From the Forums: A new disappointment, Poynt for the PlayBook updated, discuss RIM’s response to "the Letter"

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Chess engine creator disqualified for cheating, forgot to say thank you

That familiar death-knell typically confined to Bobby Fischer’s favorite pastime is taking a very real step outside the chessboard to corner one of its own. In a sweeping decision from the International Computer Games Association (ICGA), chess engine Rybka — four-time World Computer Chess Championship winner — and its creator, Vasik Rajlich, have been banned for life from chess’ nerd World Cup for the uncredited use of competitor code. Reacting to controversy that the now-deposed winner owed its upper hand to rival engine Fruit’s open-source roots, the ICGA assembled a 34-person panel and reverse engineered its way to a guilty sentence. Adding more insult to title-stripping injury, the gaming association has also demanded Rajlich (pictured above) return all trophies and prize money. It’s a disheartening turn of events in the otherwise exciting man vs. machine board game battle that could have been easily avoided with a public ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ Checkmate!

Chess engine creator disqualified for cheating, forgot to say thank you originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Get the Updated HTC Watch App for EVO 3D

Sharing is one of the bases of our great community which has almost 4 million members. Now thanks to XDA member str8upx, we know about the latest update of the HTC Watch application for the EVO 3D. The original thread contains the extracted apk file. HTC Watch is a service to rent or buy movies and series for new HTC devices that will allow you to take full advantage of the device’s 3D capabilities.
The app can be installed without applying the OTA update.

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Updated HTC WATCH app – w/o system update (OTA)

Here is the EVO 3D Watch app update. I know a lot of people are not installing the OTA system update before we get root. Installing this will allow you to use HTC WATCH and watch the Green Hornet 3d video without applying the OTA.

The first attached apk is the update.
The second attached apk is the app itself and should not be required. I included it just in case anyone needed it.

If this helps: hit Thanks

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BES and Outlook calendar

Hi guys,

New to BlackBerries and hence the forum.

I have a BB Torch for work use, which connects to a BES server and emails and calendar sync wirelessly – so far, so good.

I also have a personal POP email account (not web-based) which I use both at home and in the office via Outlook – this, being a personal email account, is not connected to the Exchange server. I have added this email account to my BB Torch too, and both email accounts run fine – again, so far, so good.

However, I cannot sync the calendar linked to my personal email account – it seems that the wireless sync setting for the work calendar is interfering, but I do not know BBs well enough to say for sure what the problem/conflict is.

Can BBs handle wireless sync on one calendar and sync via Desktop Manager for another calendar? It seems that wireless sync can be turned on/off for individual email accounts, but I can only see a wireless sync option on the work calendar (which is fine) – there is no wireless option on the personal calendar.

I am also having similar problems with Contacts….

Any help/advice appreciated :smile:

Thanks.

RIM gets handed open letter from disgruntled employee, quickly responds in kind

One of the blessings — and curses — of this World Wide Web is that it creates a forum for open discussion, where we can communicate anything that our heart desires and feel like someone is listening to us. BGR published an open letter reportedly written by a senior executive at Research in Motion, chastising upper management for its inability to make bold business decisions as it continues to consistently lose market share. The anonymous author listed out several suggestions on how their company could improve its status and work its way back up to the top of the smartphone totem pole. As it turns out, the disgruntled employee was successful in that RIM published a response to the anonymous communication. What exactly were this employee’s suggestions, and how did the folks in Waterloo respond? We’ll break down the letters after the break.

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RIM gets handed open letter from disgruntled employee, quickly responds in kind originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pic3D sheet brings glasses-free 3D to iPhone for $25


Many of us are perfectly content viewing only 2D content on our mobile devices, but if you’ve been dying to add a bit more depth to your smartphone’s display, Global Wave may have just what you’re looking for. At the 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo, the Japanese company demoed its Pic3D sheet, which converts your Windows-based desktop or laptop, or iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a 3D display. The sheet uses a lenticular lens system instead of a parallax barrier for a smoother, more consistent image, yielding a reported 90-percent transmission level and 120-degree field of view. The company’s Windows and iOS apps output video in a side-by-side format, simulating a 3D image. The software also allows you to view side-by-side content from the web, submitting the YouTube URL of a compatible video, for example — perhaps not the most elegant solution, but a good start, if it works. Prices range from ¥2,000 (about ) for an iPhone or iPod touch sheet, all the way up to ¥15,000 (about 6) for a 23-inch desktop version. We’ll be on the lookout for Pic3D at the Tokyo Game Show in September, but in the meantime, you can get Diginfo TV‘s take in their video after the break.

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Pic3D sheet brings glasses-free 3D to iPhone for originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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facebook social feeds help?

hi, dont know if anyone could help please, but facebook is not working on my social feeds? i post updates and it it just says "was NOT posted to facebook"? but it works with twitter and BBM? could it be a password issue? i can’t find where i check/update the password?

Mant thanks for any help you offer :)

Nicksy

Curve doesn’t react to magnetic holsters any more

My 8530 Curve used to stay charged all day, and lit up or went dark like a champ as I took it in and out of the holster. All of a sudden, it has stopped reacting to the holster, and occasionally even dials someone if anything pushes on the holster (or I bump the holster into something). I’ve tried other magnetic holsters (in the store) and my phone won’t react to any of them, so I don’t think the problem is in the holster.

What can I do, either hardware-wise or settings-related, to restore the functionality to my phone? Thanks for any suggestions.

Acer planning a sliding Android tab for the holidays, won’t fit in your stocking

Acer Sliding Tab

Rumor has it that ASUS wont be the only company with a sliding Android tablet this holiday season — DigiTimes claims to have it on good authority that Acer will be launching its own 10.1-inch slate with a peekaboo QWERTY stashed behind the screen. The ARM-powered device is reportedly being manufactured by Compal, but beyond that your guess is as good as ours. By the time it lands we should be getting our first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, but it’s a pretty safe bet if this unnamed device does ship later this year, it’ll do so with Honeycomb on board.

Acer planning a sliding Android tab for the holidays, won’t fit in your stocking originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Crapgadget: ‘money to burn’ edition

Gadgets can radically alter our lives — they can save us time and money and improve our health. And then there’s the crapgadget, a breed of technology seemingly designed for little more than draining our already microscopic bank accounts. But hey, it’s your money, and if you want to spend it on, say, an inflatable outdoor movie theater, a speaker shaped like a tiny bird, or a case for your iPhone with a terrifying fake beetle attached, that’s your call. If you need us, however, we’ll be recovering from our solo table tennis game by fanning ourselves off with our smartphone. Check out the latest craptastic roundup below, and be sure to vote for your (least) favorite.

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Crapgadget: ‘money to burn’ edition originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Folding, retractable steering wheel could make tiny cars roomier

TRW Automotive is developing a folding, retractable steering wheel, that would make it eas...

As small, ultra fuel-efficient or electric cars become more popular as urban runabouts, automotive designers are looking for more ways to maximize their interior space. One possibility: get rid of the steering wheel. Of course, you need a steering wheel for driving, but the engineers at Michigan’s TRW Automotive are working on one that folds up and retracts into the dashboard when the vehicle is parked. They claim it would making getting in and out of the car considerably easier, particularly for elderly or disabled drivers…
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Alarm via Folder

I use my BB (Curve) for work and need to know how to make it vibrate for certain emails. My BB is sync’d with Exchange at my work and I want it to vibrate when I get certain operationally critical emails.

What I was hoping is that I could set up a Rule in Exchange for the critical emails to go into a given Exchange folder and then have that kick off a vibrate in my Blackberry. Is that possible?

Any ideas are much appreciated. If you can give me the buzzwords to look that up, I’ll be glad to read on it. I just didn’t have much luck in Google.

Facebook Newsfeeds

Is anyone else having a problem getting newsfeeds on BB facebook? My status updates are fine as are my notifications. Just curious? Thanks for any feedback.

RIM planning a BlackBerry media box? (IntoMobile)

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Chromebook boards Virgin America, checks-in at Ace Hotel for summer vacation

How do you solve a consumer education problem like the Chromebook? You put it into the idle hands of urbanite travelers — that’s how. The fast-booting neither laptop, nor netbook entity with negligible storage and not-yet-defined purpose will find a temporary summer home at select Virgin America gates and New York’s Ace Hotel starting Friday. Jet-setters flying between San Francisco and either Chicago O’Hare, Dallas / Fort Worth, or Boston Logan can get an on-the-fly, marketing-fortified crash course in Chrome OS computing by visiting special ‘Chrome zones’ located near departure gates. Virgin’s also thrown in some free in-flight WiFi to ensure you test drive Google’s Cloud-dependent lap-dweller . And if you’re one of the millions of tourists planning on seeing the Big Apple in all its humid splendor, the Ace Hotel’s got an on-the-house stash that lobby lizards can use, but only guests can take out. But the promotional push doesn’t just stop there: all partners involved have bundled specialized travel-planning apps into the experience — sure to be ripe with cooler-than-thou recommendations. It’s a noble attempt by our search giant overlord to make a name for its portable computing entrant, and a helpful distraction from that armrest hog next to you.

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Chromebook boards Virgin America, checks-in at Ace Hotel for summer vacation originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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