Android Will Surpass Windows By 2016, Say Gartner Stats
Try 1 million: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57461870-94/android-activations-reach-1-million-per-day/
Is Facebook Going To Buy Opera?
17th of may is constitution day. It is a celebration of the norwegian constitution and independence from Denmark in 1814. (Never mind the 91 year union with Sweden which was forced upon Norway few months earlier that year).
Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Campaign
That is quite simple. Download the data in the format of my choice and carry on using MS Office, Libre Office or whatever product that suits my needs. It is not like they do a rm -rf / before they announce the closing of Google Apps.
Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android
1. You cannot forward text msgs on Android.
2. You cannot open pics that someone MMSs to you outside of the txt app.
4. If you receive a txt, you cannot click and call them. You have to exit the txt app, and find them in your contacts.
Hold your finger on the message and menu popup that allow you to do all these things. It works on Android 1.5 and it works on 2.3. I am sure 2.2 can do that as well. Point 3 should be fixable if you install an app. Point 5 really does not work if you have hundreds of people in you contact list. You do not remember their names?
Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?
How about this guy? http://dcurt.is/2011/10/03/3-point-5-inches/ This blog post was refered to by the tech press a while ago. Many people seemed to agree with Apple that 3.5" should be enough for anybody with this reasoning.
Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion
That is not true. Credit card companies offer a token, a hashed edition of your credit card number, that can be used for subscriptions or stored credit cards at their servers. The hash is combined with the merchant id making it useless outside of the single merchant. Encryption cabbot ptevent credit card numbers from being copied, Hashing does.
Official "Firefox With Bing" Released
What are the chances he wrote that up in 1 minute? Look at the submission time for the article and the post. As the other guy said there recently was a similiar post about windows phone 7.
Analysis of Google's Motorola Acquisition
Google has done this before. They made bids on US wireless frequencies with the intension of driving up the price and add clauses to the use of the frequencies. The bids where all mathematical puns of some sort. While Larry Page kind of liked the idea of owning wireless frequencies the rest of the board very much did not want to win the bidding war with Verizon and AT&T.
While this fact does not prove that the Nortel bidding was a bluff to drive the price up it shows that Google is very much capable and willing to do so.
FTC Approves Microsoft's Takeover of Skype
You can use Google Talk with the video and voice plugin.
Sony Begins Selling HD Movies On Its PSN
Video rental in HD and SD on PSN have been available since mid 2008. Seo Sony already has that covered. Whats new here is that HD movies may now be bought. SD was available day 1. These movies can be shared with a PSP so it could happen that they will also be transferable to a PS4 if that ever comes out.
Sony Begins Selling HD Movies On Its PSN
I can easily get around 30 mbit from PSN. More than enough for streaming a movie both HD and SD. Depends on where you are I guess. I am in Norway.
Cisco Introduces a 322 Tbit/sec. Router
What kind of wire would this router need? Is a single fibre cable enough for this kind of bandwidth? What is the limit of a fibre cable?
MPEG LA Extends H.264 Royalty-Free Period
The first video you link to is Flash. The other one is HTML5. If the first video play and the other does not I think it is pretty clear that the reason should be pretty clear.
You could use PhyreEngine and a debug PS3. I think they cost about twice that of a normal PS3.
The reason cheating is a problem is because we are forced to play on the vendor's network,
There are quite a few Playstation 3 games that support LAN-play. You can also run the PS3 as a dedicated server in many games. Warhawk and Unreal 3 support both options. There are more games like this. Sony is not responsible for what publishers do regarding dedicated and LAN support. The PS3 allow it. I do not know about Xbox but I think you can do LAN there as well.
Genre Wars — the Downside of the RPG Takeover
Off the top of my head:
- LittleBigPlanet (level, content and character design)
- Modnation Racers (in Beta, level and character design)
- Unreal Tournament 3 (mods)
- Gravity Crash (level design)
- Uncharted 2 (Machima thingy)
- Far Cry 2 (level design)
I am sure there are more. Sony actually encourage user generated content believing it to be the next big thing in gaming. They call it Game 2.0 or something silly like that.
Ubisoft CEO Says Next Gen Consoles Closer Than We Think
Its is standardized. But some developers choose to do their own thing. Metal Gear Online made a terrible choice with 3 different accounts to play the game. Another one is Mercenaries 2 with non-standard multiplayer ports*. I have not come across anyone else. I think it is a good thing to give the publisher a choice in the matter. But some of them will obviously make stupid choices.
*) You can also blame NAT for this being an issue.
Does Bing Have Google Running Scared?
I agree with you. 99 times out of 100 when you enter a company's name, you get several hundred hits for web sites selling the company's product, but you won't find the link to the company you are looking for itself.
Care to come up with some examples? I just tried four company names and every one had the company as the first result. It might not be scientific but very far from 1 times out of 100 then? At this point you need 396 search queries that gives no match for the companys website within the first hundret results.
Google is fine when searching for companies it seems. Asus even had a link to their norwegian site as the first result (I sit in Norway).
Google Releases Chrome V2.0
ketilkn@minipus:~$ apt-cache search chromium
chromium - fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
chromium-data - data pack for chromium
chromium-browser - Chromium browser
chromium-browser-dbg - chromium-browser debug symbols
chromium-testsuite - Chromium test suite
chromium-testsuite-dbg - chromium-testsuite debug symbols
Instructions for Ubuntu are here: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa
Sony Charges Publishers For DLC Bandwidth Usage
There are some ways around it too - game downloads from PSN could contain only skeleton executable files which would download the rest of the data on first start from a publisher's own content servers
MGS Online does have a ingame update thing. It is very annoying. I this might be the reason. Konami is trying to save a buck. (The updater also feature a non working p2p option).
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