Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily
It's not just that embeded apps in cars are garbage "new" but I've yet to see an car that has constant support for the newest innovations and devices (USB ports not compatible with new phones) that give the car owner reason to try to use said features when there is a big chance things that they will try to use with it in a year or two will not function due to the car not being updated to support them.
How do you provide updates to car? Auto manufactures are already pretty closed chested with the basic computers that are in most cars post 2000.
I understand cars are heavily regulated but I don't see internet-capable cars happening anytime in the near future as that opens up a bunch safety and security concerns.
Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades
It's amazing how a comedy from the 70's can be used allegorically...
Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium
just bought a 1TB 7200 RPM 2.5" HGST (what Hitachi became in the WD acquisition) it's been almost 4 months of daily use in my PS3 and not a single problem.
Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll
Can't tell if serious or not?
Context - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...
Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables
If you really dislike the way Firefox is going with changes in the newly released beta that includes the controversial UX overall they do have a survey set up to express your opinions on the changes
Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In
You shouldn't be so surprised
Well it's not like their is a precedent of Apple being open and using/allowing of unified standards (USB/HDMI/uPNP)
Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect
The Xbox One does not use the same architecture as the 360, the 360 (and PS3) uses the PowerPC architecture which isn't used much any more. The Xbox One and the PS4 both utilize x86 architecture.
The only thing the Xbox One and 360 have in common hardware-wise is use of a smaller secondary cache of RAM that is faster than standard memory.
The Kinect costs around $75 to manufacture and even if they cut the price down $399 for a system that didn't include the Kinect they would be loosing over $20 on every system sold (The Xbox One base system costs more to make than PS4 base system)
Microsoft messed up big time as they are stuck with the system that costs more to make but offers less power than its major competitor (PS4)..
Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks
GRC? I would trust Steve Gibson with my flaky hardrive (spinrite) let alone telling me if my ports are wide open or not.....
Got Malware? The FBI Wants It
Not as I do.
Because we can trust the US would never use malicious software as against another country/organization...
Also does the website accept malware that has made slashdot unusable?
How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up
Wow, never heard about that till now. It's amazing how unscathed Apple's image was with this revolving around their hardware.
I didn't even see any mention of this around the time the NSA leaks were creating uproar.
D-Link Patches Critical Vulnerability In Older Routers
I wonder what the statistics are across the board for all home routers and whether the owners are updating them when likely...
My guess is not the majority
Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?
That is probably the biggest shock out of this whole event for me as I've have experienced several website (re)launches in the past few years.
Website launches, specifically those that have large scale rarely go without hiccups or failures in the first few days/weeks.
I'm shocked that people are shocked the website launch didn't go as well as it was planned...
Funneling everyone through a single site to help individuals get health for, of which is different for all 50 states seems like it would difficult to NOT fail or have some launch issues...
Ubuntu, Kubuntu 13.10 Unleashed
GNOME 3+ yes... but I liked GNOME prior to it trying to mimic Unity and trying something radically different only to find it completely bloated and confusing
Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?
No, they are not identical or are you saying Apple's own website has bad information? https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/
Java Update Implements Whitelists To Combat 0-Day Hacks
Is oracle releasing updates on a bi-daily basis?! I could have sworn I was installing update 25 last month!
Note: I have no problems with having security exploits and vulnerabilities being patched, it's just at some point it would be easier on the end user to consolidate updates....
Fracked Shale Could Sequester Carbon Dioxide
Well I almost had a seizure reading the headline
Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy
*facepalm* with that logic you should stop using Chrome, guess what, Google knows every place you go on the web even things you type in text boxes ("for spell check reasons" only ;) Stop using Reddit too since they track the links you click on....
Google Chrome, putting the fear into their user base every chance while providing a false sense of security by having the most vulnerabilities the past 3 years than any other browser. Source: http://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php?year=2012 http://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php?year=2013 http://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php?year=2011
Google Chrome 29 Is Out: Omnibox Suggestions, Profile Resetting
Chrome's memory usage has increased tremendously over it's lifetime, more so that Firefox is leaner on memory than Chrome and starting to lose it's edge in the quickness department (I use Firefox a lot more than Chrome(ium) and even at cold start for both browsers Firefox is loaded up before Chromium has even appeared).
Firefox has come a long way since the first release of Chrome (see https://areweslimyet.com/ and http://arewefastyet.com/)
It's amazing what competition can do!
Speaking of which, does Slashdot report on new versions of other browsers or is Chrome get special treatment since it's the most popular (pushed) browser?
Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed
I prefer the original revision though, gives more freedom to the licensee.
Chrome Set To Take No. 2 Spot From Firefox
How recently? Have you seen how much the just release 7.0 cuts memory usage 10-30% overall and in some cases up-to 50%?
Right now I have palemoon 6.0 and FF7 open at the same time my memory usage is as follows
Palemoon with one tab - 160 MB - 1 tab running idle for 20 mins (classic Google homepage)
Firefox 7 with 6 tabs open to multiple sites running for about 30 mins - 190 MB
and closing tabs will now free MORE memory.
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What? I have a journal?
Well something to take note of recently is that I've been getting a lot more mod points...
Not sure if it's from visiting slashdot on a more constant basis or that they are giving out more mod points to users than previously...