×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Firefox 20 Will Finally Fix Private Browsing Mode

teh31337one Re:Does this mean I can (186 comments)

Mod parent funny please.

about 2 years ago
top

LG Aims To Beat Apple's Retina Display

teh31337one Re:Great... BUT (333 comments)

High res panels for monitors aren't too hard to come across, and getting an Achieva / catleap / shiimian (sp?) will get you the same panel as an Apple Cinema display at 1/3rd of the cost.

As for laptop screens, Asus Zenbook UX31A with the 1080p IPS screen even though it is glossy :(, or the 900p _matte_ PLS screen in Samsung Series 9 13" are the standard to beat for me.

more than 2 years ago
top

LG Aims To Beat Apple's Retina Display

teh31337one Re:Great... BUT (333 comments)

Made by Samsung. Lumia 800/900 screens? Also made by Samsung. PS Vita screens? Samsung.

more than 2 years ago
top

LG Aims To Beat Apple's Retina Display

teh31337one Great... BUT (333 comments)

AMOLED screens are where the future is. Samsung saw this, and invested £££/$$$ into it many years ago, and are now in a position to reap the benefits of it.

Although Super LCD 2 panels look really nice too (HTC One X. I'd say it beats the "retina" display in iPhone4/S)

more than 2 years ago
top

Unblocking The Pirate Bay the Hard Way Is Fun

teh31337one Re:How about (151 comments)

Sorry, the web page you have requested is not available through Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has received an order from the Courts requiring us to prevent access to this site in order to help protect against copyright infringement.

If you are a Virgin Media home broadband customer, for more information on why certain web pages are blocked, please click here.

If you are a Virgin Media Business customer, or are trying to view this page through your company's internet connection, please click here.

more than 2 years ago
top

Facebook To Buy Instagram For $1 Billion

teh31337one Re:One Billion? (162 comments)

Facebook may never make that $1b back, but it's still smart. Instagram was the only thing challenging their dominance in photo sharing. Via Twitter

more than 2 years ago
top

Facebook To Buy Instagram For $1 Billion

teh31337one Wonder how iPhone idiots will react to this? (162 comments)

Here's their reaction to Instagram on android: http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/blog/404116/instagram-for-android

More here: https://twitter.com/#!/AndroidAGram

And my personal favourites:

The Bad Guy @DamnLes
Apple needs to stop whoever is converting their programs.. Now android have temple run and instagram.. its not special to have an iphone

Michael @Periphereality
@DamnLes I agree they need to stop the guy who keeps converting the iPhone apps! It should be illegal isn't it against copywright?!1

more than 2 years ago
top

Apple May Need To Rethink 4G Claims (and Pay Refunds) In More Countries

teh31337one Re:Look at the actual adverts... (105 comments)

http://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/

Ultra-fast 4G. Full speed ahead.

Designed with next-generation wireless technology, the new iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G connects to fast data networks around the world.*

* Only in America. Fixed that for them.

more than 2 years ago
top

Apple May Need To Rethink 4G Claims (and Pay Refunds) In More Countries

teh31337one Re:They need to rethink 4G claims in the USA, too (105 comments)

Funny story: When the iPad on AT&T displays "4G", it's connecting to HSDPA or HSPA+. When it shows "LTE", it's connecting to 4G LTE.

more than 2 years ago
top

Apple May Need To Rethink 4G Claims (and Pay Refunds) In More Countries

teh31337one It's only 4G in America (105 comments)

The LTE modem doesn't work anywhere else in the world.

Then there's the whole DC-HSPA+ 4G "Faux-G" debate.

And, if you're on AT&T the new iPad will display 4G for HSPA+. Apple: fighting the corner of the users.

more than 2 years ago
top

Jimmy Wales To Become UK Government Adviser

teh31337one Re:By 'Lord' Mandleson (95 comments)

Nicely done sir, nicely done. Noted.

more than 2 years ago
top

Jimmy Wales To Become UK Government Adviser

teh31337one Re:By 'Lord' Mandleson (95 comments)

Except Prime Minister has never been an elected position.

From Wikipedia:

British Prime Ministers have never been elected directly by the public. They have all become Prime Minister indirectly because firstly, they were members of either the Commons or Lords; secondly, they were the leader of a great political party; and, thirdly, they either inherited a majority in the Commons, or won more seats than the opposition in a general election.

more than 2 years ago
top

HP CEO Says Google-Motorola Deal Could Close-Source Android

teh31337one Re:Except it would be suicide for Google... (203 comments)

Good point. Although there was a time when you couldn't get some of the GAPPS via market.

Come to think of it, you still need to jump through a few hoops to get GAPPS on your device, like faking another device's market profile in your build.prop, or sideloading them on. I think Google filter them from showing up on non-GAPPS devices, and have experienced a few times with the touchpad where the GAPPS never showed up.

And the OEMs probably can't ship it in a fashion where they show up without licensing from Google, or risk getting their asses sued for infringement. Google have to enable each device's fingerprint used in the build.prop IIRC

more than 2 years ago
top

HP CEO Says Google-Motorola Deal Could Close-Source Android

teh31337one Re:Except it would be suicide for Google... (203 comments)

Market is dependant on meeting the requirements. GAPPS is separate, and needs a license. I actually thought the same thing a few months back, before someone corrected me.

http://source.android.com/faqs.html#if-i-am-not-a-manufacturer-how-can-i-get-android-market

http://source.android.com/faqs.html#how-can-i-get-access-to-the-google-apps-for-android-such-as-maps

more than 2 years ago
top

HP CEO Says Google-Motorola Deal Could Close-Source Android

teh31337one Re:Except it would be suicide for Google... (203 comments)

Google doesn't make money from Android OS itself, Google makes money from the sheer volume of Android devices out there. Be it app purchases, targeted ads, search or whatever, the revenue Android brings in comes from everything except the OS. It wouldn't make sense for Google to close source it.

Close, but not 100% correct. While the core OS is open source, their GAPPS package (GMail, Google Search, Maps, and soon to be Chrome etc) is closed-source, and OEMs pay Google for access. At even $5 per GAPPS package, I make that out to be more than $1bn

Of course, there are OEMs that don't include GAPPS at all. Like Archos for their lower end tablets, and B&N/Amazon. But that's a different story all together.

more than 2 years ago
top

HP CEO Says Google-Motorola Deal Could Close-Source Android

teh31337one Re:Of course (203 comments)

As far as I'm concerned, WebOS is still light years ahead of both iOS and Android in terms of UI ease-of-use. It was never really given a proper shot to succeed and deserves a much more significant spot in the market than it's gotten.

Ah, I see you haven't used WebOS on HP TouchPad.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

top

Sony Ericsson to allow xperia bootloader unlcock

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 3 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "While Motorola and even HTC are busy locking down their phones, it's refreshing to see that Sony Erricsson will allow their upcoming xperia devices to be unlocked. There are a few conditions. like your phone not being SIM-locked to a carrier, and the bootloader can be unlocked by connect your device to the Fastboot tool in the Android SDK.

Suddenly the Xperia Play looks a lot more appealing."

Link to Original Source
top

Motorola Sholes Bootloader Unlocked

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 3 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Motorola's locked bootloader for their sholes-family devices (Droid OG, Milestone, DroidX, Droid 2 etc, not Atrix 4G) has finally been cracked.

@nenolod explains on his website: The Motorola(r) sholes platform uses a trusted bootloader environment. Signatures are stored as part of the CDT stored on the NAND flash. mbmloader verifies the signature on mbm before passing control. mbm verifies all other signatures before allowing the device to boot.

There is a vulnerability in the way that Motorola generated the signatures on the sections stored in the CDT. This vulnerability is very simple. Like on the PlayStation 3, Motorola forgot to add a random value to the signature in order to mask the private key. This allowed the private key and initialization vector to be cracked.

This comes at the time when HTC are also stepping up their attempts at locking down their phones. The recently released LTE flagship — ThunderBolt is their most locked-down phone to date... They made signed images, a signed kernel, and a signed recovery. They also locked the memory."

Link to Original Source
top

Final Android 3.0 SDK released

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 2 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Google have released the SDK for their tablet OS, Android 3.0 "Honeycomb".

Google state on their developers blog that the APIs are final, and you can now develop apps targeting this new platform and publish them to Android Market. The new API level is 11.

An overview of the new user and developer features, is available here: Android 3.0 Platform Highlights."

Link to Original Source
top

Motorola Xoom priced at $799/$600

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 3 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Motorola's 32GB Xoom tablet running on android 3.0 "Honeycomb" will retail for $799 when bought with Verizon Wireless 3G (upgradeable to 4G LTE) or $600 for the WiFi-only version, chief executive Sanjay Jha said on Wednesday.

The price of the wifi only version matches matches the 32GB iPad directly, however the 3G/4G Xoom is $70 more expensive than Apple's wifi only iPad"

Link to Original Source
top

£98 Linux PCs target UK digital divide

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 3 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Low-cost computers are to be offered as part of a government scheme to encourage millions of people in the UK to get online for the first time. The cheap computers will run open-source software, such as Linux, and will include a flat-screen monitor, keyboard, mouse, warranty, dedicated telephone helpline and delivery.

The 12-month trial is part of the Race Online 2012 scheme, which aims to reach out to the 9.2 million adults in the UK who are currently offline. Prices will start at £98 for a refurbished PC, with subsidised net connections available for £9 a month."

Link to Original Source
top

Google tease the Android 3.0 "Honeycomb"

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 3 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Earlier today, Google released a video of android 3.0 Honeycomb the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets.

Motorola have officially announced the Motorola Xoom tablet for Verizon. It is slated for a Q1 release, and the 10.1 inch tablet features a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 Tegra 2 chip, a 1280 x 800 resolution capacitive multi touch display, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and 1080p video playback, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 32GB of onboard storage. 4G connectivity will be made available as an update in Q2 following a Q1 launch.

Contrary to earlier rumours, honeycomb does not have a minimum processor requirement."

Link to Original Source
top

The PlayStation Phone

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Engadget have the scoop, on what they claim to be the playstation phone. It features a 3.7-4.1" screen, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM. It runs on android, and has slide out game buttons. The prototype looks very similar to PSP go."
Link to Original Source
top

Microsoft sue Motorola for patent infringement.

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Microsoft has complained to the ITC over a total of nine alleged patent infringements by Motorola in its Android devices, specifically relating to "synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power."

Engadget have the full press release."

Link to Original Source
top

Nokia CEO- Android like peeing in pants for warmth

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Outgoing Nokia Exec Anssi Vanjoki has likened manufacturers who've embraced Android, to Finnish kids who "pee in their pants" for warmth during the winter, claiming it won't pay-off in the long run.

The big question facing Nokia has been: should the company give up on its own software and put Google’s Android operating system on its phones instead? Combining Nokia’s great hardware with Google’s software could do wonders for sales. As for margins, Nokia sinks a tenth of its handset division’s revenue into research and development, three times as much as Apple. UBS reckons Nokia could cut annual R&D spending by about €1bn a year if it stopped working on software, lifting the division’s operating margin by 400 basis points."

Link to Original Source
top

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen Sues Tech companies

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen has filed suit against nine companies over patent violations. Through his current firm, Interval Licensing LLC, Allen is suing Apple, Google, AOL, Facebook, ebay, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube (which is a subsidiary of Google). The claims involve four separate patents, most of which cover integral parts of how the companies named do business. For example, one patent allows site suggestions for consumers based on things they're currently viewing, while another allows related articles to be delivered while reading news. All in all, it sounds like Allen's patents — if they're indeed found to cover these technologies — are seriously vast. The suit, which was filed today, does not name any specific amount of damages he is seeking.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703294904575385241453119382.html?mod=e2tw"

Link to Original Source
top

Android Takes A New Approach To Fighting Piracy

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Pirates looking to illegally copy Android applications are about to face a new challenge: today, Google's Android team announced that it is releasing a new application Licensing Service for Android.

The service, which is meant to help developers secure their applications from piracy, forces apps to ping Google's home server at regular intervals to verify that they were legitimately purchased. Fail that check, and the app can lock you out.

According to the Dev Guide, developers are free to decide how they want to deal with an application that is deemed to be pirated (a developer could disable the app entirely, or perhaps they could activate a trial mode prompting the user to purchase the real thing).

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/28/new-licensing-service-replacing-existing-copy-protection-metho/"

Link to Original Source
top

Carphone Warehouse promoting ROMs and emulators?

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Caphone Warehouse through their eyeopeners scheme have been uploading short videos of hints and tips made by Carphone Warehouse employees to their eyeopeners youtube channel.

I recently stumbled upon a video where an employee tells viewers how to make their "HTC desire into a Gameboy Advance", advising them on not only how to get an emulator, but on downloading Gameboy Advance ROMS too. Oh dear."

Link to Original Source
top

Apple to hold iPhone 4 press confere

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Engadget writes :Headline says it all folks. Obviously the company is going to be getting out in front of this antenna drama (finally). We've been invited and we'll be there, presumably reporting live! It all happens at 10AM PT, Friday the 16th."
Link to Original Source
top

EBay Sued For $3.8 Billion

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "XPRT Ventures has filed a $3.8 billion suit against EBay Inc, along with affiliates PayPal, Bill Me Later, Shopping.Com and StubHub, for infringing on six patents related to PayPal and other payment systems. Not only did EBay use XPRT's technology, the suit claims, but knowingly implemented it in their own patent application, "Method and System to Automate Payment for a Commerce Transaction."

http://gizmodo.com/5586191/ebay-sued-for-38-billion-"

Link to Original Source
top

Google Secretly Invests $100+ Million In Zynga?

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Techcrunch are reporting that Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we've [Techcrunch] confirmed from multiple sources. The company has raised somewhere around half a billion dollars in venture capital in the last year alone, including $150 million from Softbank Capital last month and $180 million late last year from Digital Sky Technologies, Tiger Global, Institutional Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. The Softbank announcement was never officially confirmed by the company, however, and the Google investment was likely part of that deal as well.

The investment was made by Google itself, not Google Ventures, say Techcrunch's sources, and it’s a highly strategic deal. Zynga will be the cornerstone of a new Google Games to launch later this year, say multiple sources. Not only will Zynga’s games give Google Games a solid base of social games to build on, but it will also give Google the beginning of a true social graph as users log into Google to play the games."

Link to Original Source
top

Youtube adds support for 4K video

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes ""Today at the VidCon 2010 conference, youtube announced support for videos shot in 4K (a reference resolution of 4096 x 3072), meaning that now we support original video resolution from 360p all the way up to 4096p. To give some perspective on the size of 4K, the ideal screen size for a 4K video is 25 feet; IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors."

The blog is misleading by referring to it as 4096p"

Link to Original Source
top

Opera 10.6 released. Faster JS, WebM video support

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "Four short months after Opera 10.5, the latest version of Opera's lightweight web browser has been released. It not only claims to be the fastest browser, but the features the first final browser with WebM video support. It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux over on their site."
Link to Original Source
top

YouTube Gets A Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "YouTube always has had a way with pranks. Some time in the last hour, the world’s largest video portal activated a new button on some videos that looks like a tiny soccer ball. Clicking it will activate an endless, incredibly annoying sound that sounds vaguely like a swarm of insects. Or, for anyone who has been watching the World Cup, like the dreaded Vuvuzela — an instrument commonly played in South Africa at football (soccer) games. South Africa is, of course, the host country for this year’s World Cup, and fans watching the games have been subjected to the vuvuzela’s mindless drone for hours on end.

The noise is so annoying that television networks have taken measures to filter it out, and guides have popped up showing viewers how to block it from their TV sets and computers.

I’m not seeing the button show up on all videos, but it is definitely appearing on some clips that aren’t soccer related. Here’s one that has it."

Link to Original Source
top

Apple faking 489 to 815 PPI on iPhone 4 ads

teh31337one teh31337one writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teh31337one (1590023) writes "George Ou writes for Digitel Society:
Something didn’t feel right about the advertisement and promotional video Apple used to promote the iPhone 4’s new “Retina display” so I went back and examined the ads in detail. After close examination, it appears that Apple is showing 3 to 5 times the Pixels Per Inch (PPI) in their ads when they should only be showing 2 times the PPI."

Link to Original Source

Journals

teh31337one has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?