- Google Chrome beta nows supports C/C++
Klint Finley at ReadWriteWeb explains that the latest beta of the search giant’s browser not only includes the native client, or NaCl, SDK but also C and C++ bindings for HTML5. The release even fills the obligatory pun/cute name quotient, labeling those bindings as “Pepper” to match the molecular salt reference. The direct inclusion of these capabilities in Chrome hasn’t eroded the standalone NaCl plugin which Google still offers for other browsers. All the native client support needs now is a killer app.
- The IBM PC is 30 today
The Register notes the anniversary of IBM’s disruptive innovation with some excellent historical trivia around the creation of the product. Even as Big Blue’s CTO is arguing that the PC is waning, the decision to adopt interoperable specifications still stands as one of the earliest examples of how openness has created more opportunities and enabled a much larger market than the closed off, incompatible personal scale machines that came before.
- Wired intern goes hands on with the IBM 5150 on its thirtieth birthday, Gadget Lab at Wired
- CC friendly photographer offers free, open online photography courses
Cory at BoingBoing links to the offerings from Jonathon Worth whose portrait work is incredible. The courses look to be fairly comprehensive and media rich for a free offering. I think I may give one or the other a try as I’ve always wanted to learn how to make much fuller use of my DSLR to make it better worth dragging it around with me to events.
- 3D hacking environment links Kinect, Blender and Metasploit, Kinect Hacks via Slashdot
- Researchers make graphene from Girl Scout Cookies, Slashdot
- Free e-book, The Art of Assembly Language Programming, ReadWriteWeb
- SF subway muzzles cell service during protest, InSecurity Complex at cnet