Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6
The rest of the world is not obliged to share your opinion, no matter how highly you think of yourself.
I, too, do not see myself using a large phone. However these large phones are hugely popular, as can be seen by their sales figures and several of my colleagues, even small sized females, happily using these phones. I respect their choice and I applaud Android for allowing manufacturers to give customers a choice of picking a phone they like instead of dictating the customer's choice to them and insulting potential customers that choose differently.
Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System
How many people even know they had a free @facebook.com email address?
Microsoft Warns Customers Away From RC4 and SHA-1
I call BS on that "*every*"
Nexus 5 With Android 4.4 and Snapdragon 800 Challenges Apple A7 In Benchmarks
The NEON registers are 128-bits wide and there are 32 of them. If you have 32 bit data, you can process 128 chunks at a time!
I don't think you understand how SIMD is used. NEON instructions only apply to 1 register, so it only processes 4x 32 bit at a time.
GCC 4.9 To See Significant Upgrades In 2014
Actually since 4.8, the correct optimization level to use for debugging is now -Og
From the documentation at http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Optimize-Options.html
-Og Optimize debugging experience. -Og enables optimizations that do not interfere with debugging. It should be the optimization level of choice for the standard edit-compile-debug cycle, offering a reasonable level of optimization while maintaining fast compilation and a good debugging experience.
Should the U.S. bomb Syria?
If you have been following the news, Iran has just elected a moderate president that has hinted at diplomacy with the US. A war against Syria will pretty much mess up any chance of diplomacy with Iran. My guess is Obama is backing off from striking Syria to improve ties with Iran.
Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds
Missing from the summary, of course, is that the family had a son who has actually clicked on a link to an artlcle on how to make a pressure cooker bomb.
"But my son’s reading habits combined with my search for a pressure cooker and my husband’s search for a backpack set off an alarm of sorts at the joint terrorism task force headquarters."
Google may not have been involved at all here. All the investigators needed were the logs for the website hosting the offending article, and a cooperating ISP, to find that family.
Android Update Lets Malware Bypass Digital Signature Check
The moderation (+4, Funny) should have been a dead giveaway....
Google: BadNews Malware Wasn't Really Bad, After All
This just in: Anti-malware vendor claims malware is worse than it actually is. Film at 11.
Did anyone really expect them to say different?
DRM In HTML5 — Better Than the Alternative?
I hate DRM like everyone here, but I would rather have the choice to purchase DRMed content than to be completely locked out just because I am not on the 'preferred platform'.
Hopefully DRM will die a natural death from people voting with their wallets when there are alternatives. In that case the act of having HTML5 DRM just gives DRM more rope to hang itself with.
$200 Intel Android Laptops Are Coming
Most Android applications are written in Java, and compiled to be run on the Dalvik VM for which there are implementations for both ARM and Intel CPUs.
Now, many Android applications use the NDK that compiles to native code, but the NDK itself gives you the choice of compiling for ARMv5, ARMv7, x86 and MIPS targets, so providing support for x86 is as simple as adding a line into Application.mk
Ouya Performance Not Particularly Exciting
You can even do the event handling without touching Java:
QuakeFinder: Is It Possible To Reliably Predict Earthquakes?
It's possible. That's why six scientists were jailed for manslaughter after failing to predict an earthquake.
How much I care about GMO food labeling:
When I'm REALLY angry I use Comic Sans MS
Researcher Evan Booth: How To Weaponize Tax-Free Airport Goods
I'm most familiar with Singapore Changi Airport, and security checks are done just before the gates. Whatever you bought at the duty free areas will end up being checked when brought through to the gates.
It seems like the most logical way to do it I'm surprised most other airports don't do the same. It is definitely more expensive though, requiring a lot more X-ray machines, personnel and terminal space.
New Facebook-Branded Android Coming?
Too bad there hasn't been a new Droid phone for a while, and it's worse for us Milestone lovers outside of the US.
I've been waiting for a new Milestone to replace my Milestone 2, but gave up and bought an LG Optimus G instead, and found that I can survive without a qwerty keyboard.
Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second
No government really cares about spam enough to send in a SWAT team.
Cyberbunker also hosts The Pirate Bay. That should have been enough for any government to send in nukes...
The End Is Nigh For the Linux Game Tome
That's who I follow to keep up to date on which projects on Kickstarter (et al) plan to support Linux
Too Perfect a Mirror
A git repository itself acts as a rotational backup...
The article itself suggests ZFS snapshots of the git repository, which works just as well.
Samsung Also Making a Smartwatch
Let's see if anyone knows what this Kronom KD-2 is...
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