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Apple wants all WatchOS apps to be native after June

When Apple first announced the Apple Watch, the device could not run many of its own native apps. Instead, apps had to connect back to an iPhone through Bluetooth in order to borrow processing power. However, eventually Apple got WatchOS to a point where developers could run apps natively, without …

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Nvidia launches two SDKs to bring GameWorks to VR

Nvidia has been increasing its focus on virtual reality this year and now the GPU maker has launched two new software development kits known as GameWorks VR and DesignWorks to help developers build VR experiences. These SDKs include technology capable of bumping up performance as much as 50 percent in …

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Oculus releases first 1.0 VR SDK for mobile

Oculus has been working on the software development kits (SDK) for its various virtual reality platforms for several years now, releasing updates every few months that add features, improve tracking, reduce latency and other miscellaneous betterments to the experience. While it has yet to release the launch version of its …

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Apple is taking in app submissions for new Apple TV

The Apple TV was announced all of the way back in September, though the set top box isn’t shipping until November. Given how early the announcement was, some developers may have already figured out how to get their iOS media apps working on the newly announced tvOS, which is a …

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Seagate unveils world’s first 2.5-inch 4TB HDD with 800GB platters

Seagate Technology on Wednesday introduced Samsung Spinpoint M10P hard disk drive, which features 4TB capacity and 2.5”/15mm form-factor. The drive will initially be used inside the company’s external HDD products, but HDDs based on the same leading-edge platters will address other applications eventually. Seagate, which acquired hard disk drive manufacturing …

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Apple Watch SDK to allow devs to build native apps

Right now, the Apple Watch is fairly useless without an iPhone to pair it to, this is because none of the apps are actually running natively but rather borrowing power from your phone and sending that information back to the watch via Bluetooth. However, this will change soon as Apple …

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Seagate readies 2.5-inch HDD with over 2TB capacity

Seagate Technology late last week revealed plans to introduce a 2.5” hard disk drive with over 2TB capacity. The company did not reveal any additional technical details about the product, but said that it would be released in the next couple of quarters. “Our 2TB 2.5-inch [hard disk] drive still …

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Showa Denko to enable 10TB HDDs with eighth-generation PMR media

Showa Denko K.K., an independent producer of platters for hard disk drives, has announced its first eighth-generation perpendicular magnetic recording platters for HDDs. The first eighth-gen media is aimed at hard drives in 2.5” form-factor and has 750GB capacity. Toshiba will use such platters for its latest 3TB 2.5” HDDs. The …

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The Xbox One SDK has been leaked

A group called H4LT has managed to leak the official Xbox One developer SDK, potentially opening the door for homebrew applications as well as giving unapproved developers the ability to create unofficial software for the system. The leak was announced via H4LT’s Twitter account, the group also provided screenshots of …

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Showa Denko begins to produce 1.3TB platters for high-end HDDs

Showa Denko (SDK), an independent producer of platters for hard disk drives, has begun to manufacture its seventh-generation 1.10TB – 1.30TB platters for high-capacity hard drives. The move will allow Seagate Technology, as well as other makers of HDDs, to introduce storage devices with up to 9TB capacity. Showa Denko’s …

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Saints Row 4 gets official mod support- Devs release SDK

Saints Row IV is getting official modding support today as Volition Studios has released a software development kit to get the community started. The kit includes weapon models for the upcoming Gat out of Hell expansion pack, meaning we could see modded versions of new weapons before they are even …

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Oculus releases new Rift 0.3.1 SDK

Fans of the Rift might still be reeling somewhat from the recent Facebook acquisition news, but that doesn’t mean the VR enthusiasts at Oculus have been sitting on the laurels. Today they announced the release of a new version of the software development kit, 0.3.1. This update, though good to …

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Valve to release virtual reality SDK in ‘days’

One of the big problems with virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift at the moment, is the same one that’s plagued every other bit of revolutionary tech ever made – the chicken and egg scenario. In this instance, you don’t want to develop a game for hardware that not …

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Mega update from Mega

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Mega.co.nz has detailed a big update on its blog, describing fixes to security issues, added features and support for different browsers, as well as improvements to its API. The update was announced by founder Kim Dotcom in his usual manner: Updates from the #Mega engine room: https://t.co/hpKwIFyBRX — Kim Dotcom …

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