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Google Says Honeycomb Will Not Come To Smartphones

SethD Not necessarily true (193 comments)

The original source has been updated (see: http://www.bgr.com/2011/02/03/google-will-not-bring-honeycomb-to-smartphones/ )

"It turns out there may have been a bit of confusion surrounding Kovacs’ comments at the Google event. Google reached out to clarify, supplying BGR with the following statement: 'The version of Honeycomb we’ve shown is optimized for tablet form factors. All of the UI changes are the future of Android. Yesterday’s event focused on tablet form factors, which is where you’ll first see Honeycomb.'"

more than 3 years ago

Laptops With Certain NVidia Chips Failing

SethD My motherboard has been replaced 3x! (310 comments)

I bought a Dell Latitude D630 back in early October of '07, and right around the new year the video failed completely. Fortunately, I purchased the notebook with Dell's 3yr Gold warranty and they were out the 2nd day (due to the holiday) to replace it with a refurbished board..... except that the refurbished board failed immediately. Once more the tech was out and this time I lasted until April--I was working on a job out of town when suddenly the video failed again. Fortunately for me (and thanks to the Gold support) I was up and running again the next morning.

I'm seeing a 4 month cycle here, which means I'd be due to fail again in August. I've upgraded to the new BIOS but as everyone else has noted, I'd imagine that's just a small band-aid-fix for a huge problem.

I don't know what I would have done without Dell's warranty. I had to replace another motherboard for an older Dell that was outside of warranty (unrelated problem) and it wasn't cheap. But even a great warranty can't make up for the fact that defective parts cause downtime.

I for one hope Dell/nVidia will do the right thing. This deserves a recall or a part swap of some sort at the very least. Even with a next-day-on-site warranty replacement, one day of down-time can be devastating in the middle of a large project.


more than 6 years ago



How "open" is an open API?

SethD SethD writes  |  about 7 years ago

SethD writes "I've been hired by one of my clients to write a web application which tracks order shipments. I'd like to integrate a mapping API into the program, but we might end up renting out the web app as a subscription service and it appears that the licensing conditions for Mapquest/Google Maps (our 1st/2nd choice) are a bit strict when it comes to "free usage restrictions." Now, IANAL so I'm trying to figure out exactly what is allowed here supposing I charge a monthly subscription fee for access to the app. Is there any way to set everything up and ask the client to "plug-in" the API themselves, or does it basically come down to shelling out $7-10G a year for a commercial license?"


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