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Unity 4.3 PS Vita build live: time for cross-platform gaming

Unity 4.3 PS Vita build live: time for cross-platform gaming

This week the folks at Unity have let it be known that their Unity 4.3 build is out for the PlayStation Vita, a device that will now be able to work with a number of abilities in cross-platform gaming. There's a new PS Vita devkit being released for developers for this platform, allowing them to quickly integrate the games they've already made - or are making - into the Unity universe, therefor allowing them to be played on the PS Vita easily.

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CSR Bluetooth Smart jewelry brings wearables to a fashionable place at CES 2014

CSR Bluetooth Smart jewelry brings wearables to a fashionable place at CES 2014

This week we’re to understand that CES 2014’s most popular sort of “new” item is the wearable device - and today CSR is proving that they’re not about to be left in the dust in this category with their first-ever Bluetooth Smart jewelry. Spelled “jewellry” from their end, they’ve got a few suggestions on how the future of wearables is going to be. Speaking with consumers in a survey (of an unknown amount of people, mind you, but who’s counting*), they’ve suggested that 72% of users agree that wearable devices need to look good, while 62% suggest it’s important that any piece of wearable technology fit their own personal style.

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Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure, which has debuted a couple new products here at CES, has detailed the technology it uses to offer its Jongo multi-room music streaming setup, something that works via both Bluetooth and WiFi using what is called Caskeid technology. The idea behind the multi-room setup is that many Jongo speakers can be placed in different rooms around one's home or apartment, and that Internet music services and radio can be played across them all using the Caskeid tech.

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Oculus VR Publishing aims for developer influx

Oculus VR Publishing aims for developer influx

In a power move by the creators of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the team has hired on former senior vice president of EA, David DeMartini. The exec will be starting a publishing arm for Oculus VR, a piece of the puzzle that's thus far been all but missing, with DeMartini hoping to attract developers to the virtual reality universe.

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Microsoft Build 2014 detailed: headed to Moscone Center in April

Microsoft Build 2014 detailed: headed to Moscone Center in April

The official Microsoft developer event series by the name of Build 2014 has been announced, moving to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This location is the same as used by Apple, Samsung, and Google for their yearly developer events, making this one of the most developer-frenzied event centers in the world without a doubt. This event will be held on April 2nd on through the 4th of 2014.

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Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Google has made quite a name for themselves in the internet world through their re-configuration of title logo they call the Google Doodle. Today, for example, they've made a beautiful illustration - an animated illustration, at that - of none other than Grace Hopper. This Naval Officer was an early computer engineer, having lead the team that created COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) and lead the charge to have computers communicate with code, or language, instead of simple numbers.

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Google Compute Engine made generally available

Google Compute Engine made generally available

Google has made its Google Compute Engine generally available, more reliable, and less expensive. This will attract more developers and engineers to use Google's cloud platform for running computations and apps on behalf of their customers. This in turn will lead to more of the public's data and activities being processed through Google's data centers -- even on services that have no apparent ties to Google.

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Xbox One developer functionality accessible, Microsoft issues warning

Xbox One developer functionality accessible, Microsoft issues warning

Earlier this year, Microsoft's Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten stated that that all Xbox One consoles will eventually be able to work for development, something promised to come along but not be available when the console first launched. Despite still not being available, some industrious Redditor has discovered how to access the functionality in the consoles at the moment, something that has prompted Microsoft to issue a warning.

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Google Glass invitations heading out to developers

Google Glass invitations heading out to developers

Google has once again expanded the gates for its Explorer Program, sending out invitations to developers in an opportunity to nab a pair of Google Glass. This follows a few times the program has been expanded in various ways, and makes good on a recent promise the company made to provide additional chances to get into the program. The invitations coincide with the availability of a Glass Developer Kit sneak-peak, and will spur the development of Glassware.

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