Next-Gen Gorilla Glass: Smartphones Could Have Antibacterial, Anti-Glare Displays
I call nonsense on you. Perfect example: Waterproofing. It would be trivial to make a waterproof (or at least water resistant) phone. Yet there are none. In fact, just having your phone in a overly humid environment will likely ruin it. This is clearly by design.
Sony's Xperia Z is notoriously water resistant: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Xperia-z-tablet-water-resistant-tablet-phone,news-42109.html
Linux 3.9 Released
Correction, it seems that it is dm-cache which is in Linux 3.9, not bcache. I'm also looking to use this!
Samsung Laptop Bug Is Not Linux Specific
I bought a Samsung laptop at the start of January :( Not only that...I bought it specifically to install Ubuntu :( Bah.
Now what do I do?
I installed Arch in UEFI mode on my new Samsung Series 9 in December... I was getting constant machine check exceptions and found that I had to blacklist the samsung-laptop module from the boot menu (append modprobe.blacklist="samsung-laptop" to your kernel cmdline at boot); this will prevent the samsung-laptop module from loading. Without that I couldn't even boot the Arch USB in UEFI mode! If your Linux distro is using a kernel from 3.7.6+ then this workaround is unneeded, as that module has been disabled from Linux 3.7.6).
Or... you could just choose to install your OS in BIOS mode. :)
Adafruit Releases Educational Linux Distro For Raspberry Pi
Looks nice, but it seems the download link (Amazon S3 mirror) isn't working. I keep getting HTTP 403 Forbidden. Try back later I guess.
Anonymous, People's Liberation Front Build Anonymous Data-Sharing Site
Also where is the key stored? Expect the government to investigate and interrogate whoever has the keys.
According to the ZeroBin website, the key is not "stored;" it is part of the URL string (which never goes to the server). For example:
You give the link to your friends. The link contains both a paste ID as well as a key. You and your friends' browsers use the key to decrypt the data for the given paste ID.
Intel Releases Sandy Bridge-based Xeon E5 Series
As of Linux kernel 3.0, machines with Sandy Bridge chips are stable; kernels version 3.1 and 3.2 even more so. Linux 3.3 will be released in the next week or two and should include more performance/power-related functionality for these chips.
On the graphics front, the on-board graphics on both my Sandy Bridge laptop and desktop work fine enough for desktop workloads, including 1080p over HDMI. This is both with Ubuntu 11.10-based distributions, which ships with a 3.0 kernel by default, but I typically run the latest stable kernel from kernel.org; I haven't tried running distros with older kernels (such as RedHat/CentOS or Debian) on this hardware.
HTC Unlocks Bootloader For All of Its Devices
It worries me that their unlock process calls home for an auth token.