Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone
I expect big things, Blackberry have been world leaders in self destruction for the past eight years.
Google's Motorola Adventure: Stinging Defeat, Or Semi-Victory?
At least 5200.
About 4000 in August 2012 and another 1200 in March 2013.
Google Store Sends User Information To App Developers
this is already true for every Paypal or credit card purchase you've ever made too
It's not true (and shouldn't be true) for digital purchases. Apple doesn't provide developers with any personal customer information for app purchases. Valve doesn't for Steam purchases. Amazon doesn't for digital software purchases. Microsoft doesn't for app or Xbox purchases.
Google is unique in this regard and not in a good way.
Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event
the FSF's approved list of completely free distributions. It's basically Ubuntu with a free kernel and without the option of installing Flash.
There goes my irony quota for the day.
Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?
Homer: Hey, what gives? I thought you had a Internet access.
Ned: Sure doodily-do. Over 131,572 sites locked out!
NVIDIA Challenges Apple's iPad Benchmarks
Considering that these graphics benchmarks from Anandtech show the iPad 2 GPU handily beating a Tegra 3, it doesn't seem like much of a stretch that the iPad 3 GPU should beat it further.
Ford Tests DIY Firmware Updates
The vehicles do have wi-fi and Bluetooth. I can, for example, tether my phone to my vehicle which will, in turn, create a hotspot that other wi-fi devices can connect to (in the days of mobile iPhone and Android hot spots, this seems like a pretty unnecessary feature).
I would imagine that Ford is already sweating the self-server USB updates enough that they wouldn't want to risk over-the-air updates on the first go-round.
Give it a few years.
Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?
Compared to services like iTunes, Hulu, Netflix and, let's face it, torrents, physical media is a pain in the butt. No need to switch discs, access from (most) any device, no unskippable ads, etc.
I think a lot of the tech geeks and early adopters have already moved on; with or without the entertainment industry.
Panasonic Launches Beautifying Camera
Duck face detected. Please retake photo.
EasyDNS Falsely Accused of Unplugging WikiLeaks
That should solve the mystery of why Wikileaks "went back" to EasyDNS for hosting. Shame that people didn't dig a little deeper when that seemed weird.
VLC Developer Takes a Stand Against DRM Enforcement
He thinks there's no real issue here.
As a major VLC developer, I have to say that the FSF is pushing bad faith and FUD.
Monkey Island Creator Slams Corporate Control Over Game Publishing
a photography app that was rejected because it used the volume buttons as trigger
It's a volume button. I don't have a problem with Apple with rejecting an app that subverts the defined usage of a hardware button. I haven't used (or heard of) this app, but what does it do if you try to change the volume of your music or phone call when also trying to take a picture?
Copyright License Fees Drive Pandora Out of Canada
'Why would you spend a lot of money trying to build a service in Canada when Canadians take so much without paying for it?' said Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association
How are Canadian music lovers supposed to pay for music if no one builds a service to do so?
French Branch of Scientology Is Convicted of Fraud
The short version is that Christian salvation is free. I can go to church, I can read the bible, I can get into heaven without ever giving a cent to a Christian denomination.
Christianity is only free if your time is free.
PS3 Firmware Update, Heavenly Sword Demo This Week
Fucking finally! I've been watching Talladega Nights for eight months!