Inkscape Version 0.91 Released
Knowing Ubuntu it can take months... at least not till the next release. If you want the latest on some apps you just have to forgoe the standard distibution repository and either add in the program specicic PPA or install it manually. Its not really THAT hard, once you have done it a couple times its not much extra bother.
Microsoft Launches Outlook For Android and iOS
The name "Microsoft" on the app.
FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
Teachnically the "have access to" 25mb down. It may not be affordable, but it's there.
LibreOffice Gets a Streamlined Makeover With 4.4 Release
For those that want to look at the pretty pictures:
I think the ability to theme with firefox color themes is intrigueing.
Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US
I think part of that is the rural areas have virtually nothing, so as they are just getting broadband they are getting a newer infrastructure as a starting point.
Then agin in rural areas where only cable and sattelite or just only satellite is feasable those guys get gouged pretty good.
UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them
Same here, my teachers were a bit smarter, giving us challenges - (this was early 80s) Write a TicTac Toe game, do a demo, heres a schools' competition to write a water conversation program,etc. We wrote some programs for the schools as well my brother was doing some list programs like library overdue list, I did some simple CAD extensions, etc.
Ask Slashdot: Linux Database GUI Application Development?
Both firefox and chrome seem to choke on tiff images... :-/
Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
How about the mechanical operation of the cash register, not just thte bell but the keys and tubmle sound
War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons
Combine the technology hypersonic deployment with drone capabilities at the destination, could be pretty powerful,
I was just thinking if we had a hypersonic drone to quickly go on-site and do searches in emergencies like that recent asian air disaster, that could possibly save lives a lot faster than current methods.
Pew Survey: Tech Increases Productivity, But Also Time Spent Working
Those surveyed were folks who still had thier jobs, and they are more productuive doing the work of multiple people thanks to computers. Let's get a little more balanced and see how email affected the folks who had jobs.
If you are in the tech sector, useful technology will usually make you more productive.
2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack
(sarcasm) "easy and fast access to medical information", why dont you just throw in inexpensive there while you are at it.(/sarcasm)
We are talking about the US private health care industry, right?
Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?
I think some ultimate Dance Dance Revolution would make an interesting olymic event. Singles and in groups.
Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn To K-12 Schools
How about this idea:
Microsoft wants more developers using thier tools. They are having a problem getting experienced ones onto thier platform, so they are now training inexperienced ones the Microsoft way.
Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market
I talked to a primary teacher this Thanksgiving (IIRC, 6th grade) about chromebooks in her class.. She loves it, kids do thier stuff in Google Docs can turn it in electronically, etc. Reports are done as presentations, so in part it is reducing a lot of paper...
Though I wonder what the long term cost for society will be. Possible dependency on on-line services?
MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate
You seem to have some sort of mental illness, comrade, the Department of Love will be by soon to correct you illness.
3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive
What they could have done though is make the shell unique... like maybe trying out a dempled shall ala mythbusters
No 3d printing for such experimentation is aprobbaly a best use for the method.
Is the App Store Broken?
This, Just 'categories'?? really? How about a level or two of additional sub-categories, so when people are looking for say a graphics program they could go to productivity->graphics->cad..
IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages
My mates and I had to wire the core logic for each operation using barbed wire and hand tooled relays that we had to build in metal shop. I'll tell you, laddie, we smashed many a finger just to resolve 2 + 2 = 5 - but back then it was close enough.
Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3
Trade in a real computer for "store credit" towards an overpriced model of a POS tablet no one wants...
Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?
Something before the macrovision chip with 4+ heads... Though Im not sure if the heads affect playback...
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