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Researchers use Half Life to simulate fire evacuations

Researchers use Half Life to simulate fire evacuations

People normally associate Half Life with running around after aliens or terrorists, a Glock in one hand and a grenade in the other; all in first-person shooter form.The Half Life engine has enabled hundreds if not thousands of people to develop into and around it, providing new experiences, new games, features and maps for many.

February 6, 2009 by in Mobility

Saving is the open source mandate

Saving is the open source mandate

While we all know that maintaining, securing, and upgrading an open source installation still costs money, most of the bills flow only after the stuff is working. The main cost is time, a cost which is fungible, surprisingly so as we have learned in this decade.

February 5, 2009 by in Open Source

Update: Microsoft Skybox service appears as My Phone beta, Microsoft issues statement

Update: Microsoft Skybox service appears as My Phone beta, Microsoft issues statement

Mary Jo discussed Microsoft's Skybox cloud service a couple of days ago and the folks at Engadget appeared to find what appears to be the Skybox site branded as Microsoft My Phone. It doesn't appear that you can sign up or use it yet, but you can click the more info link to find out several more details about the beta service that looks like it will launch around Mobile World Congress in less than 2 weeks.

February 5, 2009 by in Microsoft

A Microsoft smartphone: No. A Microsoft phone chassis: Yes

A Microsoft smartphone: No. A Microsoft phone chassis: Yes

Microsoft is not going to introduce a Microsoft-branded phone at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona later this month. Not a Microsoft-branded Zune phone. Not any kind of Microsoft-branded phone. Period. So why -- in spite of continued and repeated denials by Microsoft -- do reports continue to surface that Microsoft is going to deliver a smartphone?

February 5, 2009 by in Smartphones

Microsoft backpedals on UAC flaw

Microsoft backpedals on UAC flaw

After initially describing the ability for code to change UAC (user account Control) levels on Windows 7 beta without generating a UAC prompt as "by design" Microsoft has now agreed to make changes to the Release Candidate code to tighten up security with regards to this issue.

February 5, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Eye-Fi and Evernote partner to give you big discounts

Eye-Fi and Evernote partner to give you big discounts

I've mentioned my fondness of Evernote several times in the past (just need a S60 client soon) and read over on MobileDevicesToday that they have partnered with the winners of the CES Last Gadget Standing competition, EyeFi, for some great offers. As you can read over on the Evernote blog you can now purchase the three current EyeFi models at a significant discount through the Evernote page.

February 5, 2009 by in Developer

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