News Archive

July 2005

31 July

PGP Inventor to Encrypt Internet-based Phone Calls

\"The creator of a well-known tool for keeping e-mail safe from prying eyes is now working on a program that he says will help stop eavesdroppers from listening in on Internet-based phone calls.\"
Read more here.

10th Planet Discovered

\"US astronomers have discovered an object in the outer reaches of the solar system -- a rock bigger than pluto, which they labelled as the 10th planet. Astronomers have proposed a name for the \"planet\" to the science\'s governing body, the International Astronomical Union, and are awaiting the decision before announcing it.\"
Read more here.

Shaders for Mobile Devices

\"Imagination Technologies, a leader in silicon IP cores, debuts its PowerVR SGX Shader Graphics Accelerator family, the future of wireless mobile embedded graphics and video technology.\"
You can read about the new technology here.

28 July

NVIDIA SDK 9.5 Released

\"NVIDIA has released a new version of its SDK, which contains numerous code samples, effects, and libraries to help develoeprs take advantage of the latest in GPU technology.\"
You can get it here.

24 July

Playstation 3 will use OpenGL ES

Sony Chief Technical Officer Masami Chatani confirmed that the PS3 will support OpenGL|ES as its standard API, and he also revealed support for Collada, an open-interchange file format for the interactive 3D industry.
A more in-depth discussion on the hardware and development kits can be found here.

Bullet-time in Multiplayer Games

\"In a strange example of the cyber-world imitating Hollywood imitating the cyber-world, Finnish researchers have developed a way to achieve the bullet-time effect of the movie The Matrix in real-time multiplayer games.\"
Read more here.

21 July

OGRE 1.0.3 Released

\"OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine written in C++ designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to produce applications utilising hardware-accelerated 3D graphics.\"
The project has just released version 1.0.3. You can visit their website here.

Privateer Remake

A remake of Wing Commander Privateer is currently in development. The project has just released v1.2 which adds OpenGL API per pixel specular and environment maps.
You can find it here.

11 July

Game Development Wiki have created a game development wiki. The aim is to create a knowledge base about everything related to game development that is written collaboratively by many of its readers.
You can visit the wiki here.

Debian-Based Enterprise Linux

\"Sources close to Mandriva, Progeny and Turbolinux say the trio of companies will be announcing a new enterprise Linux distribution based on Debian Linux at the LinuxWorld event in San Francisco in August.\"
Read about it here.

New 100GB Optical Disks

Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. says it has developed a technology to manufacture a new optical disc with 100 gigabytes of memory.
Read more here.

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