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neokushan writes "The BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi is the first ARM-based multimedia SoC with fully-functional, vendor-provided (as opposed to partial, reverse engineered) fully open-source drivers, and that Broadcom is the first vendor to open their mobile GPU drivers up in this way." Link to Original Source top
Ask Slashdot: Best Help Authoring Tool for a small
neokushan (932374) writes "The Company I work for has recently, at my behest, decided it was time to update the documentation for their software. The problem is, the documentation is so out of date and inconsistent that it needs a complete rewrite. Ideally, we could do with a Help Authoring Tool, but the company isn't large enough to justify the spend on something like Adobe RoboHelp. Sadly, FOSS solutions are extremely lacking. What does everyone else use? Are there any cheap, or better yet, free HATs out there worth using? How do they compare to the likes of Robohelp?" Link to Original Source top
neokushan writes "Famed PS3 hacker KaKoRoTo recently released what he calls the "humble homebrew collection" as a way of petitioning Sony to open the PS3 up to homebrew developers (http://humblehomebrew.com/). Now, in an interview, he discusses the future of homebrew, hacking and the recent targeting of the Playstation Network." Link to Original Source top
neokushan writes "The Humble Homebrew Collection is an initiative that aims to convince Sony to provide us with a legitimate and official way to create homebrew applications for the consoles that we own.
We are providing you with a free homebrew game that aims to be polished and look professionally made which includes 33 very good and addictive puzzle games. We've tried to make this homebrew games collection as good as possible so that even the anti-homebrew purists will be jealous of it.
Homebrew does not equal piracy, and this is proof of it. These games are all free and are released under the MIT license." Link to Original Source top
Google's new movie rental service is blocked if yo
neokushan writes "Google announced their service at Google I/O earlier this month, along with their music streaming service. The service allows users to rent movies to their android devices straight from the Android market. As it transpires, Google specifically locks out users of rooted devices for copy protection reasons." Link to Original Source top
neokushan (932374) writes "It has now been over 3 weeks since the PlayStation Network was taken down by Sony due to a hacker incursion that has made headlines worldwide. The loss of personal data, the potential leak of credit card data, the lack of security and seemingly slow response from Sony has gamers, developers and privacy experts alike all calling for blood.
There's talk of developers abandoning Sony's platform entirely due to losing a lot of revenue and retailers aren't exactly making a case for consumers to stick with the PS3 as opposed to the competition.
Factor in that the Xperia Play doesn't seem to be shifting games and things are looking pretty bad for Sony. Is this the end of the PlayStation 3? Can Sony recover from this any time soon, if at all? Well, if any company can come back from the brink, it's Sony — and history will show you why." Link to Original Source top
neokushan writes "It's no secret that Sony has been in the news a lot lately. From the PSN downtime, with the identity theft issue that comes with it, to the numerous court cases launched to try and quell the PS3 hacking Scene.
It may come as a surprise to many, then, that Sony's mobile smartphone division has taken an almost polar-opposite approach — they're actively encouraging developers to create, modify and install customised Linux kernels into their latest lineup of phones, including the Xperia Play, the device that was once known as "The Playstation Phone"." Link to Original Source