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