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Kelly Hodgkins

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Half-Life 2 and Geometry Wars demoed on Project Natal for the Xbox 360?

December 31st, 2009

A new video emerged this week which supposedly showcases an individual playing Half Life 2 using Project Natal, Microsoft’s upcoming motion control platform for the Xbox 360. The video is blurry and crudely recorded but you can see places where the player is moving objects in the game by gesturing with his hands. This Half …

Download a beta version of Swype for Android

December 30th, 2009

Windows Mobile fans should be familiar with Swype, the popular and new input method that graces the Samsung Omnia II. When using Swype, you abandon the traditional method of hunt and peck and use a more natural swiping motion, running your fingers fluidly over the letters on the keyboard while the software predicts the correct …

Microsoft bringing Xbox 360 LIVE Enabled games to Windows Mobile?

December 30th, 2009

The idea of integrating Xbox LIVE into Windows Mobile has been bouncing around since Steve Ballmer’s CES 2009 keynote where he and his associates showed off Windows 7, Windows Mobile and the new Xbox Experience and promised that “Microsoft will connect your entertainment experience.” That pie in the sky dream was not realized in 2009 …

GSM encryption code cracked wide open, leaked to the Internet

December 28th, 2009

In a move to shed light on the vulnerability of GSM wireless networks, encryption expert Karsten Nohl, with the aid of 24 fellow hackers, was able to compile the multitude of algorithms behind the twenty one year old, 64-bit encryption scheme used to encrypt 80% of the world’s cellular GSM phone calls. The algorithm’s code …

LG eXpo now available for $50 from Amazon

December 27th, 2009

AT&T’s LG eXpo has made a quick jump from launch announcement to price reduction. Originally debuting for $199 after a $100 mail in rebate and a two year contract, the eXpo is now available for the rock bottom price of $99 from Amazon with free activation. Throw in a $50 Amazon gift card and the …

Amazon Kindle is the most gifted item ever on Amazon

December 26th, 2009

The Amazon Kindle e-book reader continues its dominance by now becoming the most gifted item ever on Amazon. Forget the iPod Touch or an ultra-cheap GPS, people bought the $259 Kindle en masse. All those happy recipients of a holiday Kindle fired up their shiny new device and began purchasing e-books, making Christmas day the …