Leaked Manual Reveals Details On Google's Nexus 5
The Nexus 4 had inferior color rendering to the LG Optimus G, even if the screen and GPUs of both phones are exactly the same. You had to root the N4 and recalibrate the colors just to get close to the rendering quality of the G2.
I hope Kitkat gives users the capability to calibrate color settings in the same manner that LG flat panel TV's can be calibrated.
Philippine Cybercrime Law Put On Indefinite Hold
Anyway, this Bill, however bad it may be; would have helped put a stop to this.
At the cost of putting a stop to free speech. Under this law, every negative comment online (e.g. twitter, facebook) can be loosely interpreted as slander by an aggrieved party.
German Laser Destroys Targets More Than 1Km Away
How do you shoot down something that is already nosediving?
With a laser.
Giant Squid Filmed In Natural Habitat For the First Time
An even bigger invertebrate inhabits the deep. I hope they get to film the Colossal Squid next.
Caltech and UVic Set 339Gbps Internet Speed Record
This assumes a blu-ray movie is 20GB, which it is not. From Wikipedia:
"Conventional (pre-BD-XL) Blu-ray Discs contain 25 GB per layer, with dual layer discs (50 GB) being the industry standard for feature-length video discs."
Hyperbole is good but should not be at the expense of the truth.
Sharp Warns That It Might Collapse
Korea owns the top end -with Pioneer in for honorable mention on the high end.
Pioneer ceased manufacturing its vaunted "Kuro" TV's in 2009. The company fully exited the tv business in March 2010.
A Honda Civic With no Gas Tank (Video)
There are others who do this as a business. One of their celebrity customers is Anthony Kiedis, of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame, who had his 67 Camaro converted to run on electric power only.
Penis Size Study in 113 Countries Shows Who Comes Out on Top
In other news, a recent study shows Ecuadorians and Colombians as countries where men are most prone to exagerration.
12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado
Pat downs and body scanners are coming to the movie theaters.
This happens all the time in the Philippines, from office buildings to shopping malls to theme parks. Typically, any commercial establishment also has a security guard armed with at least a shotgun and a handgun; banks get to have guards with assault rifles.
And no, we don't get shooter incidents like what happens every so often in the West.
Google On-shores Manufacturing of the Nexus Q
"low cost Chinese labor and looser environmental regulations"
Those aren't the only factors. The fact of the matter is that pretty much everything is clustered in SE Asia nowadays, and that the labor market is a lot more dynamic.
China is not in SE Asia.
Ask Slashdot: How To Make My Own Hardware Multimedia Player?
There are many comments regarding procs with HD video with 1080p support. Unfortunately, most of these do not come with DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD capability. A true multimedia box should have these capabilities and more. Take a good look at Sigma proc based multimedia players like the Popcorn Hour and you'll know what I mean.
Ask Slashdot: Most Secure Mobile OS?
I'm not sure if this is available in the States, but Samsung's Bada would probably be one of the most secure mobile OS at the moment. There are no exploits out in the wild and no way to root it unless you actually flash the firmware.
More information on security is available via this developer link.
Hard Drive Shortage Relief Coming In Q1 2012
What's so relieving about:
Due to increased costs of components and materials, HDD prices are likely to rise 30-40% from the level before the floods by the end of 2012, the sources indicated.
The Best Streaming Media Player
I wonder why Sigma-based network media tanks like the Popcorn Hour C-300 are not included. Is it because it supports [gasp!] "pirate-friendly" codecs and region-free coding? Or is it because these types of media players have far better picture and audio quality?
Are There Any Smartphones That Respect Privacy?
Try Samsung's Bada (also linux-based), it can be found on the Samsung Wave line-up of phones. Nothing stored in the cloud at all and has a great UI (looks like a bastard son of iOS and Android).
Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces
I fully expect a Cyanogenmod port for this within the coming weeks. I'll buy one as soon as a stable release is out.
Japanese Team Finds New Source of Rare Earth Elements
Given the fact that they would need to dredge deep oceans to mine rare earths, the potential environmental damage to marine ecosystems (that are not even fully understood) will probably be not worth any amount of mineral yield.
Microsoft Buying Skype for $8.5B
Microsoft is heavily invested into Facebook, so we can't expect Zuck and the gang to join any joint ventures to provide a Skype alternative.
Tim Berners-Lee: Stop Foaming At the Mouth, Twitter
Remove any and all security and privacy settings on social networks. Only then will you get the desired coverage and not limit users to "within their existing friend groups."
Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?
what are worldwide figures? What are figures by country? Just because the US doesn't adopt something doesn't mean it's not getting adopted. The US has access to web streaming in HD of many shows and movies that the rest of the world does not - could that have anything to do with it?
In Asia (with the exception of Japan and South Korea), Blu-ray is way behind DVD's for the simple reason that there are no pirated blu-ray discs for sale out on every street corner. Pirated DVD's are quite ubiquitous and have been improving substantially in quality, due mainly to the various leaked screeners prior to a film's release.
DVD9's that contain HD content are starting to gain traction, however.
In the case of online media, there is also hardly any access to good streaming HD content in Asia due to region-specific policies.
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