"Well, you gotta have priorities in life A one year old son of Denver woman Shannon Johnson drowned in the bathtub while his mother was busy roaming the wonderfully egocentric world of Facebook. The mother checked on the boy once in the 10 minutes after which there were three silent minutes. Johnson went to check and found that the boy has drowned." | more
"Google states: “Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies." | more
The next live show is on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 @ 9:30PM (UCT -05:00). The show will be 30 minutes long and about the video reviews of the week, poll videos, Q&A and other computer and gaming topics. Hope to see you there: http://www.3dGameMan.com/live and here's the direct Ustream link: http://www.ustream.t... as well as registration: http://www.ustream.t...
"Historically, Google has used names of dessert items for its Android OS system, starting with Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.1), Froyo (v2.2), latest Gingerbread (v2.3) for smartphones and finally HoneyComb (v3.0) for tablets. With that logic in mind, it should be only natural that the next codename for the OS should start with "I", and "Ice Cream" appears to be next on Google's list of Android releases.
"The promise of HTML5's <video> tag was a simple one: to allow web pages to contain embedded video without the need for plugins. With the decision to remove support for the widespread H.264 codec from future versions of Chrome, Google has undermined this widely-anticipated feature. The company is claiming that it wants to support "open codecs" instead, and so from now on will support only two formats: its own WebM codec, and Theora.
Performance: Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 580:
"Microsoft showed the next generation of Windows running on a different chip system today at the Consumer Electronics Show. Steve Sinofsky, president of Windows division, gave a conceptual demonstration of Windows running on the ARM chip design, which is commonly used in the mobile computing world." | more
"Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, Google previewed Android 3.0 and informed us that we can expect an improved Web browser, refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience, and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive..." | more
"Ubisoft has confirmed to Shacknews that the always-on DRM in a few of its PC titles has been patched out, including Assassin's Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction. The Ubisoft representative reminded us that this was done on a case-by-case basis and that from the beginning the company had said it might patch the DRM out at some point. New games, however, may still ship with the always-on DRM, Ubisoft confirmed to Shacknews." | more
"As performance computer users, we hate to feel held back from accomplishing a task because our hardware is too slow. The little hourglass (or the spinning rainbow wheel) can sometime drive us insane when we perceive that we're able to work faster than our computers." | more
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