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Valve announces ‘Steam Machines’

Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during 2014, all of them running SteamOS. Where Sony and Microsoft follow the iOS model for consoles, Valve is aiming for the ... Read More »

Valve’s SteamOS and Steam Machine News Backs Linux as the Future of Gaming

Last week, Valve co-founder and executive director Gabe Newell hinted at upcoming big Steam announcements at LinuxCon 2013 in New Orleans, and the company did not disappoint. This week, Valve announced the upcoming release of SteamOS, a new Linux-based operating system built around Steam. Valve also announced a hardware prototype today, which will be released to the public in 2014, and the company asked for ... Read More »

A Linux Tour of Maker Faire New York with BeagleBoard’s Jason Kridner

 Working my way past the butterfly bikes at the entrance to the Maker Faire this Saturday in Queens, I met up with BeagleBoard.org cofounder Jason Kridner. In the viewscreen of his duct-tape and cardboard hacked BeagleStache camera I looked like a befuddled bandido. Directed by the underlying BeagleBone Black board, the moustache overlay followed me no matter which way I moved. Read More »

iPhone 5C, 5S first weekend sales in perspective

I’ve been thinking a bit more about those iPhone 5C/5S weekend sales figures, and while it is certainly impressive, if you compare it to the iPhone 5’s first weekend sales figures, it’s actually quite a step backwards for Apple. The issue here – something many sites and even Apple itself doesn’t want to focus on – is that the iPhone ... Read More »

Ixonos shows off its Android multi-window tech

Mobile devices are designed primarily as a modal experience. You use one app at a time, but can switch between them quickly. Multi-window interfaces and floating apps have been implemented a few times as an alternative, but most of these solutions are a bit clunky. Ixonos has released a new video demo of its multi-window technology, and it looks much ... Read More »