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iPhone OS 4 news coming Apr. 8 [updated]

Hot off the launch of the iPad this past weekend, Apple this morning announced an event at its Cupertino campus unveiling the fourth iteration of the iPhone OS this Thursday, Engadget reports. Other than the cryptic image you see above offering the press a "sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS,"...

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70MB of additional RAM unlocked for PS3 developers

It's rare for a console to get a spec upgrade in the middle of its life. However, Sony has stealthily upgraded the PS3 over the past few months to unlock additional usable RAM for developers. Much like the PSP received a boost in clock speed, the latest firmware updates provide developers an...

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Steam users adopting Windows 7 at breakneck speeds

Though Windows 7 fever hasn't yet overwhelmed the PC community, Steam users seem to be getting on board with the latest Bill Gates-approved operating system. A recent Steam survey has revealed that a little over 23 percent of the platform's regular users have upgraded to Windows 7 -- a stark...

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PS3 Slim drops optional OS install feature

If you've been cracking your knuckles in anticipation of running StarCraft or penguin-infested operating systems on your new PS3 Slim, there's some news than needs to be brought to your attention. According to the official PS3 Slim press release, "users will not be able to install other Operating...

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New PlayStation 3 SDK released - OS memory footprint lessened

Developer blog Innerbits has a great breakdown of the most recent PlayStation 3 Software Development Kit, version 1.60. They provide detailed information on some of the more technical aspects of the PS3's operating system from a developer's perspective. The site analyzed the memory cost of the...

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Microsoft: Vista sells 20 million, Microsoft Watch: We don't buy it

Microsoft says that Windows Vista sold 20 million copies in its first month of release, besting Windows XP's 17 million copies in its first two months. Engadget softens some of the press release spin, noting that 239 million PCs sold globally in 2006, so 20 million isn't a shock. But Microsoft Watch...

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Get that Wii look on your PC

Some of us are just more obsessed than others when it comes to the Wii, battling with their mind to clear it of all Wii-related thoughts so that they could get through a day without breaking down and crying out for their beloved console. It's OK, we are fanboys (and a girl) after all, so we know...

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Debian released for PlayStation 3

Linux distribution Debian Live has been released for PlayStation 3. All of the components have been neatly packed into one ISO file, meaning you can burn the entire package onto a single CD, pop that badboy into your PS3, and install. What you do with the operating system after that is beyond us....

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Today's hottest game video: Fedora Linux on PS3

Complete with commentary track! If YouTube starts allowing users to upload alternate commentaries for videos on their site, that would be the bomb, but we digress. Today's hottest game video shows Fedora Core 5 running on a PlayStation 3. It's pretty sexy when the Fedora GNOME GUI starts up,...

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Wii to utilize OS that allows updates

During the recent interviews Satoru Iwata conducted with Japanese Wii designers and engineers, Genyo Takeda let slip that the Wii's operating system will be able to receive updates. Takeda, who is general manager of Nintendo's Integrated Research & Development division, let this little nugget...

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