Items tagged with Development

This is sure to sound like music to GitHub's owners: Google Code is done. On Thursday, the company turned off the ability to create new projects, and come August, all projects will be switched to read-only mode. As of next January, the service will officially be closed, although project owners will have all of 2016 to fetch their repository in the form of a tarball. Google Code launched in 2006 with good intentions; it was supposed to give developers a good replacement for self-installed code management, but furthered its use with extra features. GitHub, meanwhile, offered much of the same, but... Read more...
At a 'hackathon' held in San Francisco today, Google unveiled its 'Glass Development Kit', or GDK for short. As the name suggests, this set of tools (which ties into Android's SDK) allows developers to take far greater advantage of what Glass is capable of. As we near the launch of Glass for consumers, the release of this development kit couldn't come at a better time. With it, developers gain access to previously-locked portions of Glass, such as advanced camera control, voice command access, gesture detection and more. At the hackathon, where Google invited about 100 developers, the GDK was explored... Read more...
Going to school to learn a trade is just half of the career battle - understanding what to expect is the other half. It pains me to think of all the people I've known who have gone to school to learn something and then realize later that the career just didn't suit them that well, and it's for reasons like those why Valve's just-launched Pipeline exists. It aims to help those who have no experience at all in the game industry actually understand what to expect. At the current time, the official site is minimalistic, with the video seen below being the main source of content. In it, some youngsters... Read more...
Intel Capital, the chip giant’s global venture-capital arm, has just announced the creation of a $300 million dollar fund devised to help accelerate the development of “ultrabooks” and adjacent innovations. Monies from the Ultrabook Fund will be invested into hardware and software firms working on products or technologies designed to enhance how people interact with or use Ultrabooks, like sensor technologies or touch interfaces, for example. Technologies designed to improve battery life, enhance physical designs, or improve storage capacity are also mentioned specifically... Read more...
AMD has just released an updated version of their APP SDK, bringing it up to version 2.5. This latest release features a number of performance enhancements designed to exploit the increased CPU to GPU bandwidth available in the company’s APUs, in some cases achieving effective data transfer rates as high as 15GB per second with the latest AMD A-Series APUs, per the press release. “Improving performance and programmability on AMD platforms is a key initiative for us, and we work closely with developers to help us make the APU the best possible development platform,” said Manju... Read more...
Batteries seem to be a growing topic of discussion here at HotHardare. From netbooks with increasingly large cells to debates over the legitimacy of notebook battery life figures, it's safe to say that longevity away from the plug is an important matter for true PC enthusiasts. To that end, we couldn't help but take notice when we came across a new development that could lead to thinner, more portable batteries for all of our mobile electronics. Developed by a research team led by Dr. Reinhard Baumann of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz, a newfangled... Read more...
It use to be that video game developers were geeks in their basements crunching code for hours on end until their eyes bled, with hardly a business plan behind them, never mind a justifiable business case that would support making a career out of their artform.  In fact, gaming itself only really took off in the mass market as recent as the past ten years or so.  Let's face it, back then, with a customer base of predominantly kids in their teens or less, the average PC or Console game consumer just didn't have the disposable income to support anything more than a niche' market. ... Read more...
In the long battle between malware creators and companies developing and distributing anti-virus software, there seems to be a clear leader at the moment: the malware creators.This isn't entirely unexpected as one would assume that the anti-virus companies can't possibly guess all the different ways which somebody might be able to exploit vulnerabilities within an OS or software package.  While we know that companies such as MacAfee and Symantec have internal teams dedicated to simulating what they believe the next generation of malware might look like, apparently the malware writers are doing... Read more...
AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development and Manufacturing Operations - Brings a range of industry experience with broad responsibilities managing multi-billion dollar manufacturing operations - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Feb. 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Douglas Grose has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain at AMD. In this role, Grose will have global responsibility for AMD's global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management. Manufacturing... Read more...
AMD Announces Development of DTX Open Standard to Help Enable Broad Adoption of Small Form Factor PCs SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 10, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced development of DTX, an open standard specification designed by AMD to enable the broad adoption of small form factor PCs. The DTX standard will be designed to empower OEMs, ODMs, and component vendors to deliver innovative solutions to market that are smaller, quieter, and desktop-friendly, while leveraging commonalities within the ecosystem that benefit both customers and end users. The DTX standard will take advantage of the... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that both Intel and TSMC are in good shape with their respective 32nm node development, and that both companies have already tested prototypes. Of course, it will still be some times before the nodes have matured to the point where commercial products will be produced on them, but they are "on the way"; it'll just be a couple of years. "While the semiconductor industry has yet to migrate to 45nm production, major players, such as Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), are already... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that AGEIA has joined Futuremark's list of vendors on their development team. Here, AGEIA will offer their knowledge of physics to the team to allow the next generation of the popular synthetic 3DMark benchmark to test the full functionality and performance of a physics API. Can you imagine a time where games still fail to fully take advantage of a physics PPU, though you "need" one to improve your 3DMark score? Fortunately, it sounds as though developers are finally gaining momentum with regards to physics so we will hopefully dodge that bullet entirely.... Read more...
The gang at HKEPC report that ATI's latest roadmaps to motherboard vendors are now missing all next generation chipsets for the Intel platform and have the RC610 chipset as the last product in development. This means that RD700, RS700 and RC710 are no longer being developed with those teams likely now focusing their attention on the AMD platform. Despite several claims assuring the industry there would be no conflict on the Intel platform, motherboard vendors have painful memories of the NVIDIA/ULI acquisition where they were left without any supply of Southbridge chips. As a result, the industry... Read more...