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Google Brings Chrome Renderer, Speedy Javascript To IE

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> Google Chrome Frame is an early-stage open source plug-in

But where can I get the source code of the plugin itself? (I mean, not the rendering engine for this plugin, but the IE plugin part that glues it to IE)
Can't find it in the Google Code page.

more than 4 years ago

Opera Mini Not Rejected From iPhone (Yet)

News for nerds Mod parent up as Informative (202 comments)

But I'm not sure how "No interpreted code may be downloaded" can become "no other rendering engines". Can someone elaborate?

more than 5 years ago



Lunascape Launches Triple-Engine Web Browser

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 5 years ago

News for nerds writes "C|Net Webware reports the new web browser Lunascape has launched with triple rendering engines inside. A Lunascape user can switch between Trident (IE), Gecko (Firefox), WebKit (Safari/Google Chrome) at runtime in a single browser shell. The new browser also boasts it has marked the world's fastest JavaScript execution speed at the Sunspider Benchmark in the Gecko mode."
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MGS4 does NOT have 90-minute cut scenes

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 6 years ago

News for nerds writes "With the release date of the PS3 blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 4 on June 12th approaching, funny rumors are popping in. Among them, CVG told yesterday that MGS4 has multiple 90-minute cut scenes. Even though it's realtime-rendered and not FMV, and we don't have to switch discs thanks to 50GB Blu-ray disc, it's too much if true. However, Gamepro today shot it down with a comment from the editor Sid Shuman who actually beat the game twice: "I've beat the game twice, and am the author of the forthcoming [GamePro] review," Shuman said. "Ninety-minute-long cinemas in MGS4 sounds like an exaggeration. Like the other MGS games, MGS4 definitely has a cinematic quality. And yes, some of the cut-scenes in the game are elaborate and occasionally lengthy. But not a one, to my recollection, even approaches 90 minutes." Also they are skippable."
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Halo 3 Is Not Hi-Def

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 6 years ago

News for nerds writes "Via n4g, a poster at Beyond3D has confirmed that the graphics of Halo 3, a Microsoft Xbox 360 flagship game, is actually rendered in 1138x640 that is less than what can be qualified as HD resolution (1280x720 aka 720p) contrary to big Microsoft fanfare about Xbox 360 as a hi-def game console."

Retailers Estimate Xbox 360 Failure Rate as 33%

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 7 years ago

News for nerds writes "Dailytech reveals that EB Games held conference calls for its Canadian stores informing them of the new policy changes and revealing alarming failure rates of the Xbox 360. "The real numbers were between 30 to 33 percent," said former EB Games employee. An anonymous Best Buy customer service department manager said that failure rates for the console were "between a quarter to a third" of all units sold."
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News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 7 years ago

News for nerds writes "Sony Corp. said on Thursday it planned to start selling ultra-thin TVs using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology this year (PC Watch reports with images from the conference), aiming to become the first to market with a TV using the promising next-generation display. The Nikkei business daily reported earlier that Sony would begin by mass-producing about 1,000 of the 11-inch OLED sets a month and would aim to keep their price within a few times that of existing flat TVs."

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 7 years ago

News for nerds writes "During a press event prior to the Game Developers Conference Microsoft revealed to Game Informer Online the exact pricing structure for the Live For Windows online PC gaming service. Just like with the Xbox 360 there will be a free Silver package as well as a Gold package which retails for $49.99 for a year subscription, $7.99 for one month, and $19.99 for three months."

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 7 years ago

News for nerds writes "PS3 had an interlace/progressive conversion issue for playing PS1/2 games on it which made Sony's claim of nearly complete backward compatibility dubious and had deterred user migration from PS2 to PS3. This problem has been finally fixed by the firmware 1.5 released today."

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 7 years ago

News for nerds writes "Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 is slated for release mid-November with support for the Sony PS3 first, and support for the former Apple PowerPC product line to follow. Any updates required to support the Apple PowerPC systems following the release for PS3 will be made available via a free download."

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  more than 7 years ago

News for nerds writes "In the fall of '05, Terra Soft Solutions, best known by the Yellow Dog Linux distro for PowerPC, was contacted by Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI) to develop and manage a world's first supercomputing cluster built upon the Cell Broadband Engine slated to be fully operational with the close of the year. It will incorporate PLAYSTATION 3 systems in part and run the new Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 for life sciences research. Though the announcement last year that Apple was moving to Intel-based hardware might have seemed like a fatal blow to Terra Soft, the CEO says that with "the shadow of Apple gone," the Board Support Packages business for PowerPC hardware is treating Terra Soft well."

News for nerds News for nerds writes  |  about 8 years ago

News for nerds writes "The Folding@Home protein folding distributed computing project has announced the latest client — the new project is called Cure@PS3 and it runs on Sony PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) entertainment computer. With software from Sony, while the Cell microprocessor does most of the calculation processing of the simulation, the graphic chip of the PS3 (the RSX) displays the actual folding process in real-time. Also it is possible to navigate the 3D space of the molecule using the PS3 controller. Cool demo videos of shaking molecules on PS3 are available on the project web site."


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