Day: April 3, 2010

iPad 2 to hit 12 more countries this week

iPad 2 to hit 12 more countries this week The iPad 2 will launch in Japan tomorrow and in 11 other markets on Friday 29 April, Apple has announced. The device was supposed to launch in Japan on 25 March – the same day as the UK – but this was postponed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the north east of the country. The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models will be available in Japan on April 28 and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South...

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Sony's Sassy and We Like It

Sony’s Sassy and We Like It 0   Microsoft is to Veruca Salt as Sony is to Charlie Bucket from “Willy Wonka and the Console Factory.” We all know that Microsoft shot itself in the foot more than once, but Sony’s E3 demonstration blew them out of the water. Sony decided to put a little sizzle on that burn by making a snippet to demonstrate just how drop dead easy it is to share a game. One step process. Bam. Two happy parties, plus a third if you include Sony, because sharing games isn’t a threat to them; sharing games...

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Manchester University made Intel Mac possible

Manchester University made Intel Mac possible The UK’s Manchester University gave birth to the technology behind Rosetta, Apple’s emulation solution that will allow new Intel-based Macs to run unaltered PowerPC code. According to reports, Rosetta is heavily based on software developed by Transitive Technologies a Silicon Valley start-up whose founder and CTO Alasdair Rawsthorne developed the technology in 1995 at the University of Manchester. Transitive’s software allows applications to run on multiple processors and operating systems without source code or binary changes. Though the company’s head office is in California, all engineering staff are based in Manchester, England. Apple...

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