Flash Player 10.1 Mobile Announced

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Adobe has officially announced the production build of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for mobile. “Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Redesigned from the ground up with new performance and… By O”Reilly news

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Four short links: 22 June 2010 – Fast Scans, Touch Screens, Privacy Newspeak, and Open Source Fonts

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.High-Speed Book Scanner — you flip the pages, and it uses high-speed photography to capture images of each page. “But they’re all curved!” Indeed, so they project a grid onto the page so as to be able to correct for the curvature. The creator wanted to scan [...]

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Is ZIP in the public domain or not?

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.What is the IP status of ZIP? This is a question of interest to standardizers and developers implementing standards, because so many new standards use ZIP. ODF and OOXML for example. Here is what the current PKWARE site says (with… By O”Reilly news

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Onboarding

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.In a previous series of articles I discussed at length the learned skill of interviewing, both from the perspective of an employer and a prospective hire. From the perspective of the hiring manager it’s just as important to follow up… By O”Reilly news

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China Restricts Minors From Using Virtual Currency

June 22, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.eldavojohn writes “For those under eighteen who play video games in China, life just got a little harder. Not only is gold farming illegal, but starting August 1, virtual currency platform makers are expected to put in safeties that prohibit underage players from using virtual currencies — [...]

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Preserving Virtual Worlds

June 22, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.The Opposable Thumbs blog has an interview with Jerome McDonough of the University of Illinois, who is involved with the Preserving Virtual Worlds project. The goal of the project is to recognize video games as cultural artifacts and to make sure they’re accessible by future generations. Here [...]

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Swiz Framework nears version 1.0

June 20, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.The Swiz micro-architecture for Flex development is nearing version 1.0. This is an important milestone for the Swiz team, some of whom have been working on the product for over two years new. If you haven’t tried Swiz yet now is a great time to start. If [...]

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Four short links: 18 June 2010 – Facebook Scraping, Law Code, AppEngine in Javascript, and Flash Visualization

June 20, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Facebook Changes Crawling Policy (for the better) — they’re implementing their crawling policy in robots.txt and not in additional contractual terms. This is in response to Pete Warden pointing out that robots.txt is industry standard and will avoid confusion such as landed him with large lawyer bills. [...]

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Running 64-bit Linux? No Flash For You!

June 20, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Adobe has, at least temporarily, ended support for Flash Player on 64-bit Linux. No updated version is available. Adobe’s message for 64-bit Linux users, at least for now, is “No Flash for you!” By O”Reilly news

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Struggling To Bridge the Casual-Hardcore Game Gap

June 20, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.With the advent of the Wii and the upcoming motion control systems from Sony and Microsoft, console makers are expanding the gaming population to include vast numbers of casual players. Their problem now, according to this editorial at Eurogamer, is that there doesn’t exist a broad selection [...]

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FEMA and DHS Fund Disaster Hero Game

June 18, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.eldavojohn writes “The United States government has decided that children need a video game to learn about what to do before, during, and after an emergency or hazardous event. Collect an emergency kit! Create an emergency plan! Be informed of what to do! Suffer from heat exhaustion [...]

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#Ebook Deal of the Day – Make: Electronics – Only $9.99. Use code DDMED

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Make: Electronics for only $9.99. Use discount code DDMED to get your savings…. By O”Reilly news

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What’s New in CouchDB 0.11 & 1.0 – A Free Live Event – June 22 @ 10am PT

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.This webcasts highlights new features and refines in the latest and upcoming release of CouchDB. It rehashes old solutions to problems that are now way easier to solve. We look at how the new features help you make your life and development work easier. We will cover: [...]

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Variable Width/Height s:TileLayout

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Learn how to create a Variable Spark Tile Layout that doesn’t size every column’s width/height the same! By O”Reilly news

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Create animated graph visualizations with Processing – New in O’Reilly Answers, plus importing data in R, VMWare, parallel programming, IE, and much more.

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Graph visualization is the study of how to turn abstract representations of graphs (think network diagrams of nodes and edges, rather than XY-coordinates) into diagrams. I love graphviz (the program that produced this image), and have used it in several different projects, like this visualization of Senate [...]

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Visualizing the Senate social graph, revisited – How the addition of animation and interactivity improved a visualization.

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.The addition of animation and interactivity breathes new life — and insight — into a Senate voting visualization. Andrew Odewahn discusses his visualization process and how revisions made a big difference. By O”Reilly news

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First Self-Replicating Creature Spawned In Conway’s Game of Life

June 17, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.Calopteryx writes “New Scientist has a story on a self-replicating entity which inhabits the mathematical universe known as the Game of Life. ‘Dubbed Gemini, [Andrew Wade's] creature is made of two sets of identical structures, which sit at either end of the instruction tape. Each is a [...]

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Nintendo 3DS Early Impressions

June 17, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.Now that E3 attendees have had a chance to try out the new revision of Nintendo’s portable console, critiques of the 3D effect and updated layout are starting to filter in. Opinion thus far has been mostly positive. Wired writes, “The graphics, which are much more advanced [...]

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Fallout Online Website Arises Amid Legal Battle

June 17, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.Rumors of a Fallout MMO have been swirling for years, made all the more credible by hints from the legal battle between Bethesda and Interplay over licensing for the franchise. Now, Interplay has quietly created a teaser website for Fallout Online, offering beta sign-ups. Quoting Massively: “Currently, [...]

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Cloud Gaming Service OnLive Set For Launch

June 17, 2010

News about video games you can leave a comment.Steve Perlman’s long-anticipated cloud gaming service, OnLive, officially launches today, finally ready to be put to the test by skeptical and hopeful gamers around the US. After granting some early sign-ups a free year to try out the service, OnLive also announced the list of 23 games [...]

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