First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button
On any single monitor, more than two applications can be run simultaneously. Instead of Windows 8's fixed split, where one application gets 320 pixels and the other application gets the rest, the division between apps will be variable. It'll also be possible to have multiple windows from a single app so that, for example, two browser windows can be opened side-by-side.
This is sounding a lot like a tiling window manager to me.
Should California Have Banned Checking Smartphone Maps While Driving?
Read the law in question, which was from 2009 and amended in 2012. It's made with modern phones in mind, and it was specifically written to combat texting:
As used in this section “write, send, or read a text-based communication” means using an electronic wireless communications device to manually communicate with any person using a text-based communication, including, but not limited to, communications referred to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.
Using GPS is not manually communicating with a person. The law does not apply to reading text on a phone in any context other than communications with another person.
iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sell Out
I don't see any problem here. Apple took one million pre-orders before selling out. I'd say their supply chain is absolutely fantastic. Who else can push a million units in such a short time like that? Nobody, that's who.
Amazon's Cloud Player: We Don't Need a License
In 2009, Amazon's corporate revenues were $26.53B. For the same year, the entire RIAA's revenues were only $6.3B.
Amazon should be able to swat them down like a fly.
Apple To Shut Down Lala On May 31
In California, where both Apple and Lala are based, non-compete clauses in contracts are automatically void.
Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?
The British people are strangely proud of the ungainly BS 1363 plug. No surprise at all that it won the comparison.
New Star Trek Trailer
Direct links to trailers:
All play perfectly in VLC and mplayer.
Did NBC Alter the Olympics' Opening Ceremony?
I just did a quick check of the recording of the live broadcast that I made. In every spot I checked, the order given on the Wikipedia pages matches the one in the broadcast. So, at least in the case of the broadcasted version, the ordering matches up.
NVIDIA Enters the Mobile CPU Market
The article summary is wrong or has a typo or something. This is not on some weird hybrid x86/ARM platform; it's just ARM.