Retro Gaming With Raspberry Pi
Not mentioned in the summary is a useful open source library to convert GPIO button presses to USB keyboard commands for the emulators. It uses minimal system resources, which is always good when working with the Raspberry Pi. You should be able to easily modify it to support more than the joystick and two buttons.
Open Source Raspberry Pi WebIDE Alpha Released
This kind of response was certainly expected, thank you for the feedback though!
We built this because we thought that we could help people start quickly to get up and running with programs to blink LED's with their Raspberry Pi, or read temperatures with sensors attached to the GPIO pins (oh, and learn a little python, ruby or what have you, in the process!). We want it to be the easiest editing environment to use and setup on the Raspberry PI (low barrier to entry). We haven't built the guided experience yet, but you can kind of see which area of programming we're focusing on by looking at the following github repository:
Also, you have to start somewhere with someone just starting out in this quite complex, and layered environment. What better way than to have an editor that is pre-loaded with some basic scripts that will blink an LED, or read temperature and humidity off a sensor breakout, on their Raspberry Pi with little effort in an environment they're already comfortable with (a browser)?
Sure, they could start by first learning basic unix command line, then their editor of choice, and git, and python, and then interfacing with the RPi's GPIO pins, and on and on. We're just trying to remove some of these barriers.
An expert developer with loads of experience may not need this editor (but it is pretty convenient to just plug the pi into an ethernet port, and start hacking away in your browser...). But for someone that isn't sure how to navigate directories in a command line environment...well, this might help them out a bit (we even include a pretty powerful terminal emulator that may help them learn this!).
We're hoping to keep adding more advanced features as we go. We're releasing quite early in order to gather feedback to make it better suited for more people earlier in the process.
Samsung May Try To Block Next iPhone In Europe Too
And yet Apple's competitors are having a difficult time matching the price of the iPad, and the Macbook Air (with comparable quality).
Maybe they're just a much more efficient company? Maybe it's a better run business to generate higher profits than their competitors?
Nah, has to be 'fanbois' giving away their money...
Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010
Depends on your definition of "automatically". From what I hear, there is this little prerequisite called "internet access".
If I had to take a guess, I'd imagine Google has already thought of this obvious issue. In fact, I bet Google Gears would fit in quite nicely in the Chrome OS. It seems to work well enough for offline access for a few of their apps already.
A Look At Successful Game Mods
Let's further assume slashdot drove 2 million unique's to the article.
Ha! You forget that we pride ourselves in not reading the articles.
I even prefer using a simple greasemonkey script to remove the links in the summary to prevent clicking temptation.