Well, what can we say, but it's finally here. After almost 8 years of development and millions of lines of code, OnLive, the gaming equivalent of cloud-computing technology is set to take the gaming world by storm on June 17th, coming to both PCs and Macs in the contiguous 48 states at a $14.95 per month base subscription.
Computing pioneer and Microsoft technical fellow Chuck Thacker was honored today with the Turing Award; widely considered as the highest distinction in the field of computing, and dubbed the "Nobel Prize of computing". The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) lauded his work in pioneering the networked personal computer, and for his involvement as the co-creator of the Alto personal computer.
The Playstation platform has been getting quite a bit of love these days, coming off just yesterday from an optimistic industry analyst report that it'll become the reigning force in the console wars. Today, Sony announced some more news; it has signed up all six major studios to deliver HD movies (purchases and rentals) on the Playstation Network.
After a momentous announcement yesterday that it would unveil something today that would "forever change the internet", Cisco has introduced its internet changer, the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System. Let's just say that it won't quite change your world, but it'll deliver your slice of the internet quite a bit faster.
T-Mobile has just invited SlashGear to join them for a special event scheduled for March 16th (next week in NYC) to "experience the HTC HD2," which will be making its debut as a "larger than life entertainment powerhouse." Bold words? Check out our take in a comprehensive review of the HTC HD2. Oh, and we’re hearing that the launch date of the smartphone will be more or less around the 24th, so stay patient for just a little longer, it's coming.
So come the first week of March, and Spring Design still has yet to reveal any signs of its dual screen Alex e-reader being available for pre-order, last seen at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The company's website has been reading "keep checking in and by the first week of March you'll be able to preorder your Alex online".
The Mac platform isn't exactly known for a plethora of readily-available computer games, but game development and digital distribution company Valve has announced today that it will be bringing its wildly-popular Steam gaming system, as well as its vaunted Source proprietary game engine to Apple's very own line of computers.
Cellular phone giant Nokia has filed for a patent for a self-regenerating phone battery, or in their own words, a "piezoelectric kinetic energy harvester". The patent essentially involves a battery that’s “contained within a first frame that is coupled to a second frame by one or more piezoelectric elements.”