27th November 2011 Archive
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Windows or Linux to build a film frame by frame, server by server?
The massive blockbuster Avatar reintroduced 3D to the 21st century. The big difference from the previous 3D invasions was digital technology. Optically and physiologically the principle was the same: pairs of frames, representing a left eye view and a right eye view, are presented (near-) simultaneously to the viewer. The 3D …
Music and Media 27 Nov 11:00
Interactive advert irritation coming to a tablet near you...
This week could go down as the dawn of the interactive multimedia advert era, as both Yahoo and Sony make very different plays in the field. Yahoo launched an advertising platform called "Living Ads" aimed at tablets, which combines print, online and TV type advertising on a single page, kicking off with a campaign for launch …
Music and Media 27 Nov 13:02
Slams PM Gillard and Co as craven cowards
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has branded Australian PM Julia Gillard a “coward” and her government “craven” in his Walkley Awards acceptance speech for 'Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.' The highly coveted accolade, judged by industry peers, was awarded to Wikileaks in "recognition of long-term commitment and …
Music and Media 27 Nov 21:30
Apple's go-to factory guys get heavy with data
Apple’s Taiwanese gadget manufacturer Foxconn is moving into cloud computing, announcing that it will invest $US63.3 million over the next five years, in at least two cloud computing facilities. The Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs, Export Processing Zone confirmed that a cloud technology center and a software research …
Cloud 27 Nov 22:30
Rant Twine, the “Internet of things”, and the ghost of Stalin
Inside of every free-wheeling tech entrepreneur, there’s a Stalinist trying to get out. Supermechanical, for example, lauded inventor of the photo-printing night-stand table, is now getting utopians and gadget-heads excited over a cloud-connected home automation gadget called Twine. Well, I would like some genuinely useful …
Hardware 27 Nov 23:30
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- Analysis Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
- VIDEO Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging