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EA attempts to placate SimCity owners with free game

EA attempts to placate SimCity If you aren’t able to play SimCity, fret not. Electronic Arts is giving a free game to everyone who has activated SimCity on their Origin accounts while the developers work on getting the server issues fixed. People who have bought and activated the game on Origin will get an email on March 18 telling them …

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Amazon enables developers to target devices in Kindle Fire family

Amazon just outlined a new Device Targeting feature which lets developers customize the Android application package (APK) to specific Amazon devices. Specifically aimed at providing a unique experience for the various members of the Kindle Fire family, it allows developers to optimize apps for screen size, resolution, API version, and more. With multiple models in the Kindle Fire lineup, developers …

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Intel Announces Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit, Million Dollar Prize

Intel Perceptual Computing   At the IDF 2012 event, Intel’s Dadi Perlmutter’s main thrust in his opening keynote was about having enhanced experiences with machines, and he highlighted that the usage experience on new-age Ultrabooks was more about bringing natural, intuitive experiences using gesture and voice interaction. He stated that the personal computing experience is shifting to one based on …

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Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Now Available

Mozilla’s Firefox OS may not be so popular here in the states, but in Europe and other emerging markets the new mobile OS is showing much promise. To help developers create the app ecosystem of the fledgling OS, Mozilla has released version 3.0 of its Firefox OS simulator. The new simulator gives developers an array of useful tools, the most …

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OS X 10.8.3 forces discrete GPU use in 2010 MacBook Pros

OS X 10.8.3 forces discrete GPU A number of owners of Apple’s mid-2010 MacBook Pro who have upgraded to OS X 10.8.3 are noticing that systems with dual graphics cards will automatically switch to using the more powerful discrete graphics chip regularly, even when using non-graphics intensive applications like Google Chrome, Dropbox, and Growl. This does not result in crashes …

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