News Archive

June 2005

29 June

Google Earth

"Google has launched Keyhole 3, rebranded Google Earth, and are dumping the subscription rate (except for a $20/year "plus" versions with prettier pictures) available soon at The program lets you fly around a 3D globe, with overhead satellite photos, tilted 45-degree photos, 3D rendered buildings, and overlays that display everything from roads to hotels to bike routes."
Have a look at it here.

28 June

Knoppix 4.0 DVD

\"A totally new release of Knoppix was unveiled at LinuxTag 2005, Knoppix 4.0. This is the release that introduces the split between \"maxi\" DVD and \"mini\" CD releases. I\'ve tried out the 4.0 DVD and let me tell you, I\'m like a kid in a candy store.\"
Read more here.

Quake Mobile Info Emerges

\"One of the most prolific PC first person shooters is making its way on to mobile handsets. A publishing agreement between Pulse Interactive and id Software will allow the two companies to bring Quake to mobile phones.\"
Read more here.

23 June

SDL.NET Released

\"SDL.NET is a set of object-oriented CLS-compliant .NET bindings for the SDL gaming library and provides high-level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, TrueType fonts, various image formats, sound mixing, MPEG-1 movies and 3D hardware via OpenGL, 2D video framebuffer.\"
Visit their website here.

New NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX

NVIDIA have just released their new graphics card and it is believed to be the fastest to date. You can read reviews on it at AnandTech or ExtremeTech.

22 June

Alternative to GPS

On Monday Skyhook Wireless announced the commercial availability of its Wi-Fi Positioning System, or WPS. The software, which is now available to application developers and device manufacturers, uses 802.11 radio signals emitted from wireless routers to determine the precise location of any Wi-Fi enabled device, whether it be a PC, laptop, PDA, Tablet PC, smart phone or RFID tag.
Read more here.

Symbian Joins Futuremark\'s Smartphone Benchmark Development Program

\"The Futuremark Corporation, a leading provider of performance-analysis software and services, announced today that Symbian is joining its handheld benchmark development program. In addition, Symbian is licensing source codes for Futuremark\'s current SPMark04 product and two forthcoming handheld benchmark products.\"
Read more here.

14 June

New NVIDIA Melody Released

NVIDIA have just released a new version of NVIDIA Melody. \"NVIDIA Melody creates high quality normal maps that make a low-poly model look like a high-poly model. The normal map generator can also create texture coordinates from a high-poly reference model using a projection technique.\"
The new release adds support for large models and can be found here.

Fedora Core 4 Released

Fedora Core 4 has just been released. The ISOs can be found here.

J2ME Game Source Code

Digiment, a mobile phone games developer, has released source code for one of their J2ME games \"Winter Sports\".
The download can be found here.

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