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Parks Associates’ Michael Cai: Business Gets Done in Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds come in all shapes and sizes, says Michael Cai, director of broadband and gaming for Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates. Virtual worlds can be categorized by graphics type (2D, 2.5D, 3D), applications (enterprise worlds, social worlds, entertainment worlds, gaming worlds), an...

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Virtual Worlds: And the Children Shall Lead

Virtual worlds, despite all the press attention of late, are still in the early stages of development. Virtual worlds came into existence several years before YouTube, MySpace and Facebook, but their adoption rates pale in comparison to these services. Only 7 percent of Internet gamers ages 13 and o...

Mozilla Trumpets Altered Reality Browser

The Mozilla Foundation has unveiled its plans for Firefox Reality, a browser designed specifically for mixed reality headsets. The browser combines the beneftis of Mozilla's existing Firefox browser with its experimental Web engine. Using Servo, Mozilla plans to experiment with entirely new designs...

Android TV Pegged for June Appearance

Android TV has appeared in tech industry rumors for years, but recent reports suggest the long-awaited technology actually may be making its way into the real world at last. Google apparently plans to announce the launch of Android TV at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco later t...

Pandigital’s Novel eReader: The Little Android Tablet That Could?

Pandigital, the company best known for its digital photo frames, on Monday entered the e-book reader fray with an Android-powered device featuring a $199 price point and a 7-inch color display. Through a partnership with Barnes & Noble, the Pandigital Novel also includes an integrated e-bookstore wi...

PO’ed PS3 User Sues Sony for Nixing Linux

Less than a month after Sony dropped Linux support from its PlayStation 3 gaming console, a disgruntled customer has filed a lawsuit, charging that the move was a deceptive business practice. He's seeking class-action status. Sony Computer Entertainment America's disablement of the "Install Other OS...

People of Lava Want to Put a Big Android in Your Living Room

The much-anticipated "Google TV" may be in the works, but a Swedish company has already won the race to the proverbial finish line with the world's first Android-based TV. Due to hit stores this fall, People of Lava's Scandinavia is a fully interactive Internet TV that combines the functionality of ...

Sony Kicks Linux Out of the PS3 Club

In what will surely be a blow to Linux fans the world over, Sony is dropping support for the open operating system on its PlayStation 3, citing security concerns. The move will take effect Thursday with the release of a firmware update to version 3.21. That new version will disable the "Install Othe...

Firefox 3.6 Tweaks Are Mostly Under the Hood

Promising faster performance and a bevy of new features, Mozilla on Friday released the first beta version of its Firefox 3.6 browser. Built on the Gecko 1.9.2 Web rendering engine, the new version contains numerous improvements for developers and users, Mozilla said, including support for what it c...

ANALYSIS

Android: Mobile Industry at a Crossroads

Google showed off its new brainchild last week:a smartphone design in collaboration with its Android partners, Taiwan's handset maker HTC, and the wireless carrier T-Mobile USA. The phone specs are all over the place on the Internet. It looks quite attractive, but perhaps because of the Apple iPhone...

Google Gives Android Devs a Kit to Tinker With

Google is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with its long-awaited and much-hyped Android phone platform. This week has seen two significant developments: the first Android-powered device officially being approved by the FCC, and the beta version of the Android software development ki...

OPINION

Web 2.0: Democracy or Anarchy?

In his new book, "The Cult of the Amateur," Andrew Keen publicly and pugnaciously says many of the things people were quietly thinking about Web 2.0. He refers to bloggers as a "pajama army" wreaking cultural havoc from their parents' basements. By penning his polemical book, Keen has brought to the...

Gambling in Second Life? Don’t Bet on It

Linden Lab, the creator of the massive Second Life online virtual world, is facing heat from its customers after this week's decision to ban gambling from the pseudo-reality realm. The comments filed by members on the Second Life blog, where the gambling ban was announced, range from concerned to ma...

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