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Some new information on Hololens;
https://darkflame.co.uk/EverythingEverywhere/articles/

Sorry for the mess, but the info is there.
Most significant to me is the API's are just Windows10 ones. 
They specifically mentioned they hoped others would be making HMDs for their OS.
Also, all Windows10 universal apps work on Desktop,Tablets,Phones,Xbox..and Hololens.
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Anyone interested in Hololens or Windows10 I am currently updating details as they are announced here;
https://darkflame.co.uk/EverythingEverywhere/articles/5/hololens-and-windows-10-details

Be prepared for corrections/updates every few minutes.
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Disgusting.
If you think you got a better product, don't be scared of the competition.  
 
Apple has found an innovative new way to be a dick: Apps mentioning Pebble support are removed from the App Store.
We have just had the latest version of our SeaNav US iOS app rejected by Apple because we support the Pebble Smartwatch and say so in the app description and meta-data (we also state in the review notes that "This application was approved for use with the Pebble MFI Accessory in the Product Plan xxxxxx-yyyy (Pebble Smartwatch)".
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Space Invaders with lazers. Who needs a screen and microchips?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I0yS4JuiVug#t=81
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Saw this a few weeks back so I wrote a little review. As I often do.
Big Hero 6 is a Pixar film in the best sense. It is every bit as well written, character driven, and overflowing with charm as Toy Story or Wall-E.
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"Atari" forcing Jeff Minter to stop selling TxK;
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/03/18/txk-pc-port-cancelled-atari-legal/
In a world of crazy lawsuits this one is particularly disgusting.
Yes, the game he is making is similar to a one a long time ago he made for them.
But then they released a near identical game (Tempest X) claimed it was "different" and thus didn't need to pay him loyalty's.
That game used the same assets, much of the same code, same music and EVEN INCLUDED HIS GAME (Tempest 2000) AS AN UNLOCKABLE.
But it was "different".
Now decades latter he releases a game. Brand new code. Brand new assets (actually no assets, its procedural), new music.
But its "similar" and they are forcing him to remove it from sale.

They are claiming categorically wrong things in their claims list too....purely because they know he wont be able to afford to fight them all separately even though most are nonsense.

"Atari"...which is actually Infogrames these days....should be utterly ashamed of themselves.
Jeff Minter has been making tip-top arcade shooters for a good thirty years now, including classics like Space Giraffe, Gridrunner, Revenge of the Mutant
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Just put up bunch of screenshots up from Microsofts new Hololens presentation

https://darkflame.co.uk/EverythingEverywhere/articles/

Will be updating with comments on the pics soon.

Below that is quick new details on the #Hololens as well as #Windows10.
Very impressive stuff all around from #Microsoft at the moment. Seems like they got the tech guys leading the company again.
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Opera Desktop dead? maybe :-/

""This week has been a bit emotional for some of us as we learned that the company many of us worked for before, Opera, dismantled its Oslo desktop team and fired some 70 employees around the world. As you can imagine, this is a major move for the company as this is where it all started, with the desktop browser in Oslo.

Many of our good friends around the globe lost their jobs. Our thoughts are with them all. Clearly this makes our task even more important and we will continue to work hard making the best browser available for you, our friends.""--
https://vivaldi.net/blogs/teamblog/item/25-snapshot-1-0-161-1-more-bugfixing

Vivaldi is a browser that showed up earlier this year started by a bunch of ex-opera engineers dissatisfied with the direction the browser had been going.Sort of a "spiritual successor" taking on a lot of the features Opera dropped when they ditched their old Presto engine and started using Webkit. 
Vivalid also used Webkit but also within one released managed to replace a lot of the features Opera said would take a long time to reimplement with Webkit - possibly pointing to where the skilled coders were, or that Opera was being badly managed?

In either case its a shame to see Opera go. While they only had a tiny fraction of the market they introduced a lot of features quickly adopted by Firefox & Chrome, and were always at the front of standards support - partly down to employing Håkon Wium Lie as their chief technical operator.

There is of course a possibility that they are firing people merely to rehire cheaper labour located elsewhere - but thats hardly a good sign for a company either.
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Yup, Presto was a real good engine. Its a shame it was somewhat bullied out by so many websites ignoring it. It supported standards really well.
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Interesting technical article on how to get a IBM 8088 chip to produce 1024 colours (rather then the 16 its supposed to)
http://8088mph.blogspot.se/2015/04/cga-in-1024-colors-new-mode-illustrated.html
Also interesting to learn hot NTSC works, and how those smears of colour can be exploited.
By now you may have heard of the 8088 MPH demo, the winning entry in Revision 2015's Oldskool Demo compo this month.  It's been my pleasure to combine efforts with the likes of Trixter, reenigne and Scali to make it happen - ...
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I am aware some people following me are fans of the (insanely good) classic animated series "Gargoyles".
The creator/writer of that show is doing a kickstarter for a audioplay of his book;
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1693681637/rain-of-the-ghosts-full-cast-audioplay/description
It hasn't got much attention despite a rather insane (for geeks) cast he has managed to put together. So I put it here in the hope others might like to support/spread it as the product is sort of on a threshold of being funded.
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Saw this a few months back. Enjoyable enough but could have been much better with just a little more work on the script.
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"playing around the office" implies this is more then a concept.
And yet I am clearly seeing overlays darker then the background. No matter how much lightfield tricks you use if its a projection that isnt possible.
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