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Fennec Alpha Released For Android And Nokia N900

An early, pre-alpha version of Mozilla's Fennec mobile browser has been around for months, but the Firefox developer has today released an official full alpha for download. And it's not just Android that's benefitting—the mobile browser has also been released for Nokia's N900 smartphone. 

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Cell phones, MPI, and extending the boundaries of supercomputing

Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket! 

Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket

We’ve actually idly chatted about such things in the Open MPI community for a while.  It would be tremendously fun to write an iPhone/Android app that could talk to an MPI implementation and/or application.  Perhaps a good starting point would be to have the MPI implementation talk to an iPhone/Android phone.

Indeed, a simple first feature might well be push notifications when an MPI job completes. Open MPI supports “notifier” plugins  that exactly fit this use-case scenario.  We just need someone to write a notifier that sends an iPhone/Android push notification.

Any takers?  Ping me; I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

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Program announced for Embedded Linux Conference Europe

The program for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe has been announced. The conference will be held October 26-28 in Cambridge, UK, and will be co-located with the GStreamer conference on October 26. "The conference will host almost 50 sessions, including presentations, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, keynotes and tutorials." Some of the speakers...

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Cheap, Subsidized Android Tablets On Way From Carrier Orange? [Tablets]

French publication Les Echos has reported that French carrier Orange will be selling three own-branded Android tablets by Christmas. Allegedly, the tablet will be sold for under 250 Euros, and be subsidized even more when 3G contracts are taken out. 

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MeeGo Goes 3D

Yesterday Nokia and Intel announced that the future of mobile interfaces is 3D, and that everyone else will soon be following their Meego platform into the third dimension.

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