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  • Chinese developers take a bite of the Apple

    If you've ever gone to Apple's mobile app store and purchased games like High Noon, Gamebox1 or Doodletruck, then you've downloaded an app from the burgeoning Chinese software development community.

    Written by Maria Korolov and Wang Fangqing22 Aug. 11 20:39
  • Cloud drives speech recognition forward for Microsoft

    For years, using voice recognition technology on phones or other devices has been a novelty -- something people try once but never again, usually because it works so poorly. But recent developments, including harnessing the computational power of the cloud, have made it more usable and will make it even better in the near future, according to Microsoft.

    Written by Nancy Gohring14 Dec. 10 06:43
  • Apple's switch to Sandy Bridge: Impact for gamers?

    Rumors suggest that Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge integrated CPU/graphics platform will find its way into the lower-end range of the next generation of MacBooks. Bearing in mind Apple's cozy relationship with Intel and its habit of adopting each new generation of Intel's processors, this would make a lot of sense.

    Written by Keir Thomas11 Dec. 10 09:28
  • Hacker turns Kinect for Xbox 360 into Kinect for Linux PCs

    Well, that was fast. Do-it-yourself electronics kit maker and hobby retailer Adafruit recently announced that a hacker had won the company's Open Kinect Bounty. Spain-based hacker Hector Martin Cantero, who is known online as "marcan," released a proof-of-concept video Wednesday night showing the Kinect interfacing with his Linux-based laptop.

    Written by Ian Paul13 Nov. 10 02:06
  • 10 games you probably don't know about but should

    Sometimes we can't play everything. And sometimes we're too focused on Madden NFL this or Mass Effect that, missing more-intrepid games. What's a consumer to do?

    Written by Matt Peckham08 Nov. 10 11:39
  • Staying afloat in a sea of iPhone apps

    Just how lucrative is the iPhone App Store for a business in application development? Is it easy to achieve success or is money on app development better spent elsewhere? The top Australian iPhone app developers speak exclusively to Computerworld about success in the iPhone App store.

    Written by Kathryn Edwards15 July 09 11:32
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