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  • Australian Defence Force Builds $1.7m Linux-Based Flight Simulator
    By on August 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    scrubl writes “The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on SUSE Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform. The Defence Science and Technology Organisation’s (DSTO) Air Operations Simulation Centre in Melbourne creates virtual words that allow pilots to experience real-world combat situations without leaving the ground. The visuals software was written in OpenGL, using (more…)



  • Aston Villa 2-0 Fulham
    By on August 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A brilliant strike from Gabriel Agbonlahor helps Aston Villa to a comfortable victory over Fulham.

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  • Personalized In-Game Advertising In Upcoming Titles
    By on August 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scythal writes “In-game advertising provider Massive Inc., acquired by Microsoft in 2006, has signed up or renewed contracts with several publishers, notably EA, Blizzard Entertainment, THQ, and Activision. Eagerly anticipated games like Need for Speed: Shift will feature the technology that continuously collects ‘anonymous’ information about users, sends them to the Massive database for analysis, and downloads advertisements to be shown in the game. (more…)

  • Surfers Tackling Massive waves [pics]
    By on August 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Big wave surfers at an offshore reef called Dungeons in Cape Town. Surfers took full advantage of some big swell generated after a strong storm from a double cold front swept across the Cape bringing heavy rain and big seas……………………..

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