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Google Native Client Gaming! The Future of Browser Gaming

Posted: December 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Gaming, Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Native Client Gaming! The Future of Browser Gaming

GOOGLEBrowser based gaming, while being fun they are commercial gaming’s poor cousin. Google is single handily changing this with a new updated Chrome, giving Chrome the ability to surf games. While working with the web is still Chromes daily bread Google is working hard to allow Google to run games at full speed. Native Client is Google’s new technology aimed at achieving this, gaming that combines the ease of use of browser games with the speed and detail of full commercial games.

Browser games are currently ruled by Flash, Java, HTML and CSS, which realistically has never had the speed or functionality to compete with commercial games. That’s not to say that browser gaming doesn’t have advantages. Browser based games win hands down when it comes to quick setup time and ease of use. With no applications to install, online accounts to setup or security keys to enter browser games are  the king of quick play. Read the full article »»»»

HP’s Schizoid WebOS Turn Around? No Phone, But Yes to Tablet PC!

Posted: December 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: News From the web, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HP’s Schizoid WebOS Turn Around? No Phone, But Yes to Tablet PC!

HP's Schizoid WebOS Turn-aroundHewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman said Friday that the company plans to manufacture a WebOS tablet in 2013, even as the company winds down the WebOS-based TouchPad tablet.

The HP TouchPad was such a disaster that the company canceled it 49 days after it launched. But that was under its previous CEO, Leo Apotheker. Apparently new CEO Meg Whitman wants to take another shot.

In what is the latest sideways vertical move for HP on it’s WebOS platform, TechCrunch has reported that Meg Whitman and board member Marc Andreessen have told the site that the HP will manufacture a WebOS tablet, perhaps in 2012, but definitely in 2013. Whitman has said previously that the company is committed to the tablet market.

An HP spokesman, asked to confirm the report, said that a WebOS tablet would be made only if the market was “viable”. He said that he preferred to focus on the decision to release WebOS as open source, which will give it an immortality that it otherwise might not have.

In August this year HP anounced that it was pulling out of consumer electronics all together, August 19,2011:  Hewlett-Packard is pulling out of it’s consumer PC business, the company chose its Q3 earnings call to drop the bomb. The tech behemoth under Mark Hurd’s watch focused on  splashing out $7 billion to buy Palm, 3COM, and 3PAR. Hewlett-Packard in a complete 180  is now ditching both the Personal Computer and Palm-Mobile Computing business, oh, and they’ve signed on the line to buy Autonomy for $11 billion. Read the full article »»»»

UPDATE! David Braben’s Blowing Raspberrys the Video

Posted: September 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CPU, Favorite New Thought, Hardware, Linux, Michael Courtenay, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! David Braben’s Blowing Raspberrys the Video


From Braben’s Blog: What you’re seeing in the video is the Raspberry Pi running h.264 video at 1080p. (We didn’t have the audio hooked up so we could talk to people while it was running.) At the point this video was taken, this demo had been running for about 8 hours. I was busily getting attendees to feel the SoC, to emphasise the fact that it only draws 1W, staying surprisingly cool.

Check Braben’s Blog at: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Anyone close to New York may want to get their little bums down to the Maker Faire, NYC, September 17 to check out the wizbang Raspberry Pi in person! Read the full article »»»»