In this episode we interview Brano Kemen of Outerra and discuss his world rendering engine.
As we celebrate Earth Day, Google Earth has announced that it will support the Leap Motion controller with its desktop application. Google Earth works on PC, MAC and Linux. A billion downloads strong, Google Earth will showcase the Leap Motion 3-D control device, due to be released to the public in a few months.
In this article I'll outline the steps I had to take to get Team Foundation Server 2010 server (TFS) upgraded to TFS 2012. This is just one particular example of the various upgrade paths that might exist, but should give everyone a good rundown on how the process typically works. I won't cover every possible upgrade scenario in this example, but I will briefly list some of them before digging in deeper.
Windows Blue (Windows 8.1) which is coming later in the year, most likely in the fall, may have the option to boot directly to the desktop. This would make power users who prefer getting straight to the desktop experience happy and not require third party workarounds, though we had previously outlined some easy ways to boot directly to the desktop for the current iteration of Windows 8.
I recently came across this USB 3.0 dock offered on Newegg for around $35, the Syba Connectland CL-ENC50038. It features the ability to connect up two 3.5" harddrives at the same time, or two 2.5" size drives, or a combination of the two. It supports up to 3TB according to the documentation, though a 4TB Western Digital that was tested also worked. In this article I'll show you some of the features and some real world benchmarks of the drive from my own testing.
With the growing use of home media servers and home theater PCs (HTPCs), many of us now turn to larger capacity hard drives. The traditional trend is to use a server with hardware RAID to take many smaller drives and turn them in to one larger drive for media, but many software based RAID options now exist to help keep the hardware cost down and simplify making large arrays that are protected from hardware failure. Keep in mind that RAID is never a substitute for backup, however. In this article we take a look at the software solution called FlexRAID, which can let your computer and take hard drives and act as a NAS (network attached storage).