Saturday, November 21, 2009

PlayStation R∞m Video

I wonder if this integrates with games, or if it has any 3rd party developer access on the lines of Home.

(Site: PlayStaton Japan)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chrome OS revealed


UI Concept

Look at that, I was on the mark.

Though a lot of features haven't been displayed which is to be expected since Gears has sort of been put on the back burner, though I'm getting the feeling that Gears might be disappearing over time so that Google can just focus on Chrome, but I'm not sure.

One thing that bothers me, which has continually bothered me is the fact that a lot of people didn't realize what Google was going to unveil. When Google first announced Chrome OS they said it's only going to do what Chrome can do, now there's all sorts of people saying it's a disappointment (even ReadWriteWeb has an article asking if it was) because it does nothing new.

It was never intended to be your Windows, Mac and Linux killer from the get go, it's really just Google getting a head start on what they envision for the web, though in the end the big strategy is to get more users on the internet, using the internet for more things, or using the internet exclusively over the old desktop OS I doubt they think that'll happen over night.

I was surprised to see that they haven't pushed out all of the planned features for Gears or Chrome before displaying Chrome OS, but then I realized that they plan to take their time with making this great as with every Google product.

EDIT: And to all the people who are bothered that Chrome OS won't work on your existing hardware (your Mac, Linux, or Windows PC), just install Google Chrome, BAM! there you're done.

Silverlight 4 rundown

Get Microsoft Silverlight

Honestly if I wasn't such a web nerd, I'd swear from the first few things they mentioned about being "converted over to the Microsoft minions" and being a "Silverlight evangelist", I'd swear this was some colt introduction video.

But aside from that, Silverlight 4 is awesome boasting a 200% speed increase and a lot of new features such as multi-touch, camera and microphone access, drag and drop, copy and paste, right-click and mouse wheel support, app notifications, the ability to call external programs for tasks like editing documents or sending e-mails, the ability to read and write files (though limited to the MyDocuments, MyMusic, MyPictures and MyVideos folders or non-windows equivalents), the ability to access devices and other system capabilities (like grabbing files from a USB drive), and the ability to place HTML right in your Silverlight application.

Now all Silverlight needs is hardware accelerated 3D and support for joystick input.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blu-Ray digital copy to PSP

How long ago was this announced?

I'm glad Sony's finally following through with things they've announced or said (I'm still waiting for Friends List access on the PSP though).

(Source: Joystiq)

Internet Explorer 9

(Finally I get to embed Silverlight videos in this blog)

Get Microsoft Silverlight

Get Microsoft Silverlight

Get Microsoft Silverlight

Ok, so Microsoft announced that they're working on Internet Explorer 9, which they only started on 3 weeks ago so it's not very far yet, but already it's faster than Firefox 3.5 (still doesn't beat Chrome 3 in speed though). Best of all though, it already supports all CSS selectors and has support for border radius, and they plan to have this iteration pass the Acid 3 test which means faster javascript and SVG support.

Now all they have to do is support the CSS media queries, transitions, transforms and opacity, the audio and video tags (which they've talked about supporting) and Canvas.

This really made my day.

(Source: Ajaxian)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Facebook coming to PS3

I'm a little disappointed here, not really in Sony but more in the fact that Facebook is now on consoles of the big three hardware gaming giants (DSi, 360, PS3) it makes the social networking competitors look sad.

Maybe one day Sony will push their deal with Google to including Google account linking to the PS3 for several apps (they already have YouTube, but it'd be interesting to see Google Talk, Calendar and Picasa for communication, events and photos respectively).

(Source: Engadget)

Friday, November 13, 2009

At Last!

2010 is going to be a great year(at least for me). I graduate in January, I hopefully will see Utada "In The Flesh" in February, and in March a brand new Final Fantasy comes out and into my ps3. It's been worth the wait, If I had this game now I would be a D+/C student, but I'm a B+/A student because I have no video games to distract me. Anways I can't/can wait!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Team Typhoons 6.10 Hen on PSP Go

This isn't being released for whatever reason, but it's great for giving homebrewers hope.

(Source: QJ.Net)