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Submission + - Neal Stephenson reinventing computer swordfighting (kickstarter.com)

toxygen01 writes: "Neal Stephenson, sci-fi writer mostly known for Snowcrash and Cryptonomicon books, takes on revolutionizing virtual sword fighting with help of crowdfunding. Inspired by a little known fictional universe "Mongoliad", an interactive book he is participating on, his company is trying to develop hardware (low-latency motion controller) and software for realistic medieval sword fighting. From what is promised, it will try to be open for other developers by having API and SDK available for further modding."
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Submission + - Google I/O keynote started (google.com)

toxygen01 writes: Google's Largest Developer Event of the Year has started few hours ago. Google I/O features 80 sessions, more than 5,000 developers, and over 100 demonstrations from developers showcasing their technologies. Talk shop with engineers building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications.

Submission + - IBM discontinuing Cell processor (hpcwire.com)

toxygen01 writes: German website Heise Online has received confirmation (english translation) that IBM is terminating its Cell processor line. This means that no future development will take place, making the PoweXCell 8i the last Cell processor. Parts of the Cell project will still make it into future processor designs, however.

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