South Korean Man Given Suspended Sentence For Retweeting NK Propaganda
South Korea and North Korea and technically still at war. He is lucky that he isn't tried as a spy.
Why Verizon Doesn't Want You To Buy an iPhone
Nokia was basically giving away the Lumia 900 for free for a while with their $100 rebate. So no, it is not selling well at all.
Quantum Experiment Shows Effect Before Cause
3. Collide some photons!
Ask Slashdot: Making a Tablet Run Only One Application?
Without knowing what Tablet OS you are targeting it is difficult to give you advice. You can just search on google for the terms "kiosk mode" + whatever OS and that should give you what you are looking for.
Apple Could Lose $1.6 Billion In iPad Lawsuit
Did you read this?
A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.
“The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,” the executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.”
“They could hire 3,000 people overnight,” said Jennifer Rigoni, who was Apple’s worldwide supply demand manager until 2010, but declined to discuss specifics of her work. “What U.S. plant can find 3,000 people overnight and convince them to live in dorms?”
“Another critical advantage for Apple was that China provided engineers at a scale the United States could not match. Apple’s executives had estimated that about 8,700 industrial engineers were needed to oversee and guide the 200,000 assembly-line workers eventually involved in manufacturing iPhones. The company’s analysts had forecast it would take as long as nine months to find that many qualified engineers in the United States.”
So no it wouldn't be possible for Apple to move production to the United States and get the same production and flexibility that they do in China for a couple dollars more in labor costs per unit. I would say it is not even possible to get near the same level.
Why Android Upgrades Take So Long
"Operators then may want to customize the software, and the OS must be localized for the market and language."
I think that is where the bulk of the time is spent.
Controlling a Robot From a Smartphone's Headphone Jack
Android 3.1 and up allow apps to use USB Host mode to access USB devices. So you can use game pads and such without rooting.
For iOS devices, redpark makes a RS232 cable that plugs into the dock connector. I have used it in a few projects and it works well for sending small data commands but not as a data link for something like tethering.
Google Music Goes Live With Google+ Integration
Your entire collection of music available, browser based (no installation needed), no ads, unlimited streaming, mobile access on android and iphone with offline listening, and it's FREE!
Barnes & Noble Names Microsoft's Disputed Android Patents
Placing a loading status icon in the content viewing area of a browser.
Compatibility of file names employed by current and outmoded operating systems.
Storing input/output factors in a shared data structure.
Simulating mouse inputs using non-mouse devices. (Really????)
Browser that recognizes background images in an electronic document and displays the background images after text.
Putting known tab controls into an operating system for use by all applications, rather than providing tabs on an application-by-application basis.
Using handles to change the size of selection areas for selected text.
Storing and displaying annotations of text which is not modifiable.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Source Released
It's more like they gave you a book but didn't say which page it is on.
How Cell Phone Money Laundering Works
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Hardware Running Android Fails More Than iPhone, BlackBerry Hardware
Android is just a phone OS. iPhone and Blackberry actually make their own phones. You can't blame Android for crappy hardware.
Steve Jobs' Missing License Plate
Jobs didn't park in handicap spaces because they were closer to the buildings. He parked in them because he was an asshole.
Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android
It was Apple's walled garden and strict control over iOS that led to Android. Google came to the conclusion that at any time they could get locked out of the biggest smart phone OS. They had no choice but to enter the market to guarantee their future survival.
Android Source Code Gone For Good?
What legal requirement? Google doesn't have to release any of the Android source code because they chose the Apache license. The parts of Android under GPL like the kernel have been released. Also Google has a better track record of releasing source code than most companies so I think they have earned a bit of slack in this situation.
Steve Jobs Dead At 56
His greatest invention but doesn't get enough press.
ARM Is a Promising Platform But Needs To Learn From the PC
The reason phones use ARM chips is because ARM focused on providing low power consumption solutions. Intel/AMD basically ignored the mobile phone sector for a long time.
Can Google Fix the Cable Box?
Google doesn't need to get into bed with cable companies. Not when they can slip in between the cable box and the TV (Logitech Revue) or directly into the the TV (Sony). I think about the only thing you can expect to see from this acquisition is a new Google TV device from Motorola. GoogleTV may not have taken off yet but I believe it is only a matter of time.
Google's Self Driving Car Crashes
Why would one crash bring an end to robotic cars? Crashes can be expected while they are still developing this car.
Judge Blasts Prosecution of Alleged NSA Leaker
Of course prosecutors can be disbarred! What's next, prosecutors are immune to death?