Hard Truths About HTML5
Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion
Seriously - how are you supposed to protect against that?
I am going to give the answer that we don't like: Antivirus / anti-malware software. It is not perfect, but stops the user from installing known malware.
Facebook Offers Easy Commenting Alternative
So, Facebook is trying to take over the market for snap-in comment systems from Disqus and IntenseDebate. I think I would prefer a healthy competition between these two and other startups, rather than Facebook domination.
If App Store's Trademark Is Generic, So Is Windows'
Also, I would bet a reasonable amount of cash that if you did a survey of non-geek smartphone users, most would think "iPhone" to the prompt "App store".
I think the opposite is true. Geeks may know the difference between App Store, Marketplace, App Catalog, App World and Phone Marketplace, but most people don't.
Facebook Develops HTML5 Gaming Benchmark
They used different hardware for Windows and OS X. It looks like the Mac is actually more powerful though, so the OSX browsers should score higher if they were equally efficient.
* For OS X: a MacBook Pro laptop, currently OS X 10.6.6, 4GB of RAM, 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, and NVIDIA GT 330M with 512MB of RAM.
* For Windows: a Lenovo T410s laptop, currently Windows 7 Enterprise, 4GB of RAM, 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5, and NVIDIA NVS 3100M with 512MB of RAM.
NX Compression Technology To Go Closed Source
NX used to be really great and a number of people I know used it. But I don't know any one that still does.
So what are they using now that is better than NX?
Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support
How would the users know it's that site that is broken, and not the browser?
Internet Sales Tax Gets a New Champion
As nice as it is with cheap stuff, I cannot come up with a good argument why internet sales should be except from tax while in-store sales still pay. Internet stores can compete just fine on actual efficiency improvements over physical stores.
Russia's Unmanned Capsule Misses Space Station
Also, the radiation higher up than LEO is a bitch.
How To Get a Game-Obsessed Teenager Into Coding?
Calm down already, it's a 14-year-old. Give him a chance to try it at least.
Tabnapping Scams Around the Corner?
Couldn't this be done with Meta-Refresh?
X-37B Found By Amateur Sky Watchers
Forgot to mention that the ISS has been continually powered by solar panels since 1998.
The propulsion is not solar powered. On GOCE of the other hand, it is. It is only 270 km (170 mi) up where the atmosphere is relatively thick and it will stay up for 20 months.
HDTV Has Ruined the LCD Market
It isn't for pandering to movie watchers. It is because a 21 inch screen in 16:9 format has a smaller area than a 21 inch 4:3 screen, and is thus cheaper to make.
The Seven Hidden Browsers In the Windows Ballot
Many of these are the IE rendering engine wrapped in a new user interface. They appeared in the days when IE development was dead and provided useful things like tabs and popup blocking, while staying compatible with the IE6-only websites that used to be everywhere.
Maxthon for one is very popular in China because it supports ActiveX which many Chinese banking websites rely on (bleh), and it is much nicer to use than IE6. I am not sure how it compares to IE8 though.
A Skeptical Comparison of HTML5 Video Playback To Flash
It means there will be competition between the browsers, so you can choose the fastest one. Mplayer and VLC use far less CPU for the same video file, so if Firefox uses libraries form other open source products we can expect much faster playback.
Most of all, I am looking forward to having video played by the browser itself, rather than a plugin. That way keyboard shortcuts and other UI features will not not stop working when watching a video.
Brinksmanship Continues In Google-China Row Over Censorship
China loses because Google is the best search engine, especially for scholarly papers, books and such. Sure they have Baidu, but it is basically the AOL of China; very popular with those who don't know better. University students, engineers, and smart people in general prefer Google, especially when searching in English. I suspect Google leaving China will lead to more people bypassing the filters to get to Google.
Also, Google has been a symbolically important, and may influence other western companies.
Losing Google Would Hit Chinese Science Hard
Possibly blacklisting china's address space themselves if the chinese government doesn't get around to it fast enough to prove the point.
I see absolutely no reason to believe Google would do that.
EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy
Swedish mapping website Hitta.se has a feature similar to Street View, but with higher resolution and they do not even blur faces.
The Wi-Fi On the Bus
Why is the Slashdot house view that kids should always be doing exactly what kids 50 years ago were doing? Since when is stuffing a large number of kids in a cramped space for hours with little to do considered important for their development? Anyway, this is high school students. What's so wrong about them using laptops and the internet?
Mining EXIF Data From Camera Phones
Image data beyond the edge of the image after lossless resizing
I never heard of that. Could you elaborate or provide a link for further reference?
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