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  • Dolphin 5.0 released

    Fri 6:10pm
    The long awaited Dolphin 5.0 release is finally here! After nearly a year of bug-hunting and handling the release process, everything has come together for our biggest release yet! The three previous releases followed a very distinct pattern: sacrifice…
  • PowerNex: kernel written in the D

    Fri 6:02pm
    PowerNex is a kernel written in the D Programming Language. The goal is to have a whole OS written in D, where PowerNex powers the core. Exactly what it is.
  • macOS Sierra developer preview: different name, same ol' Mac

    Thu 9:11pm
    It's tempting to read the "macOS" rebranding as some grand statement about the Mac, but, truth be told, "Sierra" is more indicative of what we're getting. The name comes from a mountain range that encompasses Yosemite and El Capitan rather than moving away…
  • Huawei is working on its own mobile OS

    Thu 9:04pm
    Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is reportedly developing its own mobile OS. Phones made by the Chinese manufacturer currently run on the company's Android skin, EMUI, but according to a report from The Information Huawei is building…
  • 'Gruber misses the point completely about Lightning headphones'

    Wed 4:00pm
    After Nilay Patel's strong piece and John Gruber's meager response, here's another one by Steve Streza:…
  • Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid

    Tue 5:20pm
    Another day, another rumor that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone in favor of sending out audio over Lightning. Or another phone beats Apple to the punch by ditching the headphone jack in favor of passing out audio over USB-C. What…
  • The Xerox Star

    Jun 20, 2016, 6:58 pm
    Speaking of the Xerox Alto - let's move on a few years and talk about the Xerox Star, its successor and, like the Alto, one of the most influential computers ever made. There's this great demo up on YouTube, where some of its creators walk you through the…
  • APFS in detail

    Jun 20, 2016, 9:05 am
    Apple announced a new file system that will make its way into all of its OS variants (macOS, tvOS, iOS, watchOS) in the coming years. Media coverage to this point has been mostly breathless elongations of Apple’s developer documentation. With a dearth of…
  • Xerox Alto: restoring the legendary 1970s GUI computer

    Jun 19, 2016, 6:13 pm
    Alan Kay recently loaned his 1970's Xerox Alto to Y Combinator and I'm helping with the restoration of this legendary system. The Alto was the first computer designed around a graphical user interface and introduced Ethernet and the laser printer to the world.…
  • What is differential privacy?

    Jun 19, 2016, 6:10 pm
    To make a long story short, it sounds like Apple is going to be collecting a lot more data from your phone. They're mainly doing this to make their services better, not to collect individual users' usage habits. To guarantee this, Apple intends to apply…
  • "Android's 10ms problem solved"

    Jun 16, 2016, 5:40 pm
    Our testing, technical analyses and audio latency measurement database of more than 4,238 different Android models/builds shows that Google has been making great progress in order to solve the Android round-trip audio latency problem, however progress seems to…
  • ARM announces Mali Egil video processor

    Jun 16, 2016, 5:34 pm
    Earlier this month we took a look at ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU. Based on the company's equally new Bifrost architecture, Mali-G71 marks a significant architectural change for the Mali family, incorporating a modern thread level parallelism (TLP) centric…
  • Qt 5.7 released

    Jun 16, 2016, 5:31 pm
    I'm very happy to announce that Qt 5.7 is now available. It's been only 3 months since we released Qt 5.6, so one might expect a rather small release with Qt 5.7. But apart from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, we have managed to add a whole…
  • ZFS: Apple's new filesystem that wasn't

    Jun 15, 2016, 6:02 pm
    At that same WWDC Apple announced Time Machine, a product that would record file system versions through time for backup and recovery. How were they doing this? We were energized by the idea that there might be another piece of adopted Solaris technology. When…
  • Maru OS exits private beta

    Jun 14, 2016, 5:51 pm
    Maru OS is a platform that lets you run both Google Android and Debian Linux on a smartphone. Use your device as a phone, and it'll act like any other Android phone. Connect an external display, mouse, and keyboard and you've got a full-fledged Debian Linux…