- Next OLPC, powered by ARM, is faster than x86
I tend to agree with the speculation entertained by the Slashdot submitter, that this may be another signal event in terms of the market for personal computers. ARM certainly is cleaning up in the mobile computing space, mostly in the form of smart phones. The chipset’s popular may grow proportionally to the demand for lower power, portable computers of all kinds, tablets, netbooks or phones.
- Kinect official dev kit may be coming from Microsoft
Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb points to an unconfirmed rumor that the Redmond giant may indeed respond to the hacking of its gaming peripheral with a halfway clueful move to support legitimate programming. I say halfway because the reverse engineered drivers out there provide support for Linux and Mac OS X as well as Windows and according to this report, Microsoft’s version will (understandably) be Windows only.
- Semi-autonomous “road trains” undergo first tests in Sweden, BBC
- Canonical working to better integrate Qt apps in future versions of Ubuntu, The H Open
- US Air Force looking to deploy floating super computer, Wired