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  • BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes BitTorrent today announced the first torrent-based browser. Project Maelstorm, as the app is currently called, is being made available as an invite-only alpha to “a small group of testers.” Although BitTorrent is in the very early stages of the project (testers are being asked to help assess for usability and reliability), the company strongly believes Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that (more…)



  • Wolfenstein 3-D Celebrates 20 Years With Free Browser-Based Version
    By on May 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dr Herbert West writes “20 years ago today, id software released Wolfenstein 3D, inspired by the classic Apple II game, Castle Wolfenstein. To celebrate, Bethesda Softworks on Wednesday released a free, browser-based version of the iconic first-person shooter. Users can pick which level they wish to play in the browser version, even the secret levels.”

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  • Chromium-Based Spinoffs Worth Trying
    By on January 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes “InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp takes an in-depth look at six Chromium-based spinoffs that bring privacy, security, social networking, and other interesting twists to Google’s Chrome browser. ‘When is it worth ditching Chrome for a Chromium-based remix? Some of the spinoffs are little better than novelties. Some have good ideas implemented in an iffy way. But a few point toward some genuinely new directions for both Chrome and (more…)

  • iPhone’s PIN-Based Security Transparent To Ubuntu
    By on May 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    ndogg writes “Security experts found that the iPhone 3GS has very little security, even with a PIN set up. They plugged one into Ubuntu 10.04, and it was automounted with almost all of the iPhone’s data exposed. This has been reported to Apple, but the company seems to be having difficulty reproducing the problem.”

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  • Google Awarded Broad Patent For Location-Based Advertising
    By on March 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Mashable has a report of a patent that just issued (6-1/2 years after filing) — apparently Google now has a lock on location-based advertising. It’s not clear that the search company intends to assert the patent against any other companies (such as emerging rival Apple), but it’s useful as leverage. Here is the patent.

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  • New Web-Based Netbook From Litl — Based On Clutter, Uncluttered
    By on November 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    cananian writes “The webbook company of Gnome’s own Havoc Pennington (with a healthy dose of ex-Nokia and ex-OLPC engineers) finally shed its secrecy today, with a new web site and an article in the WSJ. Technical specs on the hardware were found by Engadget last week, and now comes a bit more information on the software behind the UI. Most of the client software is written in JavaScript with GTK/Clutter bindings, and the UI has some superficial similarities (more…)

  • 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…)