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Unreal Development Kit Demo, “Samaritan”

Unreal Development Kit Demo, “Samaritan”

What do a scene of urban decay, a blowtorch on a piece of chain, a half smoked cigarette, rain falling down a stubble clad cheek and muzzle flashes have in common? They're all images featured in "Samaritan", a technology demo from Epic Games showcasing all of the new features included in the UDK. Epic just released the UDK Beta this month. They dropped this beautiful little piece of eye-candy at GDC last week. Epic's demonstration video is a showcase of the newest of the new in graphics rendering tech. It's also a great little scene that's fun to watch in it's own right, even if you're not a rendering-geek like me.

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Blackberry Analytics SDK 0.9 Beta Release

Blackberry Analytics SDK 0.9 Beta Release

Research In Motion just dropped a Beta version of an Analytics package for Blackberry Developers. This new SDK is going to add a number of features, behind-the-scenes. Developers can now analyze how users are actually using their apps statistically. This system allows developers to tailor their apps to their userbase over time based on a range of information collected. The SDK includes a web portal to help developers organize and view the information so they can make their design decisions with the actual user data in mind.

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BlackBerry PlayBook simulator updated with browser: Flash & HTML5 Video/Audio

BlackBerry PlayBook simulator updated with browser: Flash & HTML5 Video/Audio

RIM has pushed out an updated version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS simulator, complete with a fully embedded BlackBerry browser so that would-be PlayBook devs can test out their web-apps, Flash 10.1 and general site performance. In addition to the Adobe support, the PlayBook will also handle HTML5 Video and Audio (though the simulator doesn't have the full range of codecs that the final hardware will).

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Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Google has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source shortly after the Nexus S ships today, with developer Jean-Baptiste Queru confirming that the new version is headed to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) imminently. The news means that we can soon expect custom ROMs from the homebrew community, bringing handsets like the Nexus One, the Galaxy S and others up to speed with the new OS.

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PlayStation-style gaming controls found in Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK

PlayStation-style gaming controls found in Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK

Sony Ericsson's PlayStation Phone looks another step closer to likelihood, with the discovery of what could be Sony-style gaming controls in the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK. In among "android.view.KeyEvent" there are the following input keys: A, B, C, L1, L2, Mode, R1, R2, Select, Start, ThumbL, ThumbR, X, Y, and Z, which would certainly fit in with PlayStation controller nomenclature.

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Android 2.3 SDK Released, Download Now [Video]

Android 2.3 SDK Released, Download Now [Video]

For Android users, waiting for an update can be an event in of itself. Especially when it's an update that has generally brought plenty of rumor, and anticipation all the way up to its official release. While Gingerbread may not be the biggest release in Android's history, it's certainly an update that many people have been craving. And, with Samsung's Nexus S device official, Google has pulled the curtain off the Android 2.3 update.

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RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook Simulators for Mac and PC, SDK Included

RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook Simulators for Mac and PC, SDK Included

While Research In Motion's first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook may not be ready for the prime time quite yet, that's not stopping the company from releasing the things developers will need to get a head start on creating new and interesting things for the tablet by the time it does launch, in early 2011. RIM has just announced the immediate availability for the Software Developer Kit (SDK), as well as simulators for the PlayBook. What's better, though, is that RIM has released the tools necessary for developers not only on PCs, but also Macs.

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