Amidst recent news that Chromecast's support has extended to RedBox among other services, a tidbit of information appeared on the forums for media player VLC late last month letting users know it will soon join the list. When isn't known, but support for all desktop platforms and iOS is in the pipeline.
At the OpenStack Summit, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth took the wraps of the Ubuntu Orange Box, an aptly named orange cloud-in-a-box that is hailed as portable (to a degree). The Orange Box is a full mobile cluster with a couple of convenient handles on top and a weight that lets you check it with your baggage.
This week the folks at Epic Games have unveiled the next generation of Unreal Tournament - a new Unreal Tournament game entirely. This game is being detailed this afternoon with David Spalinski, Unreal Tournament Lead Level Designer; Steve Polge, Unreal Tournament Senior Programmer / Project Lead; and Stacey "Flak" Conley, Unreal Tournament Community Manager. This game will be developed with Unreal Engine 4 technology, top to bottom.
Windows XP is either dead or dangerous, depending on who you ask, but no matter which it's about time to move away from the old platform before stalled security updates leave you open to hacks. Upgrading to Windows 8.1 may be the most obvious option, but it's not the only one: head on past the break as we look at how you can refresh your existing XP computer, discuss replacing it, and explore some safer ways to reuse the hardware you already have.
There’s a relatively tiny device being prepared by NVIDIA right this minute with the name "Jetson" in its title. This device is very similar to the NVIDIA Jetson we saw in 2013 - almost exactly one year ago to the week - but here NVIDIA is being much more up-front about it. Here you can jump right in and buy.
In a bit of a surprise twist to the end of his GPU Technology Conference 2014 (GTU 2014, that is) chat, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang let it be known that Portal would be coming to NVIDIA SHIELD. Not just streaming, and not just in a mirrored mode. Instead, he said, Valve has ported Portal to NVIDIA SHIELD specifically in its entirety.
As one of the most well-received tower defense games in its day, gamers have long been chattering about a second iteration of the game Defense Grid. Hidden Path Entertainment and 505 Games are all about bringing the heat here this summer, though, as they’re set to release Defense Grid 2 (aka DF2) to consoles. In this case, it means that as the game is release to PCs through Steam, this game will be headed to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network as well.
Supposing you missed the action/adventure title fused with heavy metal and the most metal of voices - Jack Black - the folks at Humble Bundle and Double Fine are bringing on some alleviation to your pain. They've created a Humble Bundle Weekly Sale that, per usual, donates cash you're willing to deliver for both fine video games and some choice charities.
Just a single slide at this week's Steam DevDays was shown of the new Steam Controller for SteamOS, one which identified the chat earlier today on what would happen to its evolution. This image you'll be seeing shows how the controller will ditch the touchscreen in its center, first and foremost. As this controller works with two touchpads already - upper left and right - there was no real reason to have a touchpad in the center as well - and not enough reason, it seems, to have a display, either.
For users that've tried the Ubuntu Touch experience in smartphones and tablets over the past several weeks or months, you know good and well that it's nearly ready for mainstream users - but not quite. As it were, Canonical community manager Jono Bacon spoke up on the situation this week, suggesting that they'll not be ready to deliver any devices before 2015. As for the Ubuntu Edge we saw last year - that's no longer a device that'll be produced at all.
Gamers that have been waiting to get their hands on the new gaming OS from Valve called SteamOS will be able to get their hands on the software this week. Valve has announced the first version of SteamOS will land Friday. Along with the announcement of the SteamOS launching, Valve has also announced some details on its prototype Steam Machines and Steam controller.