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  • The limits of language

    Wed 4:47am
    The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being too esoteric and hermetic to be of use. David Pears, a prodigious yet modest and approachable figure visiting…
  • Nextbit's Robin is an Android phone that never runs out of storage

    Wed 4:09am
    Nextbit, a company founded by former Android engineers from Google, HTC, and others, has unveiled its first smartphone. The Robin has a pretty unique and fun design, but the major selling point - they claim - is that the phone intelligently manages its limited…
  • Visual updates to Search and Now cards

    Wed 3:57am
    The web and tech journalists were all afire yesterday. A major new innovation? A brand new software release? Nope - Google has a new logo. Yeah. That's the hard-hitting tech news deserving of totally unbiased and very unpredictable hot takes.…
  • Microsoft, Google, Amazon, others, aim for royalty-free codecs

    Wed 3:30am
    Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Cisco, Intel, Netflix, and Amazon today launched a new consortium, the Alliance for Open Media. The group plans to develop next-generation media formats - including audio and still images, but with video as the top priority - and…
  • Genode 15.08 runs on top of the Muen separation kernel

    Mon 1:08pm
    The Genode project announced the version 15.08 of their OS framework. The most prominent topics of the current release are the use of Genode as day-to-day operating system by their developers and the added ability to run Genode-based systems on top of the Muen…
  • Sailfish OS 1.1.7 released

    Mon 1:08pm
    This new release - one of the final 1.x released before 2.0 and the tablet hit, I suppose - integrates a whole bunch of options and settings related to the Android application support into the Sailfish settings applications, such as stopping/restarting Alien…
  • AnandTech's Windows 10 review

    Mon 1:03pm
    I have been using Windows 10 off and on since October of 2014, and as the operating system on my main computer since January 22nd of this year. I honestly could not see me moving back to an older version ever. The improvements to Windows 10 are both dramatic…
  • Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

    Mon 1:00pm
    That's right: beginning today, a select set of Android Wear smartwatches (and all future watches) will work with the iPhone. The app should be rolling out worldwide soon. It’s been a long time coming - and it means that Google will be challenging the…
  • Apple is about to lay down its TV cards

    Sat 10:44am
    Some very smart people I've been talking to suggest that, by building a platform, Apple is generating leverage that it can use to great effect in these negotiations. A mid-market breakout box offering is one thing, but a huge, rumbling platform with an upward…
  • * Windows: it's always the next version *

    Aug 27, 2015, 7:18 pm
    This hit the news yesterday.…
  • Google to iOS devs: disable HTTPS so we can deliver insecure ads

    Aug 27, 2015, 1:28 pm
    While Google remains committed to industry-wide adoption of HTTPS, there isn't always full compliance on third party ad networks and custom creative code served via our systems. To ensure ads continue to serve on iOS9 devices for developers transitioning to…
  • Jordan Hubbard Discusses NextBSD at BAFUG

    Aug 26, 2015, 8:48 pm
    Jordan Hubbard spoke recently at the Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group to discuss NextBSD, a "spork" of FreeBSD. He "covers why mach ports are extremely useful in some cases and no UNIX IPC primitive is an adequate substitute." There's a video of the BAFUG talk and…
  • Samsung on Galaxy Note 5's broken stylus slot: read the manual

    Aug 26, 2015, 2:04 pm
    This year's Galaxy Note 5 is an outstanding device - combining power with grace, and utility with handsome looks - but it also has a pretty major design flaw. The phone's stylus can be inserted into its silo in both orientations, which is a change from…
  • Contiki 3.0 released

    Aug 26, 2015, 1:55 pm
    Today the Contiki team announced the release of Contiki 3.0, the latest version of the open source IoT operating system! The 3.0 release is a huge step up from the 2.x branch and brings support for new and exciting hardware, a set of new network protocols, a…
  • KDE Plasma 5.4 released

    Aug 26, 2015, 1:54 pm
    This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're…