We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!
loosescrews (1916996) writes "Canonical has launched an indiegogo campaign trying to raise 32 million USD in order to build a limited run of super-premuim handsets. The phone will dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android and come with a fast multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, 4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display, silicon-anode Li-Ion battery, 8mp low-light rear camera, and 2mp front camera. The black body of the phone will be "...crafted from...textured amorphous metal... [with] chamfered edges...shaped to fit naturally in the palm." The phone will use the full Ubuntu desktop interface when docked with an external monitor and the Ubuntu mobile interface when operating as a handset. The first orders are expected to ship April 2014 if the project is funded." top
Oculus VR Co-founder Andrew Reisse Killed in Police Chase
loosescrews (1916996) writes "Andrew Reisse, the 33 year old co-founder and lead engineer of Oculus VR (the company behind the Oculus Rift) was killed on Thursday evening in Santa Ana, California when he was struck by a speeding car involved in a high-speed police chase. According to KABC News, the car was driven by three “gang members on probation” who were involved in a “physical altercation” with police and hit two vehicles and “ran through several red lights including the one where they struck the victim”. The suspects have since been taken into custody with one recovering in hospital from injuries sustained during the crash. Andrew Reisse was a lead on the Oculus SDK, the Unreal Engine integration, Hawken VR, and nearly every demo shown since the company's inception. When he wasn’t programming at the office, he was learning, reading his favorite web site — slashdot.org — or helping other teammates brainstorm and innovate." top
loosescrews (1916996) writes "Online file locker Rapidshare is legal in Germany, but has to adjust its policy regarding infringing content, the Higher Regional Court in Hamburg has ruled. Rapidshare plans to appeal. Rapidshare was sued by the German copyright organization Gema which represents 64.000 copyright holders. After reading the verdict, both parties claim they are victorious." Link to Original Source