214w ago - CNET (linked above) believes they have spotted a sign indicating that NetFlix is destined for sony's PS3 and the Nintendo Wii console.
A job posting denotes that the NetFlix team is looking for someone to to lead the gaming platforms team, to quote:
In case you're having trouble reading the job description above, here's the important part:
We are looking for a hands-on leader and innovator. We seek deep experience developing and testing media rich applications on current generation gaming consoles.
Candidates will be technical, strong leaders, and execution focused. Expect to help build a small technology team to rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms.
The key phrase is "a variety of platforms," which one would assume means both home and mobile gaming consoles. You could also throw the iPhone into the mix, though you'd have to stream via Wi-Fi, not a cellular connection, because AT&T has bandwidth restrictions on streaming video.
214w ago - Its not a secret that homebrew is a good hardware seller and if a company does not want us to have it then hackers and coders will have a hard life.
But what happens if all goes too quick as we can see on the Wii for now, but here are the findings from Garyopa:
To quote: There has been some recent changes in the current batch of Wii's from Nintendo.
Most of them seem to be in the LU64 serial number lot, and reports of them start around the last week in March, and so far there is alot of different theory's on what Nintendo changed, but it seems that almost all attempts of SoftMODing these Wii's have been killed.
All tho, the menu still shows that it is running on v3.4, and you can infact run the Twillight Hawk using Zelda, and successfully install the Homebrew Channel, and even install the IOS16 using WAD Manager, and even install the cIOS249 WAD using the WAD Manager v1.3, after that any more playing around with the NAND seems to be left with users just staring at a black screen with no output on why is wrong. The famous IOS downgraders, just black out, as all backup loaders and channels and the famous SoftMII and SoftCHIP programs just halt dead once the "cIOS249" is installed.
Most theories are pointing to that 249SLOT as been blocked by Nintendo, and that...
214w ago - Moore's Law: More than 25 years ago, when Intel was developing the first microprocessor, company cofounder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on a microprocessor would double approximately every 18 months.
To date, Moore's law has proven remarkably accurate, however, some feel Moore's Law is maxing out.
The latest to chime in is an IBM fellow, according to a report.
IBM Fellow Carl Anderson, who researches server computer design at IBM, claims the end of the era of Moore's Law is nigh, according to a report in EE Times.
Exponential growth in every industry eventually has to come to an end, according Anderson, who cited railroads and speed increases in the aircraft industry, the report said.
"A generation or two of continued exponential growth will likely continue only for leading-edge chips such as multicore microprocessors, but more designers are finding that everyday applications do not require the latest physical designs," Anderson said in the EE Times' report.
Anderson also cited the staggering costs of research and fabs (factories) as a formidable barrier for continued advancement. Few companies can afford chip plants that typically...
214w ago - It seems that exploit we reported on a few days ago will be ready for release within next days.
From TheRealTracePillars: So here is the proof that everyone has been wanting, this has the dol loading code implemented. It only technically works on 3.2 at the time being but its a small fix to get it to work for the other versions (including 3.4 and 4.0).
Comex is a bit busy right now so those versions will follow soon (like tommorrow). The exploit is very simple, just put the file on your sd card (which will be a channel).
Go to the SD channel menu and a dialog will popup, hit yes and it will load boot.dol fromt he root of the sd card. It can load any dol so this means you can run homebrew on a Wii with ease if you don't want to fully mod your Wii.