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  • Google wins trial against Oracle

    Thu 6:13pm
    At the end of their third day of deliberation, the jury found that Google's use of the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of the Java APIs in the Android code was a fair use.…
  • Jolla announces new limited edition Jolla C smartphone

    Thu 7:57am
    Jolla C is the first ever Sailfish OS community device, with a limited 1,000 units available for our developer and fan community. It is expected to ship in July 2016. Jolla C is used by Jolla developers and community members, and its users will naturally get…
  • Whither Plan 9? History and motivation

    Thu 6:34am
    Plan 9 is a research operating system from Bell Labs. For several years it was my primary environment and I still use it regularly. Despite its conceptual and implementation simplicity, I've found that folks often don't immediately understand the system's…
  • Google adds Raspberry Pi 3 to AOSP

    Thu 6:33am
    The Raspberry Pi 3 is not hurting for operating system choices. The tiny ARM computer is supported by several Linux distributions and even has a version of Windows 10 IoT core available. Now, it looks like the Pi is about to get official support for one of the…
  • Microsoft layoffs signal definitive end of Nokia adventure

    Wed 6:11pm
    Microsoft is signalling the end of its Nokia experiment today. After acquiring Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion two years ago, Microsoft wrote off $7.6 billion last year and cut 7,800 jobs to refocus its phone efforts. Microsoft is now writing off an…
  • * Microsoft spams Android notification tray with Office ads *

    Tue 6:52pm
    Update: it happened again today. Here's the ad, and here's the "proof" it's coming from Word (when you long-press the notification and tap 'i').…
  • Windows hardware specs going up for the first time since 2009

    Tue 6:19pm
    Ars Technica:…
  • Google's Project Ara is about more than just modular phones

    Tue 3:16pm
    Ara is going to be the first ever phone that Google is making itself (it has already made laptops and a tablet, among other things). And even though what I saw last week was just a prototype, it was working well enough that I believe Google can fulfill its…
  • Google Paris HQ raided in tax probe

    Tue 9:47am
    Reports say about 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early in the morning. Police sources confirmed the raid, but Google itself has so far made no comment. Google is accused of owing the French state €1.6bn ($1.8bn; £1.3bn) in…
  • Chrome removes backspace to go back

    May 20, 2016, 7:22 am
    The reason we're making this change is that users regularly lose data because they hit the backspace button thinking that a form field is focused. After years of this issue, we realize we're not going to have a better way to solve that problem.…
  • Play Store comes to Chrome OS, but not the way we expected

    May 19, 2016, 5:58 pm
    It's really happening. Android apps are coming to Chrome OS. And it's not just a small subset of apps; the entire Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS. More than 1.5 million apps will come to a platform that before today was "just a browser," and Android…
  • Google unveils more details about Android N, Wear 2.0, more

    May 19, 2016, 9:07 am
    During the Google I/O keynote last night, the company introduced a number of new products and talked some more about Android N. There's Google Home, an Amazon Echo competitor, which will be available somewhere later this year. The company also announced two…
  • The explosion of lock screen adware in the Play Store

    May 18, 2016, 12:06 pm
    The once beloved ES File Explorer was revealed recently to be little more than a Trojan Horse, used to get adware installed on thousands of devices with one update. This was apparently just the beginning. Users have started compiling a spreadsheet of apps that…
  • Nokia to return to the smartphone market

    May 18, 2016, 11:10 am
    Nokia has announced plans that will see the Nokia brand return to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis. Under a strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy…
  • ReactOS 0.4.1 released

    May 17, 2016, 6:56 am
    The ReactOS team is proud to announce the release of version 0.4.1 a mere three months after the release of 0.4.0. The team has long desired an increased release tempo and the hope is that this will be the first of many of faster iterations.…