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  • Apple engineer tried to buy BeOS from Palm for the iPhone

    Tue 6:47pm
    Jean-Louis Gassée:…
  • A QEMU advent calendar

    Tue 6:37pm
    An amazing QEMU disk image every day! Brightening your days in the winter holiday season. This is a great idea.
  • Aggressive design caused Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions

    Tue 4:03pm
    What's interesting is that there is evidence in the design of an intellectual tension between safety and pushing the boundaries. Samsung engineers designed out all of the margin in the thickness of the battery, which is the direction where you get the most…
  • Supreme Court returns Apple v. Samsung to Federal Circuit

    Tue 3:58pm
    The Supreme Court has overturned Apple's $400 million award in its long-running patent lawsuit against Samsung. Apple won the case in 2012, convincing a federal court that a number of Samsung devices had infringed upon iPhone design patents - including one for…
  • Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

    Mon 7:13pm
    Here's what you don't want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That's all I did. I typed: "a-r-e". And then "j-e-w-s". Since 2008, Google has attempted to predict what question you might be asking and offers you a…
  • Amazon just opened a cashier-free supermarket

    Mon 4:08pm
    Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. We created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With our Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store,…
  • The FireBee: modern Atari clone

    Sat 8:16pm
    The FireBee is a new Atari-compatible computer. Ataris and Atari-Clones are special computers with their own hard & software. They aren't PC's, Mac's nor Amiga compatible.…
  • Improved symlink handling comes to Windows 10

    Fri 7:36pm
    The Windows' NTFS file system has supported symlinks since Windows Vista. However, it hasn't been easy for Windows developers to create symlinks. In our efforts to continually improve the Windows Developer experience we're fixing this!…
  • Case study: Sailfish Watch

    Fri 4:43pm
    Last month we did a quick exercise aiming to see how far we could get in a few weeks in porting Sailfish OS to a new kind of mobile device, an Android smartwatch. Compared to the competition, Sailfish OS’s interaction paradigm is particularly…
  • Why Fitbit buying Pebble makes sense

    Thu 7:06pm
    Late yesterday it was reported by The Information that Fitbit is close to buying wearable startup Pebble, news that has since been independently confirmed by The Verge. Fitbit and Pebble have been in the final stages of the deal since before the Thanksgiving…
  • Genode 16.11 revisits low-level protocols

    Thu 3:42pm
    Following the feature-rich release in August, with the new version 16.11, Genode's developers took the chance to work on long-standing architectural topics, most prominently the low-level interplay between parent and child components. Besides this low-level…
  • Oracle rumoured to end Solaris development

    Thu 3:41pm
    There's a rumour going around that Oracle is close to ending all development of Solaris, effectively killing the operating system.…
  • Nokia making a comeback in 2017, Android phones inbound

    Thu 3:35pm
    Back in May, we heard that HMD Global - a new mobile company made up of ex-Nokia staffers - is looking to use the Nokia name to manufacture smartphones running Android as well as feature phones. Today, HMD has announced that it has secured exclusive licensing…
  • AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1 pre-release for AmigaOne X5000

    Wed 7:43pm
    The pre-release version of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update #1 is an official update to AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition released by Hyperion Entertainment in 2014. It is the combined result of many many years of effort by the core AmigaOS developers, translators and…
  • The linguistic evolution of 'like'

    Wed 6:18pm
    Like LOL, like, entrenched in all kinds of sentences, used subconsciously, and difficult to parse the real meaning of without careful consideration, has all the hallmarks of a piece of grammar - specifically, in the pragmatic department, modal wing. One thing…