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Android hacks: CyanogenMod 6.1 release candidate available

The CyanogenMod 6.1 Release Candidate is now available for rooted Android devices via the Rom Manager app. This isn’t the final CyanogenMod 6.1 release, but should be stable enough to use full-time (of course your mileage may vary depending on device, phase of the moon, etc). In addition to bug fixes, CM 6.1 includes several new features and performance enhancements.

Written by Chris Head29 Oct. 10 07:13

Geocities archive to be released via BitTorrent

It was about a year ago that Yahoo!-hosted Geocities sites started going offline. For the majority of Internet users, this event was met with little fanfare; Geocities had long gone out of fashion as a free web host and been replaced by sites like Myspace, Facebook, Wordpress, and more recently, Tumblr.

Written by Chris Head28 Oct. 10 10:00

GPUs: Powering your gaming and cracking your passwords

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, led by Richard Boyd, have demonstrated that off-the-shelf GPUs (the same that power the video card in your PC) are better at cracking passwords than had previously been thought, according to a BBC report.

Written by Chris Head18 Aug. 10 03:52

Android: A Gamer's Guide

The Android OS: It's on your phone (and maybe even your tablet PC), and it lets you run thousands and thousands of apps -- including games. But which phones are ideal for gaming? What kind of specs do you need to play the latest and greatest? Can you use a hardware keyboard? Read on if you're looking for answers (and good games).

Written by Chris Head14 Aug. 10 00:20

The state of the Android ecosystem

As the second-generation Android devices debuted, there were serious questions about the state of the platform. Unlike the release of the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/39727/review/g1.html">HTC G1</a> (also known as the "Dream"), which was for a short time the only Android handset available, more phones and more versions of the Android OS meant that manufacturers and wireless carriers had to make decisions about what which hardware and software to support.

Written by Chris Head23 July 10 09:57

Open source gaming console is just about ready to play

The OpenPandora project has created a Linux-based hand-held intended for hacking, gaming, and for use as an ultra-portable desktop. The ARM-based OpenPandora platform features OpenGL ES --the mobile version of the OpenGL 3D graphics API--and is capable of powering real-time 3D games similar to what might be found on the Nintendo DS or Playstation Portable.

Written by Chris Head25 May 10 09:22
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