Valve Releases Updated Alien Swarm For Free With Code Base
Yes Nightblade has been cancelled.
MS Design Lets You Put Batteries In Any Way You Want
What's a CR123 battery and if it's so popular why have I never heard of it?
Knuth Plans 'Earthshaking Announcement' Wednesday
Is knowing the who's who of programming essential to programming itself? Didn't think so.
Sending Data In Bursts of SMS Messages
Summary states the students think it could be the only reliable form of communication in rural areas..what, transmitting data via SMS which is a (relative to 20bytes per second) high speed data protocol anyway. Interlacing their text data between Voice and other SMS -- sure, this sounds like worthy research *sarcasm*.
Google Stops Selling Its Own Phone
This totally confuses me with Google, they come up with a world class search engine technology and yet constantly fail to dominate other market sectors and in the end, resort to buying out their competitors. Surely with all the talented staff at Google they could have realised early on that consumers would want a hands on trial, and customisable service plan options -- why not just offer these instead of giving up altogether?
Photonic Switching to Boost Internet Speeds
if 1mb is 1,000,000bp/s then a pico by your own definition is 1,000,000,000,000,000bp/s or 1,000,000,000mbp/s which is one billion mega bits per-second. One thousand mbp/s would be giga-bit, a million mbp/s would be a terra-bit, and one billion I believe would be peta-bit; 1pbp/s. So yes, sounds like they are off by an order or so.